One of Pittsburgh’s best known and most prolific graffiti taggers admitted in court yesterday to vandalizing several dozen properties throughout the city. But before lawyers had hammered out the details of Daniel J. Montano’s weeklong guilty plea, others in the street art community apparently stepped in to take his place.
Residents said the word “forgive” had been spray-painted this week on three buildings in Lawrenceville, one of several neighborhoods the defendant previously targeted. They said they learned the tags were meant to voice support for Mr. Montano.
Two quick things:
1. Calling graffiti-spraying vandals “the street art community” is like labeling a group of thieves a “wealth redistribution consortium.”
That’s the Post-Gazette putting a pretty name on an ugly thing.
2. Spray-painting the word “forgive” on another person’s property in support of your friend, a graffiti-spraying vandal, is the same as if your friend killed the neighbor’s dog and to show your support, you go and kidnap the neighbor’s OTHER dog, kill it, and etch the word forgive on the dog’s belly.
You “street-art community” criminals are seriously some of the dumbest most selfish pieces of property-destroying trash that ever graced the streets of this beautiful city.
That’s me putting an ugly name on an ugly thing.