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A San Diego man was charged with 13 counts of vandalism for writing his opinion using chalk, about big banks on sidewalks outside of three San Diego Bank of America's. The mayor of San Diego has sent a message to the president of the city counsel to closer the case. The man is facing 13 years in prison.

 

 

http://gawker.com/san-diego-man-facing-13-years-in-prison-for-using-chalk-618289321

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Wish they'd do that to the little chalking brats around here. :laugh:

 

 

Always on city sidewalks, washable chalk

 

 
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Sounds fair.

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Perfect comment on the source link

 

Although it's obviously s****  and disturbing that this case is being brought at all, I definitely think the whole "13 years in prison!" thing is being inflated to make it sound worse. There's virtually no way this guy would get the maximum sentence on all 13 counts.
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Well according to the rules in my apartments, the use of chalk is considered vandalisim and will be grounds for your imediate eviction. But I completely disagree with this and think it is just plain BS.

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How exactly does chalk damage or destroy something? I wonder if the execs from BoA [s]paid[/s] asked the city to prosecute this man.

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Well is IS San Diego, bastion of Progressives and their loving and accepting ways, so it''s not surprise at all they'r are doing this, anywhere else where sense tends to rule more it would never be an issue

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$150 fine... (gavel bangs)... Next.

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Well, they've got to fill all those for-profit prisons somehow.

 

The charges are obviously trumped up. There was no damage done here, making any fine or prison sentence grossly excessive - we're talking about chalk, which is easily removed with soap and water. He is clearly being made an example of for political reasons, which should very much concern people. Another point to highlight is that the judge issued a gag order preventing him from speaking to the media, despite the United States supposedly being a bastion for free speech. Surely the First Amendment shouldn't be suspended whenever somebody risks embarrassing the political establishment?

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There was something similar here in Chico, CA. Someone had expressed their opinion on the slow bus lines and how much cooler it is at the mall rather than shop downtown, the chalk writing was all over downtown. Chico police said since it was chalk and it easily cleaned they aren't even going to pursue it.

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Well, they've got to fill all those for-profit prisons somehow.

 

The charges are obviously trumped up. There was no damage done here, making any fine or prison sentence grossly excessive - we're talking about chalk, which is easily removed with soap and water.

 

I don't know about the chalks he used but the ones my daughter use on our entrance pavement actually wash itself naturally over time. No need to use water/soap or do anything. Of course if they are not man enough and don't have any ball and want the message he wrote to dissapear asap then they might need to use water/soap and such but that's their problem not his.

 

A simple 100-200$ fine would be more than enough.

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Well, they've got to fill all those for-profit prisons somehow.

 

The charges are obviously trumped up. There was no damage done here, making any fine or prison sentence grossly excessive - we're talking about chalk, which is easily removed with soap and water. He is clearly being made an example of for political reasons, which should very much concern people. Another point to highlight is that the judge issued a gag order preventing him from speaking to the media, despite the United States supposedly being a bastion for free speech. Surely the First Amendment shouldn't be suspended whenever somebody risks embarrassing the political establishment?

 

Well this is what happens when Progressives/Leftist/Democrats do whatever they want to do, not like there's any competition or sanity in California, this is exactly what the Left want everywhere

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I don't know about the chalks he used but the ones my daughter use on our entrance pavement actually wash itself naturally over time. No need to use water/soap or do anything. Of course if they are not man enough and don't have any ball and want the message he wrote to dissapear asap then they might need to use water/soap and such but that's their problem not his.

I appreciate that but not many banks wants anti-banking messages scrawled all over their buildings. If he's a repeat offender then a fine may be appropriate but really any sane judge should just sentence him to remove the messages himself - if he refuses then he can be held in contempt of court.

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At most, I'd have him clean the chalk away with a high-pressure water hose.

 

case closed.

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There was something similar here in Chico, CA. Someone had expressed their opinion on the slow bus lines and how much cooler it is at the mall rather than shop downtown, the chalk writing was all over downtown. Chico police said since it was chalk and it easily cleaned they aren't even going to pursue it.

 

Used to live there.

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At most, I'd have him clean the chalk away with a high-pressure water hose.

 

case closed.

 

 

agree    ,   give him hose, soap & a brush  to scrub it off

 

community  service is time served to clean up the mess

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Really? People are accepting of any punishment? He did nothing illegal...

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reallllllly?

 

Spray Paint = Bad

Chalk = Not Bad...

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Another reason of why I am not proud to be an American. A friend of mine got a vandalism charge for tripping and falling into a child's plastic play castle and tipping over a wall that was easily fixed just by picking it up. Just another way to squeeze money out of us.

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Funny how we never hear of these amazing street chalk artists being arrested for such a crime.

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^ It's all about what beliefs you are promoting. ;)

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