Just letting you guys know that Alex was arrested at about 1pm today in an act of civil disobedience.

Hello Max & Stacy,

Just letting you guys know that Alex was arrested at about 1pm today in an act of civil disobedience.

Alex was chalking the words crooks, crime, and chaos with the Chase logo on the sidewalk around a chase branch at 6th & Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles. 3 “district safety” patrolmen (these are private security paid for by local business interests) stopped and called the LAPD.

A total of 5 lapd cars were called to the scene as well as the 3 district safety officers and a large water truck. Alex was taken into custody on a misdemeanor vandalism charge.

I was told by the arresting officer that if a judge wants to see him that he may have to spend the night in county jail. If not he may be out later today or tonight.

We are editing the film now and hope to have it done later tonight.

Best to you,
sz

13 comments on “Just letting you guys know that Alex was arrested at about 1pm today in an act of civil disobedience.
  1. Vonda Bra says:

    hey, great interview!
    but Alex, donΒ΄t you think you should be going after the FED in the first place ????
    Citi-Group???
    everyone would LOVE to see burning down the FED !!!!!!!!
    you could secure a deal with peoples al over the planet with this !!!! πŸ™‚
    All the BEST LUCK to YOU! make the right choice!!! πŸ˜‰
    thanks, for your work and who you are !!!!
    VonLove

  2. Paul says:

    What a rebel, chalking the sidewalk outside of the bank lol

  3. incognito1978 says:

    FYI… sorry, to hear that alex was arrested. Just let him know to sign the ticket. If he refused they can hold him up to 72hours until he goes to court.

  4. Insidious says:

    Max, Max, Max, and the public in general. Ya just don’t get it. The Brown Shirts are alive and well, except they are now in the United states. Police arresting an artist, for what, bad art?
    Imagine that if you can’t draw you get arrested, but if you steal a trillion dollars or two you get stock options.

  5. Service to others says:

    What was he thinking after what happened last week at the art walk in la, all those chalkers were told by the chief that we do not care if its lawful to chalk, we consider it vandalism, period.
    http://blogdowntown.com/2012/07/6890-17-arrested-in-chalk-walk-aftermath-at-artwalk
    Sound like a pr stunt for alex, stick to canvas, they do not own that as of yet.

  6. Jack says:

    Dammit, if he would have just done hopscotch they would have left him alone!

  7. Stendec says:

    The people don’t legislate,those pretending to represent the people,who are OWNED by the moneyed CORPORATIONS,pass the laws that benefit those CORPORATION and elite rules,and THE POLICE FORCES SERVE that elite,even when they break the law,POLICE themselves are usually ignorant of those laws and merely carry out orders to evict,arrest or disperse.

  8. Neil says:

    Way to go Alex! A bit of performance art that was a bit too avant-garde for the Chase audience. Go for a 30 metre banner on the building opposite next time. πŸ˜‰

  9. Ummm…, excuse me LAPD, the bankers are the terrorists. Go arrest them you morons.

  10. …prints? On coffee mugs? How about on flame throwers? [/humor]

  11. davem says:

    You’re a star Alex
    You actually go out there and do stuff, do your activist art in public, put yourself in the firing line, rather than hiding behind a computer screen (like i do). I hope you’re ok, and don’t lose heart.

  12. Kevin Eshbach says:

    So once again the police overreacted. What is it with people nowadays how they overreact to the littlest thing? People need to turn the news and reality shows off and leave the house and experience the real world as it was meant to be experienced.