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Forum Post: California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

Posted 8 years ago on June 27, 2013, 12:18 a.m. EST by Narley (272)
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Judge says defense can't use free speech as a defense, can't even mention it. Stick a fork in it, we're done and they have won.




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[-] 1 points by TikiJ (-38) 8 years ago

Move your money day was one of our more successful national days of actions.

What they are doing to this man is absurd.

[-] 1 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 8 years ago

It is, but it points to a problem with protests in general. Protests in general take place at one point in time, then they disband. Vigils in which a small group of 3 to 5 people protest a location, and then don't leave until they are replaced by another 3 to 5 people, is possibly the most effective form of protest one could do.

However, what this person did was take a shortcut and use chalk instead of finding people to support a vigil. I find it outrageous that he could get 13 years, but his approach was short sighted to say the least.