As usual, our local professional 'journalists' have displayed profound incuriousness about the whole series of events. Exactly where did this alleged sidewalk chalking occur? Has anyone asked? In this age of camera phones, does anyone have a photograph? Are the police investigating? Crickets!
Needless to say, the chances of this being a 'consciousness raising' hoax, after a publicaly controversial racially tinged incident, are pretty darn high. Everyday bigots and frat house drunks don't walk around with sidewalk chalk in their pockets. Activists do.
Our local cadre of community activists masquerading as journalists are far more interesting in retricting the information we get access to, than in actually informing us about what is going on.