July 1, 2013 Jeffrey Olson faced 13 years in jail for protesting against banks by writing on a sidewalk with chalk. But a San Diego jury of two men and 10 women found him not guilty of criminal vandalism.
June 30, 2013 In San Diego, 40-year-old Jeffrey Olson is on trial for writing messages such as "No Thanks, Big Banks," on sidewalks. He was protesting the financial mess some banks got into and the federal bailout that followed. Should be be prosecuted for expressing himself in erasable ways that weren't obscene?