Friday, February 13, 2009

Graffiti Crimes

A lot of people would strongly agree with me on the following and just as many would strongly disagree.

That doesn't matter, this is my opinion.

Today's decision in the Auckland High Court to sentence Bruce Emery to four years in jail for killing Pihema Cameron last year leaves most thinking people wondering is there any justice in this world.

When an individual such as this poor young 15 year boy is routinely out early in the morning getting high, drinking and destroying property, you have to wonder where his parents are.

When he is dead at 15 from the consequences of his own actions suddenly there are fingers of blame being pointed at everyone but those truly to blame-his parents and himself.

A poor innocent 50 year old mans reputation is ruined, a family in disarray and financially destroyed and he surely cannot return to his neighbourhood for threat of his safety.

It could well have been Emery's life taken instead of the boys, just like half a dozen people who died in the same area shortly before this case, some by the hand of teenage Maori boys.

Emery's sentence was far too tough.

Recommended Amazon Reading

Understanding and Investigating Graffiti (Middle_english Edition)

Understanding and Investigating Graffiti (Middle_english Edition)
By Lee Barnard

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How did Graffiti get started? What do those words say and what's their meaning? How do you locate the vandals if they're not caught in the act? Once they are caught what happens? Why do they tag? These are all questions that will be answered when you read Understanding and Investigating Graffiti.

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About the Author 
Lee Barnard is a Police Officer in Southern California with over 13 years experience. He has worked as a Gang Officer, a Detective, Field Training Officer, and a Weaponless Defense Instructor. He has interviewed in excess of 750 Graffiti Vandals clearing over 6,800 cases of graffiti. This has given him an insight into the Graffiti sub-culture. Understanding and Investigating Graffiti is the first book to cover the entire process of the legal system involving graffiti starting with the history of graffiti. The book leads you through the reading of graffiti, locating the vandal, the arrest and prosecution of the vandal, and lastly the types of punishment for the vandal. Anyone who is tired of viewing the eyesore known as graffiti will be interested in this book.

c Political Animal 2009

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