I am saddened by the death of a young and upcoming artist, but our youth need to be taught that there are consequences to crime. Columnist Fabiola Santiago may believe he was just trying to “express himself” on an empty building, but that building’s owner will be required to remove the “art” or be subject to a fine.
As a property owner who has spent thousands to remove weekly tagging, I don’t think the police were out of line. There is no difference between defacing someone’s property or robbing their empty home. It is a loss to the property owner, either way.
Sandra Horwitz, Miami