This past Saturday was National Chalk the Police State Day and a number of folks from all over the country participated in chalking their local police departments. Deo, Tom and I took it upon ourselves to chalk the Cleveland Police Department’s Headquarters, while others hit the Police Station (or public space) nearest to them. Below are a number of pictures from the many events throughout the country.
Before we get to the pictures and reviews of some events I want to take a moment to highlight the case of Brian Sumner, a friend and blogger here at CopBlock.org, who was recently convicted of chalking a police memorial in Fresno, CA. On Thursday he’ll be sentenced for his crime and I would like you to consider calling Lisa Smittcamp, the prosecutor wasting your tax dollars in this case, at (559) 600-3141 to voice your concerns. Chalking was done by a number of us over the weekend without any arrest, or tickets issued, but it still happens. Normally only when you’re alone, though, or if you’re writing things that really piss off the man – – as it did to me in Wisconsin recently.
That, IMO, is the real crime here… when people are arrested, or ticketed because the police don’t like what you’re chalking. So let Lisa Smittcamp know that freedom of speech is not a crime and that we don’t give a fuck about butt hurt cops who KILL PEOPLE! That’s right, Brain chalked the police memorial after the local police department shot and killed a man for no reason. I guess to the Fresno city officials chalk is worse than murder.
With that being said, let’s get into some of the pictures from the day’s events.
Bethlehem, PA: Hosted by Lehigh Valley CopBlock
Beaver Creek, OH: Hosted by Dayton CopBlock
Carlisle, PA: Host unknown
Cleveland, OH: Hosted by Greater Cleveland CopBlock
Indianapolis, IN: Hosted by Indy CopBlock
Keene, NH: Hosted by Keene CopBlock
Las Vegas, NV: Hosted by Nevada CopBlock
Lindenwold, NJ: Hosted by New Jersey CopBlock
Twin Cities, MN: Hosted by Minn CopBlock
Victoria, BC: Hosted by Canada CopBlock
Zanesville, OH: Hosted by Zanesville CopBlock
Olympia and Tacoma, WA: Hosted by the Sunset Activist Collective
It’s still a little early for the blog post and videos – since those are a little more time consuming – of the day’s events but we’ll post them as they come in throughout the week. The folks in the Liberty Media Capital of the world, Keene, are on the ball in that regard. Ian Freeman created the video below of Keene CopBlock’s chalk event and Chris Cantwell already completed this write up at his blog, “ChristopherCantwell.com.” So enjoy those and thanks again for making the Third Annual “Chalk the Police State Day” a huge success! You don’t have to put the chalk away just yet, there are plenty of reasons to still chalk the police the other 364 days before next year’s event.
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