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Vandals strike


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.


Raider 11 years, 12 months ago

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

Berserk 11 years, 12 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.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 12 months ago

Some was "objectionable?" it all wasn't? now, there's good and bad graffiti?

Berserk 11 years, 12 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.

Fatty_McButterpants 11 years, 12 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.

catwoman 11 years, 12 months ago

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

TtownKUlivin 11 years, 12 months ago


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

nonimbyks 11 years, 12 months ago

This would have happened even if the SLT was done!

adavid 11 years, 11 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

flames_over_the_wasteland 11 years, 11 months ago

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

bearded_gnome 11 years, 11 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.

C0LDFISH 11 years, 11 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.

simplifying 11 years, 11 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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