Activist Ed Garcia Conde Arrested Last Night

9 Mar

I was at the Bronx Documentary Center in Melrose  for a showing of The Battle for Brooklyn last night (it’s about the Atlantic Yards development controversy). I had talked to Ed Garcia Conde, a Melrose resident and activist who runs Welcome2Melrose.com right after the film and just before a panel discussion started (about the Fresh Direct deal/controversy in the Bronx). But at the end of the event someone reported that Ed had been arrested while taking pictures of the police arresting dealing with a mentally unstable person, who was later taken away by ambulance. He had been walking a friend home. Some of us went down to check it out but he had already been taken to the precinct.

Here’s what Shannon Lee Gilstad, a friend and colleague of Garcia Conde’s has to say about the incident, followed by his own report which he sent around late last night.

I’ll post more information as it becomes available.

-Jordan Moss

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One Response to “Activist Ed Garcia Conde Arrested Last Night”

  1. Shannon Lee Gilstad March 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Thank you, Jordan, for writing this up. This needs to stop and was totally unnecessary.

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