Tasered teen’s costly mistake


Israel Hernandez-Llach may have been an artist, but he wasn’t behaving like one at the time he was Tasered. The 10 minutes of fun and $20 he invested in indelible spray paint to further his “craft” will cost the owner of the building he defaced perhaps more than $10,000 to repair.

First a special primer has to be used to cover the graffiti or it will bleed through the new paint job. Then this commercial building must be prepped and repainted.

I’m not saying any life is only worth $10,000, and obviously a full investigation must be held. However, this young man was committing a crime, and the Herald keeps calling him an artist, making it seem as if he were merely exercising his constitutional rights and plying his trade when he was, unfortunately, killed.

Franklin J. Siegel, Miami

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