KRNV – ON YOUR SIDE: Is ‘chalking’ freedom of speech, or crossing the line?

Nevada State Personnel WATCH

Chalking Reno Police Department

UPDATE: RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) — We had to edit the You Tube video because the words written in chalk are not suitable for television. You can hear the voice on the tape saying, “I missed National Chalk the Police State Day so I thought I would show up and get in all the action I’ve been missing out on.”

We caught up with Deputy Chief Mac Venzon, who is very familiar with the protest. He said, “You know people have a first amendment right to protest, to say what they want to say and voice their opinion. We swore to uphold that constitutional right and that’s exactly what we will do.”

The protestor in the video is not arrested despite what some might perceive as antagonistic behavior toward officers. Venzon said, “Officers are trained to deal with button pushing, to develop a little bit…

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