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Writer Who Glorified Violence Arrested in Connection With Attack on Police
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Writer Who Glorified Violence Arrested in Connection With Attack on Police

"I punched my boss..."

He once wrote for the hipster outlet Vice about punching his boss in the face.

Now he's accused of helping assault police officers.

As arrests have started piling up in connection with the disturbing December melee on the Brooklyn Bridge, in which police officers tried to stop protesters from hurling trash cans onto an unsuspecting crowd only to have the protesters turn and assault them, sometime Vice writer Jarrod Shanahan has been arrested and accused of participating in the assault.

Shanahan was taken into custody Thursday, the New York Daily News reported.

Shanahan was apparently undone by the very ski mask he allegedly wore to conceal his identity on the night of the attack on the cops, as one cop managed to grab the mask, and DNA analysis later linked the mask to Shanahan.

The 29-year-old Brooklyn resident was charged with second-degree assault, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest at his arraignment, and his bail was set at $25,000 bond or $20,000, the Daily News reported.

Shanahan is due back in court Wednesday.

Besides Shanahan, five other suspects have been charged in connection with the attack, WCBS-TV reported: Cindy Gorn, Zachary Campbell, Maria Garcia, Robert Murray and Baruch College professor Eric Linkser.

Watch the video from the night of the assault below:

As a writer for Vice, Shanahan reveled in violence, writing of the time he quit a job and his boss followed him outside:

We threw down right on the Bushwick sidewalk as dudes cheered us on in Spanish. I found out afterward that he didn’t expect me to actually fight him; he was just talking s**t. But I got right in there and roughed him up pretty good. I grabbed him by the hair with one hand and blasted him over and over in the mouth with the other. A big chunk of his hair came out in my hand. But he toughed it out and only called a truce after his left eye swelled shut.

In his piece on boss punching, Shanahan praised labor strikers of old; he's also written other labor pieces for the outlet.

(H/T: Conservative Treehouse)

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