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  • Offensive graffiti stops bridge project in Amesbury

    04/28/2014 8:01:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    MyFoxBoston.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | MyFoxBoston.com
    AMESBURY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – An Amesbury man says someone sprayed offensive graffiti near his home on a beam that is part of a construction project, which was brought to a screeching halt due to the vandalism. Scott Taylor lives just feet from where a massive bridge project is happening on Interstate 95, and he says construction workers have been scattering debris all over his yard for almost a year. He woke up to the graffiti this week and that sent him over the edge. The message? “Welcome to Fallujah, baby.” "I think it's pathetic. I think it's cowardly. And I...
  • Vandals target Spike Lee’s former home after director’s gentrification rant

    03/02/2014 5:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2014
    Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of director Spike Lee days after a video of the director ranting against gentrification went viral. The vandals sprayed “Do The Right Thing,” on the front of the brownstone home in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The message is the title of one of Lee’s best-known movies, which tackles the subject of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Lee’s former home had part of the title written on the side of its stoop. …
  • 'Superpope' artist acclaims Pope Francis as a true hero

    01/30/2014 6:04:10 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | January 29, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Artist Mauro Pallotta. Credit: Andreas Dueren/CNA. Vatican City, Jan 29, 2014 / 10:02 am (CNA).- Artist Mauro Pallotta revealed that his viral depiction of Pope Francis as a superhero was done to portray how the pontiff uses his papal authority “for the good.” “I thought of representing this Pope, Francis, as a super hero of the Marvel (Heroes), simply because, according to me, he is one of the few people who, having a real power as a Pope, he uses it for the good like the superheroes of the American Marvel,” Pallotta told CNA on Jan. 29. Pallotta, 41, is...
  • Police: Iconic Austin Frog defaced by woman who thought it spoke to her

    01/02/2014 10:11:44 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 37 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 26, 2013 | Updated: December 26, 2013 4:09pm | by Heather Alexander
    A woman is under arrest after Austin's famous Frog mural was defaced with obscene words Christmas Eve. "The Frog," as it it known locally, was painted by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston and was once worn as a T-shirt by Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. Johnston lives in Waller, about 40 miles northwest of Houston. ...Rebecca Guest, 32, was caught red-handed by officers who saw her at work on the mural on Tuesday, according to a police affidavit. ...According to the affidavit, Guest told officers "she was covering it in expletives to force the owners to take it down completely." Officials said Guest...
  • This is what happens when a law student tries to stop graffiti vandals with her Mercedes

    10/09/2013 11:52:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2013 | Eric Owens, Education Editior (I can hear him laughing)
    A first-year student at San Francisco’s UC Hastings College of the Law allegedly ran a guy over while trying to take revenge on a group of graffiti taggers with her 1984 Mercedes-Benz. According to the San Jose Mercury News, police say the bizarre incident went down around about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday after the student, 26-year-old Meghan Anne Zato, was asked to leave an Oakland bar for unspecified reasons. On the way, Zato and an unnamed man saw the graffiti vandals tagging an exterior wall of the Oakland Public Library. Zato’s companion told the taggers they shouldn’t deface the wall....
  • Graffiti Artist Hits ‘Like’ On Facebook And Gets Arrested For His Alleged Role In Riot

    08/18/2013 6:16:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 18, 2013 5:23 PM
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A graffiti artist, who allegedly tagged a police car during the riot in Huntington Beach last month, clicked the “like” button on the police department’s Facebook page, triggering his arrest, police said Sunday. Huntington Beach police took to Facebook to trumpet the arrest of Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 18, of Anaheim. Rodriguez, “apparently proud of his actions, ‘liked’ the Huntington Beach Police Department’s picture # 15 and shared it with his friends, which was noticed by numerous fans on our Facebook page and a series of tips led to his identification,” police posted. On his own Facebook...
  • UPDATED: Man Seen Doing Graffiti Died After Officer Used Taser

