"We need to apply the same principle to random racist or anti-Semitic graffiti. If we mostly ignore it, and paint over it, the racist or hoaxer doesn’t get the satisfaction of our reaction. They don’t see us march through the streets or write hand-wringing Op-Eds about what is going wrong with our society. We take away the satisfaction of the crime."
By Karol Markowicz, Fox News, October 31, 2017
Link to full article. Ignoring hate graffiti means we don't give racists - or hoaxers - the satisfaction they crave
On the night before a campus-wide Unity Day Celebration, three vandals in masks broke into the campus to spray paint offensive graffiti on the historic school building walls. A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading the arrest of the vandals. The school and law enforcement are taking this vandalism case very seriously.
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The concrete entryway in front of the Parkminster United Church in Waterloo, Ontario was hit with offensive graffiti. The congregation decided to turn this act of vandalism into an act of community building and a reaffirmation of their inclusiveness. They painted a colorful mural over the graffiti tag.
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Powerfully offensive racist graffiti vandalized Eastern Michigan University three times, in proximity to a monument to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The racist graffiti caused outrage and sparked protests. A 29-year old former student was arrested for the graffiti attack. There was shock and surprise when the vandal of the anti-black hate vandalism was himself a black man. The FBI, state law enforcement, and campus police deserve praise for their efforts to identify and arrest the vandal. Over 1,000 hours were devoted to the investigation. Additional lighting and security cameras are a best practice to deter graffiti, and will be installed.
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From Graffiti Tag to Street Art...
In Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, business owners were upset when their building was tagged with gang graffiti. After it was cleaned by the city graffiti removal crew, the gangs tagged it a second time. Between graffiti shadow and much of original paint marred by the repeated graffiti removal attempts, the owners decided to take matters into their own hands for how to stop the tagging and to beautify the commercial corridor. They decided to paint a giant black and white head shot of Dolly Parton with the assistance of a projector that allowed them to trace the iconic image. The result has been widely celebrated in the neighborhood and has ended the gang graffiti at that location.
After a spree of graffiti tagging on building exteriors, interiors, and vehicles in Cortland, New York, two graffiti taggers, aged 21 and 22, have been arrested. The police are taking the graffiti crimes seriously and charges include Making Graffiti, conspiracy, criminal mischief, and burglary. A third individual is being sought. Security cameras played an important role in allowing law enforcement to identify graffiti taggers.
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After satanic graffiti was found spray painted on a 250 year old Salem Black River Presbyterian historic church in rural South Carolina, four individuals were arrested. All four taggers, between the ages of 18 and 20, were enlisted and stationed at the Shaw Air Force base. The damage to the historic church building was estimated at $3,000.
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Correlation between Graffiti and Crime
San Antonio Police and local community watch groups use systematic approach to graffiti to combat crime. A model for community based anti-graffiti and anti-crime efforts, the San Antonio method uses data and mapping to better police the community. Gang graffiti is a communication used by gangs to claim territory. If graffiti is quickly removed, the gang has a difficult time claiming that territory with the gang and rival gangs. In areas with ambiguous gang control, crime rates decrease. Efforts such as this require close working relationship between community and police. Neighbors must remain vigilant in reporting, or cleaning graffiti as soon as it appears.
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Two men were arrested and charged with graffiti attack on school buses and other private vehicles in Cape Henlopen, Delaware. The graffiti included profanity and racial slurs. The State Police moved quickly and the vandals were quickly identified and arrested.
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Swastikas spray painted onto Playground of jewish Nursery School in Westchester County New York
A pair of swastikas were spray painted onto the playground walls of a Jewish Nursery School in Mount Kisco in Westchester County, New York. Police are looking for any tips to help the investigation. Police prioritizing the arrest of graffiti taggers is essential in deterring future attacks.
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