Danny Johnson, you've done us proud.

Not only were you cleared of allegations that you punched a Chicago police officer during anti-NATO protests in the Windy City earlier this month, but you went through the ordeal, including a week in jail, with the kind of mellow aplomb only a Southern Californian could demonstrate.

Johnson told the Chicago Sun-Times it was no sweat:

It was awesome. I would not speak badly of my time in Cook County Jail.

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If this guy was any cooler he'd be the other side of the pillow.

Organizers of “Occupy Walk USA,”, which claims the Angeleno as a member, say Johnson, born Danny Lamar Johnson, had been jailed in lieu of $10,000.

But bail was reportedly raised for him.

The judge in his case believed his story that he did not punch a cop off his bike during a May 15 protest, saying there was no probable cause to prosecute him.

Johnson said the judge …

… kind of belittled me, and called me all types of names, but after his tirade, he said he wasn't going to send me to jail.

He was freed after 7 days, and this week Johnson turned up in Arizona.

He told the Sun-Times that he used his stay behind bars productively, even educating his jailers about the Occupy movement.

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