Witnessed a crime!

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Witnessed a crime!

Postby Just Me » Tue May 07, 2002 12:00 am

Finally, after all these years living in and around California, I saw a tagger doing his deed! Wow. That is a rare sighting. I trust taggers don't read this forum. I'm guessing the forumites have not seen tagging performed either. Grafitti just appears-right? This incident was during the daylight hours and this Chaka wannabee was autographing a concrete railroad overpass while his partner performed the duties of "lookout". They did not seem concerned with the passing motorists; I'm sure they were looking for fuzzballs. Finally saw tagging! Have any of you witnessed this crime? Done it yourselves? Disclaimer:Oh yeah, I had my Spyderco Native Inlay (blue-PE) in a shieth on my belt the whole time.

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Postby Sword and Shield » Tue May 07, 2002 12:25 pm

I've seen it done. Around here, some people are bona fide artists and do some great work. In fact, I believe that if your art talents are that good, you should go to work for <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> and do some real good! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby tortoise » Tue May 07, 2002 11:00 pm

Sure. Collared plenty of people for it.

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Postby sam the man.. » Tue May 07, 2002 11:53 pm

Well.. Tagging fishes ~ yeah, tagging public property? Well, I'm yet to come across this one.. While on night duty, I once witnessed a drunkard ramming his car into a telephone pole.. The guy got out his car, staggered a couple of steps and passed out. Nobody was killed..

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Postby earthworm » Wed May 08, 2002 12:31 am

Stoopid question:?What's"tagging"? Anything like"lasing"?

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Postby liko » Wed May 08, 2002 10:26 am

Tagging is spray-painting symbols or artwork on a wall or whatever. It falls under vandalism, since it's visible even when sandblasted off.

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Postby judge » Wed May 08, 2002 1:40 pm

Yep, saw some writers once, tagging a subway wall. These were bad pieces.
I also had the pleasure to meet and learn from one of the best writers in my area, a very nice guy. He did workshops for a youth project; we did it completely legal. That guy stopped writing illegally long time ago.
Also saw some really high class writers form different countries spraying (legally) at an avantgarde art festival in my hometown. Simply awesome watching them work, and beautiful art in the end.

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Postby mnblade » Wed May 08, 2002 2:14 pm

>"Sure. Collared plenty of people for it."

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Nice going! I HATE that crap.

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Postby dialex » Wed May 08, 2002 2:29 pm

What's this got to do with <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>? Was the guy drawing a bug<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>? I see, you just wanted to share an experience<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Nice! When I was a student, I used to live in a neighbourhood full of grafitties (ugly ones, usually just obscenities)...

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Postby tgreen » Fri May 17, 2002 3:50 pm

Off the subject of fine cutlery...I am a Loss Prevention Manager and I get to witness crimes being committed just about everyday. It's coooool to watch too. Almost like the video footage clips you see on TV. The only difference is after someone shoplifts from my store, I get to run and snatch them up to be arrested. And of course, I'm always armed with at least two Spydercos.

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Postby ftkinney » Wed May 22, 2002 12:13 pm

I used to do graffiti as installation art, but not “tagging”. The big difference is that tagging is usually your name; symbol or group afflation while my work was more “art” for “art”. If the work was complex I would do it in three steps: 1 lay out, 2 fill in, 3 out line so the “graffiti” just appears after step 2 but would have much punch until after step 3 so I might work for a few days before there was anything noticeable. Due to the nature of my work I would use abandoned commercial properties. If a side and the roof was knocked down I would do the inside area but I would sill be visible from the out side. Because most of the building were slated for demolition and gang signs were not part of my work I didn’t get much of a hassle. My work is so different now I don’t see myself doing graffiti at this time.

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