1. California Man Faces 13 Years In jail For Scribbling Anti-Bank Message

    Is this is America?


    Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial.

    According to the San Diego Reader, which reported on Tuesday that a judge had opted to prevent Olson’s attorney from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial,” Olson must now stand trial for on 13 counts of vandalism.

    In addition to possibly spending years in jail, Olson will also be held liable for fines of up to $13,000 over the anti-big-bank slogans that were left using washable children’s chalk on a sidewalk outside of three San Diego, California branches of Bank of America, the massive conglomerate that received $45 billion in interest-free loans from the US government in 2008-2009 in a bid to keep it solvent after bad bets went south.

    The Reader reports that Olson’s hearing had gone as poorly as his attorney might have expected, with Judge Howard Shore, who is presiding over the case, granting Deputy City Attorney Paige Hazard’s motion to prohibit attorney Tom Tosdal from mentioning the United States’ fundamental First Amendment rights.

    “The State’s Vandalism Statute does not mention First Amendment rights,” ruled Judge Shore on Tuesday.

    Upon exiting the courtroom Olson seemed to be in disbelief.

    “Oh my gosh,” he said. “I can’t believe this is happening.”

    Tosdal, who exited the courtroom shortly after his client, seemed equally bewildered.

    “I’ve never heard that before, that a court can prohibit an argument of First Amendment rights,” said Tosdal.

    Olson, who worked as a former staffer for a US Senator from Washington state, was said to involve himself in political activism in tandem with the growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    On October 3, 2011, Olson first appeared outside of a Bank of America branch in San Diego, along with a homemade sign. Eight days later Olson and his partner, Stephen Daniels, during preparations for National Bank Transfer Day, the two were confronted by Darell Freeman, the Vice President of Bank of America’s Global Corporate Security.

    A former police officer, Freeman accused Olson and Daniels of “running a business outside of the bank,” evidently in reference to the National Bank Transfer Day activities, which was a consumer activism initiative that sought to promote Americans to switch from commercial banks, like Bank of America, to not-for-profit credit unions.

    At the time, Bank of America’s debit card fees were among one of the triggers that led Occupy Wall Street members to promote the transfer day.

    “It was just an empty threat,” says Olson of Freeman’s accusations. “He was trying to scare me away. To be honest, it did at first. I even called my bank and they said he couldn’t do anything like that.”

    Olson continued to protest outside of Bank of America. In February 2012, he came across a box of chalk at a local pharmacy and decided to begin leaving his mark with written statements.

    “I thought it was a perfect way to get my message out there. Much better than handing out leaflets or holding a sign,” says Olson.

    Over the course of the next six months Olson visited the Bank of America branch a few days per week, leaving behind scribbled slogans such as “Stop big banks” and “Stop Bank Blight.com.”

    According to Olson, who spoke with local broadcaster KGTV, one Bank of America branch claimed it had cost $6,000 to clean up the chalk writing.

    Public records obtained by the Reader show that Freeman continued to pressure members of San Diego’s Gang Unit on behalf of Bank of America until the matter was forwarded to the City Attorney’s office.

    On April 15, Deputy City Attorney Paige Hazard contacted Freeman with a response on his persistent queries.

    “I wanted to let you know that we will be filing 13 counts of vandalism as a result of the incidents you reported,” said Hazard.

    Arguments for Olson’s case are set to be heard Wednesday morning, following jury selection.

    • This is one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in a great while. It just goes to show how the judges in California operate. Both the judge & the DA should be shame of themselves.

      I will be following this case.

      Thank you for sharing this with us.
      THIS is really important.

    • GOOD FRACKIN’ GRIEF! How can the most pro-gay- agenda state in the country go all neo-con when it comes to protecting 1st amendment rights?!?

      Thankseverso for posting this, Blackbirds. Gotta look up who represents San Diego in Congress…

  2. One thing I notice in my lifetime is anytime a nicca attain a certain level of success look for the sell out. I don’t know if its part of there agenda to gain financial prosperity and run off into the sunset after they bring the people of color to the feet of the YEWS or are they being extorted with the offer they can’t refuse or they just had it plan out from the word GO.. But I’m relatively new to this site so I never had a opportunity to build with jacky the founder of this site like some of the others who help build the following of bloggers… Who knows… But pertaining to Marvin Gaye the Motown singer I really enjoyed his work. I remember watching his silky smooth performances the brother was truly gifted with the IT FACTOR… My uncles use to sing his classic’s as well as the other greats such as Bobby Womack they would all huddle up and do they thang on some do wop shit.. I really enjoy the Eric Sermon classic in my opinion MUSIC it trouble me when he was killed by his father I was in the 7th grade I remember coming home from school and seeing my mother on the phone in tears talking to her elder brothers about it.. SAD moment I admit but it didn’t stop the homage of his work so to the Gaye family I truly miss your dad work if art I can imagine the great one doing his thing in this era because he truly was a blessing to hear and watch do his dam thang… I will listen to him as well as request his dynamic work on something I gave up on listening to DA WHACK AS RADIO

    • To, Todd

      Marvin was a musical genius. I loved his music. “What’s Going On” “Distant Lover” Marvin and Tammi’s “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and many, many more.

