circleofsnakes: From an unknown New Orleans newspaper, October 1982:
COPS HEX VOODOO PUNKERS NEW ORLEANS (UPI) - Seven punk rock music fans looking for the tomb of a voodoo queen and arrested for trespassing have filed complaints against city police. A police spokesman declined comment on the case Sunday pending results of an internal investigation. Police arrested 18 people including members of the punk band The Misfits. Police said several members of the group carried chains and many of the women sported bald heads or Mohawk haircuts. A 16 year old girl arrested at the cemetery filed a false arrest and battery complaint, claiming an officer struck her in the face with a flashlight when she refused to say whether she was male or female. Carlos Diaz, 27, of Metarie, LA, told police the group went to the cemetery to find the tomb of legendary voodoo queen Marie Laveau following a performance by the band. He said they looked through the cemetery gates, but had not entered the grounds when they were arrested.
From an interview with Glenn in spring 1983:
Glenn: ...like the New Orleans police -- Gestapo! They took us and 20 fans -- 3 paddy wagons. Interviewer: Do you have a militant stand against cops? Glenn: Cops have fucked with us all our lives. Down in New Orleans we got arrested for being in a graveyard late at night. Interviewer: What do the Misfits have to say about the world? Glenn: It sucks. Interviewer: Thanks.
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