The Graffiti Wars of Amarillo – When Nice Neighborhoods Get Tagged
I guess I am just not cool. I don't get why people like to trash other people's property. I am talking about graffiti. It makes our city look trashy. We don't need that. We don't deserve that.
Heck, we have places where you can legally go around and spray paint to your heart's content. We have the Cadillac Ranch. We have a graffiti wall even. I guess it is just not cool unless you are ruining someone else's property.
Again I just don't get it. You take a drive around town and you will see it. There are trash cans that are tagged. There are walls. They ruin perfectly good murals too.
It just looks trashy. Then the only option the owner has is to leave it. Who wants to do that? Or spend your hard-earned money to fix it. An option but not one you really want to have to do. Oh, but you want that garbage off your property.
I was driving through Bivins the other day. It's what I like to do. It's where I ran across Herman Street not really belonging in the Bivins neighborhood they were a part of. It was like I made a wrong turn and left the Bivins neighborhood.
Stuff like that happens. What I didn't expect to have happen was to see the entrance to Bivins get tagged. Apparently, this happens a lot. Why? What do you get out of destroying these nice columns? Just by adding white paint to it. Why? No message, nothing. Just being destructive.
This seems to happen quite a lot and it's horrible. Some people. Luckily they do get fixed. Someone has to do the fixing. Someone has to shell out the money. This is not cool.
Let's spend our time doing your precious tagging where it is acceptable. Head to Cadillac Ranch or the Graffiti Wall. I know I am turning into that cranky adult here but come on.