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A few days ago we posted about a Swiss businessman who trespassed and vandalized a subway car so elaborately, it was mistaken for an advertisement. Well, he entered a plea and was finally sentenced!
To read the full article, follow the link:
Location: Downtown LA. Concrete walls of the Los Angeles River.
Vandal: MTA (Metro Transit Assassins) - "This is one of the most prolific and destructive graffiti or `tagging' crews" in L.A., said Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the city attorney.
Tag: A "Blockbuster" - 1/4 Mile LONG!
(As found in GraffitiAbatement.org's online training, a blockbuster is a VERY large piece of graffiti using simple block letters and typically only two colors. They are often applied using rollers and bucket paint instead of cans.)
Damage: Close to $4 Million Dollars in damage due to environmental hazards that the paint posed to the location.
Scene: Yesterday marked a premier court injunction that resulted in the organization of an August 31st hearing against the MTA.
Goal: Restricting the MTA on who they see, where they go, AND what they carry.
Blamed for over 500 graffiti incidents, who can blame LA officials for seeking aid in their fight against the MTA?!
Read the entire article found in the June-24-2010 Daily News - Los Angeles, authored by C.J. Lin. "Graffiti costing LA millions." http://bit.ly/drHVLW
I took a walk this morning. Just me and my iPhone. I walked. It kept track of my steps, my route and my heart rate. I sang. It kept the tunes coming. Using my phone I tweeted my favorite lyrics, found the closest starbucks and skimmed over the latest headlines on my New York Times app. While reading, my eye caught sight of a nearby building that had been "redecorated" with a VERY noticeable tag right across the front face of the building. To the tagger that had used the spray paint to scrawl his name on the wall, this was a proud presentation. To the building owner, this was straightforward vandalism.
If I was a Phoenix resident - I could have grabbed my phone, snapped a picture of the tag, and submitted it to the Neighborhood Services Department! The next wave of iPhone apps are allowing residents to report graffiti and other blight vandalism to their local city officials.
For more details on Phoenix's myPhxAz iPhone App, click on the link below:
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