Nailed 'Em - Mark Burdett

Aired:  02/23/11 Views: 42,771

Anarchist Mark Burdett is thrown to the ground by police at a San Francisco protest and charged with jaywalking. (5:03)

THERE'S PUPPY DUST EVERYWHERE.

[LAUGHTER]

NATION, I'VE BEEN SAYING IT FOR

WEEKS, THE WORLD IS SPINNING OUT

OF CONTROL.

THE MIDDLE EAST, MADISON,

WISCONSIN, THAT'S PRETTY MUCH

THE WHOLE WORLD.

[LAUGHTER]

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK RADICAL

ELEMENTS ARE BENT ON DESTROYING

THE ESTABLISHED ORDER AND THE

RULE OF LAW.

IT SEEMS LIKE THE AUTHORITIES

JUST CANNOT REGAIN CONTROL.

TONIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

WE PROUDLY BRING YOU THE

STIRRING STORY OF CHAI KWROES IN

OUR -- CHAOS IN OUR STREETS

GETTING RUN DOWN BY THE

HEADLIGHTS OF JUSTICE.

THIS IS NAILED 'EM.

♪ ♪

>> ANARCHISTS, THESE DAYS THEY

ARE EVERYWHERE, SWEEPING THE

WORLD, TEARING DOWN ALL WE HOLD

DEAR.

♪ ♪

MEET ANARCHIST MARK BURRDETT.

>> I'M AN INDEPENDENT

JOURNALIST, MEDIA ACTIVIST AND

WEB DEVELOPER.

>> Stephen: LIKE I SEDAN

ARREST CHIFT, AND -- LIKE I

SAID, ANARCHIST WHO GOT NAILED

IN SAN FRANCISCO.

WITH HIS POLICE ISSUED PRESS

PASS AROUND HIS NECK MARK WAS

VIDEO TAPING THE PROTEST WHEN

THINGS GOT SO AND -- ANARCHY-Y

THAT THINGS GOT OUT OF CONTROL.

>> POLICE BROKE THE ARM.

>> Stephen: HE STARTED ANARC

ANARCHYING IT UP.

>> POLICE CORRALLED THEM AND ARE

ARRESTED THEM -- ARRESTING THEM.

AT THAT POINT ONE RAN BY AND

TPH-BGD OVER A POLICE MOTORCYCLE

NEXT TO ME.

>> Stephen: THAT WAS THE SOUND

OF A POLICE MOTORCYCLE CRASH

TOGETHER GROUND.

LET'S HEAR IT AGAIN.

AND THIS IS THE LAST THING AN

ANARCHIST WANTS TO SEE AFTER A

POLICEMAN'S MOTORCYCLE GETS

KNOCKED TO THE GROUND.

>> I DIDN'T DO THAT.

I DIDN'T DO THAT.

>> Stephen: THAT IS THE SOUND

OF AN ANARCHIST SQUEALING LIKE A

FRIGHTENED LITTLE GIRL.

>> THE POLICE GRABBED ME AND

THROUGH ME ON TO THE GROUND

BRUTALLY AND BENT MY THUMB

BACKWARDS UNTIL IT FRACTURED.

>> Stephen: THE USE OF FORCE

WAS CLEARLY JUSTIFIED GIVEN THE

SEVERITY OF HIS CRIME.

>> THEY CHARGED ME WITH

JAYWALKING.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT

JAYWALKING IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

>> IT'S ILLEGAL.

>> Stephen: ROD IS A FIVE YEAR

VETERAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO

CROSSING GUARD SQUAD.

>> COME ON.

>> Stephen: HE HAS THE ORANGE

GLOVE, THE DAYGLO VEST.

HE OWNS HIS OWN STOP SIEFNL HE

KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS IF ANARCHISTS

LIKE MARK AREN'T NAILED.

>> JAYWALKING KILLS.

>> Stephen: BUT MARK DOESN'T

CARE.

>> I DON'T THINK ANYBODY COULD

REALLY BELIEVE I WAS JAYWALKING.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

THIS SURE LOOKS LIKE MARK

FLAGRANTLY JAYWALKING AWAY FROM

THE ANGRY COP WITH THE CLUB.

WE HAVE ESTABLISHED WHAT THAT

DOES.

>> JAYWALKING KILLS.

>> Stephen: I BELIEVE THIS

LEGAL DOCUMENT DOESN'T SAY HE

WAS JAYWALKING.

LEGAL DOCUMENT.

OF COURSE LEGAL DOCUMENTS MEAN

NOTHING TO AN ANARCHIST.

FOR MARK THIS IS JUST PART OF A

LONG PATTERN OF AMBULATORY

TRANSGRESSIONS.

>> I DON'T THINK THERE'S A

PATTERN HERE.

>> Stephen: WE FOUND SOMEONE

WHO WEGS TO DIFFERENT.

MARK'S MOTHER.

>> WHEN MARK OF FOUR YEARS OLD

OUR FAMILY WENT TO VISIT THE

TOMB OF UNKNOWN SOLDIER IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

WE'RE STANDING WAITING FOR THE

GUARD.

HE STEPPED INTO THE AREA WHERE

THE ROPE WAS.

THE GUARD PUT HIS RIFLE AT THE

READY AND HOLLERED AT OUR

FAMILY, HALT, STEP BACK.

>> Stephen: AS A FOUR-YEAR-OLD

MARK FORCED AN ARMED SOLDIER TO

POINT A RIFLE AT HIS OWN MOTHER

PROVING ONCE AGAIN:

>> JAYWALKING KILLS.

>> Stephen: AND WITH SO MANY

LIVES ON THE LINE, WHY DIDN'T

MARK JUST USING THE CROSSWALK?

>> YOU KNOW, I MEAN -- I WAS --

>> Stephen: SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE

ANARCHIST, AN ANARCHIST WHO GOT

NAILED.

>> NAILED 'EM.

>> NAILED 'EM.

>> I GOT NAILED.

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: WELL, AT LEAST

THAT CRIMINAL IS NOW OFF THE

STREE

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