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Inmates, juvenile offenders to help erase graffiti in Schenectady

Graffiti marks the wall of a vacant home on Mumford Street in Schgenectady on Thursday. The graffiti of an expletive to the right was digitally blurred.
Graffiti marks the wall of a vacant home on Mumford Street in Schgenectady on Thursday. The graffiti of an expletive to the right was digitally blurred.
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Jail inmates and juvenile offenders will begin scrubbing graffiti off more than 150 buildings next month. It’s part of a new initiative to crack down on the graffiti that has marred many buildings in the city. Workers will start by cleaning off businesses, nonprofit agencies and city-owned property, including hundreds of foreclosed houses the city seized for failure to pay taxes. Many of those are boarded-up and have been repeatedly “tagged.” Tagging refers to the ...


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safny
September 20, 2013
6:58 a.m.

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This article makes no sense. A person becomes a juvenile delinquent in Family Court. Does that mean these kids will be sentenced to community service in Family Court and it will be cleaning graffiti? How are jail inmates going to be let out to clean graffiti? Who will be watching them? How does one decide which inmates can safely be let out of jail? You mention group after group but the only one named is Quest? It sounds nice until you actually read the article and there's no content.

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