    08/08/2013 5:38:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/8/13
    An 18-year-old man who was seen putting graffiti on private property in Miami Beach died after he ran from police and an officer used a Taser on him, police said. Miami Beach Police officers saw Israel Hernandez vandalizing private property with graffiti at 71st Street and Collins Avenue at 5:14 a.m. on Tuesday, Police Chief Raymond Martinez said in a statement Wednesday. Thiago Souza said that he and another friend were keeping a lookout as their friend Hernandez used gold spray paint to graffiti an old storefront. “I told him. I was like, 'Yo, stop,’” Souza said. Police pulled up....
  • Worker who was sent to remove graffiti finds image of himself on same wall hours later

    08/04/2013 6:09:05 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | undated | Ryan Lee Hall
    A graffiti artist is making headlines for his creative spray paint art. The artist painted and image of an employee, who removed his graffiti from the wall, earlier that day.
  • As Vandals Deface U.S. Parks, Some Point to Online Show-Offs

    06/16/2013 4:33:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | FELICITY BARRINGER
    <p>SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — When Steve Bolyard checked out a report of black paint on some of the park’s majestic saguaros — cactuses whose towering bodies and upraised arms are as emblematic of the American West as red-rock buttes and skittering tumbleweeds — he did not expect to see ganglike calligraphy covering more of them than he could easily count.</p>
  • Driverless Car Rigged to Ram White House Gate so Man Could Spray Graffiti

    06/14/2013 10:47:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/14/13 | JACK DATE
    An Ohio man who rigged his Jeep Patriot to ram the White House gates has told authorities that he planned to spray paint the "don'' tread on me" snake somewhere on the White House complex or "die trying," according to court documents released today. Photos of Joseph Reel's wrecked car and the 200 rounds of ammunition, knives, machetes and other items found in his car were released today along with details of Reel's plan to spray graffiti on the White House. Reel, 32, of Kettering, Ohio, has been charged with destruction of property and is being held in federal custody....
  • Reseda Special Education School Vandalized With Swastikas, Anti-Obama Graffiti

    06/11/2013 3:10:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | June 11, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    RESEDA (CBSLA.com) — A San Fernando Valley high school has been vandalized with hate messages, including threats to President Barack Obama, authorities announced Monday.
  • Chinese teen defaces Egypt temple; sparks outcry

    05/28/2013 11:39:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ap ^ | 36 minutges ago | Gillian Wong,
    The teen scratched "Ding Jinhao visited here" in Chinese on a temple wall in the ancient city Luxor, and the incident came to light when another Chinese tourist posted a photo of it on a popular microblog...
  • Graffiti force closure of Joshua Tree park sites

    04/13/2013 9:37:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Fremont Tribune ^ | 1 hour ago
    Officials say the graffiti started with just a few markings, but quickly spread. They blame vandals who posted pictures of their handiwork on social media sites, which enticed others to the same spot and leave their own illicit marks.
  • Suspected Tagger Found Dead, Dangling 9 Stories Up on Office Tower (Graffiti Punk Meets Doom)

    04/02/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
    Suspected tagger found dead, hanging 9 stories up on office tower A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer.
  • Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti

    04/02/2013 10:26:06 AM PDT · by Third Person · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 1, 2013 | Judy Lin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday. Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building. "From everything we can tell, he didn't have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that," he said. "He appeared to be looped into the rope." Police department spokeswoman Michele Gigante said...
  • Man found hanging off Sacramento high-rise was graffiti tagger (Darwin Award possible here)

    04/02/2013 9:55:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    KSBW.com ^ | 04/01/2013 | KSBW.com Staff
    A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday. Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building. "From everything we can tell, he didn't have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that," he said. "He appeared to be looped into the rope." A police department dispatch supervisor said Monday afternoon that investigators...
  • Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti

    04/01/2013 4:47:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://www.chron.com/ ^ | April 1, 2013
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday. Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building. "From everything we can tell, he didn't have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that," he said. "He appeared to be looped into the rope.A police department dispatch supervisor said Monday...
  • Afghan graffiti artist makes her mark in India

