Milwaukee Graffiti: Milwaukee Alderma...

Milwaukee Graffiti: Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan admits his neigh...

There are 32 comments on the Fox6 story from Jun 10, 2010, titled Milwaukee Graffiti: Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan admits his neigh.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

A Milwaukee Alderman on the city's south side says his neighborhood is losing the war on graffiti.

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business1

Beaver Dam, WI

#1 Jun 10, 2010
Its about time. The graffiti is getting worse and worse. I just saw a NEW wall on East National Avenue with grafitti all over it already. These brash people really need to begin getting a serious wake up call, that includes mandatory jail time. It's enough.
sss

Watertown, WI

#2 Jun 11, 2010
Why cant they put undercover police out overnight so they can catch the taggers? I mean there has been to be a way to catch people in the act?
Dave

Milwaukee, WI

#3 Jun 12, 2010
Surveillance camaras are the best deterrent put them up high in plan sight. They dont even have to be real or work, but the real thing is best, if you can get the police to do something with the video other than make a report and file it. Alot of the people that are doing graffiti are involved in other criminal activity and should be look at very closely.
legos

Sussex, WI

#4 Jun 12, 2010
Lets just build them a big wall. they create some really interesting artwork sometimes!
southside homeowner

Waukesha, WI

#5 Jun 12, 2010
I live on lincoln ave. it is an eye sore yes!!! but we need to ban together!! fear is our enemy-stand up for yourself and the home you take pride in. they (taggers) pretty much know that there are more people who dont call and they feed off that fear. the police/bob/ patty all know my name-.I call on "the ladies of the night/day/afternoon" to drug dealing to loud music - I work hard and when i get home to my castle I want to enjoy it.
MR CAP

Milwaukee, WI

#6 Jun 12, 2010
WOW REALLY? UNDERCOVER COPS? CAMERAS? INTERESTING ARTWORK? LOOK YOU FOOLISH PEOPLE...I HAD A HOME OFF OF LINCOLN FOR 15 YEARS. WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT THE HOUSE THERE WAS ONE MEXICAN FAMILY IN THE AREA. WHEN I D-U-M-P-E-D- THE HOUSE THERE WAS ONE WHITE FAMILY IN THE AREA. IT WENT FROM A CALM SERENE NEIGHBORHOOD TO LOUD MUSIC, GRAFFITI, GROUPS HANGING OUT IN THE STREET ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT, PILES OF GARBAGE FROM THESE FILTHY PIGS. I LOST $35,000.00 IN PROPERTY SALES BECAUSE OF THEIR LIFESTYLE. NOTHING PREDJUDICIAL JUST FACTUAL. THE FIRST SIGN OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GOING BAD IS THE LOUD MUSIC THAT VIBRATES YOUR WINDOWS WHERE YOU CANT EVEN HEAR YOUR TV WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR OWN HOME.I CALLED THE POLICE EVERY TIME THERE WAS LOUD MUSIC, OR PEOPLE LOITERING, OR LIGHTING OFF FIREWORKS. I CALLED THE ALDERMAN A FEW TIMES... EVERYONE START CALLING YOUR ALDERMAN AND DEMAND THAT SOMETHING BE DONE TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY VALUES. I THINK I WAS THE ONLY ONE CALLING AND THAT AND A BUCK-FIFTY WILL GET YOU A BUS RIDE ACROSS TOWN. YOU KNOW WHO YOUR NEIGHBOR PUNKS ARE WITH THE LOUD STEREOS. WHEN THEY PARK THEIR CAR AT NIGHT I SUGGEST YOU WAIT UNTIL THEY'RE ASLEEP AND DISABLE THEIR MACHINE.
MR CAP

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Jun 13, 2010
$35,000- THATS' THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS- NOT EXACTLY CHUMP CHANGE. HOW MUCH IN PROPERTY VALUE HAVE YOU LOST BECAUSE OF THESE WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS THAT MOST LIKELY ARE RENTERS AND COULD CARE LESS?
mr idiot

Sussex, WI

#8 Jun 14, 2010
MR CAP wrote:
$35,000- THATS' THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS- NOT EXACTLY CHUMP CHANGE. HOW MUCH IN PROPERTY VALUE HAVE YOU LOST BECAUSE OF THESE WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS THAT MOST LIKELY ARE RENTERS AND COULD CARE LESS?
what does any of your post have to do with graffiti. Lets try to stay on topic here instead of crying about something that frankly only you care about.
PR and Proud

Milwaukee, WI

#9 Jun 15, 2010
legos wrote:
Lets just build them a big wall. they create some really interesting artwork sometimes!
It worked in the Twin Cities and other places.
PR and Proud

