A week ago some MS-13 graffiti showed up on Sudley Manor Drive. Today when the Crime Prevention Team of Help Save Manassas showed up to remove it, Surenos 13 had been by to add their “voice”, or more accurately to oppose the expansion of MS-13 turf into the townhouse complex near the Sudley Community Center. It’s another object lesson of what happens when people allow gang graffiti to remain. Leave gang graffiti up for any amount of time, and you’ll get swamped by more of it.
Homeowner’s associations have helped to abate graffiti when it shows up, but increasingly the amount of graffiti that appears at one time can overwhelm the ability of currently cash-strapped HOAs to react. Responding to these incidents effectively is a lot easier when civic organizations can lend a hand and provide additional resources. Whether it’s helping out the Clean Community Council, the Help Save Manassas Crime Prevention Team, or some other group of residents that won’t tolerate street gangs trashing our community, this is an incredibly worthwhile way to help your community be a better place. Your community could really use the help.
Sometimes sitting on the couch and complaining doesn’t fix the problems you’d like to see fixed. Right now we got a lot of folks on the couch, and we could use them to handle this:
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