News > World Americas The first arrest has been made for manspreading Subway authorities have been trying to crack down on the space-hogging Two men from Brooklyn were arrested for 'manspreading' it has been revealed after police found them taking up too much room on the subway The Police Reform Organizing Project PROP poured over court testimony talked to lawyers and reviewed lawsuits and news reports to produce a PDE on NYPD practice in the past few years Most of the 117 vignettes it published are examples of what it sees as people experiencing and enduring disrespect and abuse at the hands of NYPD officers particularly with regards to race and class but one bizarre anecdote picked out by Gothamist about men taking up too much room on transport known as manspreading was tucked away in there On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn's criminal court PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of man spreading on the subway presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders Before issuing an adjournment contemplating dismissalfor both men the judge expressed her skepticism about the charge because of the time of the arrests 1211AM I can't believe there were many people on the subway <p><a href=httpiamyoursassyangelofmusiccovupost120209152061egalitarianqueen-the-eagle-atarian class=tumblr_blog>iamyoursassyangelofmusic<a><p> <blockquote><p><a href=httpegalitarianqueentumblrcompost120208727617the-eagle-atarian-cishetwhiteoppressor class=tumblr_blog>egalitarianqueen<a><p> <blockquote><p><a href=httpthe-eagle-atariantumblrcompost120208563333cishetwhiteoppressor-fucking-hell-i-cant class=tumblr_blog>the-eagle-atarian<a><p> <blockquote><p><a href=httpcishetwhiteoppressortumblrcompost120208023136fucking-hell-i-cant-fucking-believe-this-shit class=tumblr_blog>cishetwhiteoppressor<a><p> <blockquote><p><b>FUCKING HELL<b><p><p>I can’t fucking believe this shit…<p><p><a href=httpwwwindependentcouknewsworldamericasthe-first-arrest-has-been-made-for-manspreading-10285011html>The independent<a> <a href=httpgothamistcom20150528manspreading_crackdownphp>Gothamist<a> <a href=httpjezebelcomat-least-two-subway-riders-have-been-arrested-for-man-s-1707543734>Jezebel<a> <a href=httpwwwhuffingtonpostcom20150528manspreading-arrest-broken-windows-policing_n_7462944html?>Huffington post<a><p><blockquote> <p>lol even Jezebel are saying this is too far <br><p><blockquote> <p>Thats when you know something went too far<p><blockquote> <p>I’m fucking frightened for this country<p><blockquote> <p>Someone tell me this is a joke<p> Meme
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