N.Y Parents Face Fine For Daughter's Chalk Drawings

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    A freaking flower? You have got to be kidding me!


    NEW YORK — Chalk it up to the city's crackdown on graffiti.
    A 6-year-old child's chalk sketches on her family's stoop brought her bemused parents a graffiti-removal notice that threatened a $300 fine, the family and Sanitation Department officials said.
    "My mom got a ticket for graffiti, and it wasn't even graffiti," first-grader Natalie Shea said. "It was art, very nice art."
    But a neighbor apparently didn't see it that way and called the city's 311 complaint line about the blue flower drawn earlier this month on the stoop of Natalie's home in Park Slope, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for being family-friendly.
    The notice that arrived Oct. 5 — giving the family 45 days to clean up the "graffiti" — was a form letter sent in response to all such complaints, city Sanitation Department spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins said.
    "If people call and complain, we have to follow it up," she said, but noted that the agency "does not consider a child's chalk drawing to be graffiti."
    more at link http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301559,00.html
     
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  3. KatK

    KatK Former Member

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    :rolleyes: Oh for Pity's sake! Sounds to me more like a cr@ppy neighbor making trouble. :mad: :razz: Please! :slap: :loser::twocents:
     
  4. Indy Gal

    Indy Gal Former Member

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    WOW, it was a flower people, get over it. Glad I dont live in NY! Seems the neighborhood needs some lessons in manners
     
  5. dkitty

    dkitty New Member

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    Wow, glad to have her off the streets.:rolleyes:
     
  6. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    Oh okay I know there are wayyyyyyy worse things people out there are doing and they are worried about chalk art???? How stupid.
     
  7. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    Yankees. :rolleyes:
     
  8. TaylorJ4

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    My kids and the neighbor's kids all traced their outlines in chalk on our driveway this weekend-it looks like a big crime scene! That probably would have escaped notice in NY.....
     
  9. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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    good grief...
     
  10. Trino

    Trino Active Member

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    Doesn't Target, as well as other stores, carry this type of chalk, made especially for sidewalk drawing? Maybe Target should be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor (LOL)?
     
  11. csds703

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    Graffiti can be a big problem and the graffiti laws should be enforced.
    It's just too bad that this neighbor was such a moron!
     
  12. Mygirlsadie

    Mygirlsadie New Member

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    Wow I been to New York and let me tell ya...sidewalk chalk art is and should be the LEAST concern of all the crap I seen in that city.
     
  13. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    Wow, better slam that kid in juvie before it's too late.
     
  14. reportertype

    reportertype Dogs are awesome!

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    I'm glad I don't have any neighbors like that one.
     
  15. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    What a load of crap.
     
  16. CaliKid

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    Yeah, she's headed for delinquency, that's for sure. Arrest her quickly.
     
  17. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    I imagine the real graffitti offenders don't exactly put it on their own homes, so I wonder if people who get their property tagged also get fines if they can't get it off for some reason with the time limit. I didn't even know that Brooklyn was even considered all that nice of a place anymore.
     
  18. Samiya

    Samiya Jason, you're pathetic

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    I suppose the neighbor is going to demand the death penalty..

    sheesh..moron

    Sami
     
  19. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    Maybe it was a crappily drawn flower. :crazy:
     
  20. eve

    eve New Member

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    It's the end of the world as we know it...(insert musical notes here)

    Eve
     
  21. KatK

    KatK Former Member

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    This song? I love that song...
     

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