    03/02/2013 6:19:16 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | March 2, 2013 | BBC
    Malina Suliman's "crime" was to paint the walls of Kandahar with the graffiti of a skeleton wearing a burka and the depiction of an ordinary Afghan entangled between an American tie knotted to a turban worn by the Taliban. She defied the Taliban for as long as she could. But when the threats became frequent and after her father's leg was broken in an attack, she had to flee her home town a couple of months ago and take refuge in Mumbai. 'Un-Islamic art' Her sculptures outraged conservative Muslims and the Taliban. They declared that her work amounted to idol...
  • Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti'

    02/06/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    ...... In the proceeding years, graffiti, against Jews and Muslims alike, has come to conceal the beauty and allure of the ancient city and area surrounding the Cave of the Patriarchs. Most of the graffiti appears on David Hamelech Street, the main street in Hevron adjacent to the Jewish community. Among the slogans appearing on almost every wall or storefront are “Death to the Jews,” “Stop the Occupation,” and various expletives in both Arabic and English. However, ten months ago, when Barak Arusi was appointed to lead the police unit in charge of the area surrounding the Jewish holy site,...
  • Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti' Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron

    02/06/2013 3:28:03 PM PST · by Nachum
    inn ^ | 2/6/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In a joint effort and rare demonstration of unity, Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron are beginning to repaint the city walls that have been desecrated and profaned with derogatory graffiti for over a decade. Jewish residents, Israeli police and local Arabs are coming together in this highly contentious area in an effort to restore and repair the city to its undefiled state, before anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim graffiti came to be one of its most notable traits, Israel’s Hebrew daily Maariv reported. Following the barrage of Arab attacks in 2001, which reached its peak when an Arab sniper killed 10-month-old...
  • Graffiti suspect caught red-handed

    01/08/2013 1:02:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A man in custody on a criminal damage charge was also charged in connection with various instances of graffiti, after he was captured on surveillance footage and later found to have matching paint on his hands. Christopher Richardson, 36, was charged with attempted burglary and five counts of criminal damage after police said he attempted to gain entry to the UPS store on Fry Boulevard after it was closed, and then sprayed graffiti on a number of businesses in the same shopping area. On Jan. 4, after reviewing surveillance footage from the night before at the UPS...
  • Exclusive: First Glimpse of Former First Daughter Barbara Bush & Graffiti Artist Miky Fabrega

    12/13/2012 4:54:00 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 13:05 EST, 13 December 2012 | By Sara Nathan
    Her sister may be married and expecting a baby, but Barbara Bush is just as happy with her long-term boyfriend, graffiti artist Miky Fabrega - despite the fact he has been an outspoken critic of her family. The willowy 31-year-old has been quietly dating the Panama-born artist, 37, for the past two years - and the couple have kept their romance out of the public eye. But in this first glimpse of the pair, it is more than clear they are smitten as they pose with their arms wrapped around each other. Miky has made it clear he dotes on...
  • Gay artist who vandalized Chick-fil-A won't be charged

    08/30/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 30 2012 | Staff
    A West Hollywood artist who allegedly painted the words "Tastes like hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant because of the company president's stand against gay marraige won't be criminally charged by the L.A. County district attorney's office. Prosecutors announced Wednesday they were declining to press charges after Torrance police submitted a case. "The suspect has acknowledged his wrongdoing and offered to make restitution. Finally, the record does not establish the suspect was motivated by religious hatred," the D.A.'s office said in its letter rejecting prosecution.
  • DA won't file felony case against man who claimed responsibility for Chick-fil-A vandalism

