Municipal Building again defaced by spray-painted gang symbols

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For the second time this year, members of a local gang are believed to have defaced the front of the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building on Greene Street.

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Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building maintenance employee Walter Hurley scrapes graffiti off the front of the building on Friday.  Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building maintenance employee Walter Hurley scrapes graffiti off the front of the building on Friday.

Investigators from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force believe the Laney-Walker-based Thugg Mafia is responsible for painting on the sides of the building, as well as on Heritage Academy nearby either last night or early this morning.

Surveillance video and at least one substantial print were taken from the scene, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles.

In May, the building was defaced with similar graffiti.

The Signer’s Monument, a 50-foot marble obelisk erected on Greene Street in 1848 to mark the burial place of three signers of the Declaration of Independence, was also vandalized several months ago.

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NEone
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NEone 10/24/08 - 10:11 am
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Punks.

Punks.

luv2scrapbk
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luv2scrapbk 10/24/08 - 10:14 am
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What the he** is wrong with

What the he** is wrong with people. If it ain't yours leave it alone!!!!

godogs
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godogs 10/24/08 - 10:21 am
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I am sure their parents are

I am sure their parents are sooooo proud of them. Hopefully the next time they visit the court house it will be in cuffs inside.

HHSgrad
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HHSgrad 10/24/08 - 10:23 am
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amen lifeisabeach!! i agree

amen lifeisabeach!! i agree with you.

voluptuously_auburn1
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voluptuously_auburn1 10/24/08 - 11:12 am
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If the parent's of these

If the parent's of these punks cared from the get go, these kids wouldn't be doing what they are doing now.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 10/24/08 - 11:13 am
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clearly some of those " all

clearly some of those " all the babies we want without daddies" the lte writer spoke of a couple of days ago. obammy will spread them some wealth, then maybe they will be good little citizens.

rufus
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rufus 10/24/08 - 11:20 am
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Todays workers will be

Todays workers will be tomorrows po folks

corgimom
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corgimom 10/24/08 - 11:33 am
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The courthouse is a place

The courthouse is a place they've visited often. They know it well. You have to laugh- they are so stupid that they left fingerprints. Guess they'll be back for a visit.

hockeymann
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hockeymann 10/24/08 - 11:40 am
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ACORN will probably have them

ACORN will probably have them all working hard for the next two weeks...

georgiagator25
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georgiagator25 10/24/08 - 11:44 am
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Perfect example of "Spare the

Perfect example of "Spare the rod, Spoil the child"

tonytonytony
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tonytonytony 10/24/08 - 11:52 am
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I think Augusta needs a shoot

I think Augusta needs a shoot on site order for these painters.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 10/24/08 - 12:13 pm
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Find them and put them to

Find them and put them to work painting. Painting while wearing orange jump suits that is.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 10/24/08 - 12:17 pm
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Only idiots from Augusta

Only idiots from Augusta would make some kind of political comment about this. I guess before Obama, there was no such thing as graffiti?

rufus
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rufus 10/24/08 - 12:22 pm
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Mass confusion: Fathers day

Mass confusion: Fathers day in the getto

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 10/24/08 - 12:25 pm
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Mass confusion incest in a

Mass confusion incest in a suburban home.

tonytonytony
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tonytonytony 10/24/08 - 12:27 pm
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If you put them in orange

If you put them in orange jump suits, guess who pays to feed the punks. Shoot these punk on site. They are wanna be thugs, they are punks.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 10/24/08 - 12:31 pm
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I wish they would be caught.

I wish they would be caught. They need to clean up the building!

LaTwon
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LaTwon 10/24/08 - 12:40 pm
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perhaps if they passed a law

perhaps if they passed a law where if caught they could only be released turned over to their fathers, or would that be a life sentence?

bsbr032581
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bsbr032581 10/24/08 - 12:45 pm
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I'm so sick of ignorant

I'm so sick of ignorant people. Their actions are what drive people who have had enough to say things just as ignorant. It's a shame they can't be exiled on to some island far away so that they can all take each other out. Since that's not possible, these thugs need to be shot in the face at close range with a paintball gun.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/24/08 - 01:17 pm
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It's the tax payers fault.

It's the tax payers fault. It's the court house's fault. It's the police's fault. It's the incestuous suburbanites fault. It's the maintenance man's fault. It's the idiot Augustan's fault. It's everybody's fault but the poor picked on perps.

blaqbird07
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blaqbird07 10/24/08 - 03:23 pm
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Ok so they get

Ok so they get caught....Hmmmmm Then they go downtown get bonded out and then when its time to go to court theses GREAT judges we have in Richmond County will give them Probation which they will violate then go back in front of the judge only to get put back on probation. Then they run from probation for years end up in a high speed chase with police. Almost kill innocent people then when they are caught the judge will give them.....You guessed it Probation! Why not just stop taking them to jail in Richmond County just go ahead and put them on Probation! PLEASE I asked you......Do something about these JUDGES in this county. STOP Letting the Petty Criminals build a Rep to become Killers!

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 10/24/08 - 05:22 pm
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Stake them out and give them

Stake them out and give them a good old fashion beat down.

Paws..
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Paws.. 10/24/08 - 05:33 pm
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Obviously it was done by

Obviously it was done by someone who has never before been proud of their Country.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 10/24/08 - 06:20 pm
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If you catch them make them

If you catch them make them wear a pink jumpsuit with their name emblazoned on the front and back. Then put them in visible urban areas picking up trash to show others what happens when you do stupid stuff. They learn a valuble lesson and their futures are not ruined. There is still a chance to send some of these young people in the right direction.

MaryPlayer
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MaryPlayer 10/24/08 - 09:02 pm
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Don't forget the ball and

Don't forget the ball and chain around their legs as accessories to the pink jumpsuit. But, I say put them in the landfill and make them separate the pooped filled disposable baby diapers from the bio-degradeable trash.

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