Topic: Police

Artist Molly Crabapple Tells TheGloss What Happens When You’re Arrested At Occupy Wall Street

Artist Molly Crabapple Tells TheGloss What Happens When You're Arrested At Occupy Wall Street

“You’re in a freezing cold, 5 x 5 room with four other women. There’s a padded bench, that’s just enough for three of you to uncomfortably sit on, a toilet, and a sink that doesn’t work. When you want to use the bathroom, the other girls line up in front of you to screen you from the male guards who are walking past. For food, we got four slices of stale bread, a packet of mayo, and two glasses water. I loved my cellmates- they were funny, proud, wicked smart, brave, kind women. We would sing songs (which got us threatened with being locked in the tombs) and applaud when each of us were released. There was a lot of solidarity and trying to comfort each other.” More »