• January 14, 2006
  • Posted by Marc

Sydney Police Raid Shops For Graffiti Videos and Magazines

From Adam comes a link to this story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald:

“Police have seized 150 unclassified videos and DVDs along with almost 300 magazines showing acts of graffiti, in raids across Sydney.

The raids, on a paint supplies store in Newtown and a record store in central Sydney yesterday afternoon and evening, uncovered the material, which showed people committing acts of graffiti.

Chief Superintendent John Hartley said the swoop was part of an ongoing operation targeting graffiti and vandalism on CityRail trains.

“NSW police is working in conjunction with Rail Corp to reduce the incidents of graffiti upon the rail network,” Chief Supt Hartley.

“The cost of graffiti runs into the millions of dollars and also contributes to considerable delays to the public transport system.”

The state opposition last month slammed the government’s rail security program following a 300 per cent jump in graffiti last year.

Graffiti attacks jumped from 8077 in November 2004 to 35,627 in November 2005.”