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Published: Thursday, April 12 2012 1:04 p.m. MDT

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awsomeron
Waianae, HI

I never have liked this kind of thing. As a youth the last thing I wanted to do was be judged by another youth. Most likely one who was not in my Social, Eco group and during the course of a normal day would not have any interaction with me. Worst of all someone on some level that might be worse of then me, but what they do is either legal or they don't get caught. When I grew up the whole thing was mostly about not getting caught.

That said I do as an adult see it as somewhat useful if someone is taking (value judgement) a wrong turn.They are still (value judgement) a good kid. What it can be used most for is keeping the people in line who are selected by the adults to do this, as a person would most certainly not want to lose their elevated status. It also looks good on the College application.
I would have put my best work in Power Point and given the City Council a good show. The goal here was clearly to shame. I would also promise not to tag public property again.

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