Is it a work of art; or a piece of scrawl sprayed across some bare surface?
Ladies and Gentlemen, should Wynnum be exposed to Graffiti?
Firstly, I would like to ask you. What is the cost to the government to ‘cover
up' this unwanted advertisement? One recent attack placed a school
approximately $4000 out of pocket. Further more, over the last twelve months,
my school has experienced nine attempts at destroying the asthetic appeal of the
buildings within. I could also safely say that most of the other schools in the
Wynnum Manly district, both public and private, received similar encounters of
It's not just the cost, it's also the time. What about the cleaners? What
about the painters? What about the police? I am sure there are more
constructive projects to cover than cleaning up after some graffiti vandal.
It is not just our schools who experience the attacks. Scout dens, parks,
businesses, trains, just to name a few, all lie in the mercy of the local crew,
or graffiti gang.
Is there a reason for such an act? Criminologists suggest that there are many
motives for graffiti. These motives all point to one main factor. Targeting the
Revenge towards the authority;
Anger towards the authority;
Boredom from lack of authority;
To convince of self-existence, and
To explore prohibited areas placed by authority.
The pattern of locations the police established, is that all the tags, or the
writer's signature, are pla...
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