Looks like we may be seeing fewer graffiti tags around the neighborhood. DCist and the Washington Post report that MPD and the US Marshalls have arrested members of the KGB graffiti crew, which stands for Krazy Graf Brothers. Taggers arrested include Che, Aera KAE, Huf, Gator and G8R. I've seen tons of Che tags around; in fact today I walked past a garage that had Che written on it maybe 20 times.
As readers of this blog may know, I like some kinds of graffiti: funny stuff at Wonderland, the big, impressive murals that people have commissioned or that are on abandoned buildings or temporary construction like those wood planks lining construction sites.
But they stuff I do not like are the tags: gang tags like LC and CTU and these graffiti taggers' names. Basically they just write their names over and over everywhere. I don't really the see the point: great, there's that guy's name all over everything. Ok? Maybe this person is actually talented but I wouldn't know, because it's just a name.
If you see graffiti, you can report it by calling 311 or using the city's 311 website.