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Occupy protester spends 3 weeks in jail for writing on sidewalk


An Occupy Orlando protester has been freed after spending three weeks in jail for using chalk to write on the sidewalk.

The City of Orlando dropped the charges against Timothy Michael Osmar because they said the three weeks he spent in jail was about what he would have served if convicted of the crime.

Officer Phil Scaglione and Sgt. Ernest Payne arrested Osmar on Dec. 15 after telling him that is “unlawful for any person to write, print, mark, paint, stamp or paste any sign, notice of advertisement upon the surface of any sidewalk or paved street in the city.”


Chargers dropped against Occupy Orlando man who was jailed for writing on sidewalk: