[AKidsRight.Org] Murtari arrested for chalking "I LOVE YOU"

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From: John Murtari (jmurtari@AKidsRight.org)
Date: Thu Aug 30 2007 - 15:56:17 EDT

Good People & People of Faith,

Murtari arrested
At app 2pm today, 8/30, John Murtari returned to the Syracuse Federal
Building to write a simple message on the Plaza.  "I LOVE YOU DOM" &
"Sen. Clinton Help Us!"  He wrote on the ground with kid's sidewalk
chalk.  He wrote his message on the ground in four different locations
before being stopped by building security officers.  He was allowed to
walk away, but was told not to come back.  John gathered more chalk
and returned to the building about 15 minutes later and wrote his
message in another location.  This time he was handcuffed and arrested
by Federal Police officers.  He was given a ticket for defacing
Government property and was told to expect an appearance date in
Federal Court.

John just called us with this information from his cell phone.  He
does plan on returning to the building at a later date to continue a
similar effort.

For more details and photo of a chalked message see:

Make a polite call to Senator Clinton's Washington office and
especially her Syracuse Office (ask for/leave a message for Mr. Jay
Biba).  You can also fax a letter to both.

Syracuse Local rep, Jay Biba  tel: 315-448-0470,   fax: 315-448-0476
Lona Valmoro (Senior Advisor to the Senator), tel: 202-224-4451,
fax: 202-228-0121 

Publicity/PR: Ms. Teri Stoddard from California was great in providing
help before. She is willing to help again,

Writing Letters on the ground: Obviously, it would be great to have
another Mom & Dad with me either as an observer or participant.
                                       John Murtari
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