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SarasotaRepub
02-26-2012, 10:49 AM
With YouTube Goodness even!!! (http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120225/BREAKING/120229652/2416/NEWS?Title=Occupy-Sarasota-protests-disabled-man-s-arrest-by-Sarasota-Police) :victorious:




SARASOTA - Sarasota Police arrested a disabled Occupy Sarasota member Saturday afternoon for writing slogans in chalk on the sidewalks of Five Points Park.

The slogans included “Make love not war,” “Give peace a chance,” and “Go hippies.”

The half-dozen members of the group who were at the park are furious, saying they obtained permission to write their messages from City Hall.


“This was chalk. It wasn't illegal,” said Occupy Sarasota member Paul Tuttle. “If you don't have money in this town, you'll be taken advantage of.”



MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :cool:

SarasotaRepub
02-26-2012, 10:56 AM
Oh...and for the bleeding hearts out there.



Tetrault and others in the group identified their arrested member as Chris Young, 40, a disabled Iraq War veteran who walks with a cane. Young's disability is not service related.

Novaheart
02-26-2012, 01:34 PM
I try to support the police as much as possible, and they often make it difficult when they behave in ways which seem petty or pushy to the public. Writing on sidewalks in chalk may be illegal on the books, but until they start arresting little girls for hopscotch grids, then to enforce the law against anyone else is selective enforcement which is bad law and bad PR for the police.

In fact, I wish St. Pete would pass a "Use Chalk" law. As it is, vandals use these big magic markers that are essentially self wetting paint brushes to put their "tags" on the Pinellas Trail. It would be so much better if the cops and park service would reach out to them and tell them that they can use chalk but only on surfaces exposed to sun AND rain.

Odysseus
02-26-2012, 02:02 PM
I try to support the police as much as possible, and they often make it difficult when they behave in ways which seem petty or pushy to the public. Writing on sidewalks in chalk may be illegal on the books, but until they start arresting little girls for hopscotch grids, then to enforce the law against anyone else is selective enforcement which is bad law and bad PR for the police.

In fact, I wish St. Pete would pass a "Use Chalk" law. As it is, vandals use these big magic markers that are essentially self wetting paint brushes to put their "tags" on the Pinellas Trail. It would be so much better if the cops and park service would reach out to them and tell them that they can use chalk but only on surfaces exposed to sun AND rain.

Yes, the vandals will then happily switch to chalk. :rolleyes:

The whole point of tagging is to leave a permanent, ugly reminder that the tagger was there. Without that, they have no existence. Trying to convince them to play nice with chalk is as stupid as Clinton's midnight basketball initiative. Thugs choose to be thugs because they enjoy it, not because they are misunderstood youth.

Rockntractor
02-26-2012, 02:03 PM
I try to support the police as much as possible, and they often make it difficult when they behave in ways which seem petty or pushy to the public. Writing on sidewalks in chalk may be illegal on the books, but until they start arresting little girls for hopscotch grids, then to enforce the law against anyone else is selective enforcement which is bad law and bad PR for the police.

In fact, I wish St. Pete would pass a "Use Chalk" law. As it is, vandals use these big magic markers that are essentially self wetting paint brushes to put their "tags" on the Pinellas Trail. It would be so much better if the cops and park service would reach out to them and tell them that they can use chalk but only on surfaces exposed to sun AND rain.

Put the chalk down and back away slowly!http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/smileys-police-742969.gif

NJCardFan
02-27-2012, 01:45 AM
In fact, I wish St. Pete would pass a "Use Chalk" law. As it is, vandals use these big magic markers that are essentially self wetting paint brushes to put their "tags" on the Pinellas Trail. It would be so much better if the cops and park service would reach out to them and tell them that they can use chalk but only on surfaces exposed to sun AND rain.
The hell do you think this is, West Side Story? Somehow I don't see Crips running to their local Hobby Lobby and buying all the blue chalk they can carry.

RobJohnson
02-27-2012, 01:49 AM
Yes, the vandals will then happily switch to chalk. :rolleyes:

The whole point of tagging is to leave a permanent, ugly reminder that the tagger was there. Without that, they have no existence. Trying to convince them to play nice with chalk is as stupid as Clinton's midnight basketball initiative. Thugs choose to be thugs because they enjoy it, not because they are misunderstood youth.

Spray cans could be replaced by water colors!

:idea:

RobJohnson
02-27-2012, 01:55 AM
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SarasotaRepub
02-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Damn Rob!!! That's just not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :apologetic::biggrin-new:

Odysseus
02-27-2012, 12:20 PM
The hell do you think this is, West Side Story? Somehow I don't see Crips running to their local Hobby Lobby and buying all the blue chalk they can carry.

