Graffiti complaints down
There's been a 70 percent decline in graffiti complaints since December, The Post and Courier reports, but that doesn't mean it's not a problem. Many historical buildings and churches are ruined by the "art," because they can't be pressure-washed or repainted.
The city is trying, however. The Post and Courier mentions Mayor Joe Riley's 2007 statement that the city would get rid of all the graffiti in town. And while maybe it hasn't quite achieved that, there are still obvious results being seen.
From The Post and Courier:
"The vast majority (of those arrested) have been white males from about 17 years old to their upper 20s," Robinson said. "A number of them were college students."
Here's a documentary posted on YouTube a few months ago about graffiti in Charleston:
If you're looking to report graffiti, call the Charleston Police Department at 958-1500 or visit their Web site.
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