    08/29/2012 5:11:02 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    LA DAILY NEWS ^ | August 29, 2012 | City News Service
    Los Angeles County prosecutors declined today to file a felony case against a man who publicly claimed responsibility for vandalizing a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Torrance with the words "Tastes Like Hate" in protest of the company president's comments against same-sex marriage. "... It is the conclusion of the District Attorney's Office that this is not a matter for which felony prosecution is appropriate," wrote John Zajec, the head prosecutor in the Torrance office. "The matter is therefore referred to the Torrance City Attorney's Office for consideration of possible misdemeanor prosecution." A representative from the Torrance City Attorney's Office could not...
  • Chick-fil-A restaurant vandalized with marriage equality stickers, gay pride flag [Md]

    08/12/2012 5:55:09 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 12 2012 | Associated Press
    FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick police say vandals put stickers promoting marriage equality and a gay pride flag on the windows of a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Police say the vandalism was reported Sunday morning. Several homemade signs were also left at the restaurant.
  • Artist who took credit for Torrance Chick-fil-A vandalism arrested

    08/09/2012 5:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Kate Mather
    Torrance police have arrested a West Hollywood artist who allegedly painted the words "Tastes like hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant last week. Manuel Castro, 30, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism about 7 p.m. Wednesday in West Hollywood, said Torrance police Sgt. Steve Jenkinson. Investigators are also working to identify a person of interest "who may have been involved in the commission of this crime." The graffiti — accompanied by a representation of a cow holding a paint brush — appeared during a week of demonstrations at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide sparked by company President Dan Cathy's public...
  • "Tastes Like Hate" Painted on Torrance Chick-fil-A, More Protests Planned

    08/03/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 27 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Aug. 3, 2012 | NBC News
    Vandals at a Chick-Fil-A in Torrance left a message on the restaurant Friday during a week of protests in response to the company president's comments regarding same-sex marriage. "Tastes Like Hate" and a cow with a paint brush appeared on the Torrance restaurant early Friday as same-sex marriage activists planned a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day" at Chick-fil-A locations nationwide. The kiss-in comes two days after a "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," which resulted in what the Georgia-based chain called a "record-setting" day. The company's executive vice president of marketing declined to offer sales figures to NBC News. Participants in Friday's counter-protest will...
  • Chick-fil-A 'kiss' day marred by 'Tastes like hate' graffiti [photo]

    08/03/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 219 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-3-12 | Rosanna Xia
    [photo at link] On a day that some gay-rights activists are planning a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day," a Chick-fil-A in Torrance was vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti. Chick-fil-A employees were greeted Fridays morning with the words "Tastes like hate" scrawled in large black lettering mimicking the chain's advertising across the back wall of the restaurant at 182nd Street and Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance. With media helicopters hovering overhead and police officers on the scene, one employee said, "I'm just trying to sort everything out."
  • Mila Kunis will break the law for Obama [Young ignorant Hollywood millionairess]

    07/02/2012 2:40:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/29/12
    Actress Mila Kunis has an interesting way of showing her support for President Barack Obama, she recently told Glamour magazine: Glamour: Do you fund-raise for Obama? Mila Kunis: More like street-art-based stuff in Los Angeles that I can’t talk about…because I’m pretty sure it’s illegal. Glamour: You graffiti? Mila Kunis: Mm-hmm. I’d rather do that. I don’t need attention for it. What I truly believe in I will do privately.
  • ‘Kill the Gay’: Lesbian Couple Charged After Allegedly Faking Hate Crime

    05/20/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT · by Baynative · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 19, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Back in October, a lesbian couple in Colorado called the police after they allegedly found the words “Kill the Gay” scrawled in red across their garage, and a noose hanging from their front door. When asked, the couple told officers they believed that the hateful acts were retaliation from their neighbors and the homeowner’s association, who were allegedly upset that the couple did not pick up after their dogs. ~snip~ Perhaps the women didn’t anticipate how seriously the issue would be treated, because nearly eight months later, with the full force of the FBI involved, authorities are saying the women...
  • Man tags own home: Neighbors dislike graffiti — and message