      Strange how most geniuses have major demons to overcome.

  3. So lets review what actually happened this week while the white controlled media was diverting us with this Paula Deen non-story.

    1. The US Supreme Court voted to no longer federally guarantee the right to vote. Each state no longer has to be checked and balanced to ensure each citizen has the right to vote using a just guideline.

    2. Homosexuals in California now has the same right as a male -female union to marry. (Which was Proposition 8…Which BTW black Californians overwhelmingly voted against the last time it was up for VOTE)

    • They’re not going to be satisfied until that gay agenda is force fed down all our throats. The grandparents who have custody of their grandchildren can’t put the kids on their health insurance but the gay man & woman will soon be able to put their same sex partner on theirs.

      They’re not going to be satisfied until every person here illegally can “be told who & what to vote for” in yet another means to further the 1%’s plans.

      It’s really sad to see but MY God is going to show up & turn this place out & THAT’s what I’m waiting for!

      • What???? Are you serious? So, if my dad passed, my little brother and sister would have no insurance but a gay couple can, that is foul to me…smells pretty fishy. It’s sad, really sad.

  4. The Paula Deen thing was brain candy to keep your minds busy on nothing while the real decisions were being made.

  5. The Social Programming plans from the mid 60’s have come together perfectly for the Ruling Elite.
    The plan to separate the black man and woman. To take the provider role away from the black man through economic terror. Then for the STATE to take the place of the black man as provider for black women. The devil stepping in between Adam and Eve.

    Men are lining up to get marriage licenses to perform sodomy on each other.

    Women are lining up to get marriage licenses to perform sodomy on each other.

    Black men and women are running away from each other and the idea of family and are focused on condoms and strip clubs.

    • Anonymous: The state is NOT singling out Black families for destruction. Satan’s agenda is abt destroying the family, period, across all groups. And we’ve been doing a damn good job of it by ourselves since the late 1960s.

      Whites are NOT coming into the hood, impregnating Black females & abandoning them. Our own boys & men are responsible for that. And if you look around, you’ll see more & more Becky’s in the world w/a perfectly White baby but no man in sight. Their families are unraveling too, just not as fast or as violently.

      Here in Charm City, as of Sat. nite we had a record 35 shootings in 1 week, leaving 19 people dead. folks got shot EVery day For 7 Straight Days! All in the hood, all Black-on-Black violence. On a national level, Whites own 3x more guns than we do — yet they ain’t killing each other like we do. The state has nothing to do w/it.

      I do believe that The Powers That Be use the ghetto as their petri dish to test their destructive plans — but those plans are always bigger & broader than just attacking us.

      The thing is, our problems are all SPIRITUAL PROBLEMS. But you can’t solve a spiritual problem w/a financial or legal or educational or medical solution.

      70% of Black babies in the US are born to single mothers. If we cd cut that number in half over the next decade, stop our kids from having kids, promote personal growth & education FIRST, then marriage, then a family, the gun violence problem wd disappear. All these fatherless Black boys out here killing folks are growing up but never becoming men. There have no morals, no compassion, no common sense, becuz they had no strong, loving father to give them those things! Our fatherless girls are so desperate to be loved by a man that they will lay down w/anyone. The dirty little secret is that they really don’t fear or try to avoid unplanned pregnancies becuz deep down, they know that having a baby means they will have someone in their life who will love them — even if they have to make that person themselves. And after having that 1st illegitimate kid, too many find it easy to have a 2nd & a 3rd.

      What non-Christians don’t get is that people who grow up w/no earthly father have a VERY hard time believing in, accepting & being obedient to God, our spiritual Father. No matter who you are, if you have a hole in yr soul, SOMETHING has to fill it in order for you to function in the world. And demonic spirits of rebelliousness, promiscuity, drug use, hardheadedness, violence, will easily fill that hole. Satan knows that once a demon gets into a person who has no knowledge of God & no biblical worldview, it can torment them ’til the day they die. And that person will have no clue what is causing their problems.

