2008_06_potarrest.jpgA drug law reform activist was arrested in the West Village on Thursday night for trying to stop police officers from arresting two teens who were smoking pot outside his house. The Post reports that Randy Credico, who heads the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice, allegedly yelled, "You guys are really solving murders out here? Why don't you guys get a life! F--- you all! You can't tell me what to do!"

The plot thickens, because it seems Credico had a similar altercation with one of the cops when, per the Huffington Post's Anthony Papa, "Credico documented the arrest of some other young adults accused of simple marijuana possession." Recently, the NY Civil Liberties Union released a study showing arrests for small amounts of marijuana possession have increased tenfold. Credico, who was charged with disorderly conduct, told the Post, "I'm constantly warning kids not to smoke pot on that street. These cops are making Mickey Mouse pot arrests - what a waste of time and money."

Credico was very busy and also called the Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin. He told her that it probably didn't help things when he "counted down the 50 shots that killed Sean Bell" after his arrest. He added he is going to file a civil lawsuit against the police.