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Old 08-01-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Now there' a shocker, ugh...this makes me both so sad and angry. It's bad enough they destroy our whole country, but also where so much of our history began. Just disgusting.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Most graffiti in the country is not done by gangmembers, and even that is mostly done by Americans.
A LARGE percentage of graffiti is done by middle class White Americans.
ROFL, you're on to us. That's one of my favorite things to do on "date night", tagging public property.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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ROFL, you're on to us. That's one of my favorite things to do on "date night", tagging public property.
LOLOLOL I love it. Yeah, when I get back to the states that will be the first thing my wife and I will want to do, I am sure.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: California
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ROFL, you're on to us. That's one of my favorite things to do on "date night", tagging public property.
Awww....did some of your feelings get hurt?
Thats a MEAN stereotype, amc. Its not FAIR!

haha. Is it really that hard to accept that white people do bad things too?
Especially when that bad thing is something people like to attribute to Latinos or Blacks?
Who do you think is doing it in Europe where graffiti is way more prominent?? lol

I dont want to diss, because I've always loved graffiti art, but I always think its funny when it gets blamed on illegals, and even minorities, because a good part of graffiti writers I've seen/known are white. Especially some of the more famous ones.

From the classic Style Wars PBS documentary

YouTube - White PPL Write 2

And that was in the Bronx(predominantly Black/Hispanic) in the 80s.

Since then graffiti has gone mainstream exploding across the country.
So chances are that tagging youre seeing in everytown, usa is done by a local boy.




YouTube - Against the Wall aka Quality of Life- Buy It Now

YouTube - Now This Is Racking Paint !

YouTube - Interview with Rasty, graffiti artist (Johannesburg)
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Awww....did some of your feelings get hurt?
Thats a MEAN stereotype, amc. Its not FAIR!

haha. Is it really that hard to accept that white people do bad things too?
Especially when that bad thing is something people like to attribute to Latinos or Blacks?
Who do you think is doing it in Europe where graffiti is way more prominent?? lol

I dont want to diss, because I've always loved graffiti art, but I always think its funny when it gets blamed on illegals, and even minorities, because a good part of graffiti writers I've seen/known are white. Especially some of the more famous ones.

From the classic Style Wars PBS documentary

YouTube - White PPL Write 2

And that was in the Bronx(predominantly Black/Hispanic) in the 80s.

Since then graffiti has gone mainstream exploding across the country.
So chances are that tagging youre seeing in everytown, usa is done by a local boy.




YouTube - Against the Wall aka Quality of Life- Buy It Now

YouTube - Now This Is Racking Paint !

YouTube - Interview with Rasty, graffiti artist (Johannesburg)
Uh no, you didn't hurt my feelings, you gave me a good laugh.
Plus, who cares who is doing the most graffitti in Europe
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Sadly, this neighborhood's collapse is on the wrong side of the capital beltway, for this to convince any illegal-huggers of the negative effects of illegal immigration. If this happened in Alexandria or Arlington i bet illegal crackdowns would start inside the beltway for a change.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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Who do you think is doing it in Europe where graffiti is way more prominent?? lol
Uhhh, yea, of course the whites are gonna be doing the most graffiti in Europe because Europe is a white continent.

Duh.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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Sadly, this neighborhood's collapse is on the wrong side of the capital beltway, for this to convince any illegal-huggers of the negative effects of illegal immigration. If this happened in Alexandria or Arlington i bet illegal crackdowns would start inside the beltway for a change.
I see you're from Virginia, but I heard on a History Channel program about MS-13 that one of the largest concentrations of Hispanics are in the Alexandria, DC metro area.

Either way, I agree with you. It is very sad.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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I am very familiar with Sterling, and can attest to the transformation due to illegal immigration. It doesn't even look like the same place. I used to frequent a Chinese restaurant there. Needless to say, I would now be afraid to even get out of my car. Illegal aliens have run the decent citizens out of that area; just as they have forced people out of areas nationwide.
Chicago has a horrible Latin King graffiti problem. I come in on the Metra train and these idiots go so far as to climb on top of the bridges above the train tracks and hone their "art" skills. I have worked downtown for more than 2 decades and last year for the first time in my life I saw gang symbols spray painted on beautiful office buildings.

How sad is it when you have a world reknowned reputation for grafitti busters:

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Mayor Daley's Graffiti Blasters Program Marks 10th Anniversary The second decade of Chicago's nationally acclaimed war on graffiti began today as Mayor Richard M. Daley oversaw the removal of painted vandalism from a building at 2500 N. Laramie Ave. on the Northwest Side.
Since April 1993, when Daley launched Chicago's Graffiti Blasters program, more than 1 million pieces of graffiti have been removed from private property in Chicago, and the program has been copied by cities around the world.
"I believe this program is so popular because it shows – in a very visible way – that this is a city that cares about its appearance and its quality of life," Daley said. "It tells the vandals and gang-bangers: ‘We are in charge here, and we will not allow you to ruin our neighborhoods'."
Daley was joined by Ald. Ray Suarez (31st), Streets & Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez and community representatives in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the innovative program.
The Graffiti Blasters program has 19 machines that use high-pressure baking soda like a sand blaster to safely and effectively erase graffiti from mineral surfaces like brick and stone. Additionally, 16 paint crews cover graffiti on surfaces that cannot be blasted.
"We get calls from cities around the world looking for information on this program," said Commissioner Sanchez, "but the most gratifying calls are those from community residents thanking us and the Mayor for ridding their neighborhoods of this painted blight."
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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You don't want to get caught painting over a gang graffito marking territory!
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