Here’s yet another batch of flicks taken by my homie TIPZ at one of the local yards recently. Enjoy.
Archive for October, 2007
Here’s another batch of flicks taken by my homie TIPZ at one of the local yards. Enjoy.
Only about 30 years late, Australia is finally realizing that there are graffiti problems with their trains. Gee, didn’t see this one coming.
GRAFFITI vandals are costing Connex $11 million a year in train damage and delays.
More than 280 trains were delayed in the past week because of vandals, many coming from interstate.
In contrast, attacks on Connex trains delayed 270 services for the whole of September.
Transit Police say Melbourne has become “the place to be” for those wanting to vandalise trains and trams.
Connex said there had been 48 separate attacks on trains since last Wednesday, including 17 involving graffiti on windscreens.
Vandals from New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland are regularly coming for a weekend of tagging public transport.
Many of those caught are found with video equipment so they can post “brag videos” on the internet.
But Chief Inspector Brian Jennings from transit police said the footage makes vandals easier to identify and catch.
“There is an intelligence exchange between the various units who police the transport system in the different states,” he said.
Read More: Graffiti vandals causing havoc with trains
Orange County is one of the very few counties in the world where you can go spraying at and go to jail for over a year if caught doing it illegally. And it’s getting worse…much worse.
The city is looking to increase penalties for graffiti offenders to stop tagging before it starts.
The city’s graffiti removal efforts have been increasingly aggressive and now the city is considering implementing a civil citation process as a harsher punishment for taggers.
As of now, offenders are only fined if the case makes it to court and the judge finds the suspect guilty. A civil citation gives the police the power to fine the criminals.
The crime currently warrants a misdemeanor, according to the city code, and taggers are expected to pay for property damages. However if the damage is more than $400, taggers could be charged with a felony, according to Police Chief Dennis Kies.
Mayor Jim Gomez has also been working with city staff and the Police Department to outline how offenders would be punished.
Gomez is looking to hold parents accountable for their children’s actions and incorporate strict fines.
On a first offense, taggers would be fined $250, $500 for the second offense and $1,000 for the third offense. If the fines are not paid, the tagger could face up to 60 days in jail.
Read More: Graffiti could bring stiffer penalties
If you haven’t heard about all of the fires in California by now then you’re just blind and can’t hear! Most are suspected arson. The following is a bit of data and info that I’ve gathered about the fires, I’ll try and keep this updated:
Community Little Book has put together a nice list of resource links about the various fires.
Fox11 LIVE News Coverage.
NASA images of the many fires in Southern California.
Google’s Interactive fire map.
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
500,000+ People Evacuated.
1,300 Homes Lost.
10 People Dead.
640 Square Miles Burned.
50,000 San Diego Residents Returned Home.
They really aren’t playin’ at all in Delaware. But this guy got a bit too crazy and hit a church…consequences.
In the past month, graffiti tags such as SON and MAG scrawled in orange, silver, yellow or gold spray paint have been turning up on the sides of numerous businesses in Prices Corner, Belvedere and Christiana Hundred.
Investigators probing these acts of vandalism Thursday arrested the alleged vandal — a 21-year-old Newport man — and charged him with defacing more than a dozen area properties.
Following a raid at his home, state police charged Joseph T. Marro Jr. of the 500 block of Augustine St. with 10 counts of graffiti, one count of possession of graffiti tools, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs not in their original container.
Marro was released after posting $7,000 bail, state police Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said.
During the search of his home, detectives confiscated a large bag of magnum markers, Sharpies and other markers in various colors commonly used to produce graffiti work, 13 grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe.
Investigators also seized Marro’s computer and art work.
During questioning, Marro waived his rights, police said, and acknowledged that he was responsible for spray painting his tags, including SON, at these businesses:
â€¢Cash Advance, 2000 Newport-Gap Pike.
â€¢Boston Market, 3130 Kirkwood Highway.
â€¢Jersey barrier, Del. 100 south of Del. 2.
â€¢Celestial Church of Christ, 1110 Newport-Gap Pike, Belvedere. (WTF were you thinking?!!)
