Posted 6 years ago on March 20, 2012, 7:49 p.m. EST by darrenlobo
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Where: Richmond Police Department 200 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220 When: Friday March 23 – 3:30pm
Richmond Police have decided to classify a harmless children’s activity – drawing pictures with sidewalk chalk – as a crime.
This week a mother was issued a ticket for her daughter’s use of sidewalk chalk on some rocks at Belle Isle. You can see more information on this story here: http://www.nbc12.com/story/17191109/woman-ticketed
This kind of police thuggery has no place in a civilized society. Nobody was hurt, or even inconvenienced by the child’s artwork, making this action in no way a crime. However, Richmond Police have decided to waste police resources (funded by tax payers) on harassing children, rather than fighting crime.
To peacefully show our disapproval of these actions from our public servants, we will gather at the police station with signs and sidewalk chalk. Show them that drawing pretty pictures with chalk is not a criminal activity.
You can find information about the event on the Facebook Event Page.
**We will be bringing buckets, brushes, and soap as well (so if police claim we are damaging property, we show that we have every intention of cleaning up after ourselves… we are only there to make a point).