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Graffiti tagger receives 8 years in prison with no possibility of parole!

 
Anonymous Coward
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Jean-Michel Basquiat did graffiti all over NYC in the 80's, that helped him to get noticed by the art world and become one of the most famous and influential American artists of the 20th century. That wouldn't have happened if he had been around those narrow minded miserable midget brains.
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You are an idiot and I hope your house is tagged.
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01/23/2013 10:19 PM
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IMHO The logical thing to do with taggers is make them scrub their work off of buildings and generally clean the place up. For years. Put them all on a cleaning crew and the world will have less graffiti. Stick them in jail, just makes it look cool. Guys in orange jumpsuits scrubbing all day,just don't look so cool.

This just solidifies the "hardcore gangsta" image, instead of addressing the actual "bored kid with spray paint" problem.
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01/23/2013 10:20 PM
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A friend of mine has a piece of Keith Haring's graffiti from a wall. It's worth maybe $50,000 today.
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01/23/2013 10:21 PM
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8 years to a kid for that?
police "worked hard" to catch this kid?
someone needs to help this kid, AND at the same time put that cop and judge in for his sentence, then 1 year for every life they have wrecked.

this whole thing is so fucked up i want to doubt that it is real.

THAT IS NOT JUSTICE

$7000 of damage, and 8 years back to back no parole.

people get away with crazier shit than that everyday.

poor kid
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01/23/2013 10:23 PM
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Funny how we prosecute property crimes so much more aggressively than violent crimes.
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Where?

Here in South FL.. all the blacks that have been burglarizing homes barely get a notice mailed their way.

I have yet to see one do more than 90 days in county.

while their victims lost tens of thousands in property that the insurance company pro-rated.
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01/23/2013 10:24 PM
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8 years to a kid for that?
police "worked hard" to catch this kid?
someone needs to help this kid, AND at the same time put that cop and judge in for his sentence, then 1 year for every life they have wrecked.

this whole thing is so fucked up i want to doubt that it is real.

THAT IS NOT JUSTICE

$7000 of damage, and 8 years back to back no parole.

people get away with crazier shit than that everyday.

poor kid
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Go back and look at the video there were other crimes.
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Well rapist you mentioned should be euthanized IMO. Look at it this way. If he does hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of damage to a property with graffiti or if instead he were to break into that same property and steal hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of shit how is it different? the property owner is still hosed , but no one would have a problem with a burglar getting 8 years state jail time or even shot if caught in the act. My point is if a person fucks with someone else's shit then they have to be willing to accept consequences and those might as in this case be harsh.
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Look up there.. ^^^^^^^^
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01/23/2013 10:25 PM
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I don't know what else he may have had in his criminal record, maybe something, maybe nothing. If he did not have a criminal record prior to this, then this sentence is overkill. One would think a good judge would look for a way to turn this guys life around for the positive, while still dealing out justice.

Perhaps a better sentence would of been a six month sentence (suspended), payment of damages and a $5,000.00 fine. On top the that community service cleaning graffiti.

I don't know the whole story of this, so there may be other things that figured into the sentence, also I don't know how much marijuana has to be in your possession to constitute a felony in Texas. I'm guessing over an ounce, so maybe that should earn you a year in prison in Texas. I'm not totally familiar with Texas laws on marijuana possession.

This is an 18 year old kid, he is obviously a punk because he was out tagging peoples property. That being said he should of been given at least a lighter sentence and a chance to turn his life around. That being said if he continued down this same path afterwords, well I feel a harsh sentence would be justified.
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Knock yourself out !!!

judge was forced to reduce it to 2 years.
the judge was "stacking" sentences , new law preventing such a thing
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01/23/2013 10:27 PM
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A non-violent crime(s) with only $7,000 in damage? And this kid gets 8 years?

That's fucking bullshit. The worst he should be dealing with is community service and having to re-paint the areas he trashed, along with restitution to repay the damage. My guess is, he tagged someone's property who has power or influence and they got butthurt.

Someone should set up a legal fund for this kid. Sure, he's a piece of shit. But that's a completely unreasonable sentence.
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You sound as if someone put graffiti on your house you would just get a chuckle and go "Those darn kids :)" and just paint over it.
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That's exactly what I did.
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01/23/2013 10:28 PM
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Graffiti is ugly,promotes crime,hurts property values etc.. I see no problem with the tagger getting 8 years.
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When I was 18 I was pulling border duty on the Czech border not stateside defacing other people's property. Did you even watch the video? This guy was damaging property over and over agasin in sprees all around his city. So you don't care about the businesses or private citizens homes he sprayed? They are the victims not him.
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WHO is the victim? WE are the victims. 7grand in damages is a drop in a bucket compared to the half million+ dollars we the tax payers will shell out to house this misguided youth. this judge should be removed from the bench and all previous cases reviewed for extreme prejudice and cruel punishment. nutkick
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just think of what the legal system there has done to others as well... its gotta be crazy
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01/23/2013 10:29 PM
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Thats stupid i love graffiti. its not vandalism its just changing the color of a surface!
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So a person shouldn't care if someone draws a stupid tag on their door? Way to rationalize things for yourself.
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01/23/2013 10:29 PM
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well it was harsh but if it would have been my property i would have been pissed.he did do quite a bit of damage seems they could have given him 8 years of painting and cleaning up instead...
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01/23/2013 10:30 PM
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Imagine what they didnt find he tagged. Fucking urban animal!
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So, paint on a building should warrant severe jail time? Please clarify.
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How would you feel if someone spray painted your house?
violentoppisition

