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Search Result: Graffiti

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NYPD Officers Ordered to Cover Grafitti, Issued Spray Paint

May 20, 2014
Under the new graffiti protocols, cops are instructed to photograph the vandalism, “box it out” and paint over it “in a professional manner,” according to an internal memo.

GT-1 Detector

March 13, 2013
GraffitiTech's GT-1 uses patented graffiti-detection technology and sends real-time alerts to law enforcement. The GT-1 features three sensors and a silent alarm.

Lt. Arrests Gang Member for Vandalizing Sheriff's Toilet Stall

September 10, 2012
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's lieutenant arrested a gang member, after he caught him vandalizing a toilet stall at the agency's Whittier training academy. He reportedly saw Jordan Trevor Lucas writing letters on the stall door with a black marker.

Taggers and Graffiti Culture

April 24, 2012

San Bernardino (Calif.) Police Sgt. Dwight Waldo, one of law enforcement's foremost graffiti enforcement investigators, discusses the five types of graffiti, explains how to gather intel to identify messages, and tells patrol officers what they need to include in a vandalism report. Sgt. Waldo's book, "Taggers and the Graffiti Culture," is proprietary training material.

Purdue Develops Graffiti Translator App for LE

August 24, 2011
The app analyzes the features in gang-graffiti images such as the colors and shapes of characters. The information is sent to a server and compared against a graffiti-image database. The matched results are sent back to the device where the user can then review the results and provide extra details to refine the analysis.

Thieves Steal New Graffiti-Resistant Murals In Hollywood

August 23, 2011
Thieves made off with two new graffiti-resistant murals just before they were scheduled to be unveiled along Hollywood (101) Freeway bridges. The railing above the mural was used so the thieves could roll them up and walk off with them, police believe.

Keep Your Eye on Pseudo Sureños

August 2, 2011
Just because a gang may seem unsophisticated and maybe it's just a pseudo-Sureño gang, don't ignore their potential for violence. They may start slow on the gang learning curve but some of them will get tough just trying to survive. Jail and prison will further harden and train them.

Past Tags Graffiti Artist's Current Notoriety

March 21, 2011
Los Angeles District Attorney Carmen Trutanich is seeking an injunction that would prevent Cristian Gheorghiu, who now tags canvases rather than urban locations, from profiting from art bearing his signature tag.

Investigating Gang Homicides

October 22, 2010

A gang murder investigation requires your best detective skills to solve the crime and protect the witnesses.

Identifying and Documenting Gang Members

September 23, 2010

Patrol officers are an essential source of gang information and usually make up the front line defense against gangs. Through field contacts and observations, they can supply confirmation of an individual's gang membership.

Dallas Officer Welcomes Graffiti Vandals In a Surprising Way

September 14, 2010
Dallas Police Officer Cat Lafitte found a creative way for graffiti vandals who have been painting pillars under the freeway at Deep Ellum to greet officers.

Infamous L.A. Gang Slaying Goes to Jury

August 26, 2010
"All black people are their enemies," Deputy Dist. Atty. Gretchen Ford said in the murder trial of two Latino gang members. "Really innocent people could die for no reason other than the ridiculous ideas of this gang."

Sureño Tattoos and Symbols

March 3, 2010
Sureños can be found in every major city in the U.S. They can be found in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and South America. The big transnational super gangs such as Florence, 18th Street, and Mara Salvatrucha threaten the stability of some Central American nations.

Teen Tagger Accused of Killing Gang Interventionist Charged as Adult

February 16, 2010
Mark Anthony Villasenor, 16, is accused of fatally shooting 40-year-old Ronald Barron, who confronted Villasenor for tagging a wall in the Mid-City area.

How to Decipher Gang Graffiti Codes

December 31, 2009

The Collective Eye offers this tutorial on how to understand gang graffiti symbols, handshakes and codes, using as an example the distinction between People versus Folks in the Chicago-area gang lexicon. Excerpted from The Heart Broken in Half, an anthropological documentary about a Chicago street gang, the Latin Kings.

L.A. City Attorney Wants to Bust Taggers for Hanging Out

August 25, 2009
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.

Gang Graffiti

August 6, 2009

Graffiti continues to be used as a written form of communication between street gangs. An observant patrol officer can read graffiti and collect valuable information about past, current and future gang activities. Graffiti can be used to mark off turf boundaries, give insults to rival gangs, act as a warning of impending death, list fallen comrades, announce the presence of a gang in a certain area of the city or show gang alliances. Editor's Note: Images contain profanity.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Gangster Nation

November 1, 2008

Ride around the streets of Salisbury, N.C., and you'll see graffiti that looks out of place. Gangs in this Southern city have splattered once-pristine walls with messages pledging allegiance to gangs in Los Angeles and New York City.

Graffiti

March 1, 2008

In a Broken Windows crime model, graffiti is one of those foothold crimes that leads to a neighborhood's decay.

School Vandalism

October 1, 2007

While such acts are rarely reported in the media, one in three schools has reported acts of vandalism each year. In 1990 more than $600 million in damage to school property was caused by vandals. By understanding the nuances of vandalistic acts, patrol officers can develop specialized responses to help minimize future attacks.

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