City may redraw laws on graffiti

City may redraw laws on graffiti

There are 300 comments on the Tacoma Daily Index story from Jun 17, 2006, titled City may redraw laws on graffiti. In it, Tacoma Daily Index reports that:

Federal Way is looking at ways to strengthen its graffiti laws. But King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer says the entire region needs to work together.

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#325 May 3, 2010
yes seattle this is the reason why you are gonna get royally screwed and love it,because you're priority is spell checking and nevermind the fact that your whole town is turning into san diego,ca
so enjoy your complacent,politeness and don't forget to tip and say thank you next time you get robbed!! WTF??
Federal Way

Bratislava, Slovakia

#326 May 3, 2010
the reason why there is graffiti in federal way is because law enforcement is too busy using the surviellance technology from their "safe city" program to watch its citizens have sex in the privacy of their own homes

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#327 May 4, 2010
ah thanks for your eurocense dumpkoff you got alot a room to talk what are you kidding me? from czechoslovakia,yes look at the success of your porno set of a state,don't worry america is begging to live like russia so enjoy it while it lasts dasvidanya!
Federal Way

Bratislava, Slovakia

#328 May 4, 2010
are you sure i dont live behind the commons? and its dummkopf

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#329 May 5, 2010
QUE NO HABLA VIVA LA MEXICO!!!
good

San Jose, CA

#330 May 12, 2010
hopefully so!
Curious Kid

Seabeck, WA

#331 May 20, 2010
Alright, so real talk. I just wanna know what the law actually says about it.
Graffiti is art.
Some of it's not always pretty.
Most taggers or whatever don't do it on places where it's gunna matter anyway.
And to the extremists out there...shut the fuck up.
if you saw a tagger in real life, you probably wouldn't do shit!
the most you'd do is call the cops or tell them to "get away from here".
Props to all artist out there.
back to my question...WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?
in Seattle?
How much trouble can you get in for it?

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#332 May 20, 2010
um this is not seattle this is cantaffordya #2 bring your own tp

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#334 May 23, 2010
NAW MAN tell ya what once i get all dem white gilrz strung out on dat crack do dis be a better place fo us know what i'm sayin??
SHAKE 2010

Seattle, WA

#335 Oct 25, 2010
tagging is illegal. graffiti is art. a colorful graffiti peice is sort of like a puzzle, can you figure out what it says? it really isnt that hard. but its something to look at, right? would you rather have a crappy boring wall or a large and colorful graffiti peice to break from the dullness? im a graffiti artist. i dont go and tag fences, churches, or anything at all really. i stay to the legal spots. buying canvasses would be ineffective. why buy a large peice of canvas to paint on when the walls outside are free? the life of a canvas isnt that long. itll tear and the paint will crack if you roll it up. alot of people just want to be known around town, marking territory. its friggin stupid, i agree. a graffiti artist goes through phases, they start out with the most basic form of graffiti, tagging. then they go to bubble letters, and then to intricate peices. if there was a legal wall on every block, the graffiti problem would diminish. graffiti will always be a problem, but itll provide kids a place to do their sh^t. when you stick to a peice of paper, you go stir crazy. there are only so many techniques you can use. there are so many different things you can do with a can. and there are other methods of graffiti. wheatpastes for example, can great really intricate. ive seen some really nice ones around seattle. england has some really amazing art that is illegal. Banksy is a wittty vandal. everybody loves his art. nobody ever really covers it up. Space Invada does mosaics of the original space invaders video game and sticks them places because he has a message: advertising is invading our spaces. we are constantly trying to be sold something with a billboard or a neon or led sign, the colors and everything about these advertisments are attracting out attention. he is making fun of the invading aspect of these advertiments. he is invading the public space with something creative and colorful but without selling something. its just something fun to look at.
a graffiti wall is like a skate park. if you drive by a skatepark, notice how many kids arnt out in the streets f^cking up ledges and curbs and breaking peices of cement out of the ground. if we have more graffiti walls where anybody can go and do their stuff, and have fun and relax while doing it, people will get more creative. things will evolve. instead of fighting it, lets encourage it and see where it takes us. when my dad disowned me for doing graffiti when i was 12, i just wanted to write more. when my mom started encouraging it, i stopped doing it illegally.
if you suspect your child is a tagger, encourage them to do it legally. give them supplies, a place to paint, get out there in gloves and a gas mask and coveralls if you want and create something with them. graffiti isnt the bad part, its the tagging. encourage their artistic sie instead of punishing them for it.
graffiti is more then just letters. i love doing cartoons, stencils, wheatpastes, and making sculptures out of my old used paintcans. i want people to stop thinking so INSIDE THE BOX about it, expand your mind.
the fact that they found no instances of anything with artistic value is bullsh^t. its subjective. if the person they are sending out is very one sided about what is art, like traditional french oil paintings from the 1700s, of course they arnt going to find anything. its subjective. id like them to send out a bunch of art critics, people that specialize in examining art.
if we make more graffiti walls, seattle will spend less money tracking vandals and covering over their crap and more money doing something really awesome for the city, maybe cleaning up the streets and spending more money on the police force and fixing or replacing the deteriorating viaduct. fight art with art, right?
whome

