April 17, 2012

10 Days

The below piece is in Santa Rosa, CA and illustrates the situation of my good friend who just served time in Jail for writing on the pole of a street sign. He was arrested by Reno cops who belittled and profiled the shit out of him, most of all for being Mexican. As you may have noticed, I deeply despise how categories make people blind to what is really going on. Despite the fact that it was his first offense (ever, not just graffiti-related) the judge found the sentence of 10-days in jail to be adequate and fairly lenient. Why is Reno so persistent to cleanse itself of emergent culture and consistently sanitize itself to the point of economic collapse?

1 comment:

  1. That totally sucks, Reno on the forefront of repressive control, sounds about right.