New developments in the case, out of Corpus Christi, Texas, that has been making its rounds on the graffiti sites during the last week.
It is the case of an 18 year old kid who got convicted of damaging “30 some odd places of business and homes and public signs” with graffiti and sentenced to eight years in jail. The damage amounted to $7300.
On Thursday the judge has had to reduce the punishment, not because she wanted to, but because of a new law that went into effect September 1 which prevents “stacking” the sentences in cases like this. It means Perez now only has to serve 2 years instead of the 8, plus 2 years of community service.
How it is possible for a judge to not be aware of the applicable law is beyond me and seems like a much bigger problem than $7300 of graffiti damage caused by a kid.
Photo from my personal site.
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I love painting when it is snowing. Everything is so silent.
Only problem. My wonderful car is still on its summer tyres. FUCK ME! 🙂
Very sad news from Copenhagen last night, where reports state that a young 17 year old suspected graffiti writer was killed by a train power line. The young man was burned to the point of being unrecognizable, and was in fact still burning when the police found him. Condolences to his family and friends.
Links to the articles in Danish:
En formodet ung graffitimaler fra Københavnsområdet blev onsdag aften dræbt, da han stod på taget af et tog, ramte en køreledning og fik kraftig strøm igennem sig.
DKgraff on flickr uploaded a few photos of some of the fallen Apoe’s work.
The same did awucrew on fotolog.
ExpressYourself-09 uploaded last piece and rest in piece panel.
PhatCap Productions uploaded rest in peace wholecar.
And a little video clip.