Monday, March 28, 2011

Mixed Signals

The Municipality of Querétaro is determined to do whatever it can to contain the teenage crime wave gripping this helpless city. To that end, they ruined the weekend of 44 young graffiti artists by arresting them for the crime of defacing this beautiful pre-Hispanic highway on-ramp.

If there's one thing the Municipality of Querétaro won't abide, it's graffiti, and a couple of years ago it increased the punishment for a first offense to three years in prison - which is about as long as this kid is going to get for chopping off four people's heads on behalf of the Beltran Leyva cartel. If it looks like you're about to get busted for graffiti here, you should probably try to kill the arresting officer, since the sentence is probably lighter.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, the Municipality of Querétaro is sponsoring, along with the Osel spray paint company... a graffiti competition!

First place is 20,000 pesos, with 55,000 pesos in total prize money being offered. Sadly, there's probably some Mexican version of the Son of Sam Law that prevents these 44 crazy, mixed-up kids from claiming any of it.


Anonymous said...

When it comes to art, question authority. But, if one must have it for one's sala de estar, insure "The Black Square."

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