Who left the freeway lights on?


For two weeks now the green lamposts that line one side of the southbound Arroyo Seco Parkway through Elysian Park have been burning bright, day and night. Why? Because taggers spray painted over the sensors that turn the lights on and off, reports the L.A. Times. The Times explained what happened:

A tagger got into the locked catwalk along the freeway and spray-painted over the photovoltaic cells that normally turn the lights on at dusk and off with the rising sun. As far as the lights know its perpetual midnight along that short, bucolic strip where the southbound Arroyo Seco Parkway arcs over the tunnels into downtown.

The spray paint is expected to be cleaned up soon.

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  1. The consequences for tagging should be doubled at the min. Enough is enough. The fine should be equal to 10 times the amount of damage + repair + labor and 500 hours of community service. Second offense should double that. If the defendant cant pay, then a lien should be placed on their home / assets or if a minor, on the parents home / assets. Secondly, after a second offense, the offender should be made to enlist in the army. Oh and if you tag a mural or nature, then the punishment should be doubled. Im sick and tired of these a$$holes tagging over everything.

  2. Must be the doing of these gentrified intruders, bringing their pestilence and bad habits with them. Lets keep out those losers from our barrio.

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