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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I hope he isn't getting molested in jail just for writing on the sidewalk, that would suck. :D
    Maybe he's into it, who knows?
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    Getting arrested for sidewalk chalk, even if he is saying stuff like Fuck the cops, is ridiculous. It's called free speech, and free speech means allowing unpopular opinions to be heard. There is no such thing as the right to not be offended.

    Now if he was advocating violent acts towards cops, then get him the fuck out of our society.

    They wonder why they're harassed so much.

    Idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I hope he isn't getting molested in jail just for writing on the sidewalk, that would suck. :D
    Nova happily skips out the door with box of chalk in hand.
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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.
    Of course he did. Do you have any idea what it's like to be homeless in a New York winter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Anti DU Man View Post
    Getting arrested for sidewalk chalk, even if he is saying stuff like Fuck the cops, is ridiculous. It's called free speech, and free speech means allowing unpopular opinions to be heard. There is no such thing as the right to not be offended.

    Now if he was advocating violent acts towards cops, then get him the fuck out of our society.

    They wonder why they're harassed so much.

    Idiots.
    Your freedom of speech does not mean that I have to put up with your graffiti. The city has an ordinance against writing things on the sidewalk. That's everyone's sidewalk, not just yours to write on. If you want to make a sign and carry it around on that sidewalk, fine, but you don't have some Constitutionally-protected right to deface the sidewalk that belongs partially to me, even if it is something non-permanent like chalk.
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    A pertinent fact from the article:

    The affidavit says that this was explained to Osmar multiple times, but that he disregarded the warning and continued to write on the ground.
    In other words, he wanted to get arrested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    Your freedom of speech does not mean that I have to put up with your graffiti. .
    I might have to disagree with you here. In CITY COUNCIL v. TAXPAYERS FOR VINCENT the Supreme Court ruled that a city could prohibit and remove temporary signs, even those with political speech, as long as the content neutral law was applied across the board to all similar signs regardless of message.

    So the question is if the city prohibits the use of chalk on a sidewalk under all circumstances. Given that it's unlikely that any child has been arrested for drawing a grid for hopscotch, and we have not heard of the city prosecuting a store for having sidewalk art, then we can reasonably suspect that this law is not being universally enforced, and would therefore run afoul of the protection of the government in CITY COUNCIL v. TAXPAYERS FOR VINCENT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    A pertinent fact from the article:

    The affidavit says that this was explained to Osmar multiple times, but that he disregarded the warning and continued to write on the ground.
    In other words, he wanted to get arrested.
    He may well have wanted to get arrested, but it doesn't change the legality of the city's action. If the city isn't prosecuting all sidewalk chalkers, then they are being selective on content, and that is a no-no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I might have to disagree with you here. In CITY COUNCIL v. TAXPAYERS FOR VINCENT the Supreme Court ruled that a city could prohibit and remove temporary signs, even those with political speech, as long as the content neutral law was applied across the board to all similar signs regardless of message.

    So the question is if the city prohibits the use of chalk on a sidewalk under all circumstances. Given that it's unlikely that any child has been arrested for drawing a grid for hopscotch, and we have not heard of the city prosecuting a store for having sidewalk art, then we can reasonably suspect that this law is not being universally enforced, and would therefore run afoul of the protection of the government in CITY COUNCIL v. TAXPAYERS FOR VINCENT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
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