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Vandals strike

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Vandals have been at work in downtown Lawrence and nearby neighborhoods over the past few days.Graffiti, some of it described as unreadable and some as "readable and objectionable" by a Lawrence police spokeswoman, have been found at the following locations this week:An air conditioning unit and utility box outside Vermont Towers, 1101 Vt.; a traffic control box in the 200 block of West 11th Street; street signs at 18th and Illinois streets; on sidewalks and streets in the 1600 block of Louisiana; American Tower Corp., 925 Iowa; Sunflower Broadband building, 1 Riverfront Plaza; and the roof of the Lawrence Virtual School building and a bus, 2145 La.Lawrence Police are investigating.

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simplifying 7 years, 9 months ago

Try this for a website. http://www.guerillaone.com/full.html

These folks have international competitions. The best I ever say was a mile long wall (or so it seemed) near an industrial site in St. Louis. Great stuff.

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C0LDFISH 7 years, 9 months ago

Why is this article so uninformative?

Why are there no pictures?

catwoman: What bad art are you talking about? Cause I for one hate the mural on the side of the Arts Center with a pasion.

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 9 months ago

bearded gnome bad graffiti = penises and curse words good graffiti = ww.woostercollective.com

not to be picky, but there's good art w/phalluses or phallic imagery, as the Greek statues, and many fertility symbols in many cultures. and, "curse words," some condemned steinbeck or even portions of the Bible for such.
just seems somebody still has to clean up this here stuff in Larrytown.

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flames_over_the_wasteland 7 years, 9 months ago

"profilling," berserk? Are you for pumping your own gas?!

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adavid 7 years, 9 months ago

catwoman you're anti-lawrence

berserk you're a bigot

drake you're an idealist

shakedown i agree

bearded gnome bad graffiti = penises and curse words good graffiti = ww.woostercollective.com

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Multidisciplinary 7 years, 9 months ago

shakedown...can banksy sue me if I put that on my garage door? The woman sweeping is too good to be true !

Thank You for sharing.

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nonimbyks 7 years, 9 months ago

This would have happened even if the SLT was done!

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TtownKUlivin 7 years, 9 months ago

berserk-

I can't tell through a computer, but I hope the comment you made was sarcastic..

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catwoman 7 years, 9 months ago

I wish someone would graffiti some of the so called 'art' downtown that the city spent thousands and thousands of dollars on.

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quitbitchin 7 years, 9 months ago

and it will all eventually lead to someone crying about this story scaring them. and how the crooked city commission and some neurologist looking to get rich want them to believe they'll get "tagged" if they leave their homes....and blah blah blah...i can't even make up some of the sh*t people say on here!!!

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quitbitchin 7 years, 9 months ago

Posted by drake (anonymous) on June 29, 2006 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"BAN ALL SPRAY PAINT!!!!'

that's no joke. some idiots in this town (and this website) will be screaming for some kind of regulation on the sale of spray paint. use your imagination on that one.

then you'll hear someone saying "spraying graffiti should be a felony dammit!!! off to prison with those young punks. where in the hell are their parents!!! make the parents do prison time too!!!!!!"

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Fatty_McButterpants 7 years, 9 months ago

OhShakedown: you are right! That was some good graffiti. I liked the one where she was "sweeping it under the rug". Some of the best art I have ever seen was graffiti on the bridges, sides of buildings, and rail cars of NYC. It's amazing what some people can do with a couple cans of spray paint.

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Berserk 7 years, 9 months ago

Gang members from Topeka / KC? These are children, that do this stuff. Gang's are out "homies", they went out in the 90's. It is no longer considered "cool" to be in a gang.

If there are any officers reading this:

I'm all for profiling, profiling is a great thing! Check the plates for out of town cars that have tint or 20" rims, pull em over. Send 'em packing, or lack thereof.

Only people that have something to be afraid of are opposed to profilling.

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kubacker 7 years, 9 months ago

What is really going on is the gang members from Kansas City and/or Topeka, who frequent the Last Call and the Granada, are letting the cops and City Commission know they're here to stay and aren't going to stop shooting up the place when they feel like it, even if they occasionly lose some guns to cops peeking in car windows.

Twenty or twenty-five cops to police a city of roughly a 100,000 people isn't going to get it done when gangs decide they want to move in!

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 9 months ago

Some was "objectionable?" it all wasn't? now, there's good and bad graffiti?
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Berserk 7 years, 9 months ago

I have all the respect in the world for good "tags", but this is kiddy crap.

There is a place for tagging / street art, but AC units?!?

If you want to see nice tags, drive east on 39th from KU Med, then cruise over on broadway and stroll through Westport, most of that stuff is very interesting and artisitc.

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macon47 7 years, 9 months ago

it is written in gang code sic the bad (non pit bulls) dogs on them

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 9 months ago

Flames - That's hilarious. Unreadable. Perhaps it was written in sanscrit or latin.

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Raider 7 years, 9 months ago

They struck Edgewood Park too. Some of the signs over there have been graffiti'd recently.

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