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Texas comes to its senses, a little…

from kiiitv.com
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.

Still
Don't mess with Texas
Photo from my personal site.

Danish graffitiwriter killed

Powerline on train
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:

bt.dk skriver

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.

Mere eller mindre den samme artikel hos tv2.dk, dr.dk og politiken.dk

Update:
DKgraff on flickr uploaded a few photos of some of the fallen Apoe’s work.

The same did awucrew on fotolog.

hvafanden

FaxeKondi

For os der vil huske jais, facebook gruppe.
R.I.P Apoe, flickr gruppe.

ExpressYourself-09 uploaded last piece and rest in piece panel.

PhatCap Productions uploaded rest in peace wholecar.

And a little video clip.

Citizens connect iphone app Boston

photo from cityofboston.gov
The city of Boston has developed an iphone app to get citizen’s help combating graffiti and to gather information about the physical state of the city.

The Citizens Connect iPhone App that provides a lightweight interface into the City of Boston’s Constituent Relationship Management System (CRM). The intention is to help constituents easily report a variety of different service requests including

* Removing Graffiti
* Filling Potholes
* Fixing Traffic lights

5Pointz wall is not closing

photo from thelmagazine.com
Thelmagazine.com and liqcity.com published a couple of articles detailing how parts of the famous 5Pointz in New York City would be closing. Luckily for NYC writers and visitors the permission wall is not closing.

to the people that put this article out get your facts straight..5 pointz is open and will remain open..its the inside artists that are no longer there.. meres 5 pointz president

Photo from gothamist.com

Photo from gothamist.com


To check out pictures and videos from 5Pointz go to their website.
After the link I have included a 6 minute video about 5Pointz.
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