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  • Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destroyed 5Pointz Murals

    02/14/2018 6:27:26 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2018 | ALAN FEUER
    Ruling that graffiti — a typically transient form of art — was of sufficient stature to be protected by the law, a federal judge in Brooklyn awarded a judgment of $6.7 million on Monday to 21 graffiti artists whose works were destroyed in 2013 at the 5Pointz complex in Long Island City, Queens. In November, a landmark trial came to a close in Federal District Court in Brooklyn when a civil jury decided that Jerry Wolkoff, a real estate developer who owned 5Pointz, broke the law when he whitewashed dozens of swirling murals at the complex, obliterating what a lawyer...
  • 'Non-white' student linked to racist graffiti inside school, officials say

    11/22/2017 7:10:53 AM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    School officials in a Missouri community were making plans Tuesday to discipline a “non-white” student whom they said had confessed to writing a racial slur and the phrase “White Lives Matter” on a mirror inside a girls’ restroom at a high school. Parkway schools Superintendent Keith Marty said in a statement Tuesday that the revelation that a non-white student was involved was surprising, but it did not “diminish the hurt” caused by the incident at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield. "The behavior was wrong and the student will be held accountable for this serious act according to our student...
  • Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

    11/13/2017 2:08:12 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 13, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.And this is a federal ruling, so it...
  • New York graffiti artists triumph over developer who destroyed their work

    11/09/2017 7:10:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    A jury has ruled that a real estate developer broke the law by destroying a swath of graffiti art in New York City, in a verdict that could provide legal protections for street artists across the US. The federal jury made its decision after a group of artists sued Jerry Wolkoff, who painted over their work at the 5Pointz building in Queens, New York City, in November 2013. 5Pointz, a former factory owned by Wolkoff, was a haven for graffiti artists from around the world and became a prominent tourist attraction. Wolkoff had given the artists permission to use the...
  • Black man admits putting racist graffiti on his own car

    11/07/2017 6:34:39 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies
    A black Kansas man has admitted he put racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank that got out of hand, police said Monday. Photographs posted on social media Wednesday showed the car covered with racial slurs against blacks and messages that included “Go Home,” ”Date your own kind,” and “Die.” The vehicle, covered in graffiti scrawled with washable paint, was parked Wednesday at an apartment complex near Kansas State University and the incident fueled racial tensions at the university and in the community.
  • Racist graffiti painted on car near K-State was a fraud

    11/06/2017 4:22:17 PM PST · by skimbell · 32 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11/6/17 | MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS
    An incident in which racist slurs were painted on a car near the Kansas State University campus last week was a hoax, and the man who painted the slurs has apologized. Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams...
  • Employee arrested after racist graffiti, arson at Kansas City church

    10/30/2017 6:14:36 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 35 replies
    kctv5.com ^ | Posted: Oct 30, 2017 3:41 PM CST Updated: Oct 30, 2017 6:01 PM CST | Posted by Chris Oberholtz, Digital Content Manage
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A church maintenance worker has been charged with arson after setting a fire at Concord Cultural Center and spray-painting racist graffiti on the front of the adjoining church in an effort to cover up his burglary, said Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Nathaniel D. Nelson, 48, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. Nelson remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing. Nelson was a member of the church who was employed as a maintenance worker at the church and...
  • A black man is charged in racist graffiti incidents that shook Mich. campus, drew national attention

    10/25/2017 6:25:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2017 | Fred Barbash and Susan Svrluga
    Eastern Michigan student Mikea LaPierre holds a sign in protest of the racist graffiti in 2016. Campus police noted that they had committed more than 1,080 hours to investigating the incidents, with the help of the FBI and the Michigan State Police, among others. EMU President James Smith said in a statement to the campus community that the vandalism “created significant pain, fear and distress among our students, faculty and staff” and that he had felt angry about them as well. The incidents prompted strong reactions throughout the community, both on and off campus. The faculty senate condemned them and...
  • Black Man Arrested In ‘KKK’ Graffiti Case At Eastern Michigan

    10/24/2017 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11:04 PM 10/23/2017 | Amber Athey
    A black man has been arrested in connection with a string of racist graffiti incidents at Eastern Michigan University that were protested by students on campus last fall. Eddie Curlin, 29, was arraigned Monday, Oct. 23, in Washtenaw County District Court on three counts of malicious destruction of property, four counts of identity theft and one count of using computers to commit a crime, reports MLive. The charges are related to three incidents of vandalism that appeared to be targeting the black community at EMU. In September 2016, EMU discovered “KKK” and “Leave N***ers” spray painted in red, white, and...
  • Racial slurs written on dorm room boards of black Air Force Academy cadet candidates

    09/29/2017 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    Air Force Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2017 | Stephen Losey
    Racial slurs were written on the dormitory message boards of five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School earlier this week. Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, director of public affairs for the academy, said the slurs were discovered Monday. One cadet candidate’s mother posted a photo on her Facebook page Wednesday that shows the words “go home n*****r” written on the white board outside her son’s room. “This is why I'm so hurt!” the mother said in her post, which was at first public but then taken offline Thursday. “These young people are supposed to bond and protect...
  • 'The Thinker' at UofL vandalized with pro-Trump graffiti

    08/26/2017 7:46:23 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 26 replies
    NBC Cincinnati ^ | 11/9/2016 | Amber Powell
    The Thinker statue at UofL was found vandalized with pro-Trump writing the morning after the presidential election.
  • West Hartford Man Told Police Anti-Trump Graffiti At School Was Out Of 'Anger Toward Liberals'

