Frosty Piss writes: Jeff Olson is being persecuted for thirteen counts of vandalism stemming from an expression of political protest that involved washable children's chalk on a City sidewalk. He has no previous criminal record. A San Diego Judge placed an unprecedented gag order on a misdemeanor trial — in particular muzzling Olson. But it also apparently included witnesses, the jury and others. Judge Howard Shore also chastised the Mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner. In the judge's eyes, the mayor had the temerity to call the trial of Olson a waste of time and taxpayer money. It is alleged that the San Diego city attorney is prosecuting this case at the beheist of the Bank of America after Olson scrawled anti-big bank messages in front of three Bank of America branches water soluble chalk
...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from
beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"