With [the organizers] nonstop efforts, the event was making the cyber rounds. Even the D.C. Department of Transportation seemed to embrace it, Tweeting on Saturday soon after the fight began: "SNOW UPDATE as advertised, there is a large snowball battle at 14th and U. Keep it safe."
The video from Reason: says he's on desk duty. It's also shocking that the police denied that he'd pulled a gun until they realized that this thing was caught on video. (I do have a bit of sympathy for the cops called in after. If the looks on their faces say anything, it's "I cannot believe I'm having to defend this jackass . . .") Another interesting tidbit, about the promotion of the snowball fight: