Just say no to graffiti wall in Federal Way | Letters
September 7, 2012 · Updated 3:58 PM
Regarding your Mirror article “Street artist seeks legal graffiti wall,” may I perhaps comment on this thug’s illegal contributions to society under the auspices of his graffiti being “art?” My a--. If I dumped my garbage in your lawn calling it “art,” would you embrace my endeavor? Not likely.
“Elrik” hides his name, face and most of his body (via a winter hoody shirt) to avoid the stigma associated with his illegal and shameful activity of property destruction. How nice. His parents must be so proud.
Perhaps “Elrik” might like to name them publicly in his support. Phhht. Right. I have seen his and his fellow taggers’ blight upon my community. If I were him, I too would cover my face for fear of violent retribution from rightful property owners and working society.
Perhaps Singapore has this one right, where those found guilty are sentenced to caning for such activity. Any discussion of publicly condoning these anarchists is yet another reason to move from Federal Way.
“Elrik,” may you be caught, found guilty and sentenced to jail for the crimes you and your ilk commit and have committed. A local government-funded graffiti wall will not stop “Elrik” and his ilk from further destroying our quality of life here. Such a wall will promote others to undertake similar activity, further earning our great city the nickname of “Dreadful Way.”
M. Wade, Federal Way