The four covered their faces when they used spray paint to draw swastikas and write racist and homophobic slurs on the exterior of Genleg High School, where they were seniors. Some of the graffiti named Burton and called him a racist slur, The Post reported. Taylor told The Post that they were originally going to spray paint "Class of " on the sidewalk, but that "things got out of hand.
From obscene and violent language scrawled on a public bathroom door to elaborate murals on a brick wall, graffiti appears in many forms. But it's all the same, if it's not on the artist's property- it's vandalism, and it's a crime. Graffiti is often the first sign that gangs are taking over a neighborhood.
From a broken side mirror and a cracked sunroof to the green-colored graffiti, Stephanie Starkey's Tuesday night discovery was painful. Starkey says she had taken Hyundai Sonata into a mechanic, who parked it on Woodside Avenue. Along that street, at least three other vehicles were spray-painted and one car was keyed.
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Rather than punishing a group of juveniles for a racist act of vandalism, this compassionate judge wanted them to understand the error of their ways and made them read books—and it apparently worked. Back in Septemberfive teenagers were charged with painting graffiti on a historic old schoolhouse in Ashburn, Virginia. The schoolhouse, which had been used to teach black children during segregation, had been covered in swastikas, racist statements, and doodles that seemed typical of misled youngsters.
Witnesses said, around p. At least 18 cars were damaged on the block of South Ridgewood alone. Behzadi said he has footprints on the roof of his car, which has a broken windshield and dented hood.
Instead of spending time in community service, Judge Avelina Jacob decided, the youths should read a book. But not just any book. A year has passed since the youths spray-painted their hateful messages on the side of the Ashburn Colored School, a one-room, 19th-century classroom that had been used by black children during segregation in Northern Virginia.
A judge who sentenced a group of teenage vandals to read books seems to have discovered an effective new form of juvenile punishment. InVirginia judge Avelina Jaco, accepted a plan by prosecutor Alejandra Rueda to order five boys, aged 16 and 17, who admitted spraying racist graffiti on an historic building to an unusual punishment. Thirty-five book titles were then compiled from which the boys chose 12 to read and write monthly essays about the content. Since undergoing the sentence, none of the boys have re-offended and other offenders have been sentenced to similar terms in the state.
Vandalism is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. The term includes property damagesuch as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner. The term finds its roots in an Enlightenment view that the Germanic Vandals were a uniquely destructive people.