San Diego’s East Village used to be a place of prostitution, transients, drug dealing, and gang activity in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The unpainted electrical and utility boxes served as the marking points used to conduct illegal transactions and were the reference points of criminal activity. The painted electrical and
In the song “Stan” by Eminem he sings about a person named Stan who writes a letter to him as a fan. In the letter Stan compares himself to Eminem and the crimes that he raps about in his songs. Throughout the song Stan writes repeated letters to Eminem but
Ice in the Lyricists Blood and He Wants You to Feel His Personal Point of View by DKohen18 The song “Hail Mary” by Tupac Amaru Shakur is about Tupac himself. He poetically describes how he is a gangsta who won’t commit crime unless he is pushed to do so. Tupac
It appears as if the media has drawn our attention to the bad behavior of celebrities and reality television stars. The reason being because it is exciting, interesting, and undoubtedly catches our attention. Society has norms and when one breaks a norm, they are seen as deviant and frowned upon.
For many crews and gang members they see graffiti as art not a crime. It helps them express social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression. Gangs also like to mark their territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities also known as ‘tagging’. For
Too many people tagging and graffiti is a way to express themselves. They do it to mark their territory or to give respect to other taggers/gang members. I knew tagging and vandalizing property was illegal, but I never knew how seriously it was taken. The FBI has a specific Art
Skateboarding is an art form, not a crime. In this video clip, you see a couple of guys performing tricks. These tricks are thought of and carefully executed. As they film, these tricks they find spots to match the trick. After filming they put footage together and make a film