Another Robert Boyd Who Is Not Me
“I have friends from out of town who come to visit and they say, ‘Sparkling City by the Sea? More like graffiti city by the sea,’” said Robert Boyd, a local Vietnam veteran.
Boyd, wearing a T-shirt that read “Graffiti Hurts,” said he paints over the graffiti at Carroll High School, near his home, because it lowers property values in the neighborhood, he said.
“Like most people I can’t stand the sight of it and something needs to be done,” Boyd said. (Steven Alford, Corpus Cristi Caller-Times, 1/29/2010)
For the record, I am opposed to damaging other people's private property. That said, there is so much visual ugliness in the world, it's hard for me to see how graffiti makes it worse, and when done by a skillful street artist, graffiti can actually improve a building. Just sayin.'