I just came across this hilarious graphic from the City of Santa Ana’s anti-graffiti website.
It is meant to help parents decided if their child might be a tagger. Further down on that same page is this comment:
GRAFFITI REWARD PROGRAM
The City of Santa Ana also offers a Graffiti Reward Program in the amount of $500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of suspects for tagging or graffiti related vandalism.
I wonder if any parents have ever called in for the reward…
On a related note, Los Angeles is trying to stop people from even associating with known taggers and writers.
From Street Level:
To many, tagging is more of an art form than a crime, but if the Los Angeles city attorney has his way, even being seen with taggers will be enough to get you arrested. According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. city attorney Carmen Trutanich is proposing a series of injunctions that would give the police the authority to arrest taggers and graffiti artists simply for hanging out together — they do not have to be caught in the act.