The 24-year-old was arrested over the weekend at an anti-Trump rally in Minnesota that turned violent and, boy, what a mugshot.
The youngest son of former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was one of six people arrested in connection to a "March 4 Trump" rally in St. Paul on Saturday. About 400 people gathered at the Minnesota capital to hear speeches in support of the new president were met with about 50 counter-protesters, at least one of which was wielding a smoke bomb that hit a woman in the head. After that, chaos reigned, with fireworks and "chemical irritants" filling the air, according to police.
Linwood Michael Kaine—who at some point in his life made the unfortunate decision to go by "Woody"—was told by a cop to get on the ground but refused, according to the Pioneer Press.
"He then was taken to the ground, but continued to resist, at which point another officer deployed a knee strike to get him to cooperate with the officers and put his hands behind his back," a police spokesman told the paper. "After the strike, Mr. Kaine cooperated and was taken into custody without further incident."
While in custody, Woody Kaine tucked his long locks of hair behind his ears and turned his most smoldering gaze into the mugshot camera, like some kind of hot felon wannabe. Sure, his eyes in the resulting photo exude a certain exquisite longing and his cheekbones cut nice lines across his face, but the Kaine scion has a long way to go before he reaches Jeremy Meeks status, so he’ll have to get a little gussied up in the next mugshot if he wants to secure his shot at a runway-modeling career.
The 24-year-old politician’s son and four other protesters were ultimately held on suspicion of second-degree riot, but ultimately not charged. A sixth person was taken in for disorderly conduct and also released. Police say they had no idea who Kaine was, and that no one from the Democratic senator’s office called them about his arrest.
Although as a vice presidential candidate, the elder Kaine was seen as being kind of bland, his taste in rebellious music did receive some attention, most notably his affection for the infamously drunken and pioneering punk band the Replacements. Relatedly, his son looks like he could definitely be in a Replacements cover band.
"We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues," the Kaine family told the Pioneer Press in a statement. "They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully."
On a more serious note, St. Paul is not the only city to see violent protest in recent weeks. Another "March 4 Trump" rally in Berkeley, California, ended with people beating one another with sticks. Meanwhile, a talk by white supremacist Charles Murray at a college campus in Vermont ended with a dissenting student getting pinned against an administrator’s car and another school official needing a neck brace.
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