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Graffiti gang who caused £150,000 worth of damage to trains described by judge as “talented artists”
Daily Mail (UK) ^
| 10:13 EST, 11 December 2012
| Kerry McDermott
Posted on 12/11/2012 8:21:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
A judge described a graffiti gang who caused £150,000 ($242,000) worth of damage in planned attacks on trains as talented artists, as he locked them up for a combined total of almost four years.
Keiron Cummings, 21, Alex Rowe, 22, and Billy McColl, 17, targeted train and tube carriages across London in a three-year campaign described as vandalism on an industrial scale.
The trio, who called themselves SMT, caused huge disruption to train services by spraying their tag onto carriages under cover of darkness. But Judge Henry Blacksell said the defendants had got talent, and that he would pass the least possible sentence.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anarchy; graffitivandals; judicialactivism; traingraffiti
These judges should be made clean up the mess that these riffraff made; then they would be passing the harshest possible sentence instead. (Never mind the garbage these kids painted on the trains being far less talented than some of the work on the New York subway trains in the 80s, not that I approve of that era at all. Talent? Lets see some talent in the form of elbow grease cleaning up every bit of graffiti all over London, then.)
posted on 12/11/2012 8:22:06 PM PST
It is Londonistan now. Let the city rot
posted on 12/11/2012 9:00:54 PM PST
What the judge is trying to say is “sneak on about my house some night and put a right good paint job like that on it.”
posted on 12/11/2012 9:08:22 PM PST
(Who is John Galt?)
If it were up to me, I’d hang ‘em.....i HATE grafitti, the decline of Western Civilization on display.
posted on 12/11/2012 9:11:00 PM PST
Paint a canvas not the trains. If I don’t care for what someone calls art I don’t have to look at it everyday.
posted on 12/11/2012 10:52:40 PM PST
It's not too great looking, but it is a lot better than what the tax payers in Madison Wis have paid for the city to put up in public places. One piece of "art" looks like a very large bird relieved itself, and that is just one example of public paid for "art".
I have a friend who did a video to try out for the Super Bowl Doritos ad contest called "Inspiration" with his graffiti artwork in it, that I think is much, much better than this stuff.
posted on 12/11/2012 11:12:17 PM PST
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