I just hope that they don't allow another stucco apartment complex to spring up in its place.
Thanks for the info, Clay. I honestly hadn't run a search in the past couple of days. I'm certainly glad to hear that the APD made an arrest.
Thanks for the links, Clay.
There's also been zero follow up in the news on the apparently targeted hit a few weeks ago at Moreland and Ponce.
Art or not, it's still vandalism if placed on someone else's property without permission, be that public or private. For those that support such behavior, how about I etch my name in bubble letters on your car (or something you value)? If I call it art or if I say it's misplaced angst b/c you didn't allow me A true creative outlet, will you let it slide? If I emphasize how there are bigger problems in Atlanta than the clear coat on your car, will that make it A-OK?
Don't make this some sort of "haves and have nots" issue. These are simply a bunch of punk a** bored white kids that have no respect for anyone or anything else but themselves. Do I care about my home? Yes, but it's b/c I've worked hard and scraped by like so many others to provide a place for my wife and kid. I'm not some snotty yuppie that just landed from the suburbs. Are there larger issues out there? Of course, but the police action is a result of public outcry to do something about the actions of a bunch of selfish individuals. They should learn from the lesson being provided here... there are consequences to certain actions in society. Like it or not, we all live in one.
For anyone considering it art and fun, I'd like to share an my experience of summer heat, chemical removers, hard bristle brushes, bloody knuckles, out-of-pocket expense for said product, and final bill for a professional service to successfully clean our historic property's wall (a share community). I'd bet that if you were disrespected and shat on in this manner, many of you wouldn't feel quite the same way.
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