Napa Woman Faces Vandalism Charges for Chalking 9/11 Truth Messages on Sidewalk

Picture: Keith Rowley (CC)

According to the Napa Valley Register, a local woman is facing vandalism charges after chalking “9/11 Truth” on a public sidewalk:

Amy Larson readily admits writing “9/11 Truth” and “9/11 Truth Now” in chalk on the First Street sidewalk over Napa Creek.

“I just want people to think for themselves,” said Larson, 29. “I believe we’ve lost a lot of civil liberties since the 9/11 attacks. I’m really concerned about that.

“This is political free speech,” added Larson, who says the investigation into the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. should be reopened.

Her chalk writing — which occurred Sept. 11, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks — got Larson arrested on suspicion of vandalism.

Read more at Napa Valley Register.

29 Comments on "Napa Woman Faces Vandalism Charges for Chalking 9/11 Truth Messages on Sidewalk"

  1. There are actually people who take the side of the police in the newspaper article comments. They’re a small minority.

  2. There are actually people who take the side of the police in the newspaper article comments. They’re a small minority.

  3. Beaheyfinch | Sep 25, 2012 at 1:36 am |

    it’s chalk! it washes away after a while, just like free speech!

  4. Beaheyfinch | Sep 25, 2012 at 1:36 am |

    it’s chalk! it washes away after a while, just like free speech!

    •  Chalk is not just washable, it is also brush able. Technically you have not marred a surface at all, you have merely deposited material, by the action of friction upon a readily friable object. Vandalism would be a gross abuse of the law, as it represents permanent or even extended temporary disarrangement, a more appropriate misapplication of law would be littering.

  5. TapMeYouFascists | Sep 25, 2012 at 8:47 am |

    You know, after reading a lot of literature online about 911, I was unconvinced. After hearing about 1700 engineers and architects putting their careers on the line by questioning the official story, I said “meh.”

    But when I saw that sidewalk chalk, I fell to the ground, temporarily blinded. Upon awakening, I have gone forth. Chalk in hand.

  6. TapMeYouFascists | Sep 25, 2012 at 8:47 am |

    You know, after reading a lot of literature online about 911, I was unconvinced. After hearing about 1700 engineers and architects putting their careers on the line by questioning the official story, I said “meh.”

    But when I saw that sidewalk chalk, I fell to the ground, temporarily blinded. Upon awakening, I have gone forth. Chalk in hand.

  7. TapMeYouFascists | Sep 25, 2012 at 8:55 am |

    The title picture is named Extreme_hopscotch. That’s a way to describe global empire and/or conspiracy theories.

    • Matt Staggs | Sep 25, 2012 at 10:26 am |

      Sadly, we’re required to utilize creative commons, copyright free, and public domain images in our posts. Camron had the picture from the newspaper, but I had to find a substitute. Glad you liked it. 😉

    • Matt Staggs | Sep 25, 2012 at 10:26 am |

      Sadly, we’re required to utilize creative commons, copyright free, and public domain images in our posts. Camron had the picture from the newspaper, but I had to find a substitute. Glad you liked it. 😉

  8. Matt Staggs | Sep 25, 2012 at 11:07 am |

    Question for discussion: What if, hypothetically, someone was wandering about chalking racial slurs on public sidewalks. Should the authorities clean it up using public funds? Leave it in the name of free speech? Arrest the chalker? How should one address that? (Note: I’m not equivocating the 9/11 messages with any kind of hate speech or taking the stance that the chalker should have been charged. It’s just a semi-related tangent that I thought would be interesting to discuss.) 

  9. Matt Staggs | Sep 25, 2012 at 11:07 am |

    Question for discussion: What if, hypothetically, someone was wandering about chalking racial slurs on public sidewalks. Should the authorities clean it up using public funds? Leave it in the name of free speech? Arrest the chalker? How should one address that? (Note: I’m not equivocating the 9/11 messages with any kind of hate speech or taking the stance that the chalker should have been charged. It’s just a semi-related tangent that I thought would be interesting to discuss.) 

    • Calypso_1 | Sep 25, 2012 at 11:30 am |

      Another hypothetical:  Do you think if the chalk message said ‘John 3:16’ anybody would be arrested?

    • Calypso_1 | Sep 25, 2012 at 11:30 am |

      Another hypothetical:  Do you think if the chalk message said ‘John 3:16’ anybody would be arrested?

      • Matt Staggs | Sep 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm |

        Good question.

      • Matt Staggs | Sep 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm |

        Good question.

        • To me it is the fear of the state to allow different ideas to gain traction.  Especially ideas which call into question the very fabric from which the false priests dictate reality to their flock of $heeple.  Strange days we are living in.  It’s about control of reality in the realm. 

        • Calypso_1 | Sep 26, 2012 at 10:41 am |

          Sounds like a good activist strategy.
          If it works they should try Exodus 22:25

    • “clean it up”, for gawds sakes its just chalk. God can clean it with the power of RAIN.

    • “clean it up”, for gawds sakes its just chalk. God can clean it with the power of RAIN.

      • Calypso_1 | Sep 26, 2012 at 10:37 am |

        POSTED NOTICE:

        Riparian water rights of the populace do not extend to rain.  The State controls upper airspace above Class G.

        Unsanctioned use of rain to cleanse soluble mineralized demarcation of thoughtcrime is a sanctionable offense. 

        The assessment of service fees  for any incidences of said rainwater cleansing will be based on deviance from allocation of storm water resource planning models against the ratio of saturation vapor pressure to municipal bondage derivative swaps. 

        Violators will also be subject to increased securitization and alternative risk transfer to privatized captive insurance settlements.

      • Calypso_1 | Sep 26, 2012 at 10:37 am |

        POSTED NOTICE:

        Riparian water rights of the populace do not extend to rain.  The State controls upper airspace above Class G.

        Unsanctioned use of rain to cleanse soluble mineralized demarcation of thoughtcrime is a sanctionable offense. 

        The assessment of service fees  for any incidences of said rainwater cleansing will be based on deviance from allocation of storm water resource planning models against the ratio of saturation vapor pressure to municipal bondage derivative swaps. 

        Violators will also be subject to increased securitization and alternative risk transfer to privatized captive insurance settlements.

  10. Martin Hayes | Sep 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    The ear that the newspaper chose for the article is “CHALKING”. Is it a crime category already?

  11. Martin Hayes | Sep 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    The ear that the newspaper chose for the article is “CHALKING”. Is it a crime category already?

  12. marvin nubwaxer | Sep 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm |

    there’s always napa state (mental) hospital right down the road.

  13. marvin nubwaxer | Sep 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm |

    there’s always napa state (mental) hospital right down the road.

  14. Liquidself | Sep 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm |

    I m glad they finally realized what a serious crime it is to write with chalk on sidewalks.  The milliions of children around the country chalking with abandon and malicious intent should be arrested and severely disciplined.  Also any teachers using chalk should be rounded up and summarily fired for encouraging this behaviour.

  15. Liquidself | Sep 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm |

    I m glad they finally realized what a serious crime it is to write with chalk on sidewalks.  The milliions of children around the country chalking with abandon and malicious intent should be arrested and severely disciplined.  Also any teachers using chalk should be rounded up and summarily fired for encouraging this behaviour.

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