    03/29/2012 2:25:39 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | 03/27/2012 | Karen Grace
    Residents are outraged that a home was tagged on their street. The twist is that the homeowner spray painted it himself. Now residents say the eyesore is turning their street into a parade route for all the wrong reasons. On March 10, Daryl McClain's truck was stolen from his home in the 5700 block of Clearwood. So what did he do? He tagged his own house, and neighbors say he did not keep the message clean. "I speak my mind," McClain boasted outside his tagged garage door. "Most people keep it in." Apparently McClain doesn't just speak his mind, because...
  • Toilet-gate has California students flush with anger

    02/12/2012 10:40:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 99 replies
    College Times ^ | 11 Feb 2012 | Theresa Harrington
    CONCORD, Calif. — Instead of beating the bell between classes at Mount Diablo High, senior Charles Campos often finds himself waiting frantically for a chance to use a rare unlocked restroom on the sprawling campus. Relief has been hard to come by since beleaguered Principal Kate McClatchy closed all but one boys and girls' bathroom to the 1,400 students last year. Although McClatchy unlocked a second set of restrooms this week, the dearth of commodes may violate the state's education code. She refused to say why she did it, but district trustee Gary Eberhart said he's been told it's because...
  • Occupy LA members want city to return murals

    02/06/2012 10:40:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    KABC) -- ^ | Monday, February 06, 2012
    While the Occupy Los Angeles encampment has been gone for several weeks now, a few remnants of the protest are being stored by the city. The Department of Cultural Affairs is now trying to find a new home for several large murals that were painted at the encampment. But Occupy L.A. organizers argue the murals should be released to them, saying in a letter that the city "misunderstands the true purpose and value" of the murals. "By naming them 'artifact,' you describe our once-living art as lifeless and attempt to frame our movement as such," the letter read. "We assure...
  • Gangs using social media to spread violence

    01/29/2012 5:42:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | January 26, 2012; Updated January 27, 2012 | BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter
    SNIPPET: "Chicago gangs are still spray-painting their graffiti on alley walls, train cars and viaducts — but they’re also using their smart phones and computers for “cyber-tagging,” according to the Chicago Crime Commission, which released an updated book on the city’s street gangs Thursday. They’re provoking their rivals with Internet graffiti and using social media to keep in touch with their associates, according to the commission. “They’re tagging websites with information that is provocative and incites violence,” said Jody Weis, former Chicago Police superintendent and president of the commission." SNIPPET: "Web chatter is a valuable tool for law enforcement officials...
  • Ann Arbor officials announce crackdown on graffiti to combat growing nuisance (Businesses on hook)

    10/24/2011 6:28:35 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 25 replies
    annarbor.com ^ | 10-24-2011 | Ryan Stanton
    An increase in the amount of graffiti in downtown Ann Arbor and other parts of the city has city officials responding to what they consider a growing nuisance. In recent months, city officials say, there has been a clear increase in the amount of graffiti, which they argue detracts from the aesthetic appeal of the community, can decrease property values and has a negative impact on sense of safety and security. This graffiti has been on a building on the 300 block of East Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor for several weeks and has not been removed yet. It's...
  • Fairey Attacked by Danes

    08/17/2011 11:08:41 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 8 replies
    Serial art plagiarist Shepard Fairey, the man responsible for stealing a photo and making it an icon, was attacked last weekend in Copenhagen after he failed to understand that history has meaning. Fairey had been in the city creating a series of “street art” murals on the sides of buildings. The Guardian reports: “The LA-based artist believes the attack was sparked by a misunderstanding over his mural commemorating the demolition of the legendary “Ungdomshuset” (youth house) at Jagtvej 69… Fairey’s installation, painted on a building adjacent to the vacant site, depicted a dove in flight above the word “peace” and...
  • Police on hunt for vandals in graffiti spree that damaged some 30 businesses (Santa Fe)