â€¢McDonald’s in Midway Plaza, 4625 Kirkwood Highway.
â€¢Ted’s Liquors, 1202 Newport-Gap Pike, Belvedere.
â€¢7-Eleven, 298 S. Maryland Ave., north of Boxwood Road, Christiana Hundred.
â€¢Deer Head Hot Dogs, 620 S. Maryland Ave., north of Boxwood Road, Christiana Hundred.
â€¢The Centerville Road underpass at Del. 141 near Prices Corner.
â€¢Pep Boys on Kirkwood Highway, Prices Corner.
â€¢A billboard sign at Citgo, 3927 Kirkwood Highway.
Read More: Alleged vandal, 21, arrested for graffiti
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) Buffalo’s Finest Vandals getting local news coverage and a lot of hot and heated looks. Enjoy this fine news piece.
If you drive along the Lakefront on Route 5 you’ll see a new greeting welcoming visitors to the Queen City. This message, however, is downright insulting and laced with profanity. Splattered across an Ohio Street building owned by Advantage Trim and Lumber, huge eight foot high letters spell out a variation of the mother of all dirty four-letter words.
The group is called “Buffalo’s Finest Vandals” and they have spray-painted their way to ignominy by defacing property throughout the city. However, this time, their actions have been caught on surveillance camera, and Buffalo Police Detectives have some pretty good evidence to assist them in finding the two vandals responsible.
Read More: Obscene Graffiti Along Route 5
It really does seem to me that they’re just getting younger and younger.
Two children were arrested for allegedly causing a wave of graffiti in New Castle County dating back to August.
Police arrested a 13-year-old boy from West Fifth Street in New Castle on four charges of graffiti and a 15-year-old boy from Sweetbriar Lane in New Castle on three counts of graffiti.
The pair caused more than $2,100 worth of property damage across the county by leaving graffiti â€œtags,â€ or messages, on the roofs and sides of area buildings, said New Castle City Police spokesman Lt. Adam Brams.
â€œOne of the kidsâ€™ reasoning behind this was he was bored,â€ Brams said. â€œThe other didnâ€™t give a reason.â€
All of the offenses stem from crimes the pair are believed to have committed during August, but police believe the boys may be linked to other spots of graffiti spread across the city, Brams said. Police arrested the two after roughly a month and a half of investigating more than a half dozen tags. Each tag carried messages with words like â€œRenoâ€ and â€œOnce,â€ Brams said.
They’re just getting younger and younger! And I thought I was a youngin’ when I started!!
A 13-YEAR-OLD boy will go on trial after denying 19 counts of causing criminal damage by scrawling graffiti.
The string of charges covers about Â£4,500 of damage, with two individual incidents costing a total of Â£3,500 alone.
The offences date from between June 2006 and April this year.
He cannot be identified for legal reasons. Police raided the boy’s home in Beatrice Street, Gorse Hill, in early April.
It is alleged spray cans, pictures of tags and other items were found in his bedroom.
They struck in the belief that the youngster was responsible for the tags LV, SCOPE and FELT – with LV having been identified as one of the six most prolific scrawls in Swindon.
Read More: Boy, 13, denies 19 counts of graffiti
Well, it finally looks like cities and states are spending some real money on graffiti abatement, by installing still and video cameras, along with motion detectors in some cases. Here’s a perfect example:
Law enforcement in Kern County has turned high-tech in its fight against graffiti.
With a click of a camera, law enforcement will now be able to catch taggers, at least on tape.
The Kern County General Services Department and Sheriff’s Department hope a talking surveillance camera will deter taggers. It says, “Stop. Your picture has been taken. It is illegal to spray graffiti or dump trash in this area. Leave the area now.”
The camera first warns verbally, then flashes a picture when someone walks by.
For every camera site, the county said they have seen a 95 percent drop in graffiti.
“We’ve had some real interesting pictures that we’ve shot over already that we wish we could have shown you tonight, but we have some really good shots, and they’re doing a really good job,” said Richard Johnson from the Graffiti-Off program.
Read More: Smile, you’re on graffiti camera
UPDATE: Check out the video.