Originally Posted by Shane P. Hallam
It was a block party, FYI.
A block party dedicated to binge drinking.
Mifflin is a huge event in Madison two weekends before finals. There are parties everywhere all day long and the street is packed with 20,000 drunk college kids. It really is a great time. The police used to be very lax about everything. Last year the city even allowed you to have open alcohol in the street with no threat of a ticket. That led to more problems than in the past and this year they went the other direction and really cracked down. They were being stricter about alcohol on the street and made a specific note that only "invited guests" could drink on someone's property, non-invited guests could be arrested for trespassing.
There's a good chance it was that kind of incident. I know of two friends who got arrested this year, and expect to hear of a couple more later tonight when they return and share it with the world as a facebook status. Really not a big deal at all. 90% of the team was probably there, he's just the one that got caught.