    08/05/2011 10:36:38 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 32 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | August 5, 2011 | Phaedra Haywood
    About 30 businesses in and around the Plaza were hit by graffiti vandals who did thousands of dollars worth of damage sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, police said. The most visible graffiti marred exterior walls above the portal along West San Francisco Street directly overlooking the Plaza. But Capt. George Ortiz said "the majority of it is on skylights and roofs" of buildings surrounding the historic square, including the First National Bank buildings on Lincoln Avenue, and on side streets leading to the Plaza. A police statement said tags were spotted on Old Santa Fe Trail, Water Street,...
  • Bulgarian street artist turns Soviet war monument into Superman, Wolverine, and other superheroes

    06/22/2011 6:00:37 AM PDT · by swatbuznik · 14 replies
    io9.com ^ | June 19, 2011 | Cyriaque Lamar
    Yesterday morning in Sofia, Bulgaria, anti-Communist street artists painted over a monument commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Soviet "liberation" (i.e. a Communist coup d'état) of Bulgaria in 1944. Who did they add to the statue? The Joker, among others.
  • ‘Freaking Scary’: Anarchists Hit Washington State Newspaper & Home of Photographer

    06/11/2011 1:46:30 PM PDT · by Baynative · 115 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/11/11 | AP wire
    <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say The Olympian and one of the newspaper’s photographers were targets of vandalism that included anarchist graffiti and an acidic substance.</p> <p>Police said Friday graffiti was painted at the Tumwater, Wash., home of photographer Tony Overman. The words “Overman snitch” were painted on a newspaper delivery truck and an apparently acidic substance was thrown on the exterior of The Olympian’s building.</p>
  • Palin's 'One Nation' Tour Bus Vandalized In New York

    06/01/2011 7:36:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 6/1/11 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Fresh off her Times Square pizza summit with Donald Trump, Sarah Palin carried on with her tour of the Big Apple Wednesday, paying visits to such treasured landmarks like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Although Palin was greeted with hand shakes and smiles from local admirers, her visit to New York wasn't immune to some hometown detractors. While Palin and company met with top brass at FOX News headquarters in Midtown, an unknown vandal managed to tag the former Alaska governor's patriotic-themed "One Nation" tour bus. "I, the media whore," read a hand
  • Officials want surfing Madonna mosaic gone

    05/20/2011 3:11:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    upi ^ | May 20, 2011
    ENCINITAS, Calif.- Officials in a California city said they are researching a way to remove a stained-glass mosaic of a surfing Madonna without damaging the piece. The Encinitas City Council unanimously agreed the unauthorized mosaic, installed by a group of artists under a train bridge on Encinitas Boulevard just before Easter, must come down, and they voted to allot $2,000 for an arts conservation agency to investigate ways to remove the art without damaging it, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. The mosaic depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary, riding a surfboard alongside the...
  • Vandals Target MOCA [Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art]During Graffiti Art Exhibit

    04/20/2011 12:19:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    AP) ^ | April 20, 2011 11:54 AM
    Police say there’s been an increase of graffiti and vandalism around a Los Angeles museum that has opened an exhibit on the work of taggers and street artists.
  • Stall doors removed to stop graffiti

    03/15/2011 7:24:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | March. 15, 2011
    MARION, Mont.- The principal of a Montana elementary school said he tackled a bathroom graffiti problem by removing the doors on all but one stall in each bathroom. Principal Justin Barnes of the Marion School in Marion said he tried several tactics to halt profane graffiti in the bathrooms, but nothing worked until he had the doors removed from all but one stall in each restroom, the Kalispell Daily Inter Lake reported Monday. Barnes said the doors were put back in place March 7, two weeks after they were removed and one week after the last new graffiti was discovered....
  • Arson suspected in 2 Cape Cod incidents (graffiti left behind condemns wealthy people)

    12/13/2010 10:04:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 12/13/10 | Stewart Bishop
    Arson suspected in 2 Cape Cod incidentsBy Stewart Bishop Globe Correspondent / December 13, 2010 State fire officials are investigating a connection between two separate incidents of arson in two Cape Cod towns, authorities said yesterday. In both instances, someone apparently left messages at the scene condemning wealthy people, officials said. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said evidence found at both locations has led investigators to believe they might be connected. “There is some commonality to both incidents,’’ Coan said. “There was offensive graffiti that was written and very visibly displayed at both sites.’’
  • T tagger gets 6-month jail stretch

