Friday, October 19, 2012

UK writer gets 16 months' sentence

Noir's website

Jail time for painting is wrong. Let's hope he can get out early and go back to his work with the kids who need him.

"Glynn Judd, a graffiti artist who worked on the backdrops of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, has pleaded guilty to 15 counts of graffiti vandalism at Blackfriars Crown Court in central London. According to the Evening Standard, the 40-year-old artist was sentenced to 16 months in prison for spray painting subway trains between 2006 and 2011 with the tag Noir, causing an estimated £32,000 ($52,000) in damage to city property."