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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Documentary on Illegal Billboards in Toronto

I love the fact that Toronto calls for a special enforcement unit to take care of the proliferation of illegal advertisements. Let it be known we have such a unit in New York City and they are so over burdened that public activist calling out over 130 illegal advertisements has rendered little to no results. In fact, the process of calling out said advertisements resulted in the arrest of 4 concerned public citizens. We not only gave the DOB Sign enforcement unit a map of NPA City Outdoor illegal locations, but provided photographic documentation as well. Despite this fact, no action has been taken against the offending outdoor advertising company. When does it become a citizens responsibility to act outside the law because the law cannot enforce the public's wishes?

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Blogger manan said...

"When does it become a citizens responsibility to act outside the law because the law cannot enforce the public's wishes?" On the island of Grand Manan up in The Bay of Fundy, this was the reason a group of young fishermen burned down the house of the crack dealer. The Mounties were not enforcing the law and their children were being hurt. The Mounties had secretly encouraged them, but the newspapers picked it up and a big debate about vigilante justice sprang up all across Canada. Prison time was served.
Peter Cunningham

26.6.09  

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