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Chalking a Crime?

June 27, 2013

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California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial.

According to the San Diego Reader, which reported on Tuesday that a judge had opted to prevent Olson’s attorney from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial,” Olson must now stand trial for on 13 counts of vandalism.

In addition to possibly spending years in jail, Olson will also be held liable for fines of up to $13,000 over the anti-big-bank slogans that were left using washable children’s chalk on a sidewalk outside of three San Diego, California branches of Bank of America, the massive conglomerate that received $45 billion in interest-free loans from the US government in 2008-2009 in a bid to keep it solvent after bad bets went south.

*Chalk the Bank, make a statement at any branch location

(Facebook, 2011)

In solidarity with occupy wall street we plan to show some LOV3 to the Federal Reserve Bank of Phoenix in the most peace full way we know how, Children’s Chalk! This Saturday some friend and I will be heading to the FED Bank in Phoenix and chalking the sidewalk in front of the Fed cash processing center, Your welcome to join us or Chalk you own message in front of a bank in your neighborhood.

Update 3-7-2013:

Bank of America protester acquitted of vandalism

A jury deliberated for less than five hours on Monday before deciding to acquit 40-year-old Jeff Olson on the 13 counts of vandalism he was charged with after protesting Bank of America using children’s chalk, Reuters reported.

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