Friday, October 14, 2011

Vandals mimic Vallone campaign signs

From Queens Politics:

How would you like to wake up to a brazen hatch-job with your name all over public property? Chair of The NYC Council Public Safety Committee Peter Vallone Jr. knows what it’s like and he’s taken it all in stride, just part of the everyday life for “The Man Who Hates Graffiti,” a nickname given to him by the NY Times.

For the past 10 years Vallone has been a staunch advocate of graffiti free neighborhoods, but sometimes the vandals strike back. Sometimes they organize themselves and mimic campaign signs. A conspiracy perhaps? Not likely. This is New York City and yes, some vandals are capable of a half assed political hatch-job.

“I think this just another attack by graffiti vandals and they wanted two things: to call me a hypocrite for committing acts of graffiti [Vallone referring to the act of campaigning – vandals often try to equate bombing to democracy] and they wanted my campaign to get fined…but they were too stupid to get the sticker right.”


Anonymous said...

I hope the Vallones kick the dem machine's asses in 2013

the last of the moderate democrats in queens county

Anonymous said...

What has this blog become - Vallone Central?

Anonymous said...

So we're supposed to believe that Vallone is getting framed? Liek someone actually took the time out to make FAKE stickers promoting him? Nice try Vallone. I think he needs to get fined.

Unlawful Placement of Stickers
and/or Decals on Public or Private Property
It is illegal for any person to affix or attach any sticker or decal on a public or
private building or structure. There is a rebuttable presumption that the person
whose name, telephone number or any other identifying information appears on
any sticker or decal is in violation. Every sticker or decal shall be deemed a
separate violation. Anyone found to have violated this provision, in addition to
any penalty imposed, shall also be responsible for the cost of the removal of the
unauthorized sticker or decal.
§10-117(a) FINE: $150-$500