Citizen complaint of the day: Never mind the herds of unleashed dogs, do something about the political graffiti at Millennium Park

Hillary is the greatest, graffiti at Milllennium Park

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the graffiti at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, is silent about the unleashed dog right behind it.

Again the whole park is sprayed and tagged please do something.

Earlier:
Trumpies prefer tagging up Fallon Field in Roslindale.

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Free tagging: 

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Trumpers fired first

by vandalizing the free library of all things, up by the playground.

Of course, these are not hardened partisans doing this but punk ass kids so I"m not actually blaming Trump votes on this one.

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Link?

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Link?

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Link

Link is not concerned with what goes on at Millennium - he's too busy running around in Hyrule.

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Two wrongs dont make a right

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Seriously though, act your age.

Also in regards to the actual graffiti, i can understand not liking Trump, but Hillary is the "Greatest" GTFO.

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Constructive Discourse at it

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Constructive Discourse at it's finest. Nothing says legitimize my point like vandalising a public park.

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Leave Public Property Alone

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I have lost count of how many No on 1 signs that I have yanked out of public property at high visibility sites in my area. I've also yanked a lesser number of Yes signs from public spaces.

It doesn't help your cause to send trucks around with people sticking signs in visible places that do not belong to people who ordered them! I have a friend who lives where traffic jams up and she is constantly telling people to GTFO her lawn and that she did not order their sign!

I don't care if I agree or disagree with your cause - if I find your sign on public property it will come down and be set aside.

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The law of the land

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See Reed v. Town of Gilbert, a 2015 Supreme Court decision in which the court said sign bylaws have to basically be all or nothing: Communities can bar political signs on public property - but only if they ban all signs. So if Boston let landscapers put signs up on the Common, it'd have to let political candidates do so as well. But if Boston bans all signs, that can include political signs.

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And this is basically a

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And this is basically a rehashing of the general doctrine that banning or regulating activities on public property has to be "content-neutral," lest it fall afoul of the First Amendment. (E.g., a city can require parades to get a permit for safety reasons, but not because they don't like the message the parade is promoting.)

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Does anybody believe Trump voters are out doing graffiti?

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I'm sure there's a 1/1024th chance that a Trump voter might be doing graffiti in Boston but highly unlikely.

The solution is not just the felony charges but the motor vehicle citation (even if no car involved) that leads to license suspension for tagging.

Our legislature is not always very swift, but the license suspension for graffiti is a great law. Even if the "artist" doesn't have a license it will be delayed at least a year when they apply for one. Always a fun ticket to write.

The Transit Police had a great graffiti expert,Det. Lt. Nancy O'Loughlin who could identify a tag or handwriting in a few minutes, now retired. With the money Baker blows, the state would be well advised to bring her back.

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Yes.

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Maybe not this graffiti here. It wasn't too long ago that Trump supporters were plastering "It's ok to be white" everywhere. Now they've moved on to chugging milk or something.

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License Suspension?

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No one has ever got their license suspended for graffiti. Another law states a violator who is cited for fare evasion and doesn't pay the citation will have his or her license suspended I checked with my cousin at the RMV and he just chuckled and said the MBTA has never contacted them about suspending a license for either fare jumping or tagging.

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Stupid

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Our legislature is not always very swift, but the license suspension for graffiti is a great law. Even if the "artist" doesn't have a license it will be delayed at least a year when they apply for one. Always a fun ticket to write.

Yes, you'd know about writing tickets, wouldn't you?

This is a stupid penalty. License suspension for violations unrelated to operating a motor vehicle are stupid, counterproductive, and gratifying only to those who get their jollies out of seeing people punished. Remove someone's license, and you greatly impede their ability to make a living. Who does that help?

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Nancy O'Loughlin is now on

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Nancy O'Loughlin is now on the BU police force, apparently, looking for tags in alleys and such on BU property., according to a BU Today article I saw.

I wish the DCR would get serious and clean up all the tagging along Storrow and the Mass Ave Bridge area above Storrow and on the railings and fencing of the bridge. It's a shame a drive along Storrow is barred by graffiti.

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Again I will note

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It’s not about the message. It’s destruction of public property.

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What is your opinion on

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What is your opinion on political messages written in chalk on streets and sidewalks?

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Yeah, what?

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This particular graffiti is not even clever, it's not promoting any message anyone is unaware of, and it's obscuring informational signs that are useful and have nothing to do with the message. That's pointless and obnoxious.

In terms of other things seen on public property though, I don't have any strong feelings about graffiti that's clever and/or draws attention to oppression and doesn't obscure socially neutral informational signs. I just can't get worked up defending a public bench or something when it's still perfectly useful and the messages inscribed on it are in support of people who society and government hasn't particularly affirmed. People are more important than property.

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Nope, too obvious. Probly a

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Nope, too obvious. Probly a Democrat double-false-flagger hoping to garner sympathy for the alt righters he hates.

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