(via local-nixle) (Los Angeles Police Departement Press Release)

“A 34-year old high profile graffiti vandal was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles International Airport. Suspect JW, also known as “Revok,” is well known in the graffiti vandalism culture and is a member of the graffiti crew “Mad Society Kings” or MSK. (…) Suspect JW is being held in the Los Angeles County jail with bail set at $320,000.00.  “We take graffiti vandalism very seriously”, said Lieutenant Vince Carter, Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau. “Criminal graffiti vandals who insist on damaging other people’s property are going to jail and need to pay to fix the damage they caused.” 

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(via vandalog)

“Just how absurdly high is Revok’s bail? Logan Hicks did the math. Basically, the LA legal system seems to think that allegedly not repaying people for putting graffiti on their property is about as bad as molesting three young girls ($300,000 bail) and then threatening a man while wielding a machete ($20,000 bail). While bail is not set entirely based on the severity of the crime but other factors as well, Logan’s stats are a good place to start, and based on severity of alleged crimes, Revok’s bail is completely unjust.”