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6-Year-Old Girl Facing $300 Fine for Chalk Drawing on Sidewalk

A 6-year-old Park Slope girl is facing a $300 fine from the city for doing what city kids have been doing for decades: drawing a pretty picture with common sidewalk chalk.

Obviously not all of Natalie Shea's 10th Street neighbors thought her blue chalk splotch was her best work - a neighbor called 311 to report the "graffiti," and the Department of Sanitation quickly sent a standard letter to Natalie's mom, Jen Pepperman.

Can somebody stop these bureaucrats before they Kafka again?

"PLEASE REMOVE THE GRAFFITI FROM YOUR PROPERTY," the Sanitation Department warning letter read. "FAILURE TO COMPLY

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Posted in: News by NewsBot on October 12, 2007 @ 12:00 AM

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