Really good work, Dorian. Just excellent investigative discovery about the police telling the LiveAction group that chalking is NOT vandalism. If and when Olson takes this to appellate court, the City is going to lose. I can even imagine the City losing an additional damages suit. Too bad for the taxpayers, who have to foot the bill for Goldsmith's political hackery.
"I think it's a stupid case and is costing us money. If these are the types of cases the City Attorney is prosecuting then I am not sure he needs as much money in his budget as he says he does." Budget cut!
I bet the IBA, is already looking at this, since it is going to have a large impact on the City's finances...
Its the message. I was just driving on university ave. in hillcrest and noticed the SDG&E chalk-marks on the sidewalk. I don't suppose the city attorney will have SDG&E arrested anytime soon.
Seen in North Park,
During 30th on 30th Street, artist unknown
Like all our Freedoms
Chalk may be temporary
Justice can be bought
It is very sad that the UT now requires a FaceBook account to post any comments; to me that is yet another nail to Free $peech in $an Diego.
Maybe Dorian will consider doing a story on what percentage of San Diegans do not have FaceBook accounts, I bet it is at least 75% of voters if not much more ; which because of the UT's Owners edict, is yet another way to limit free speech and discussion about all topics of public interest!
I was planning a trip to San Diego using a Bank of America credit card to buy the airline ticket but, not after reading this! I'll spend my money somewhere else instead and cancel my credit card with Bank of America. What a Nazi state we've becoming!
I've just closed out a credit card account with Bank of America that I've held since 1986. I hope this helps. I would encourage anyone with an account in these banks to do the same.
Great, now if tens of thousands would do the same thing, I bet all the Big Banks would start to value all their customers again instead of JUST their own profits!
Never mind the kids using chalk on sidewalks. What about the wealthy adults blatantly putting dangerous traffic signs on public streets? http://obrag.org/?p=74694 Does that matter to Goldsmith? Well, his friend Faulconner is involved, so I guess he will just look the other way! Injustice anywhere is a threat of injustice everywhere!
Many of us have wanted and worked so that Mayor Filner can make San Diego the city he envisioned. The push-back to that is that every liberal or environmentalist becomes a public enemy to the defenders of the status quo. Now this case is in the hands of the jury, but the information presented to them is limited. Let us hope that somehow the essence of truth is clear to them, representing the validity of the American way of life, with voters, jury trials, and freedoms.
If convicted, it should be reversed on appeal knowing what we know now thanks to good research. Good job on that! This might be a little mean but, here I go! How can anyone trust a man who is obviously delusional or simply in denial? Jan Goldsmith looks like a store mannequin with that hairpiece on his noggin. I mean really. I could be more reasonable if he got a good hairpiece that doesn't scream, "HAIRPIECE!" maybe, but man Trump's combover is alot better and he's the world's biggest jagoff. Here's a piece of news for you balding guys,(I'm included too) do it gracefully. Grow it longer if you must fullfill the need to overcompensate, but really when its gone, it's gone baby. Everything else is just sad and pathetic. Thats right Goldsmith. I ain't no one special, I know, but you'd get my respect if you took the racoon off your head. Then with the sudden rush of oxygen in your pores, you might start working together with your Mayor to take on worthwhile issues. Or do you wear longer wigs at home? Hmmmmm.
Kudos all around to the great job Dorian Hargrove! He broke the Chalk Trial story with great journalistic enterprise and brought to life an injustice that may have remained buried otherwise.
Never have I been prouder to have once been associated with The Reader than when Dorian Hargrove dug this one up and brought attention to the injustices involved. This is the very best kind of journalism: writing and reporting, but also playing a role in a story that might have turned our badly, but for the facts discovered that gets the truth out.. Thank you to Dorian and also much thanks to the jurors, who saw through all the B.S. and made a wise decision.
Dave Rice 3:30 p.m., May 29
Siobhan Braun 2 p.m., May 29
Matt Potter 1:30 p.m., May 29
Ken Harrison 11:30 a.m., May 29
Andrew Hamlin 11 a.m., May 29
Walter Mencken 10:01 a.m., May 29
Liz Swain 9:30 a.m., May 29
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