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Use chalk on the sidewalk? That's an arrest!

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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Why do they hire cops with 60 IQs in Florida?

Jail for using chalk on sidewalk? City needs to erase this error

Has your child ever written in chalk on the sidewalk?

If so, little Joey or Janie is a criminal.

So says the city of Orlando, which recently arrested — and jailed — one of the Occupy Orlando protesters for writing in chalk in front of City Hall.


Yeah stupid cops, continue to arrest big criminals like that! I mean, don't worry about Jon Corzine who stole a few billion bucks at MF Global! I mean, chalk is SERIOUS BUSINESS!




posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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If more people would steal the polices squad cars, the cops would have to walk more and learn to mind their own businesses



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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As crazy as our world is, i can actually imagine someone getting a fine for this, which is ridiculous enough by itself, but jail time? Seriously?



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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I would love to see if a cop would actually arrest a child or a child's parents for a child drawing.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by Nolanhsch
reply to post by Vitchilo
 


I would love to see if a cop would actually arrest a child or a child's parents for a child drawing.

I bet it already happened. It's not just in the news or we missed it somehow.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Meanwhile in LA...don't bother calling the cops if a drunk driver crashes into your house unless it's super cereal.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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damn thats whack, i have a nice chalk picture id like to draw them...

But to be honest, if i worked in a building and there was a whole lot of grafitti in chalk on the pavement outside i may be mildly annoyed depending on what was drawn/written....its hardly a crime though!!



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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Imagine if he resisted and they had to shoot him for public safety.
Internal affairs,
"So why did you shoot him?"
Officer, Well the responding officer observed the deceased instigating a dangerous game of hopscotch. It was determined that this would incite other protesters to start throwing small pebbles at the ground endangering Law enforcement lives."
Internal affairs
Couldn't you have just put him in a FEMA camp for 20 years and strip him of his citizenship because of this concern?
Officer, "Yes however he started hoping on one foot towards us and it was determined that he had a weapon on his foot he meant ot kick at us"
Internal affairs
"You mean his shoe? Damn you took the right action that was an assassin in the making we almost lost a president that way" Damn liberalists gave hime only a few months in jail for that!"

Yes this is getting ridiculous.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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This is why people don't like or respect the police. Absolutely absurd. Unless he was writing expletives or drawing pornographic imagery, but hey, chalk washes off with water. The gestapo would have been proud.



Between June 1942 and March 1943, student protests were calling for an end to the Nazi regime. These included the non-violent resistance of Hans and Sophie Scholl, two leaders of the White Rose student group. However, resistance groups and those who were in moral or political opposition to the Nazis were stalled by the fear of reprisals from the Gestapo. In fact, reprisals did come in response to the protests. Fearful of an internal overthrow, the forces of Himmler and the Gestapo were unleashed on the opposition. The first five months of 1943 witnessed thousands of arrests and executions as the Gestapo exercised their powers over the German public. Student opposition leaders were executed in late February, and a major opposition organization, the Oster Circle, was destroyed in April, 1943.


Rings true...
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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:18 PM
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I did a thread on this: www.abovetopsecret.com...

It's funny that you did a thread on it today since they were discussing it on the radio this afternoon. The radio host was saying that the DA was most likely going to throw it out because they didn't need the bad publicity. The radio host also said that he'd be willing to pay the guy's bail.
It'll be interesting to see what comes of all of this.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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If some one was defaming me by writing slanderous comments about me outside my work on the sidewalk I would be upset and want action to be taken against them in order to protect my reputation, thats fair enough isnt it??

That being said there are more important issues in the world than chalk pictures and id be willing to bet this does not apply tp suburban driveways and pavements where children draw cute little pictures because THAT would be rediculous.

Getting arrested is still over the top but looking at it from different angles helps put it into perspective.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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Originally posted by mainidh
This is why people don't like or respect the police. Absolutely absurd. Unless he was writing expletives or drawing pornographic imagery, but hey, chalk washes off with water. The gestapo would have been proud.



The GeStaPo was a serious Organisation not a bunch of brainless clowns



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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Thank goodness we don't live in Florida because so many states have children who draw innocently on the sidewalk. With such a reptile problem, I'm surprised they can devote time to this.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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id like to know on what basis they are making the arrest under. the only offense I can think of is defacing public property. But chalk is biodegradeable and you cant really be accused of littering or leaving behind dmg. What if I were to spell out my message with leafs or grass? is the oppression about the freedom of speech? or the materials used? or the property that was used for the message? if i wrote a message in the sand on a public beach with a stick that wasnt a slander or curse would I be in jail?

I can understand if someone wrote "screw obama" with fecal matter on the driveway and said they were excercising freedom of speech with biodegradable materials, that they would be wrong in doing so.
But even though both wash away in the rain and both are biodegradable,isnt one less offensive?

This is the kind of stuff only judges rule on, its just sad and not a coincidence that this problem came about in a time of crisis when people are trying to find ways to express themselfes.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by Hellas

Originally posted by mainidh
This is why people don't like or respect the police. Absolutely absurd. Unless he was writing expletives or drawing pornographic imagery, but hey, chalk washes off with water. The gestapo would have been proud.



The GeStaPo was a serious Organisation not a bunch of brainless clowns


lol what?

Okay.. police are police, just some are secret about it when they arrest you for dissent.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 01:10 AM
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Yeah dude, if you steal billions of dollars, no big deal, just say "I dunno", and you'll get off the hook. But if you whip out the chalk and draw on the sidewalk, dance at the Jefferson Memorial, or sell lemonade, you're getting handcuffed and taken away to jail. You might even get body-slammed and choked like Adam Kokesh for dancing.

I would love to see Jon Corzine or Eric Holder get body-slammed then choked by some police officers. Or maybe George Bush get struck repeatedly by a baton while officers yell "stop resisting" and haul him away for war crimes.

But we live in the real world, while the criminals are in charge of the government and can do whatever they want and get away with it, and the people have little to no power and can barely do anything without getting arrested.
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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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I was still thinking about this as I walked out of my building 5 feet from the door two officers were ticketing a smoker for smoking to close to the door. He swore in outrage and they arrested him.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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The charges have been dropped!

www.clickorlando.com...

The City of Orlando dropped the charges of writing or painting advertising matter on streets and sidewalks, Wednesday.



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