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New Graffiti Tagger Hits Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2011 at 10:30 am 37 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user DooleyPhoto

“Dear PoPville,

In the night from Saturday to Sunday, several buildings and signs around the southern blocks of Columbia Heights (13th St. and Clifton, 13th St. and Euclid, alley 12th & Euclid, etc.) have been extensively tagged with “five-o” graffitis. Have you heard anything about that, or efforts to clean all this up? Our house has not been tagged itself so we were informed we can’t request removal ourselves.”

I’ve gotten a number of emails and photos about this. I’d rather not post the photos because I believe tags on occupied buildings and private property are nothing more than vandalism.

In Feb. ’11 we first spoke about the surge in graffiti tagging around DC. In Apr. ’11 we spoke about the difficulty in getting graffiti removed. In July ’11 MPD announced major graffiti arrests.

While I think a variety of preventative tactics are necessary, I like the way they attempt to prevent tagging in Paris.

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