· Goals: Have fun, stay safe, speak out, stand up, reach out, make friends, and chalk!
· We’re hoping this is a kid friendly event. If kids are around, keep it friendly, please.
· Some people will be remaining in the area on Spring Street near 5th & 6th Street.
· Some people will roam the Downtown LA Artwalk.
· The Artwalk has happened for years and is every second Thursday of the month.
· This is the first Chalk Walk we know of.
· We are not lawyers we cannot give legal advice.
· Seek professional legal advice before attempting anything that may be considered unlawful.
· If you forgo legal advice please take responsibility for your actions.
· Know your Rights!
· We hope to have no arrests tonight.
· We ask that people ignore the police and avoid provoking them.
· We are unable to bail anyone out if they do get arrested.
· We have no more lawyers who have offered to take any more chalk cases yet.
· Being arrested on Thursday night may lead to a detainment until Monday or Tuesday.
· LAPD seems to think chalking is illegal.
· “No reasonable person could think that writing with chalk could damage a sidewalk.” Mackinney v. Nielsen 69 F.3d 1002 (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1995)
· “The Fourth Amendment prohibits an officer from making an arrest without probably cause.” ~ McKenzie v Lamb 738 F. 2d 1005 1007 (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1984)
· Both (Federal) Title 42 U.S.C Section 1983 and California Civil Code imply an officer cannot violate someone’s Rights without risking liability to the victim.
· If you have a camera and see a police interaction with a chalker, please film it the best you can while staying safe.
· The United Nations told the U.S. Government that Occupiers’ Rights must be protected.
· The U.S. State Government has not responded to the U.N. in over 6 months.
· Occupy LA members believe LAPD’s actions violate their Rights.
· Occupy LA members feels LAPD uses political repressive tactics against them.
· Occupy LA members feel the 12 chalking arrests are politically motivated stemming from their protests outside the offices of the Central City Association (CCA).
· Occupy LA members believes CCA & LAPD have been politically repression the houseless, low-income, small businesses, and activists for years. They fight to end such repression.