Dustinland — Peedom Isn’t Free (In Yankee Stadium)

When a friend of mine first emailed me about the events inspiring this week’s Dustinland, I didn’t think I’d be hearing about them later on the evening news. But it became a big story pretty quickly, and people I know out in California have heard all about it. So I may not be breaking any news to a lot of you, but I still think it’s worth discussing — especially in light of the NYPD’s accusations. Man, this dude is the last guy on Earth who is going to be standing on his chair at a Yankee’s game, being a drunk, obnoxious tool. But it’s no surprise they lied about what happened. Once the cops came back from tossing out my friend, his buddy overheard one of them telling a fan that he was “cursing and saying this country sucks.” Not that it matters if he said the country sucks or not — that should still be legal — but it just goes to show you that these cops were already making up stories to cover their asses before 10 minutes had gone by. Man, I bet McNulty wouldn’t have pulled that kinda crap.

***Update: Check out what people are saying about the strip on Digg.

*** Better Update: Check out my friend’s story being covered on The Colbert Report!!!

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8 responses to “Dustinland — Peedom Isn’t Free (In Yankee Stadium)

  1. Well, I have an easier time believing some random webcomic than Fox News (that is not sarcasm).

    I’m in the Army and I absolutely despise how this country has warped the concept of Patriotism. It’s not flags, it’s not chants, it’s not songs, it’s not a bumper sticker. It’s the Constitution, knowing it, upholding it, and defending it.

    Every public official and military personnel has sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution. I think most of them have forgotten what’s the important pledge.

  2. Your friend should file a lawsuit against the NYPD for slander and violating his civil rights. Even the most basic discovery processes would allow him to get the videotape from the stadium security office.

  3. I saw this on the local news here in DC. On that news show, they interviewed a witness who was sitting 2 rows behind your friend. The witness said that although he didn’t know your friend at all, he felt the need to come forward because the cops were out and out lying — the guy was not drunk, loud, or standing on his seat. He got up to go to the bathroom and the cops pounced, just as you said, Dustin.

  4. Damn thats sad. What ever happened to the land of the free?

  5. I like Pizza.

  6. Oh wow, how disillusioning it must be for your friend… well, had I been subjected to this bullying unlawful type of treatment from police officers, I’d feel disillusioned, to say the least. Hope this gets resolved soon for your friend.

    Great strip again… love your style, Dustin. Thanks for posting it out there for our enjoyment.

    Greetings from Québec, Canada…

    Isabelle

  7. Your friend was totally on the Colbert Report. I knew about it first from Dustinland.

  8. Yup Laura – you got it. And I just posted the link above if anyone else wants to check it out. It’s definitely pretty sweet.

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