On Monday, a jury acquitted Jeff Olson of all charges related to the anti-bank messages he wrote with chalk on the sidewalks outside of three Bank of America branches in San Diego. Olson faced up to 13 years in jail for the misdemeanor charges.
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.
Artist Alex Schaefer turns chalking into an act of civil disobedience against the collusion between banks and state.
On July 12th, participants in OccupyLA met to raise awareness for unlawful arrests of activists that had been targeting a lobby group with a stranglehold on power over local and state politics. The activists handed out chalk and shared the story of unlawful arrests and police repression.
It seems that in Los Angeles, California, it isn't chalking that's illegal. It's the message. Participants of Chalk Walk Respond to Mayor’s Statement & Selective Enforcement here. You can't arrest an idea.
A federal court awarded $200,000 in the case of an Orlando activist, Timothy Osamar, who was imprisoned for 18 days after scribbling with chalk “The revolution will not be televised” and “All I want for Christmas is a revolution” in
More videos surfaced online on Sunday of the LAPD violence at Thursday’s Downtown LA Art Walk. Many helicopters hover above the streets. Full riot gear was worn by some officers during the ordeal. Rubber bullets and other projectiles were
Join LA CAN, Occupy the Hood, Occupy Skid Row and Occupy Los Angeles at Wilshire/Hope (626 Wilshire Blvd.) at 8:30pm tonight to fight gentrification and the corrupt practices of the lobby group Central City Association. BRING TENT.
Timothy Osmar, a 25-year-old Occupy Orlando demonstrator spent three weeks in the Orange County jail after being arrested for using pink chalk to write on the sidewalk outside City Hall. He was released on Wednesday when the city prosecutor dropped the charges.