Parents Talk: More Sidewalk Chalk Woes
Another case of fun haters vs. sidewalk chalk rears its ugly head in this week's Parents Talk.
Here we go again.
In early July, we told you about one Denver, Colo. neighborhood considering a ban on sidewalk chalk. Association members claimed that in shared spaces or common areas, "anything that offends, disturbs or interferes with the peaceful enjoyment isn’t allowed." That included chalk drawings.
Then, last week, a Richmond, Va. mother was ordered to serve 50 hours of community service for allowing her 4 year-old daughter to make chalk drawings on rocks in a city park.
Susan Mortensen, 29, was sentenced to community service in the park system for the indiscretion. The ticketing officer claims, in addition to the act of vandalism, Mortensen had an attitude and used curse words during the confrontation.
What do you think? Did Richmond law enforcement go to far in requiring Susan Mortensen to do 50 hours of community service for her daughter's actions? Tell us in the comments.