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Since: Mar 09

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#88137 Jul 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
Socialist! How very Orwellian of you!
Kidding, I kid.
Yeah, let's mount butt cams on the dogs, get a good record of the poop and a good shot of the location as they leave.
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Would these need to be ass-mounted cameras?

Since: Jan 10

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#88138 Jul 11, 2013
My friend's boyfriend has a dozen or more security cameras mounted outside their house. THey show the street, driveway, down the alley in both directions, and they are high quality. So much so that he turns tapes over to the cops to arrest taggers. He made $5K last year from the cops paying him for each arrest they made thanks to him.

The other day he posted a video of some thug trying to break into friend's new car -- and the image was so clear, even in the mostly dark.

Friend's boyfriend is in his 70s and retired. I asked her the other day, "So what's J doing in retirement?" That's how I found out about all the security camera stuff!

When they lost power from our recent storms, he got the generator running and hooked up the fridge/freezer, and the security system.:)

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88139 Jul 11, 2013
Man after my own heart!
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend's boyfriend has a dozen or more security cameras mounted outside their house. THey show the street, driveway, down the alley in both directions, and they are high quality. So much so that he turns tapes over to the cops to arrest taggers. He made $5K last year from the cops paying him for each arrest they made thanks to him.
The other day he posted a video of some thug trying to break into friend's new car -- and the image was so clear, even in the mostly dark.
Friend's boyfriend is in his 70s and retired. I asked her the other day, "So what's J doing in retirement?" That's how I found out about all the security camera stuff!
When they lost power from our recent storms, he got the generator running and hooked up the fridge/freezer, and the security system.:)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88140 Jul 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
Socialist! How very Orwellian of you!
Kidding, I kid.
Yeah, let's mount butt cams on the dogs, get a good record of the poop and a good shot of the location as they leave.
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No need for butt-mounted cams (you guys are strange). I'm guessing that poop is being left in the common areas of the condo, so just get some cameras and point them where the offending poop has been found. Either people will pick up the poop because they don't want to get busted or they'll just move somewhere else less common.

Since: Jan 10

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#88141 Jul 11, 2013
Story in our local paper: Man drove drunk, hit and killed someone. Part of his sentence is he has to visit her grave for one hour every year for 10 years.

Parents: Would you want this? Would you even want him at the grave of your dead child?(I assume her parents are okay with this or they wouldn't have done it.) But I guess my instinct would be, I'd want him to have nothing to do with her grave whatsoever.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88142 Jul 11, 2013
Did somebody say cake?

My India trip has been postponed at least 6 months, probably more, if it even happens at all. I'm ready to eat my feelings.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88143 Jul 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Story in our local paper: Man drove drunk, hit and killed someone. Part of his sentence is he has to visit her grave for one hour every year for 10 years.
Parents: Would you want this? Would you even want him at the grave of your dead child?(I assume her parents are okay with this or they wouldn't have done it.) But I guess my instinct would be, I'd want him to have nothing to do with her grave whatsoever.
Fine by me. I'm not a grave-visit-y person, so it's not like I'd run in to him there.

Since: Jan 10

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#88144 Jul 11, 2013
My friend said that the average age of taggers is 25-35 and they tend to be white men with full-time jobs.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88145 Jul 11, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Did somebody say cake?
My India trip has been postponed at least 6 months, probably more, if it even happens at all. I'm ready to eat my feelings.
Maybe they are bringing the jobs back to the US instead? Hope, hope, hope

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88146 Jul 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend said that the average age of taggers is 25-35 and they tend to be white men with full-time jobs.
Maybe in MN.

Around Chicago the graffiti is mostly gang stuff done by teens, maybe early 20's. A few years back Chicago tried to put an 18 or 21 year old age requirement to purchase spray paint. I don't recall whatever happened with that. It didn't stop the taggers.

Local irony. A suburb just south of me which has some extended concrete railroad embankments allowed a local artist to paint a mural with local themes.(Squishy- across from Hecky's)It was okay as murals go and the subject matter was very clear. Time passed, new politicians and community activists decided it constituted an eyesore and had it painted over.
Now the neighborhood just to the west of it has been having an increase in shootings. I figure some taggers will see it as an easel.But I will give you odds that it won't be 30 year old white guys doing it.

