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Parents: Many taggers proudly sport samples of their "art" on books, notebooks, walls and furniture in their bedrooms, sometimes even their clothes. Some even carry tagging scrapbooks, complete with samples of their writing and photographs of the locations where their crew has vandalized. They may also be carrying copies of magazines which support the tagging trade. Check their fingers for paint. Do they wear big baggy pants and loose shirts? This type of clothing can easily hide several cans of spray paint.

Teachers: Teachers also need to take notice of graffiti on notebooks, desks, homework and in lockers. Also be aware of students with paint on their fingers. These are all signs of potential graffiti vandals and should be reported immediately to your school security people.

Business People: Businesses that sell spray paint and markers have a responsibility to watch who is buying their products. It could be advantageous to businesses to keep these supplies behind the counter, or in an area that can be observed by the employees. Many times vandals, in extra large clothes, walk up to a display and shop lift several cans of spray paint. Some businesses have young people sign a form when they buy spray paint. Other businesses won't sell these products to anyone under the age of eighteen.

Community Members: Graffiti sends a negative message to the public. It presents a picture of apathy and decay. It can result in reduction of property values and may discourage new businesses and families from moving into, and investing in, a neighborhood. Graffiti has serious implications and must be removed quickly. When an individual or a neighborhood becomes involved in active and frequent removal of graffiti, the message sent is more than "cosmetic." A united removal effort makes a clear statement that offenders, and their destructive graffiti and other activities, will not be tolerated.

News and Information

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