An Excelsior resident won approval from Rec and Park recently for his efforts to get rid of graffiti in McLaren Park. Aaron Perry-Zucker decided to go vigilante style on some benches and signs in the park by painting over some tags with bright colored paint. He said it seems to deter the frequency of repeat taggers in this SF Examiner story.
The Examiner reports Perry-Zucker started by painting a sign red. Then he went back and painted it blue. I’m sure he knows these are gang colors, but in the Ex story, he says he noticed more time had gone by before the sign was tagged again. Perhaps because the taggers were taking extra caution before starting a turf war? Maybe not, and there are other gangs besides Bloods and Crips in San Francisco, but the Examiner followed up on the original report by identifying Perry-Zucker’s patner in, um, anti-crime, Max Slavkin.
The pair can continue their tag-team fighting, as long as they use city sanctioned colors; not bright red or blue.