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Graffiti police to hit the Civic and Braddon streets

By johnboy - 1 December 2011 24

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Word reaches us that Canberra CBD Limited is planning to commission security patrols to deter graffiti in their target area of Civic and Braddon.

They had this to say on the subject:

Nothing specific as yet. We are currently finalising the locations but can confirm that Braddon will be a particular target. We have the support of building owners, managers and tenants in Lonsdale and Mort Streets.

Apparently Leader Security will be providing dog patrols.

A good idea? Or something ACT Policing should be doing?

Workexpboy went out at lunchtime to get a feel for the scope of the problem, he returned complaining that most of the tagging was old and faded, but got some good shots.

What’s Your opinion?


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Deref 8:22 am 03 Dec 11

The Traineediplomat said :

Wasn’t it one of them thar Scandinavian countries that introduced Photo ID / 18+ requirements for spray paint? They also had a register of a unique barcode/identifying number of each can so that if a spraycan turned up on site of a graffiti tagging etc, they would turn up to the house of the ‘owner’ of the can with a Please Explain letter. Especially if the owner had people of “a higher propensity to tag age” in the house.

Of course wouldn’t work for magic markers and the like, but an interesting concept.

+1 Excellent idea.

The Traineediplomat 11:06 pm 02 Dec 11

Wasn’t it one of them thar Scandinavian countries that introduced Photo ID / 18+ requirements for spray paint? They also had a register of a unique barcode/identifying number of each can so that if a spraycan turned up on site of a graffiti tagging etc, they would turn up to the house of the ‘owner’ of the can with a Please Explain letter. Especially if the owner had people of “a higher propensity to tag age” in the house.

Of course wouldn’t work for magic markers and the like, but an interesting concept.

Jethro 10:42 pm 02 Dec 11

TheDancingDjinn said :

I know if the young run from a secuity guard or authority figure, they are guilty or know who the guilty party is

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/supreme-court-rules-person-is-entitled-to-do-runner-if-not-under-arrest/story-fn7x8me2-1226205792608

Henry82 9:42 pm 02 Dec 11

@TheDancingDjinn

I was going to respond in length, but i’ll summarise my points

– you need reasonable suspicion to detain someone. running isn’t.
– you can’t detain someone, then interview them so see if you have reasonable suspicion
– lol, i’m sure “i aint dun nuffin” works 100% of the time and guards let kids go on that
– Security i’ve met can’t string a sentence together
– I like the idea of catching the taggers, but i can see this going south really quickly.

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