Seattle, WA

#336 Oct 25, 2010
mommy didn't love me waaaahhhaaaa!!
what up foo i'm down wit da 6 9 street foo i kill you yeah welcome to everyother big city-this is the reason why they keep moving from themselves and we all know the best "art" is the stuff under the underpass
whome

Seattle, WA

#337 Oct 25, 2010
thus the reason mexico is so great they don't wanna live there and california was soooo awesome they didn't wanna live there either,and jersey so fawkin wonderfowl they didn't wanna live there ,so now they do the same thing they ran away from
whome

Seattle, WA

#338 Oct 25, 2010
its too late for seattle anyways washington is another los angeles or chicago -besides art chool is too expensive and i think my neighbors windows would look better with my autograph on them heheheehh

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#339 Oct 31, 2010
I need my car painted:

“laugh until your belly hurts”

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#340 Oct 31, 2010
DERF wrote:
A tag is not art. In no way shape or form. There are some murals that are really amazing but thats only a small portion when compared to the 1000's of junk attempts at ghetto art.
The true artist will rise up and put their talent to better use....like for making money rather than vandalizing the property of others.
Oh, you dont have to go to art school to make money making art. All you need is the drive and talent. If the art is good, it will sell its self.
I don't know its always easier to blame someone else I guess.
that's odd... there are many university art schools which teach tag art as a major study course.
Most Americans disapprove

Bratislava, Slovakia

#341 Nov 2, 2010
spreading carrot top is a narc all over town is illegal, but putting up a work of art in a place that is run down and forgotten is a good thing. especially if it is done with permission
Graff Mcstaff

Dearborn, MI

#342 Nov 3, 2010
John Williamson wrote:
The penalty for Graffiti should be 1 year hard labor
cleaning up their art. They should also return to jail at night and lose all freedom. Lets bring back the chain gangs. That will teach them a lesson they will never forget. Punishment should be very harsh. This might be hard since Washington is so week on controlling crime. But should we pay for cleanup. Its their crime and they should pay the price.
Yeah ok, that'll teach them! LMFAO seriously, a little harsh dont you think? Somebody draws or writes on a wall and you lock them up and throw away the key? The punishment you speak of should be reserved for the most violent and evil criminals, politicians, sex offenders, and scammers, not kids drawing pictures or words on walls. Your speak like some angry old man who sees kids step on his grass and blows a gasket, chill out gramps, it's art. There are way more dangerous people that the law needs to focus on, like politicians.

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#343 Nov 3, 2010
UM THIS ARTICLE PERTAINS TO californians massive drive to spread their same failed police state they paid mexico to take over.now what didn't work for mexico surely would be worth expanding to the whole west coast -UGH AMERICANS ARE RETARDED!and yet paying for their anchor babies ,giving them the right to vote without i.d. or citizenship seems to me mexicos lucky year they just got their welfare state on an upgrade to the whole west coast now all you liberals d-bags can enjoy the fruits of your complacency and enjoy their hard earned police state!! and expanded drug cartels territory to the whole west coast(that must be why the pot bill didn't pass in cali,since they outstupided themselves again,now they migrate north and do the same stupid thing
graf

Seattle, WA

#344 Mar 10, 2011
John Williamson wrote:
The penalty for Graffiti should be 1 year hard labor
cleaning up their art. They should also return to jail at night and lose all freedom. Lets bring back the chain gangs. That will teach them a lesson they will never forget. Punishment should be very harsh. This might be hard since Washington is so week on controlling crime. But should we pay for cleanup. Its their crime and they should pay the price.
ignoramus.
why would we want to pay taxes for putting even more nonviolent people in jail. graffiti is beautiful

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#345 Mar 14, 2011
DON'T WORRY CALIFORNIANS ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SHARE THEIR FEAR INFESTED,CRIME RIDDEN ,GANG INFESTED POLICE STATE WITH ANYONE WHO WILL HAVE THEM-THEY WILL CONTINUE TO STRUT AROUND IN OBLIVIOUS DENIAL AND ENTITLEMENT DEMANDING EVERYONE CATER TO THEM AFTER ALL THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WITH PAYING MEXICO RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS TO EXPAND THEIR CORRUPTED CRIME RIDDEN CARTELS TO SHARE THEIR MURDERS,KIDNAPPING AND DRUG RINGS WITH ALL OF AMERICA SOLEY BECAUSE THEY MEXICAN" AND ENTITLED TO A FREE RIDE BECAUSE THEY'RE RACE IS BETTER THEN ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS CAME TO THIS COUNTRY IN THE LAST 200 YEARS? REALLY?

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