Josh Kinberg, the inventor of Bikes Against Bush, the funky wireless
bicycle that broadcasts anti-Bush text messages, was arrested this
weekend. Strangely, the arrest didn’t happen during the Critical Mass
bike ride on Friday, but on Saturday, while Ron Reagan was
interviewing Josh for MSNBC’s Hardball. “Intelligence detectives
questioned me about ‘violent protestors,’ but seemed disappointed to
learn that I am an artist and only know other artists, and had no
knowledge of any violence being planned,” says Josh on BikesAgainstBush.com.
After spending 24 hours in prison, Josh was released yesterday, but
cops confiscated Bikes Against Bush—his master’s degree thesis at the
Parsons School of Design—and he faces a court date on Friday and
possible jail time. A video of Josh’s arrest is circulating online.