Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

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Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool
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Vandalism was seen this morning in the outer building of the Los Banos Del Mar Pool.

The pool is located at 401 Shoreline Drive and the graffiti appears to read "Free The Kids" with a slur towards Trump.
 

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a-1542519850 Jul 10, 2018 12:34 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

It always makes me smile when pro-illegal immigration persons bring up "The Statue of Liberty." My Mother was an immigrant. She landed at Ellis Islandn and told me what a wonderful thing it was to see Lady Liberty. At Ellis Island she and her family were closely examined, screened for communicable diseases or any sign of illness. Not just anyone was allowed to enter the USA. With illegal immigration, those who sneak across our borders are criminals. They don't go through the process. Most work under the radar, and for all they may contribute to the workforce (where they are exploited for cheap labor), they are draining the welfare, public school and healthcare systems.

Ducky Jul 09, 2018 08:58 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Name calling, first. And when that doesn’t work, and you have no rational response, erase it. You’re the open minded ones??? The sheeple have spoken. Now go drink sone more kool-aide

PitMix Jul 11, 2018 02:24 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Rex, 18 gang members are not wasting their time with ugly tags about the kids. They are too busy selling drugs, extorting, and protecting their turf. Good try though.

Factotum Jul 10, 2018 11:04 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

If it stands for this coming election year- 2018, the perps then become more obvious. Probably not drug gang territory marking. More likely highly partisan TDS.

paullash Jul 10, 2018 09:11 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Agree Rex. Santa Maria has/had about 20 MS- 13 gang members on trial for everything from murder for hire to human trafficking. There's a media black out and gag order on these trails.. I found out hearing things on the scanner , mostly when they move them around or arrest material witnesses, some for dodging subpoenas and others because they have been greenlit for execution . This should be National News .

REX OF SB Jul 10, 2018 08:49 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

"18" = "18th Street," a Central American and Mexican criminal organization that started as a street gang in Los Angeles, not unlike LA's beloved MS-13 gang. Whether our local gangstas have any real ties to 18 or MS-13 is a matter of conjecture. I personally think the real LA gangstas would eat our local homeboys for breakfast, chew them up and poop them out by noon.

Ehdat Jul 09, 2018 02:14 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

When i drove by and saw the writing, all I could think of is a bunch of shivering kids in bathing suits being held hostage by some disgruntled bi-polar lifeguard on the other side of the wall.

Shasta Guy Jul 09, 2018 10:18 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

I called it my daily Graffiti Walk, and I would eradicate all graffiti within one block around my block (that's 8 blocks). I started noticing all the places they would mark with their thick gel pens. One weekend some west side gang bangers spray painted WS in 12" tall letters up Mission from State to about Santa Barbara St. It was really destructive. They hit everything. I wasn't going to let them get away with it, so I got rid of all of it so they would not see the satisfaction of their work. Eventually they all stopped tagging the neighborhood. A good technique to get rid of most graffiti is to get your towel wet with the remover then dab a little dirt on it. The dirt acts like an abrasive and takes the stubborn stuff off. Let's not promote any more graffiti on Edhat because I'm sure those who did it are getting a big thrill at our expense.

Shasta Guy Jul 09, 2018 06:09 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

When taggers started hitting our neighborhood a lot a couple years ago, I made sure to clean up the graffiti in less than 24hrs so that they would not get the satisfaction of seeing their work the next day. Posting this image on Edhat may have been a big mistake because they now know they may able so see future work widely viewed.

Potif Jul 09, 2018 09:36 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Not unlike January 20, 2009, when all of our nation's problems became George W. Bush's fault. Or, January 20, 2001, when the nation's problems became Bill Clinton's fault. And, so on...

surf & sand Jul 09, 2018 10:06 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

***CALL THE GRAFITTI HOTLINE*** (805) 897-2513 If you see Grafitti's please, please, please Do Not Post a picture of it! The city will have it removed in 24 hrs. Be prepared to leave exact location of Grafitti when you call this Hotline! Also if you see illegal dumping, or trash the city has a contract with Marborg to clean it up! Please call 805-963-1852 Be proactive and let's keep SB clean of illegal dumping and Grafitti. Call the Hotlines listed for Grafitti removal or illegal dumping!

