Occupy Wall Street protester could face up to 13 years in jail, $13,000 fine for writing anti-bank messages in chalk
A California man could face 13 years in jail and a $13,000 fine for chalking slogans on the sidewalk outside three banks during the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Jeffrey Olson, 40, is on trial in San Diego, accused of 13 counts of vandalism.
His crime: Repeatedly scrawling anti-bank remarks in water-soluble children’s chalk outside three branches of the Bank of America.
They said things like “Stop big banks” and “Stop Bank Blight.com.” (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)