Skip to comments.'Sharpie Parties' Fuel Rampage on Foreclosed US Homes
Posted on 08/17/2012 7:08:31 AM PDT by Abiotic
In the age of Facebook and Twitter, a new crime has hit America: "Sharpie parties," gatherings of revelers armed with "Sharpie" magic markers and lured by social media invitations to wreak havoc on foreclosed homes.
Five years into the U.S. foreclosure crisis, Sharpie parties are a new form of blight on the landscape of boarded-up homes, brown lawns and abandoned streets. They are also the latest iteration of collective home-trashing spurred by social media.
At least six Sharpie parties were reported in one California county in recent months, where invitations posted online drew scores to foreclosed homes.
The partygoers are handed Sharpie pens on arrival by their hosts and urged to graffiti the walls - a destructive binge that often prompts other acts of vandalism, including smashing holes in walls and doors, flooding bathrooms and ripping up floors.
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Inhuman Animals lashing out blindly
Easy way to put a stop to all of that. They are no better than looters....Shoot to Kill.
now 3rd world plagues like west nile virus are sweeping the US
when are we going to STOP this insane influx of foreigners into our country!!!
Kids...... the same ones that voted for Obama in 2008....at least now they have something else to do besides worship/vote for “The ONE.”
How are the Occupados going to re-occupy homes and reclaim them from Eeeeeeevil Capitalist Bankers if their own 99%ers keep destroying them?
People are terrible creatures aren’t they.
Who would even waste their time doing something like this.
I was walking my dog on 84th street last night in Manhattan and this fellow around my age (I’m a young 30), came strolling aroudn the corner with an “Obama” t-shirt with his name and face on it.
Without even thinking I laughed right in his face (a true gut reaction to the sight of this).... he said “what?” I said “I’m sorry that was rude, I shouldn’t mock the pathetic to their faces, that isn’t classy”.
He didn’t get it and looked befuddled.
The government is doing this on purpose, so it won’t be stopped, just expanded..I.E the articles about the long DREAM applicants.
interesting way to get back at the foreclosing bank....post a party at 36 Elm Drive, tonight at 11:00pm...
This is why people were put out on the street with little notice years ago, and why employers give notice and walk employees to the door.
You do know there's nobody living there, right? Those houses now belong to the banks.
I doubt there's a state in the union that lets you shoot to kill purely in defense of property.
I don't think what the "Sharpies" are doing is right, but shoot to kill? Out of proportion.
I guess I just do not understand this stuff.
I own a home. I took out a mortgage. I have been paying it for almost 19 years now.
The bank fulfilled their obligation to me. If I lose my job, I do not expect the bank to really take a huge hit. If the value of my home drops, I don’t expect the bank to forgive me.
I appreciate the anger of someone losing their home...but I just don’t get the anger directed at the banks.
Last time I worked at a bank, we did not put guns to anyone’s head.
Banks sit on property to keep the “value” on the books. They should sell and take the hit but nooo. I would love to own a house in Kalifornia at a reasonable price, so would a lot of people.
The answer is DDT! The mosquito population of the world was under control from the use of this insecticide as was Malaria until 1962 when the leftist tree hugger Rachael Carson wrote her book “Silent Spring”. Millions around the world have died because of the knee jerk reaction banning the use of DDT in mosquito control because of the allegations that were made in the book, many of which have never been substantiated by credible research.
A short stint in jail or a few months probation isn’t going to impact these morons. Put them into forced labor camps until they pay for the damage they’ve done.
Buy a bank. . .then you can run it any way you want.
seems like a way to manipulate short sale purchase prices.
One sharpie party and presto, instant 10-20 grand discount.
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