Man faces graffiti-spraying charge -- Trials, Chicago

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THE BLOTTER A man caught spray painting graffiti in the Roscoe Village neighborhood Monday morning was charged with a felony after he admitted to vandalizing more than 20 locations on the North Side in a single ...
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J-Dog

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#25
Mar 25, 2008
 
Kevin, awesome dude!! I love it.

Keep up the good work!!!!!

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kevin wrote:
I caught a kid tagging my building once. After I chased him down the street, and beat the crap out of him, I took his spray paint, held him down and spray painted his genitals. We haven't had much of a problem with graffiti since then. You may call me crazy. I call it swift justice.
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#26
Mar 25, 2008
 
Great news; hope he has to pay restitution and possibly scrub the graffiti himself.
Howman

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#27
Mar 25, 2008
 
Remember that Chicago has a very effective service called "Graffiti Busters". I called them once for my building and they were out within 24 hours and they did an excellent job. I have noticed a big increase of graffiti on the North Side lately which is amazing since spray paint can't be purchased within the city limits.
J-Dog

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#28
Mar 25, 2008
 
How about 10 hours for each property he defaced and fines. Little sh**t and other will get the message. I also think rewards for civilians who help in the arrests would be good too - these squirmy little fu*ks would turn on themselves for $ in a heartbeat.

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Besides removing the paint he tagged on other folk's property. How about 3 hours of community service for each of his identified offenses in the area where he did his tagging.
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#29
Mar 25, 2008
 
It's time to turn "Big Brother Surveillance" into an advantage here. I'm all for arresting taggers. But with all the surveillance available to us why can't we start ridiculing those who do this over and over? Take for example the viaduct at Roscoe and Kostner. Every couple weeks it gets tagged, then the gang symbols are removed, then the tags are back again. Can't we stick up a camera, video the perps and then paste their sorry mugs all over the Chicago area? A suggested headline: "Would-be gangstas express their feminine side by attempting 'art'" - or something similar. The object is to psychologically castrate them because it's their testosterone they're trying to broadcast, kind of like the kitty-kat with the midget brain who blasts his stereo at 1000 decibels while cruising down a residential street on a Sunday. The dude they just caught is small potatoes. It's the gangstas who need to be taught a lesson first. Go git 'em!
Jim A in Chicago

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Mar 25, 2008
 
Cravat wrote:
Hopefully "Preston" and "vegan" slip up next.
I was at a CAPS meeting in the 14th last year when the subject of graffiti and "Preston" came up and this one cop got glassy-eyed, his facial muscles tightened and as he looked off into the distance he said if it's the last thing he does he's going to get this "Preston" guy. It was almost scary!
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#31
Mar 25, 2008
 
yeah i hope this schmuck gets what's coming for him...but let me just say that when a neighborhood gets "vandalized" by gentrification, police brutality, higher taxes, higher property values that middle/lower class people can't afford, etc, no one complains. i guess what this message board reveals to me is that our naive citizens can complain about idiot individual vandals, who definitely deserve to face the long arm of the law, but somehow can't muster the confidence to fight against institutional dysfunctionalism. you are all cowards, just like this vandal.
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Mar 25, 2008
 
kevin wrote:
I caught a kid tagging my building once. After I chased him down the street, and beat the crap out of him, I took his spray paint, held him down and spray painted his genitals. We haven't had much of a problem with graffiti since then. You may call me crazy. I call it swift justice.
Sure ya did tough guy....
Mike

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#33
Mar 25, 2008
 
I hope they at least banged his head against the cop car door when they him in.- freaking loser
Sam

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#34
Mar 25, 2008
 
I want to catch one of these maggots and do the same exact thing.
kevin wrote:
I caught a kid tagging my building once. After I chased him down the street, and beat the crap out of him, I took his spray paint, held him down and spray painted his genitals. We haven't had much of a problem with graffiti since then. You may call me crazy. I call it swift justice.
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#35
Mar 25, 2008
 
LBL wrote:
They should make this punk paint every wall he tagged. Maybe after all the labor he puts in he'll think next time he vandalizes.
I agree. Hell with putting him in overcrowded jails. Fine him and make him paint all of the areas he tagged, as well as others.
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#36
Mar 25, 2008
 
Fed-up, he has enough money to BUY SPRAY PAINT which ain't cheap - whats your point?

Here's your answer - move to Gary, Ind if you can't afford gentrification.

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fed up wrote:
yeah i hope this schmuck gets what's coming for him...but let me just say that when a neighborhood gets "vandalized" by gentrification, police brutality, higher taxes, higher property values that middle/lower class people can't afford, etc, no one complains. i guess what this message board reveals to me is that our naive citizens can complain about idiot individual vandals, who definitely deserve to face the long arm of the law, but somehow can't muster the confidence to fight against institutional dysfunctionalism. you are all cowards, just like this vandal.
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#37
Mar 25, 2008
 
Before sending this punk to prison, make him and others caught to paint over all the walls they defaced and then send them off to jail for a while, at least 2 years. They cost us all money to paint over their "art" and makes our city look bad.
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#38
Mar 25, 2008
 
Good. They should spray paint him and then throw him in jail for 5 years. Graffiti is so annoying.
WhiteBabies

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#39
Mar 25, 2008
 
Roscoe Village...Let's hope he has a stencil that says "Be Gone Yuppie Scum"

These stencil "taggers" are mimicking Banksy in London. It is a respected artform in other parts of the world. Typical Chicago tunnel vision....Such a "world class" city.
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#40
Mar 25, 2008
 
One count? The jerk should face 20 counts, serious jail time, and restitution to all property owners. The Mayor, City Council, and police are failures in so many ways, but their unwillingness to seriously address this quality of life issue harms the city greatly.
Diane Cantor

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#41
Mar 25, 2008
 
Lock these scumbags up, and throw away the key. F'n losers.
Rachel

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#42
Mar 25, 2008
 
25 years at Rikers Island for this clown...after he cleans off all his markings with a toothbrush.
Bill

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#43
Mar 25, 2008
 
tired wrote:
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beat the crap out of him? swift justice? read a little about the graffiti artist TIE ONE and tell me if this story doesn't sound similar...
a little perspective might be helpful.
No perspective needed, one less tagger in the world never hurt anyone!! The best part of "taggers" is that they feel they are "artists" and "expressing themselves"... No, its called being an A$$ of society and having no respect for others property. If taggers are artists then my comments make me a writer!
Lets fix this situation

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#44
Mar 25, 2008
 
Oscar Goodman wants to cut their thumbs off, not their hands. I bet White Babies doesn't have a real job or life. A Couch Sitting World Problem Solver! Has not had a life since Jerry Garcia died!

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