Man faces graffiti-spraying charge --...

Man faces graffiti-spraying charge -- Trials, Chicago

There are 91 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 25, 2008, titled Man faces graffiti-spraying charge -- Trials, Chicago. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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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Memphis, TN

#45 Mar 25, 2008
Good. Very, very good.
Judy Bar Topinka

United States

#46 Mar 25, 2008
In my hood the alderman lets these losers tag walls ...some kind of art looks so freaking getto!

Chicago, IL

#47 Mar 25, 2008
He should get jail time. I live in a building that was tagged last year and we had to replace $9,000 in windows because the tagger used acid based paint.

I hope the justice system shows no mercy.

Alsip, IL

#48 Mar 25, 2008
Stupid grownups. tagging is so cool

Chicago, IL

#49 Mar 25, 2008
Kudos to the Chicago Police Dept!

Chicago, IL

#50 Mar 25, 2008
Lets fix this situation wrote:
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!
His view is different than that of the typical midwestern yokel living in Chicago, so he must he must be a crazy, shiftless "hippie." Nice generalization to explain away the fact that your white bread, vanilla and uncultured way of thinking doesn't apply to everyone.
Judy Bar Topinka

United States

#51 Mar 25, 2008
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.
you loser...who doesn't complain about taxes!!
chicago cop

Chicago, IL

#52 Mar 25, 2008
Sam wrote:
I want to catch one of these maggots and do the same exact thing.
<quoted text>
back in the days , thats what we did.

but we now have to be the nice police, and just watch the artwork go up.
You guys are ghey

Charlotte, NC

#53 Mar 25, 2008
I live in Bartlett, IL and I WISH we had some graffiti? Sheesh, well good graffiti anyways, not that stupid gang stuff. It's good to see Chicago's finest out there chasing REAL criminals. Y'all are ignorant as all hell...

Chicago, IL

#54 Mar 25, 2008

River Forest, IL

#55 Mar 25, 2008
Criminals run free like wild animals...particularly on the south side...with gunned hands flailing about shooting each other and innocent vicims, but a kid getting crazy with spray paint gets jailed and held in lieu of a ginormous $200,000 bail.

Only in Chicago.

I'm not condoning destruction of property, but you can see how things are priortized around here. And my common posting closer...

I hate you, Daley!

Dallas, TX

#56 Mar 25, 2008
Kudos to the judge for the high bail.

Chicago, IL

#57 Mar 25, 2008
Once again, after reading the way people in this city react to an assult on their wallets, I'm glad guns are banned in Chicago!
marie s

Redwood Estates, CA

#58 Mar 25, 2008
cop wrote:
we catch them all the time and all they get is a slap on the wrist! THeir faces should be spray painted!
Amen!!! Cop, can you get the city to do that? If you're caught tagging, then the city gets to spray paint YOU.
normal person

Wood Dale, IL

#59 Mar 25, 2008
WhiteBabies wrote:
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.
LOL @ mimicking Banksy. Come on, at least Banksy is creative. Also - what works in other parts of the world must work here?? I find it hard to belive other "world class" cities are perfectly fine with graffiti

Chicago, IL

#60 Mar 25, 2008
Excellent. Let him have it. I'm sick of seeing people's homes and businesses ruined like this.

Chicago, IL

#62 Mar 25, 2008

YoU KnoW What make me wOrrY more is your thinking. We Got sO manY KillINg GoiNG IN tHIS City all ages no oNe safe And THE ONly thING CoPS aND you all cAre About is Catching soMe teeN. Give Us sOme ReaL news aNd Graffiti Is HerE to StaY So jUst LOve it ANd If YOU reaLLy wanT HAtE on sOMethING HAte PeopLe KillING pEOple.
ChILL OUT Half of you folks sound like your crazy.
"Yeah, we get our man" What a jokE.:)

Hinsdale, IL

#63 Mar 25, 2008
A felony for some paint? Glad to see the justice system has its priorities straight. Now a 19-year-old kid (yes, kid) won't be able to land a job because he got caught tagging. Whatever happened to just making kids clean this crap up after themselves when they get caught? Our court system really has worse crimes to worry about. What's next? Felony charges for skateboard damage to federal property? Ooooh!

Chicago, IL

#64 Mar 25, 2008
normal person wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL @ mimicking Banksy. Come on, at least Banksy is creative. Also - what works in other parts of the world must work here?? I find it hard to belive other "world class" cities are perfectly fine with graffiti
Yea, I find it hard to believe this tagger was painting this:

Massillon, OH

#65 Mar 25, 2008
WhiteBabies obviously has never left the state, but considers himself an expert on "world class cities". Sydney is a "world class" city and is covered with tasteless terrible graffiti and it looks atrocious. A donation wall done by a talented artist is art. Valdalization is not art. Get some taste you crybaby. No city is proud of graffiti. I think any tagger that is caught should have to inhale an entire can of spray paint. The crippling effect of the propellant and volatile chemicals that cut the paint would do wonders to their brain and nervous system and pretty soon we wouldn't have any taggers and the world would be a better place. The best part is they're mostly 14 year old pseudo-gangstas with enough money to get to the suburbs, buy paint, take it to chicago, take it to neighborhoods that they don't live in, and ruin peoples homes, businesses, and property. Some swift, iron fisted justice would set those jerks straight right away. A police batton to the jaw is a lot more effective than protracted court proceedings and jail time. It's also much easier on the tax payer.

Also, why is spray paint even produced? It is staggeringly bad for your health and airbrushing works much better without the propellants. The world woudl be a better place for an innumerable number of reasons if there was no more spray paint. Learn how to use a brush and an airbrush.

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