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01/23/2013 10:31 PM
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Knock yourself out !!!

judge was forced to reduce it to 2 years.
the judge was "stacking" sentences , new law preventing such a thing

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that news lady is stupid, and the judge and her staff should be investigated
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01/23/2013 10:31 PM
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Jean-Michel Basquiat did graffiti all over NYC in the 80's, that helped him to get noticed by the art world and become one of the most famous and influential American artists of the 20th century. That wouldn't have happened if he had been around those narrow minded miserable midget brains.
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You are an idiot and I hope your house is tagged.
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An idiot because I'm educated and you're a redneck?
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01/23/2013 10:32 PM
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This judge is abusing her powers.

Pedophilia offenders get 3 to 5 years for touching a child in a sexual way.
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8 years to a kid for that?
police "worked hard" to catch this kid?
someone needs to help this kid, AND at the same time put that cop and judge in for his sentence, then 1 year for every life they have wrecked.

this whole thing is so fucked up i want to doubt that it is real.

THAT IS NOT JUSTICE

$7000 of damage, and 8 years back to back no parole.

people get away with crazier shit than that everyday.

poor kid
 Quoting: violentoppisition


Go back and look at the video there were other crimes.
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i watched the whole video
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01/23/2013 10:33 PM
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[link to www.youtube.com]

His sentanced was reduced to 2 years a weeek later.
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01/23/2013 10:34 PM
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IMHO The logical thing to do with taggers is make them scrub their work off of buildings and generally clean the place up. For years. Put them all on a cleaning crew and the world will have less graffiti. Stick them in jail, just makes it look cool. Guys in orange jumpsuits scrubbing all day,just don't look so cool.

This just solidifies the "hardcore gangsta" image, instead of addressing the actual "bored kid with spray paint" problem.
 Quoting: zenobiaphobia


Nah, they would just get resentful that they were force to clean it up and then do it more. Now going to prison, makes it more serious for them.
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01/23/2013 10:35 PM
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if i had caught him painting on my own property.. like my house or my car that i worked very hard to own. i would shoot him dead
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01/23/2013 10:37 PM
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American justice. Kill someone drunk driving and you'll get an easier sentence. Poor bastard couldn't buy his way out like rich people do.

This kid will go in a spraypainter but come out a hardened criminal.

This self righteous judge is probably a cokehead.
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So true. Even if it was vehicular manslaughter, and jail time was involved the offender would get out in half the time for good behavior.
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01/23/2013 10:37 PM
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Idiotic, send him out for a few months of community service
cleaning up the shit. The punishment should fit the crime.
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Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this?


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You REPEATEDLY do the crime (as well as other crimes too) then don't be so shocked when you do the time.

I'm sick of this garbage (graffiti) too. Lock that sniveling little "badass" up.
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01/23/2013 10:39 PM
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if i had caught him painting on my own property.. like my house or my car that i worked very hard to own. i would shoot him dead
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and then you'd go to jail and be someone's bitch for the rest of your life...deservedly so!
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01/23/2013 10:42 PM
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This is the type of person who needs our support. He may be a total scumbag, or he may be a good kid who thinks he has no future, but either way, if we as Americans allow our justice system to send a kid away for 8 years for this then there's serious problems. This is why we have so many people in prison. Our goal should be to have people like him pay for damages, and learn hard work and build character (community service.) Instead we turn him into a lifelong criminal. When a graffiti sprayer gets more time than a rapist we're fucked. There was obviously corruption going on, and somebody powerful in the community probably got their shit sprayed and wanted payback. This should outrage the people of that town.

And all you assholes saying he got what he deserved, its power hungry self righteous people like you who you sit on this site and claim to despise. If you live in Corpus Christi and have any balls left at all, you will write a letter to your mayor and tell him that this kid better get another trial.
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Dudes lucky that BRIEF wasn't the judge.He would have gotten the death sentence....(especially if he was black)!
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With ol Brief he'd do the 8 years first then get executed.
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01/23/2013 10:43 PM
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reduced to 2 and already out
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Nah, they would just get resentful that they were force to clean it up and then do it more. Now going to prison, makes it more serious for them.
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So they can be serious criminals when they get out? Its not like prison rehabilitates anyone.

I'd rather they tagged by night and scrubbed it off by day. They have to get tired sometime.

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if i had caught him painting on my own property.. like my house or my car that i worked very hard to own. i would shoot him dead
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and then you'd go to jail and be someone's bitch for the rest of your life...deservedly so!
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its called private property and there are signs posted "no trespassing" so actually i would NOT go to jail. the BITCH is the stupid fuck who has no respect for property or others hard work. and comes onto my land and damages the property that i worked so hard to have. sorry but some of us respect others and dont act like punk ass kids and expect hand out, a free ride or have thier parents let them get away with anything like this persons stupid parents obviously did.

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