Police said Mr. Quintanilla, leader of Dallas-based Accion America, had seven outstanding warrants – mostly traffic citations – from police in Dallas and Farmers Branch and the Dallas County sheriff's office. He was arrested after an Irving police lieutenant saw him giving an interview to a reporter in the 1000 block of East Irving Boulevard.
Ok, I get that the guy should have paid his parking tickets. But is this not just stupid? To arrest him the day of a planned rally?
Oh yeah, and here the DMN once again underestimates the number of people at the rally: "Only about three dozen protesters, mostly Hispanics, gathered at Irving City Hall by 4:30 p.m." I was there, I saw more like 50 people. Far from the 1,000 that gathered last month, but still, the paper even then underestimated the number. On WRR they gave the count as 2 dozen. I don't get this. Why do they want to cut the numbers down?