As far as the police are concerned, this former 98 Degrees guy got a little too involved with this cause.
Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that started in New York City, the onetime boy-bander was one of 11 members of the burgeoning Occupy Cincinnati movement who were busted for trespassing very early Sunday morning in the Ohio city's Fountain Square.
So, who was singing the blues behind bars last night?
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"I spent the night in jail, and it was not fun," Justin Jeffre told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "But it was the place to be if you are standing up for free speech."
Everyone who recognized him from his 98 Degrees days was "very nice," he added.
Via his attorney, Jeffre pleaded not guilty Monday to trespassing and unlawful use of the area.
He and his fellow remaining protesters were taken into custody after officers found them in Fountain Square after the appointed closing time of 3 a.m.
Per the Enquirer, police have handed out roughly 250 citations for various infractions since Oct. 8, when the local protests began.
"The reality is, I think a lot of people who work at the justice system understand what we're talking about," Jeffre told the local NBC affiliate. "I was actually pretty popular with some of the people who work there...We love our country...love our constitutional rights...love our parks and public places and we want everybody to be able to enjoy them."
Jeffre taking his political leanings public is nothing new: He unsuccessfully tried to get on the ballot to run for mayor of Cincinnati in 2005, despite having the whole-hearted support of pal Nick Lachey.