Gang leader Jorge Cornell is running for City Council in Greensboro. Yesterday, he was arrested and charged with “obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer.” As the video shows, he was doing nothing more than talking to the police, in a reasonably calm and non-threatening manner. As with the Gates brouhaha, this is another example of how the police simply can’t abide the idea of anyone not bowing down to their authority.
If this happened in Iran, there would be howls of protest across the U.S. media. Because it happened here, and because Cornell is a “gang leader” rather than an “opposition figure”, the incident will attract almost no notice.