“We have a lot more vandals writing vulgarity, a lot of immature stuff, no art to any of this. It takes very little talent to write a nasty message about someone,” Bouvier says. “We classify it as vandalism.”
In South Haven Michigan, local authorities and the FBI are investigating multiple swastikas that were spray painted at a Jewish Summer Camp on a variety of surfaces including a car, a sign, a building and picnic table.
Can it be just a coincidence of the choice of a swastika and its location on Jewish Camp? What is the limit of free speech and where do we as a society draw the line. Is this an artist expression or a targeted hate crime? At least there were no physical attacks or injuries, but is their a relationship? Gang violence and gang graffiti go hand in hand. And the swastika symbol is one that clearly communicates hate, intolerance and violence.
From Clean City Innovation Graffiti Watch