I knew it was just a matter of time. Once the “law and order” Republicans take over, no one’s safe. Now kids and their parents are getting into trouble for daring to deface city property. What are they doing? Drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. They’re playing hopscotch and drawing butterflies — you know, horrible stuff.
Over the past five years, at least 48 people in 13 American cities have run afoul of authorities for coloring things with chalk. The vast majority were arrested in connection with drawing designs or messages on public streets or sidewalks. Those accused of chalk vandalism range from the “Chalking 8″—who were asking for trouble when they drew anti-cop slogans on the wall of the police station in Manchester, New Hampshire—to six-year-old Natalie Shea, who received a New York City graffiti warning that carries a possible $300 fine for marring her stoop in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood with a blue chalk scribble.
And then there’s this:
Source: Mother Jones