Shooting the taggers

John Smith jsmith58 at
Fri Aug 22 15:40:46 PDT 1997

>Here in Santa Cruz, graffiti spray-painted on the walls of businesses 
>is a
>big, and growing, problem. And laws require the businesses to paint 
>>he grafitti, or otherwise render it invisible, in a quick and timely
>manner. (The idea is that the grafitti is offensive to the 
>sensibilities of
>others, or somesuch, and that it encourages rival gangs to counter 
>their own grafitti.)

No, the idea is that the taggers do their thing in order to see
the results of their work on display.  Paint over the results
promptly, and there is no point to tagging.

>There's a solution for taggers: snipers.

A punishment far out of proportion to the crime.

It is a mistake to think that all crimes should be punished by the
most violent means possible.  Notice that most proponents have
never raised children.  They need to learn the importance of


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