they should prosecsute kids for playing hopscotch then
That's actually ridiculous. Police time could be much better spent.
There are two sides to every story. What's with the fashionable police bashing as of late?
Vandalising things, whether with chalk or not (and, properly done, chalk can certainly endure the rain) is quite rightly illegal.
I don't agree with fingerprinting and taking DNA from every arrested person. But in this case, he was properly arrested - hell, he was even given a chance to possibly not be arrested and he continued his offence in front of uniformed police constables.
He'll go up before a magistrate, plead guilty and get his insignificant fine - exactly as should happen. There's no news there.
I look forward to seeing how this plays out.
welcome to labours britain.
normally for something like that you'd receive little more than a summons to appear in court.
obviously something went terribly wrong.
He could always NOT have vandalised the pavement, trust the Guardian to bash the Police