Paying more for goods and services because of graffiti
We live in a democracy and if the majority of the population vote to pay for a certain service the the minority have to go along with it.
Could graffiti be said to be anti-democratic because a minority forces the majority to pay for its removal?
Researching the cost of graffiti
Do a little research on the web and you will soon discover that staggering amounts of money are being spent in removing graffiti. The money spent by councils on graffiti removal that is unsightly, offensive or dangerous could have helped pay for more hospital staff, better schools, better stocked libraries and playgrounds instead.
Councils have the right to demand that graffiti is removed from street furniture and public transport within a certain period of time. If nothing is dome to remove the graffiti, the council will organise its removal and bill the owner. Is that fair and just?
The Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 gives councils the legal power to tackle graffiti problems and keep our streets graffiti free. They are also able to impose fines on anyone caught daubing walls with graffiti.