A San Diego, California man has been acquitted of vandalism charges after being threatened with 13 years in prison for scrawling anti-bank slogans on a sidewalk with chalk.
[Jeff Olson’s case] exemplifies this two tiered justice system we are living under. If you’re a too big to fail bank, you get a get out of jail free card. But if you’re just an average joe and you’re pointing out the problem, then you’re going to get the book thrown at you. And American’s are finally realizing how insane this is.
(let’s please remember zero bankers have been put in jail for the fiscal fraud the culminated in the 08 financial crash…but if you point it out you face 13 years in jail?!)
Olson’s supposed crimes consisted of using washable chalk to write messages such as “No Thanks, Big Banks” and “Shame on Bank of America” on the sidewalks outside of branches in the San Diego area throughout 2012 after the Occupy Wall Street movement first began gaining momentum. He told San Diego 6 News last week that he was being prosecuted in part because City Attorney Jan Goldsmith has received campaign contributions from at least two big name financial institutions and, “If I had drawn a little girl’s hopscotch squares on the street, we wouldn’t be here today.”
It points out the selective enforcement and arbitrary nature of who is going to get arrested for chalking….
What a great way to avoid dealing with the real problems banks have