    07/06/2017 9:07:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 5, 2017 4:20 PM | Mikaela Porter
    The West Hartford man who police said wrote profane and threatening anti-Trump graffiti at Morley Elementary School on June 15 has been ordered to stay off the property. Hartford Community Court judge Tammy Geathers said Wednesday that Steven Marks, 32, is to stay off the Bretton Road school property and continued his case to Aug. 2. […] West Hartford Police on June 19 released a 28-second surveillance video clip showing a bald, white man wearing a dark blue Boston Red Sox t-shirt with khaki shorts riding a bicycle onto the Morley playground accompanied by a white and brown dog, identifying...
  • LeBron James Alleges Racist Graffiti, Still Zero Evidence (Fake hate crime....again)

    06/05/2017 2:58:42 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    Out Kick the Coverage ^ | 6/4/17 | Clay Travis
    On Friday afternoon I called the Los Angeles police department to request any and all information about their investigation of the alleged racist graffiti incident on a gate outside LeBron James’s LA area home. The LAPD said they had nothing to share, including the police report itself. The only evidence I was told the police department had logged was a photo of the graffiti on the gate provided by the individual(s) at LeBron James’s Los Angeles residence. I was also told there had been no surveillance video entered into evidence in this case.
  • Lebron James Los Angeles Home Vandalized w/N-Word Graffiti: Detectives Investigating Hate Crime

    05/31/2017 10:33:29 AM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/31/2017 8:45 AM PDT | STAFF
    An L.A. home owned by LeBron James was the target of a hate crime -- someone spray painted the n-word on the front gate and detectives are now investigating, cops tell TMZ Sports. Here's what we know ... multiple LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle responded to the home early Wednesday morning. We're told the word was scrawled on the outer gate. We're told investigators are looking for security footage from neighbors which may show the perpetrator. Records show LeBron bought the house back in 2015. The graffiti has since been covered up. We're told LeBron was not at...
  • Three D.C. monuments damaged with graffiti over holiday weekend

    02/21/2017 8:31:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 21 at 10:27 AM | Dana Hedgpeth
    The Washington Monument and the World War II and Lincoln memorials were damaged by graffiti over the holiday weekend, officials said. U.S. Park Police and National Park Service officials said the three sites had graffiti markings that were similar in nature and not considered to be political or racial. Authorities would not release photos of the graffiti, saying the incident was still under investigation. They described it as being written in black ink, perhaps with a Sharpie pen, and slightly hard to read. One message said, “Jackie shot JFK.” Another message mentioned the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the...
  • The Most Bourgeois Sight Imaginable': Philadelphia Attorney Is Caught Spray-Painting 'F*** Trump'...

    12/03/2016 9:45:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 3, 2016
    The Most Bourgeois Sight Imaginable': Philadelphia Attorney Is Caught Spray-Painting 'F*** Trump' Graffiti While Wearing A Blazer, Chinos And Swilling A Glass Of Wine 3 December 2016 A lawyer from Philadelphia has been caught on camera daubing a wall with anti-Trump graffiti while dressed in smart blazer and holding a glass of wine. Duncan Lloyd, who is an assistant city solicitor has been identified in the surveillance footage that saw him and another man walking along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill on November 25. Lloyd, who is smartly dressed in the video, is seen filming or taking photos, while a...
  • Philadelphia City Attorney Identified In Connection With [bleep] Trump’ Graffiti [VIDEO]

    12/01/2016 1:59:16 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 1, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    <p>A Philadelphia city attorney has been identified as one of two men involved in spraying anti-Donald Trump graffiti on a building in the City of Brotherly Love last week.</p> <p>According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, assistant city solicitor Duncan Lloyd was captured on video with another man who spraypainted “Fuck Trump” on a new grocery store.</p>
  • Detained Cuban artist who mocked Castro’s death ‘was badly beaten,’ family says

    11/30/2016 7:08:28 PM PST · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    Cuban dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, who was detained by authorities on Saturday after mocking Fidel Castro’s death, was severely beaten, according to relatives who saw him at the detention center in Guanabacoa. “Danilo's mom saw him,” the artist’s girlfriend, Miami resident Alexandra Martinez, 24, said late Tuesday. “He was badly beaten upon entering Guanabacoa and suffered a severe asthma attack.” Authorities also confiscated his cell phone, she said. Martinez said Maldonado’s mother, Maria Victoria Machado, was allowed to visit her son at a Guanabacoa police station, on the outskirts of Havana, for the first time since he was...
  • Church Vandalized With Nazi Graffiti Saying “Heil Trump,” But It Won’t Remove the Hate Message Yet

    11/17/2016 12:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | November 17, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    until Nov. 30. “The reason we’re leaving it up, though, is symbols are what you make of them,” she said. “And if we decide to look at these and be embarrassed and consider them hateful and angry and we decide to cover them up, then we give the power to the idea that hate is more powerful than love, and that’s not the case.”
  • Outrage as Leftist Source of Trump-Swastika Graffiti Exposed

    11/16/2016 9:23:47 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 56 replies
    Conservvative Tribune ^ | 11/16/16 | Unknown
    When liberals heard about swastikas painted on a campus church with the word “Trump,” they went wild. But now America just learned who was really behind the hate graffiti, and now libs are completely embarrassed. Two Jewish students were charged with the hate crime where they vandalized the campus church at Northwestern University with swastikas, making it look as if supporters of President-elect Donald Trump were responsible for the offensive graffiti. According to The Chicago Tribune, Anthony Morales, 19, and Matthew Kafker, 18 were both charged with a hate crime and vandalism after they came forward to admit to spray-painting...