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Putting somebody in prison for drawing on a wall... thank goodness this isn't a police state.

 

40,000 isn't a deterrent, it's a money-making exercise for whatever 'authority' pockets the cash.

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Just now, mindfulness said:

... I can visualise it now if Banksy did a few trademark works. Gets caught pays 4000bt, and the clown at the train station paints over them. 

Banksy isn't a vandal, he is an artist with something to say, he amuses.

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He was just lucky they didn't charge him with Working without a work permit a much bigger fine for that and deportation too,  the Bib must have  been napping to miss that one :)

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Just now, dfdgfdfdgs said:

Putting somebody in prison for drawing on a wall... thank goodness this isn't a police state.

 

40,000 isn't a deterrent, it's a money-making exercise for whatever 'authority' pockets the cash.

It doesn't have to be a deterrent, it's a punishment and would have been a well deserved one

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1 minute ago, soalbundy said:

Banksy isn't a vandal, he is an artist with something to say, he amuses.

 

You're assuming the guy in the report isn't doing the same thing as Banksy?  Either writing on a wall is vandalism or it isn't.  You can't have a different rule for the ones who are better at it than others.

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40,000 in Thailand is an unjust punishment.  It'd be an unjust punishment even in a developed country.  4,000 is an appropriate fine for Thailand.

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38? I'm sorry did that read 38 as in the number after 37 and before 39??  Rip his balls of to make sure he does not procreate and be done with it.  Bailiff..next case.

 

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6 hours ago, Chang_paarp said:

Don't they have the cane in Thailand?  Taggers are the visual vandals of the modern city, they deserve any punishment the law can dish out.

4,000 bt to have wall repainted maybe 500 bt to repaint it and 3500 bt to the thai guy 

i would have repainted it for 3800 bt as a cut price job 

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23 minutes ago, dfdgfdfdgs said:

 

You're assuming the guy in the report isn't doing the same thing as Banksy?  Either writing on a wall is vandalism or it isn't.  You can't have a different rule for the ones who are better at it than others.

It's true that the law must apply for all but I would pay Banksy to paint on my wall. If the picture shown is the man in question it doesn't look as if he is being artistic in any way. It would also seem that he wasn't alone in vandalizing the wall, he was just adding to it but that is no excuse

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3 hours ago, johncat1 said:

He should have been charged and made to repaint the wall himself as part of his punishment I doubt he would need a work permit for acting on police instructions His fine should also have been 40,000 not 4,000

oh why not just hang him?

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Posted (edited)

Sorry to all of you who want him drawn and quartered. He could not have done more than a spot or two on that wall. Clearly (to someone like myself who has lived in NYC and LA), many styles here, indicating many graffiti artists at work.  Alas, in LA it can be an art form. This is crap. Chiang Mai can do better!

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They should have made this ignorant vandal repaint the wall, fined him a lot more than 4000 Baht, then put him on the first plane out of here.

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