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    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

    A judge found enough evidence to convict a Richmond mom who is charged with vandalism, but he's delaying a final disposition until she performs community service hours.

    29-year-old Susan Mortensen allowed her daughter to draw on rocks on Belle Isle with chalk.

    Mortensen will now serve 50 hours of community service in order for the judge to dismiss her charge.

    In court, NBC12 learned a little more about the confrontation between Mortensen and Officer Stacy Rogers, who saw her daughter writing on the rocks.

    Outside the courthouse, people support Susan Mortensen with their own chalk on the sidewalk. However, in court, the officer who reprimanded her back in March says she responded with an attitude and curse words.

    "I don't think I should comment on that," said Mortensen after the trial. I agree that the outcome is something I would agree with and I thought it would help as far as doing community service."

    Mortensen has since then apologized. She's agreed to complete 50 hours of community service through the James River Park System.

    Mortensen will have to paint about 200 boundary posts west and east of the Boulevard Bridge. Before she even starts, she'll have to scrape off the old paint and remove surrounding weeds. It's vital to finish the project before the weather gets too cold for the paint to stick.

    The parks manager says he'd like to set a date before Thanksgiving. Mortensen's supporters say they're still upset she was charged for letting her daughter draw on the rocks. Police and park leaders say chalk is the same as graffiti.

    "There's no way to compare two," Meg McLain with Virginia Cop Block. "When you spray paint something, it's pretty much there. But when you chalk something, it rains, it's gone. You'll never know."

    "It is all the same thing," said James River Park Systems Park Manager, Ralph White. "A couple of weeks ago, I was covering over pornographic drawings done in chalk. It doesn't matter what the medium is. It's offensive."

    Even though both sides share their point-of-views, they agreed on a common ground to help beautify the James River Park System.

    Back in 2010, court documents show the same officer issued Mortensen a summons for destruction of property on Belle Isle.

    Mortensen is scheduled to start her community service this week.

    http://www.nbc12.com/story/19157617/...-at-belle-isle

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    A couple of weeks ago, I was covering over pornographic drawings done in chalk.
    HUH??? "Covering over?" With what? Why didn't you just take a bucket of water to the thing? You know, last week or so, one of my kids or a neighbor kid left a piece of sidewalk chalk where I drive up from the street into my driveway. Needless to say, the chalk got pulverized, made a huge mess and continued to make a huge mess until the very next good rain. That chalk is long gone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubie View Post
    HUH??? "Covering over?" With what? Why didn't you just take a bucket of water to the thing? You know, last week or so, one of my kids or a neighbor kid left a piece of sidewalk chalk where I drive up from the street into my driveway. Needless to say, the chalk got pulverized, made a huge mess and continued to make a huge mess until the very next good rain. That chalk is long gone now.

    At least the vandals in the neighborhood where I grew up used paint for their obscene graffiti! Without their sex lessons painted on the fences that surrounded our walking path, we would have been bored walking to and from school.


    My nieces used to write all over my driveway and sidewalk with chalk. It always washes away.
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