Graffiti in Northwest Gainesville Subdivision Angers Residents
Published July 27th, 2012
GAINESVILLE - Almost two weeks ago, grafitti appeared on the surrounding brick wall at that workshop.
The graffiti on display contains both racial slurs and expletives, a sight that Ashton residents say doesn’t represent their neighborhood.
“It’s Ashton’s wall when it’s a good wall," said Richard Albrecht, an Ashton resident. "Only when something happens to the wall it’s my wall.”
Albrecht’s backyard is bordered by the wall. He says he wants the negative messages removed but more importantly, he wants those responsible to be punished.
The graffiti on the wall is directly across from Talbot Elementary School.
The Gainesville Police Department and their Gang Intervention Unit have arrested and or charged 22 people for crimes stemming from graffiti so far this year.
They are aware of the incident but have no suspects in the case.
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