Naturally, they say the man’s arrest wasn’t planned. Having been a small town reporter for a while myself, I can just about guarantee that’s a lie. The city aldermen on my beat planned everything about their meetings in advance. All of the discussions, voting, and everything else that happened was just for show. I’ve heard of people being ejected from meetings, but never charged – especially with a felony. Clever – and by clever, I mean insidious – way to keep him from voting, too.