New Haven considers spray-paint ban for minors

New Haven’s legal attitude towards graffiti—populist art medium or sign of urban decay?—may be decided within the next few weeks. Aldermen Joseph Rodriguez and Erin Sturgis-Pascale of Fair Haven have drafted a law that would ban individuals under the age of 18 from purchasing spray-paint cans.

Gameliel Moses, program director for Solar Youth, said the Fair Haven youth “are the ones who identify and choose the problems, and then we support them. We try to teach the kids in our program that graffiti isn’t always bad. Graffiti is an art form—it all matters where and how you do it.”

Vandalism inspires anti-graffiti law for minors Emma Larson The Yale Herald 4/1/08

More reporting and plenty of debate at the New Haven Independent, here and here.

Posted by Chris

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