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Chalk Suspect to be Arraigned Today in Napa

Arrested Sept. 11 on suspicion of felony vandalism for chalking slogans on a downtown Napa bridge, Amy Larson has a court date this morning. Last night, she appeared on talk show host Alex Jones's "Infowars" program.

Amy Larson is getting her first day in court.

Larson was arrested Sept. 11 on suspicion of felony vandalism after chalking "9/11 Truth" and "WTC Bldg 7" on the First Street Bridge as she walked home from the Napa Farmers Market.

Interviewed by Napa Patch and other media, including talk show host Alex Jones last night, Larson has insisted that she was arrested not because of her chalking but because she refused to give a police officer her birth date and other personal information.

"I feel that this was a really bad abuse of power ... for (the arresting officer) to put somebody in a cage for this," said Larson after she was released from jail, where she said she spent more than 30 hours.

"I was arrested for not showing my papers," she told Napa Patch.

This week, Larson said she had read in a newspaper that her charge was lowered to a misdemeanor, but that she had not confirmed the report.

Larson's arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 this morning in Napa County Superior Court and Napa Patch will be there.

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Debra Jabarin September 28, 2012 at 08:31 PM
amy: two words - jury nullification if you get a jury trial, your side of the story will be told and i cannot believe that 12 citizens would find you guilty.... even if the judge hearing the case instructs the jury using very narrow definitions, the jury has the right to say they understand the law but to serve justice, they will not convict - after all you did not break the one universal law which REALLY matters and that is "do no harm" - good luck
Brian John Evans September 28, 2012 at 11:34 PM
go here: http://evanscartoons.com/gallery.php?id=2 My brother, the cartoonist got banned off of NZ main newspaper the New Zealand Herald even tho he got all the main best cartoonist awards. You can all do chalk all over the world even if your effed up media will not let you Chalking is the Peoples' Press and the truth needs to be shown to all.. You right wing nazis think the NWO loves you. HULLO no it does not. You could be bombed as 'collateral damage' when they come to bomb the protestors. THE NEW WORLD ORDER hates you, but will use you , till like Hitler you get a bullseye painted by a drone kiddie 'pilot operator' 'doing his dooty' for Big Brothe corporates Well does Mcdonald's care you are dying from obesity-diabetes? no! President Eisenhower warned about the military-industrial complex google it Brian is at http://www.bestpoet.com First option Click here: http://justin.tv/alexjonesinfowars There you can now watch Alex Jones live in his studio, broadcasting through justin.tv. ...................... Thanks people. Brian Evans Love to all http://bestpoet.com ****************************
Ter ber September 29, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Keep your head in the sand Dani. Life and reality is way too scary out there. I for one believe our Ancestors who fought the British for our freedom, would be upset to know someone got arrested for using chalk on the sidewalk. Welcome to our POLICE STATE.
David Lewis October 02, 2012 at 07:14 PM
This is hilarious for two reasons, first graffiti in the form of chalk to basically state when I get in trouble im not really breaking the law since it will wash off. Exercising freedom of speech has nothing to do with writing on the sidewalk especially with all the forums that exist in the 21st century. Second, refusing to comply with the direction from law enforcement is an automatic trip to Jail for processing. This country is definitely drinking too much of its own laced coolaid. Seriously if you have an issue against the laws that govern society work to change them. Dont think you have rights to ignore what continues to preserve our society by mimicking the words of our forefathers when you find there are reprecutions for your actions.
Michael Anderson October 03, 2012 at 05:35 AM
David you are wrong. What was the valid cause of action for the arrest?

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