Concerned4Calif Jul 09, 2018 09:35 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Trump wanted to be more pressure on immigration reform and succeeded although I think the policy was ill advised ( he probably did not follow the advice given to him). However the immigration issue is a winner for the democrats and they do not want it solved or reformed as it angers and hence mobilizes their base. They do not have a policy other than to say no, fight and resist. If they were forced to have a policy it would probably be about the same as the republicans.

shredmaster Jul 09, 2018 01:22 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

In response to those who can't grasp or see a need for political asylum, please read the memoir "Not Without My Daughter." Follow that with the memoir written by the author's daughter, "My Name is Mahtob." Also, please attend the rallies that have been happening locally and watch coverage of them online. They tell the true stories of these people and the shocking reality of what is actually happening at the border (and has been happening long before Trump). We need to understand that our lives do not compare to what these immigrants are going through. We cannot say, "Well, we have problems too!" We must educate ourselves before making ignorant comments. One might ask if the Statue of Liberty means anything to anyone anymore.

a-1542519850 Jul 09, 2018 12:44 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Factotum - you're spreading another lie. The poem titled "New Colossus" never says or infers that. Instead it reads, "From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome." I hope Ed bans you for all the lies you spread in the comment section.

a-1542519850 Jul 08, 2018 03:18 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

They're seeking political asylum. The US also turned away hundreds of thousands of Jewish people from Nazi Germany. Not something "true Americans" like to brag about. Unfortunately you're going to be on the wrong side of history with this one too.

paglinsb Jul 08, 2018 12:19 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

This sort of behavior is not helpful. Neither is publicly shaming people. Civil discourse and peaceful protests show strength and commitment to make change. And voting. "When they go low, we go high" is how a democracy works at its best.

Bodyboarder73 Jul 08, 2018 10:50 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Kinda hypocritical by the liberals that think that. http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/jun/25/blog-posting/did-obama-detain-illegal-mexican-children-experime/

Potif Jul 09, 2018 09:48 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Sadly, 'haters' come from all walks of life, all sections of politics, and all colors :( It would be a much better world without hate. Tolerance seems to be a much better way to go, at least for me.

Shasta Guy Jul 08, 2018 06:48 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/21/17488458/obama-immigration-policy-family-separation-border More info on this topic. As they say, truth is the first casualty of war. If the media had put the same laser focus on Obama's policies at the time this was going on in his administration then perhaps we'd know more of what went on. I don't think we'll ever get to the bottom of this.

Roger Jul 08, 2018 04:49 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

So you make a point by calling me a name, typical. The haters bully and call others names and then when someone else does it cry foal, Typical...No comments here make any of them true they are all opinions...Typical.

Shasta Guy Jul 08, 2018 03:09 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213525764.html According to this article, the Obama administration also separated families but they did not keep any records so we'll never know the numbers which is really convenient deniability.

Roger Jul 08, 2018 12:20 PM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Someone should remind Trumpy Baby and his band of Merry Haters to stop breaking the laws of this land too just because they are the messiahs of their insane followers doesn't mean they can break the rules.

Factotum Jul 08, 2018 11:31 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Not sure where you are going with this line of argument based upon this vandalism photo 4397. Are you claiming because of your personal beliefs about public regulations it is okay to deface public property? Is this what you call peaceful assembly or right to petition grievances? Because it is not "free speech" which can be regulated by time place and manner. Congressman Carbajal supports your position along with Senators Feinstein and Harris. Does that justify me using illgal graffiti to register my protests against them?

a-1542519850 Jul 08, 2018 11:17 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Factotum - you're side stepping the question. There will always be illegal immigration, every administration has had to deal with it. So tell me what other administration has separated children from their parents? There hasn't been one. This is why it's such a big deal. Stop using the "well it's a crime" argument for this abhorrent act. Every other administration kept the child with at least one of their parents.

Factotum Jul 08, 2018 11:08 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Your issues are not resonating. Choosing to illegally cross borders and facing known consequences instead of legally applying for asylum is the issue. Don't break the law. And the law was passed well before Trump started enforcing it. Whose fingerprints are on that law? Talk to them.

a-1542519850 Jul 08, 2018 11:04 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Please provide proof that shows any other administration before Trump separating children from their parents. Otherwise your "Obama did it too" argument is pointless.

Channelfog Jul 08, 2018 10:37 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Free the kids, find and prosecute these and all other graffiti offenders. In Italy one sees 2000 year old graffiti, so it is not new, but the spray paint can has unfortunately kicked it up a notch. Years ago, we hauled a small sand blaster and sand in one back pack and a compressed nitrogen cylinder and regulator on another pack frame up, Cold Springs trail to remove paint graffiti from rocks as the scourge was penetrating deeper up the trail. The trail heads are already a write off.

mattyboy Jul 08, 2018 10:12 AM
Graffiti Vandalism at Los Banos Del Mar Pool

Gotta love people that trash their own home. Diapers in parking lots, graffiti on rocks up trails, cigarette butts at beaches & sidewalks, dog sh!7 & p!55 EVERYWHERE. Glad I live in such a liberal & progressive area where none of that happens...oh wait

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