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Monday, November 1, 2010

Anti-Reed chalk art decried by KENS5 as ‘spray paint’ vandalism

Posted By on Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 9:29 AM

We know who isn’t reading the QueQue: KENS5. The station aired a shocking — shocking! with an incensed exclamation mark! — story about graffiti spray painted “and even stenciled” on a local church’s sidewalk last Thursday. This was one day after the Que2 reported the chalk-based initiative was underway (scroll down to "Chalk Her Out") by a group promoting themselves as “dissatisfied Republicans” out to raise the profile of an anti-Reed website. The message of, indisputably political in sentiment, violates election laws, KENS5 reported, before quoting one early voter:
“Since it is obviously political information within the voting area, so I contacted the District Attorney's Officer and inform them about the location and what was spray painted on the ground.” Neisen was one of the first early voters to see the vandalism. He says it is disturbing especially after hearing that the same vandals may have targeted the Justice Center overnight leaving the same messages.
The folks behind the obviously destructive effort have gone underground, leaving word with the Current they may be headed to Mexico, where chalk art is a competitive sport. Perhaps, it’s time for a roundup of all possible subjects. We suggest starting with the organizers of Chalk It Up, that oh-so subversive effort to pollute downtown streets and sidewalks with hazardous colored chalk and desensitizing images. Had KENS5 known this substance was playground chalk that washes off with a drizzle of rain (as they should have), would they have hyperventilated thus? On a slow news day? Ah, we’ve done worse.

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