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    Occupy Protester has been in jail for the last three weeks for writing on the sidewalk with chalk

    ORLANDO, FLA. (CBS Tampa) - A South Carolina man associated with the Occupy Orlando movement was arrested late last year for writing on the ground with sidewalk chalk, and has been in jail ever since.

    According to an arrest affidavit provided by the Orlando Police Department to CBS Tampa, Timothy Michael Osmar was found by authorities on Dec. 15 writing on the sidewalks with chalk.

    Officer Phil Scaglione and Sgt. Ernest Payne approached Osmar, at which point Payne explained that it is "unlawful for any person to write, print, mark, paint, stamp or paste any sign, notice of advertisement upon the surface of any sidewalk or paved street in the city."


    http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/231...und-with-chalk

    Parents beware! If the law is applied consistently your five year old could face serious jail time for playing hop scotch!
    The listing also states that Osmar is a transient, with no formal address to his name. His state of origin was determined by the identification he carried, which came from South Carolina.

    Several days prior to the sidewalk chalk incident, Osmar was arrested for prohibited camping.

    He has been charged with "writing or painting advertising matter on streets and sidewalks." As of Jan. 10, he was being held on a $500 bond.

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/231...d-with-chalk.\
    So, in other words, he's being kept in jail because he has not posted bond. OWS has lots of money they don't know what to do with. They used some of it for lawyers, fines and posting bond.

    So why haven't they posted this guys bond? Is it because he's homeless and a "throw away", someone they can use to "score points" against the police and the government?

    It's scandalous the way they are using this guy. But of course DU left out that part of the article and the media place it in the very last paragraph in order to bury the reality of the OWS movement.
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    Do these idiots not realize that his living conditions have improved 10 fold? Going from homeless to getting free clothing, free healthcare, free room and board, free meals. Yeah, he's in a regular gulag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Do these idiots not realize that his living conditions have improved 10 fold? Going from homeless to getting free clothing, free healthcare, free room and board, free meals. Yeah, he's in a regular gulag.
    His parents have a pretty spiffy house, I think we have a poseur.
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    If he was using sidewalk chalk to write F#&% the Cops, then he got what he was asking for.


    Otherwise, sidewalk chalk washes away when it rains. It's one of those $ store items that can amuse children for at least an hour during nice weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Otherwise, sidewalk chalk washes away when it rains. It's one of those $ store items that can amuse children for at least an hour during nice weather.

    That so describes #OWS it isn't funny...
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    They're behind the times. He's already been released after the charges were dropped. And the very first thing he did was try to get arrested again.
    Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    They're behind the times. He's already been released after the charges were dropped. And the very first thing he did was try to get arrested again.
    It's probably not the best PR for the Sheriff to arrest people for sidewalk chalking. Especially when you consider that the tired and worn out concepts of urban uplift usually include "art walk" with sidewalk chalk, face painting, and all the same stuff everywhere.... or as my mother would say while reading the brochure, "Blah.... blah.... just like every other riverwalk."
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    Perhaps somebody should write on the wall that it's illegal to write on the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    Perhaps somebody should write on the wall that it's illegal to write on the wall.
    Doesn't work.






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    I hope he isn't getting molested in jail just for writing on the sidewalk, that would suck. :D
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