PUBLIC ENEMY #1 … BROOKLYN’S MOST WANTED
Some people need to get a life and law makers need to get a clue. Can anyone imagine that a 6 year old girl and her parents is facing a $300 fine for drawing a picture on the sidewalk? You are looking at Park Slope Brooklyn’s public enemy #1. Six year old Natalie Shea in todays society of out of touch bureaucrats is considered graffiti scoff-law criminal.
Its to bad that these same bureaucrats that would pass such stupid rules could not try and protect 6 year old girls against sex offenders instead of worrying about criminals privacy.
THE FACE OF BROOKLYN GRAFFITI VANDALISM
Six-year-old Natalie Shea got a threatening letter from the city demanding the removal of “graffiti” she drew with chalk — with chalk!— on her front step. Here, Shea shows her defiance to the warning letter by creating a new work with the supposedly illegal medium.
There is just one problem with trying to charge a six year old with such a crime. Would someone like to tell us what the six year olds intent was? Who knew a 6 year old was even capable of intent.
“According the New York penal law, graffiti is the etching, painting, covering, drawing or otherwise placing of a mark upon public or private property with intent to damage such property,” said an NYPD spokesman
Could there be more absurdity in the world?
A 6-year-old Park Slope girl is facing a $300 fine from the city for doing what city kids have been doing for decades: drawing a pretty picture with common sidewalk chalk.
Obviously not all of Natalie Shea’s 10th Street neighbors thought her blue chalk splotch was her best work — a neighbor called 311 to report the “graffiti,” and the Department of Sanitation quickly sent a standard letter to Natalie’s mom, Jen Pepperman.
Can somebody stop these bureaucrats before they Kafka again?
“PLEASE REMOVE THE GRAFFITI FROM YOUR PROPERTY,” the Sanitation Department warning letter read. “FAILURE TO COMPLY … MAY RESULT IN ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST YOU.”
Who knew Park Slope Brooklyn was so hard up for cash?
Since when is a kid’s chalk drawing “graffiti”? Since the City Council passed local law 111 in 2005, which defined “graffiti” as “any letter, word, name, number, symbol, slogan, message, drawing, picture, writing … that is drawn, painted, chiseled, scratched, or etched on a commercial building or residential building.”
In other words, Natalie Shea is not an artistic little girl, but a graffiti scofflaw? (The Brooklyn Paper Via Drudge)
FYI … This is Graffiti