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Sidewalk Chalk

A political activist arrested after writing messages with chalk on a public sidewalk outside of a county commissioner’s building in Washington State may pursue her malicious prosecution and First Amendment claims against certain county commissioners, a federal court in the state ruled. 

SPOKANE, Wash. – A political activist arrested after writing messages with chalk on a public sidewalk outside of a county commissioner’s building in Washington state may pursue her malicious prosecution and First Amendment claims against certain county commissioners, a federal judge ruled.

The activist, prosecuted for third-degree malicious mischief,” wrote: “You are not sheep,” and “You are not jackasses,” on the sidewalk.

Categories / Civil Rights, Politics

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