    10/16/2010 9:17:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/16/10 | Richard Weir
    An Iraq war vet who moonlighted as an interstate serial graffiti vandal was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday for painting nine T trains with massive murals on a three-day tagging spree in May. T police said Chicago-native Jose Alvarez, 25, is a member of the international graffiti crew MUL — or Made U Look. He pleaded guilty to nine counts of vandalizing MBTA property for spray-painting his tag “WOES” on four Red Line trains at the Codman storage yard in Dorchester and five Orange Line trains at Forest Hills on May 5-7. The guerrilla art project cost the...
  • The veil and street art

    09/30/2010 3:22:16 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 1+ views
    Fatcap ^ | January 18, 2010 | Koubiak
    [translated, poorly] Published on Monday January 18, 2010 Does the veiled woman and the street art make a good household? Here is the work of two artists who based their creations on the Moslem veil. Opportunism or boast, provocation or incentive to think? It is fashionable in what is named “the street art movement ”, to transmit messages through its works. It is one of the various capacities inherent in art, but in the case of street art, the messages have necessarily more impact because of their placement in the street. Thus the countryside is against the famous brands carried...
  • Eltingville neighbor facing charges after throwing feces at neighbor's door

    08/05/2010 11:39:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    silive.com ^ | August 5, 2010 | Frank Donnelly
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An Eltingville man has been arrested for chucking a bag of feces against a neighbor’s door, prosecutors charge. Christopher Argentina, 28, and the victim have a history of conflict, said a law enforcement source. Argentina lives on the 200 block of Eltingville Boulevard; the victim resides on Getz Avenue, which is around the corner. The incident occurred on July 9, about 7:25 p.m. and was captured by video surveillance camera, said court papers. The victim needed to wash down his front door, steps and driveway.
  • Renowned street artist Banksy tags Detroit, ignites controversy

    07/19/2010 6:20:00 AM PDT · by lack-of-trust · 33 replies
    AUTOBLOG RSS feed ^ | 07-15-2010 | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    It's just a little graffiti, and yet its existence has caused a firestorm of legal wrangling as to who actually owns the work and the building that once housed it. Seems rather odd, until you take a closer look at who is responsible, where it was created and why it exists in the first place. The Location Of all the derelict buildings filling the city of Detroit, one of the most famous is the former Packard automobile plant. As much as the city of Detroit would like to do something about the the 3,500,000-square-foot facility, nobody seems quite sure who...
  • Anti-Israeli Graffiti Spraypainted in the Warsaw Ghetto

    07/08/2010 12:53:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 7/8/10 | by Stephanie L. Freid
    There are some things you just don’t do. It doesn’t matter how unconventional you may think you are or how desperate you are to get a message out there. Some lines are simply not meant to be crossed. Last week, a group of pro-Palestinian Israeli activists chose to demonstrate against Israeli policy in Gaza by spraying graffiti on one of the last remaining walls of Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto. The group, without a doubt, crossed that line. The left-leaning protestors held a rally near the wall and then sprayed graffiti in Hebrew and English calling for all ghettos — including Gaza...
  • Mobile, Alabama Man Indicted ... Related to Desecration of Synagogue

    06/25/2010 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mobile, Alabama Man Indicted on Federal Civil Rights and Weapons Charges Related to Desecration of Synagogue WASHINGTON—The Justice Department today announced that a federal grand jury in Mobile, Ala., has returned a three-count indictment charging Thomas Hayward Lewis, 24, of Mobile, with violating and conspiring to violate the civil rights of congregants of the Congregation Tree of Life Messianic Synagogue in Mobile, as well as possession of an unregistered firearm. The indictment alleges that on or about the night of Jan. 3, 2009, Lewis spray painted the Tree of Life Synagogue with anti-Semitic...