Boy, boy, crazy boy, stay loose, boy...

West Side Story actually had a pretty good grasp of the mindset of intellectuals and their approach to the gangs:

GEE, OFFICER KRUPKE
ACTION
Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke,
You gotta understand,
It's just our bringin' up-ke
That gets us out of hand.
Our mothers all are junkies,
Our fathers all are drunks.
Golly Moses, natcherly we're punks!

ACTION AND JETS
Gee, Officer Krupke, we're very upset;
We never had the love that ev'ry child oughta get.
We ain't no delinquents,
We're misunderstood.
Deep down inside us there is good!

ACTION
There is good!

ALL
There is good, there is good,
There is untapped good!
Like inside, the worst of us is good!

SNOWBOY: (Spoken) That's a touchin' good story.

ACTION: (Spoken) Lemme tell it to the world!

SNOWBOY: Just tell it to the judge.

ACTION
Dear kindly Judge, your Honor,
My parents treat me rough.
With all their marijuana,
They won't give me a puff.
They didn't wanna have me,
But somehow I was had.
Leapin' lizards! That's why I'm so bad!

DIESEL: (As Judge) Right!

Officer Krupke, you're really a square;
This boy don't need a judge, he needs an analyst's care!
It's just his neurosis that oughta be curbed.
He's psychologic'ly disturbed!

ACTION
I'm disturbed!

JETS
We're disturbed, we're disturbed,
We're the most disturbed,
Like we're psychologic'ly disturbed.

DIESEL: (Spoken, as Judge) In the opinion on this court, this child is depraved on account he ain't had a normal home.

ACTION: (Spoken) Hey, I'm depraved on account I'm deprived.

DIESEL: So take him to a headshrinker.

ACTION (Sings)
My father is a bastard,
My ma's an S.O.B.
My grandpa's always plastered,
My grandma pushes tea.
My sister wears a mustache,
My brother wears a dress.
Goodness gracious, that's why I'm a mess!

A-RAB: (As Psychiatrist) Yes!
Officer Krupke, you're really a slob.
This boy don't need a doctor, just a good honest job.
Society's played him a terrible trick,
And sociologic'ly he's sick!

ACTION
I am sick!

ALL
We are sick, we are sick,
We are sick, sick, sick,
Like we're sociologically sick!

A-RAB: In my opinion, this child don't need to have his head shrunk at all. Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease!

ACTION: Hey, I got a social disease!

A-RAB: So take him to a social worker!

ACTION
Dear kindly social worker,
They say go earn a buck.
Like be a soda jerker,
Which means like be a schumck.
It's not I'm anti-social,
I'm only anti-work.
Gloryosky! That's why I'm a jerk!

BABY JOHN: (As Female Social Worker)
Eek!
Officer Krupke, you've done it again.
This boy don't need a job, he needs a year in the pen.
It ain't just a question of misunderstood;
Deep down inside him, he's no good!

ACTION
I'm no good!

ALL
We're no good, we're no good!
We're no earthly good,
Like the best of us is no damn good!

DIESEL (As Judge)
The trouble is he's crazy.

A-RAB (As Psychiatrist)
The trouble is he drinks.

BABY JOHN (As Female Social Worker)
The trouble is he's lazy.

DIESEL
The trouble is he stinks.

A-RAB
The trouble is he's growing.

BABY JOHN
The trouble is he's grown.

ALL
Krupke, we got troubles of our own!

Gee, Officer Krupke,
We're down on our knees,
'Cause no one wants a fellow with a social disease.
Gee, Officer Krupke,
What are we to do?
Gee, Officer Krupke,
Krup you!

RobJohnson
02-29-2012, 11:46 AM
Damn Rob!!! That's just not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :apologetic::biggrin-new:

:biggrin-new:

Novaheart
02-29-2012, 12:04 PM
The hell do you think this is, West Side Story? Somehow I don't see Crips running to their local Hobby Lobby and buying all the blue chalk they can carry.

OK, it wasn't my best idea. But the only people I have seen doing this weren't what I would normally think of as Crips- they were at most 14 or 15 year old kids who are still afraid of being slapped by a parent. I'd need to be convinced that the person making the Crips mark on the back wall of Lantmännen Unibake isn't some even more ridiculous person than a Crip, ie a poseur Crip. I'm pretty sure the wispy waspy kid with his dorky lookout making the crown and some stupid nickname isn't actually a Crip.