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news in seattle

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by done em', Dec 13, 2001.

  1. done em'

    done em' New Jack

    Joined: Jul 31, 2001 Messages: 38 Likes Received: 0
    Seattle gets tough on graffiti; $1,000 offered for tips that lead to arrests

    By Dave Birkland
    Seattle Times staff reporter
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    The writing is on the wall for spray-painting vandals: The city of Seattle is cracking down on graffiti.
    Public officials and business owners yesterday announced a campaign to combat graffiti by offering up to $1,000 for tips that lead to arrests or filing of charges against vandals responsible for up to $4 million damage each year to Seattle businesses and public property.

    "We're going to stop this crime, but it takes a partnership (with the public)," said Len Carver, a police officer who patrols Capitol Hill, an area hard hit by graffiti.

    Seattle Public Utilities, which removes graffiti from public property, is funding the rewards.

    People who have information on "taggers" are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-274-6313.

    Carver encouraged people to call 911 if they see taggers at work. He asked witnesses to note the vandals' clothing, sex and race, and in which direction they leave. The license number and color of a car also helps, he said.

    Graffiti is especially expensive for business owners such as Barry Rogel, owner of Capitol Hill's Deluxe Bar & Grill, which has been "tagged" dozens of times.

    Rogel tries to immediately paint over or remove the offending daubs. "If you let it go, it just proliferates," he said.

    The effect can go beyond property damage. "It leads to the perception that it (the neighborhood) is not safe, which is not true," Rogel said.

    Several weeks ago, he said, a vandal was tagging the front door of the Deluxe while customers were coming through it. "It can be very, very brazen," he said.

    A new twist in graffiti is "acid etching" of windows. Vandals use shoe-polish daubers to etch glass with some sort of acid. The markings can become permanent if allowed to dry.

    Jay Kim, owner of Princess Market on Capitol Hill, said he will have to replace a window that was recently etched.

    There have been more than 4,000 reports of graffiti on public and private property in Seattle in each of the past two years, according to Seattle Public Utilities.

    Most graffiti is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of a year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine, according to the City Attorney's Office. If the damage exceeds $250, it can be prosecuted as a felony.
  2. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    man.......thats tough shit. maybe all you seattle cats should move to eastern washington. yeah, we got it easy :)
  3. Boring Bastard

    Boring Bastard Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 3,784 Likes Received: 1
    Yeah right!! Sure you do........... Do you even have water over there??? Or just snow??
  4. 455

    455 Guest

    hahahahaha....all we got over here is buttrock,mullets and rusty Camaros' on blocks...oh yeah, and fucking snow.Oh! I almost forgot....a posse' of wannabe No Limit Soldiers who rock fake ice and FUBU...fuckin' faggots.Don't come to Eastern Washington...that why I'm leaving.....
  5. bobobi11

    bobobi11 Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 15, 2000 Messages: 2,807 Likes Received: 0
    That isn't that impressive. I have seen cities imposing stiffer penalties, including Portland. The shit is getting really hot here, I am afraid the scene is dying off. Those cops are getting really vindictive, including searches, huge sentences and unbelievable amounts of restitution.
  6. done em'

    done em' New Jack

    Joined: Jul 31, 2001 Messages: 38 Likes Received: 0
    it wasn't posted to impress. its just an article that was on the front page of local news today.
  7. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 7
    Dont forget crackheads and bums! and CrackheadBums. Those are the best. Especially the ones with mullets, who have 3 cars on blocks in their yard. Water your Grass!
  8. bobobi11

    bobobi11 Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 15, 2000 Messages: 2,807 Likes Received: 0
    Wrong choice of words. What I was saying is that isn't bad. We have CrimeStoppers, Campus Crime Stoppers, and our Transit system all offer rewards up to $1,000. Very few people stop and call. Just trying to be reassuring.
  9. siloette

    siloette Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2001 Messages: 670 Likes Received: 0
    I feel bad for you eastern washington cats..bunch of prostitutes and shrubbery..

    as for this article..Its okay..
  10. sugar

    sugar Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2001 Messages: 419 Likes Received: 0
    holy shit...that's a book.
  11. done em'

    done em' New Jack

    Joined: Jul 31, 2001 Messages: 38 Likes Received: 0
    yeah portlands pretty fucking bad...i have some buddies down there that are facing the wrath of the shitty laws
  12. GorbortOrman

    GorbortOrman Guest

    Spokane is the big white trash ghetto in the middle of the desert. Water here? I think there might be water, I'm not sure, I tried to turn on my kitchen faucet today and nothing came out. I guess there isnt any water... We got dust though.... Lots of dust and smog. Theres this little run down area by my house where you can swim, its nice in the summer time, but I went down there yesterday to poke around and I seen this kid frozen in the water, He had some kind of mutation like a 3rd arm growing off the side of his shoulder near his right arm. It was weird. Living in spokane can cause: Retardation, Cancer, Mutations, Loss of teeth, and Facial Growths. Spokane is notorious for its futuristic trash can gang in space suits. They run around naked sometimes in blue paint and you can see their mutated bodies, its pretty badass. They throw trash all over the place when digging through city garbage cans and dumpsters, You can tell when they have been around. Spokane is just a fucking weird place. Since living here, I have had lots of memory loss. I heard once that spokane was a test site for the government, and they use spokane's citizens to test chemicals on them secretly, creating diseases and such... scarry stuff, I hope I can get oiutta here....
  13. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    ahahaha! that's a fucking joke! do they think they will stop it by toughening the laws? the only thing it will do is weed out the toys, and those suckas who are scared.... I laugh when cities try to increase laws and shit.... Los angeles tried something like that but look at it now... the city was killed.....and still is... :lol:

    oh yeah thanks to whoever put up that article you made my day! :D
  14. chester copperpot

    chester copperpot Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 10, 2001 Messages: 244 Likes Received: 20
    seattles had ads on the busses for the 1,000 reward for years, has that siloette of a guy with the rag over his face holding up a can.. saw it as far back as 96 i think ? did they discontinue it and are reopening it now or something ?...
  15. bigguy

    bigguy Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 1,557 Likes Received: 0
    i think i saw that too.