Since: Jan 10

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#88147 Jul 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe in MN.
Fair point. My friend was told that by the cops. Or... maybe only the 30yo white guys are dumb enough to get caught b/c they're doing it in neighborhoods where more people care about their property.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88148 Jul 11, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Did somebody say cake?
My India trip has been postponed at least 6 months, probably more, if it even happens at all. I'm ready to eat my feelings.
Aw, bummer.

May I offer the alternative of drinking your feelings? That's what I plan to do tomorrow night (new system goes live tomorrow... wish I could drink tonight but I should probably be rested and not hung over tomorrow).

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88149 Jul 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>Aw, bummer.

May I offer the alternative of drinking your feelings? That's what I plan to do tomorrow night (new system goes live tomorrow... wish I could drink tonight but I should probably be rested and not hung over tomorrow).
There will be plenty of time for that--Also just found out that SIL and the fiancé are coming back on Saturday for a week.

I shouldn't complain, as they've been gone for a month, but ugh...

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88150 Jul 11, 2013
I find that very hard to believe. Do you have a link to some of their arrests?
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend said that the average age of taggers is 25-35 and they tend to be white men with full-time jobs.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88151 Jul 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Local irony. A suburb just south of me which has some extended concrete railroad embankments allowed a local artist to paint a mural with local themes.(Squishy- across from Hecky's)It was okay as murals go and the subject matter was very clear. Time passed, new politicians and community activists decided it constituted an eyesore and had it painted over.
Now the neighborhood just to the west of it has been having an increase in shootings. I figure some taggers will see it as an easel.But I will give you odds that it won't be 30 year old white guys doing it.
I know it; used to live up that way and passed it daily going to the MIL's.

There's lots of gang sh!t happening over there now and I'm REALLY glad we moved out a few years ago. I go to the HS now daily for swim lessons and there's been a shooting right were we park only an hour or so before class starts and before that, some dad dropping his kid off for graduation practice got cut up, in his car, by some a-hole with a boxcutter wanting money. I had to turn around to find a spot the day of the shooting (the police had crime scene tape up everywhere) and on the next block, I felt the need to ensure my doors were locked. It's not right.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88152 Jul 11, 2013
http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/pd/graffiti.asp
http://www.arrowheadranchphaseii.com/view/van...
http://www.nysun.com/new-york/police-arrest-a...

The last one is about an old dude tagger, but the last paragraph refutes your assesment.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend said that the average age of taggers is 25-35 and they tend to be white men with full-time jobs.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88153 Jul 11, 2013
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2006/08/10/...

Average age 17 in MN.

I think the cops told your friend that age range sarcastically.

Besides, if he gets paid for turning in taggers, who is on his video?
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend said that the average age of taggers is 25-35 and they tend to be white men with full-time jobs.

Since: Jan 10

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#88154 Jul 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
I find that very hard to believe. Do you have a link to some of their arrests?
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No, I don't care enough to look for that stuff!:) My friend said the cops told her that (and the security footage they collect holds it up). But as PE pointed out, it's most likely a regional thing, varies by city. Also, my friend's neighborhood is South Mpls, but in north Mpls, I guarantee you, taggers are not white guys ages 25-35.

Since: Jan 10

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#88155 Jul 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/ pd/graffiti.asp
http://www.arrowheadranchphaseii.com/view/van...
http://www.nysun.com/new-york/police-arrest-a...
The last one is about an old dude tagger, but the last paragraph refutes your assesment.
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I was talking solely about Minneaplis, not the entire country. You can't compare one city with another so easily.

Since: Jan 10

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#88156 Jul 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/n ews/2006/08/10/minneapolis-mov es-closer-tightening-rules-gov erning-spray-paint-sales
Average age 17 in MN.
I think the cops told your friend that age range sarcastically.
Besides, if he gets paid for turning in taggers, who is on his video?
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I don't think the cops were sarcastic. And my friend's tapes, as I said, show white guys.

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