      Sure, I support a federal ban on assault weapons & the ammo for them becuz no matter how many demons are in a person, if dude can’t get hold of a weapon of mass destruction, he won’t be able to commit another school massacre! But no assault weapons were used in the 35 shootings that happened here last week.

      When Obama came out in support of gay marriage a few months ago, that was the beginning of a huge spiritual tipping point in this country. You’re gonna see more sinful, demonic behavior happening, more laws making such behavior legal & more oppression of anyone — Christian or not — who tries to speak out against this madness. Even the so-called churches will either remain silent on these issues or come out encouraging the same evils that are being promoted.

      And all of this was predicted in the bible centuries ago. These are the last days & all these things must happen, they must come to pass so that God’s prophecies can be fulfilled. But I’m not saying we’re supposed sit back, do nothing & say “Oh well, it’s God’s will.”

      I just want folks to understand, as much we can understand in the flesh, that the only real protection you can get now from all the evil out there is Spiritual Protection. To keep demonic spirits away & keep evil shit from happening to you & yr family, you have to Get Right w/God. You have to accept & love Him. You have to really Study The Bible in order to understand who God is, how God thinks & what God expects from us. You have to commune w/God thru prayer every day. You have pay attention to current events & examine them from a Biblical Worldview, You have to see how what’s going on aligns w/God’s teachings & have the spiritual discernment to understand what these signs & events mean & how to respond to them. Jesus is coming back, but all hell’s gonna break loose here before that happens.

      God is not a joke. God is not a fable. God is real. This universe & everything in it belongs to Him. But under God’s plan, Satan gets to run this world for now. We have no hope of surviving the evil that is coming w/out the divine protection & guidance of the Lord in their lives.

      And remember, you can always find a free King James bible online if you don’t have one at home.

      • I know God is real.
        But we need to learn the language that the bible was written in to truly show ourselves approved.

        English is a relatively new language and didn’t even exist when the bible was transcribed. When you are getting 5th and 6th hand accounts of things, something is always lost in the translation. Even moreso when men misuse the word of God to control the energy and thoughts of the meek and trustful.

        The old testament was revealed in Hebrew. If you only learn one word in Hebrew you should learn what the Hebrew word for God is. You don’t have to become some great Hebrew scholar and you don’t have to learn the whole old testament in Hebrew or the whole new Testament in Greek.

        But at least go back and find out what God revealed to Moses in the language he chose to reveal it in.

        English is tricky and confusing sometimes. If you had a bible in its original language you would find out that they replaced the word ELOHEEM with GOD.

        That is huge. Its no small thing because the two words mean entirely two different things. That’s confusion.

        God is a german derived word. The Anglo and Germanic languages are very similar just as the Anglo-Saxon and the Germanic people are very close in tribal affiliation.

        ELOHEEM(GOD) is a plural verb or idea…Not a singular…It doesn’t mean three..There is a specific Hebrew word for three, which isn’t used, so it isn’t a trinity.

        • Anon 9:03 — Don’t miss the forest for the trees. The best, most accurate translation of the bible is the good old King James (NOT the NKJV) – period. That & a Strong’s Concordance & prayer & you’re good to go.

          Strong’s Concordance — which offers lexicons in both Greek & Hebrew for Every Single Word In The Bible — was written based on the KJV. No other bible study tool can make that claim. So if there’s ever a question about a word in the KJV, with Strong’s you can trace the word back to the original Greek or Hebrew, & look up the translation yourself. And Strong’s is available online for free.

          Newer translations are another tool of satanic deception. Churchified Christians think they’re spiritually protected becuz they go to Sun. service every week, while there’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing right there in the pulpit, leading them astray. New bible translations are the Devil’s way of misinterpreting &watering down God’s word to confuse people. Last year one group actually published a gay-friendly version of the bible, The Queen James Bible, which was “edited to prevent homophobic misinterpretation”. (SMDH) Luckily, it got virtually no press & sold very few copies.

          There’s been a lot of documentation of how accurate the KJV really is. You can read more abt it here:


      • Amen, and Amen again. I am holding on to Jesus with all I have. The things that are going on in this world have already been spoken of in the Bible that has been written thousands of years ago. I have to keep my mind stayed on Him. He already told us to watch and pray and when things start to happen LOOK UP! We are on the brink of Chris’s return. He is soon to come. get right people. Study the Bible especially what was going on in Noah’s days before God destroyed the Earth with the flood. His son is about to return and it won’t be water next time. That’s why God created the RAINBOW as a sign, that SAME rainbow that the gay community uses to MOCK our Lord and Savior. To the TRUE church, hold on, get even closer to the Holy Ghost and commune with God DAILY. Cover your families in prayer. STUDY THAT BIBLE! Love your neighbor.

