Since I posted this article earlier this morning, BlueHost has shut down access to this domain (threestrikesyourein.org), I’m guessing due to a lawsuit or threat of lawsuit from either McDonalds or the NYPD–take your pick. I managed to archive most of the site before it was pulled, and I’m putting a copy of it up here for others to check out. NYPD or McDonald’s, f- you and your attempt at internet censorship!
So I just got a rather unusual e-mail this morning, apparently sent by the McDonald’s 365Black campaign. The e-mail was announcing a new partnership between McDonald’s and the NYPD which offers anyone stopped and frisked three times a chance at a free Happy Meal! At first, I thought this must be some Yes Men style agit-prop. Surely McDonald’s and the NYPD are not trying to spin Stop and Frisk into a social good now, especially given the recent heat the NYPD is taking for both Stop and Frisk and revelations of massive illegal surveillance ops of Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey…surely not, right? Right. If you guessed it’s a clever hoax, give yourself a star. But a very clever hoax at that. Read More