Milwaukee, WI

#10 Jun 15, 2010
Dave wrote:
Surveillance camaras are the best deterrent put them up high in plan sight. They dont even have to be real or work, but the real thing is best, if you can get the police to do something with the video other than make a report and file it. Alot of the people that are doing graffiti are involved in other criminal activity and should be look at very closely.
Have cameras worked with speeding, running red lights, and other driving crimes? Have cameras worked with robberies? I'm not sure it would deter graf at all.
MR CAP

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Jun 15, 2010
mr idiot wrote:
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what does any of your post have to do with graffiti. Lets try to stay on topic here instead of crying about something that frankly only you care about.
GRAFFITTI WAS ALSO AN ONGOING PROBLEM AND THIS WAS ON TOPIC.DO YOU REALLY THINK I AM THE ONLY ONE CONCERNED ABOUT LOSING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY BECAUSE OF THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE? I HOPE YOU LOSE EVERYTHING YOU OWN THEN POST BACK.
Fed up

Milwaukee, WI

#12 Jun 15, 2010
I tagged one last friday night almost a half block away down the alley with a .17 cal air rifle (very quiet) with a scope. I bet the little bastard has a welt on his leg this AM. Idiot was standing under a light about to do his deed on a neighbors garage door.
I took aim out of my garage side window sitting back about 3 feet (no rifle barrel sticking out) on a bench rest (nice and solid) beautiful clear shot to the thigh area with a flat nosed pellet. Not a chance of being seen since I was completely in the dark.
Little graffitti bastard ran(limping) like a cat with a firecracker up his ass.
NEXT!
To bad I only have one window in my garage. Guess I will have to install another one to see down the alley in the other direction.
I forsee a lot less graffitti in my alley very soon.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Calls to the PD did no good, calls to alderman did no good...pellet to the leg did good!
Fed up

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Jun 15, 2010
Oh, I don't think he ran to the police to report me, might be hard to explain since I took pictures with a nice zoom lens just in case the police came around the neighborhood asking questions.
No officer I didn't hear anything, but I did snap these nice clear pictures of a young man defacing my neighbors garage. Sure you can see his face because he was standing under a light. I even made enlargements for you on my computer.
mr idiot

Sussex, WI

#14 Jun 16, 2010
MR CAP wrote:
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GRAFFITTI WAS ALSO AN ONGOING PROBLEM AND THIS WAS ON TOPIC.DO YOU REALLY THINK I AM THE ONLY ONE CONCERNED ABOUT LOSING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY BECAUSE OF THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE? I HOPE YOU LOSE EVERYTHING YOU OWN THEN POST BACK.
my cushy little neighborhood doesnt have a graffiti problem, doesnt have a violence problem, hence the reason I live where I do. Very wonderful neighborhood so I wont be losing anything.
I CURSE YOU MR IDIOT

United States

#15 Jun 17, 2010
mr idiot wrote:
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my cushy little neighborhood doesnt have a graffiti problem, doesnt have a violence problem, hence the reason I live where I do. Very wonderful neighborhood so I wont be losing anything.
SO THEN WHY SHOULD THIS MATTER TO YOU IF YOU HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE? WOW YOU ARE STOOPID-INTEGRATION TRAVELS FAR, AND WIDE, AND SLOW. ONLY A MATTER OF TIME COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU...KARMA CURSES YOU, AND I HAVE GYPSY BLOOD AND I CURSE YOU MR IDIOT...
I CURSE YOU MR IDIOT

United States

#16 Jun 17, 2010
DO NOT BOTHER WITH A REPPLY I AM CHANTING
BOB

Oak Creek, WI

#17 Jul 7, 2010
Graffiti is art! I dont know why you have a war with graffiti nobody can stop it.
sourpuss

Kewaunee, WI

#18 Jul 8, 2010
In Singapore, the problem has largely stopped. Once convicted, the perps face a severe butt caning, which is like whipping the violator. Since scars are lifelong, they can look in the mirror at THAT grafitti.
Youthfocus

Waukesha, WI

#19 Jul 19, 2010
Why not work to engage the youth in meaningful activities with positive role models? Encourage the development of activities, Boys and Girls Clubs, mentorship programs, etc. Jail time and such reactions are merely bandaids that will not fix the root of the problem.
GRAFFITI VANDAL

Waukesha, WI

#20 Jul 19, 2010
legos wrote:
Lets just build them a big wall. they create some really interesting artwork sometimes!
---YOU ARE INDEED PART OF THE PROBLEM! THIS IS VANDALISM, NOT ARTWORK. THE CORRECT TERM IS GRAFITTI VANDAL, NOT GRAFITTI ARTIST. IT IS NOT CALLED ARTISM, IT IS CALLED VANDALISM MORON . EVEN ON AN ASSIGNED WALL ,THE WALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS IN IS AT THAT POINT GHETTO. WE ALL KNOW THAT GHETTO PEOPLE ARE NOT THE ONES THAT PAY TAXES TO KEEP THE CITY FUNCTIONING.

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