  6. Michael Eric Dyson alleges that this is not Anna Gordy’s biological child.
    His book states it one of her niece’s was the actual parent.

  7. No, Paula Deen wasn’t just a sideshow. The Jeff Olson/BOA story already has traction. HuffPo broke it 4 days ago but the original incident was back on Oct.2011.

    But one thing abt this story is starting to stank. The ex-cop & current VP of BOA’s Global Corporate Security, who lit the match on this thing by threatening Olson, is named Darell Freeman & EVERY ‘Freeman’ I’ve ever known was Black.

    This guy clearly went in on Olson & “his partner” for their chalk-written comments & threatened them beyond the scope of his authority. THEN he sent their names in to the SD GANG UNIT?? Since when is packin’ chalk a gang-related crime?

    Per Google there’s plenty of internet coverage of this. but I haven’t seen it on the tv news yet. Just like the Anti-Monsanto protests back in May.

    Here’s a link to the first SD Reader story from last week, which details how much of a hard-on freeman had for this guy. (Why isn’t the ACLU all over this? I just sent them a donation 2 wks. ago, so they WILL get an email from me tomorrow!)


    “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:10-12

  8. UPDATE: This is from yesterday. Apparently, this jackass judge had someone else sit in for all his Con Law classes — or he just reeaallllly hates the 1st Amendment. And the press.


    Judge Howard Shore says media has “exaggerated possible punishment” and also admonished Mayor Filner for statements made in support of the defendant.

    – Dorian Hargrove, June 27, 2013

    The judge in the case of the anti-Bank of America protester has issued a gag order, prohibiting the defendant or any witnesses from speaking to any members of the media.

    Judge Howard Shore criticized the media coverage in the case, objecting to reports that defendant Jeff Olson is facing 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-big-bank messages outside of three San Diego Bank of America branches.

    As was reported here, the City of San Diego’s complaint filed on April 16 in San Diego Superior Court lists 13 separate vandalism charges. Next to each charge, under sentence range is “1 Yr/$1,000.”

    “It’s not going to happen and I would be surprised if it ever happened to any defendant with no criminal record,” Shore told the lawyers and members of the media during today’s hearing.

    During the lunch break, Olson read a statement from his lawyer to reporters.

    “My attorney has instructed me as follows,” read Olson from a small crumbled up piece of paper. “This morning Judge Shore issued a gag order prohibiting all counsel and parties from commenting or expressing opinions on the case. All I am permitted to say is that I disagree.”

    The gag order came less than three hours after Olson appeared on the Mornings with Chip and Ladona radio show on KOGO. During the show, Olson was not shy with his opinions on the Bank of America security executive who continued to ask San Diego Police Officers and the City Attorney’s Office for prosecution as well as on other issues.

    The decision is in addition to a previous ruling from Shore which prohibits Olson’s attorney Tom Tosdal from mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial.

    At today’s hearing, Judge Shore didn’t stop at voicing his disappointment with the media coverage. He then turned his attention to Mayor Filner for his statements in support of the defendant’s right to free speech.

    Shore said the Mayor was “irresponsible” for comments he made in a June 20 memo, as was reported here on June 23.

    “This young man 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,” read Filner’s statement. “It is alleged that he has no previous criminal record. If these assertions are correct, I believe this is a misuse and waste of taxpayer money. It could also be characterized as an abuse of power that infringes on First Amendment particularly when it is arbitrarily applied to some, but not all, similar speech.”

    Shore also stated that the Mayor has no place injecting himself in court trials, regardless of his opinion on the case.

    Filner’s office was asked for comment yesterday on this case but so far has failed to respond.
    PS – the story has definitely gone viral. Someone on the SD Reader comments page posted this retweet:

    SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN COMMENTS: Dorian, this great work of yours has gotten around the country via Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc., with hundreds of trenchant comments. Sen. Elizabeth Warren just read about the Jeff Olson case on Huffington Post and tweeted, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
    Now I’m betting Olson will get no jail time, possibly just a small fine. State courts harass people like this all the time becuz they know these cases usually remain under the radar. But I still say the ACLU needs to send a lawyer to rep him so the judge knows this dude will definitely appeal — & the judge will face being overturned by a higher court — if he isn’t acquitted of all charges.

    THEN Olson can go after Darell Freeman in civil court. HA!