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Justin Bieber’s manager arrested for slow Tweeting

The manager for teen pop sensation Justin Bieber has been arrested on Long Island.

Scott “Scooter” Braun surrendered to Nassau County Police on Wednesday.

His arrest stems from a November mall appearance by Bieber.

When the large crowd became unruly, police told Braun to send out a Twitter message saying the event was canceled. Bieber never got out of the car.

The prosecutor says it took Braun 1 1/2 hours to send two tweets. His lawyer said it took seven minutes.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Bieber was scheduled to sign autographs at the clothing store, Justice, inside the Roosevelt Field Mall from 4 to 6 p.m. The event was coordinated by Bieber’s record label, Island Def Jam Music Group.

Braun was awaiting arraignment Wednesday in Hempstead. He faces up to one year in jail if convicted. His lawyer said he will plead not guilty to reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance. – (CBS)

This incident struck a chord with me on several different levels(and no, not because I’m a JB fan). Mostly I have a really comical image in my head of  the police yelling at this guy to Tweet ASAP to disperse a crowd of overly rowdy 10 year old girls. Isn’t that what tear gas is for?

I do find it amazing that the police, who I assume have dealt with this sort of situation before, felt that the best course of action to take was to have Bieber’s manager send out a tweet to alert the crowd that the meet and greet was canceled. Has twitter finally reached a point where it is more affective than a bullhorn at getting out information?

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  1. March 30, 2010 at 4:05 am

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