Think Before You Act Out

If I go to the subway and start spray painting ads on the subway, is it legal?


She must have forgotten this little law:

No person shall write, paint or draw any inscription, figure or mark or affix, attach or place by whatever means a sticker or decal of any type on any public or private building or other structure or any other real or personal property owned, operated or maintained by a public benefit corporation, the city of New York or any agency or instrumentality thereof or by any person, firm, or corporation, or any personal property maintained on a city street or other city-owned property pursuant to a franchise, concession or revocable consent granted by the city, unless the express permission of the owner or operator of the property has been obtained. a-1. For purposes of this section, “property of another” shall mean all property, including real property, that is not owned, rented, or leased by a person; provided that such term shall not include a location that serves as such person’s residence. a-2. For purposes of this section, “educational facility” shall mean any building affiliated with an institution that maintains a list of enrolled students and is used for educational purposes for more than twelve (12) hours per week for more than six (6) students. b. No person shall possess an aerosol spray paint can, broad tipped indelible marker or etching acid with the intent to violate the provisions of subdivision a of this section.

After my bones dry up from playing drums, I hope my mind is still sharp. I would love to re-train the minds of college aged kids. Being a college professor sounds like fun.

So many kids think there is some utopian world ready to be entered when they graduate. Man oh man are they in for a rude awakening. The “real world” my parents told me about? It’s wonderful yet, complex and full of grey area. Use that grey matter in your skill to effectively navigate through it and you’ll be ok.

I am starting with my two little ones – my kids. I want to try and keep their minds open to think through every scenario, make sure their minds stay open to new information, and to think before they act. Acting out of emotion kinda sucks. I’ve been there and learned my lessons. Fortunately, I stop before I act nowadays. It might have done her well to do the same. I’m sure central booking was not fun. But hey, knock yourself out if you want to deal with the police. I have better ways to deal with societal issues than deal with NY City’s finest.


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