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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."
Parents beware! If the law is applied consistently your five year old could face serious jail time for playing hop scotch!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.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.
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.