Sometime between midnight on Monday and noon on Tuesday, someone tagged a school bus with gang graffiti on Manassas Drive in Manassas Park. The police briefs in the MJM describe the damage as being valued at about $50. In reality, that damage may be far worse.
Gang graffiti is important advertising. It posts what “turf” belongs to which gang and helps in the recruitment of new gang members. Often, ancilliary messages in that graffiti are intended to intimidate and threaten gang enemies. Graffitti is the advance element in an invasion of our communities, and it cannot be taken lightly. The visibility of a piece of gang graffiti is a daily installment on the destruction of your quality of life.
Citizens are the first line of defense against gangs. Gangs can only prosper when citizens give into the intimidation that gangs depend on for their survival. Be vigilant, agressive in your defense of your community, and refuse to be intimidated, and these cowardly punks will have no dominion of you, your family and your community. A paintbrush can be your first weapon, long before there may be no other option but to resort to others which we are naturally far more reluctant to employ.
Steadfast defiance. It works.
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