Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Panel discussion accompanying release of Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984-2004
Vandal Squad chronicles the work of heavy-hitting graffiti artists on the MTA, but especially the work of cops dealing with the offenses. The panel discussion, moderated by Stern Rockwell of Streets are Saying Things, brought together cops Joseph Rivera, Steven Mona, and Ken Chiulli and artists COPE2, Ket, and ELLIS G. The platform allowed for the parties to duke out their opposing truths, but furthermore demonstrated the strife that before could only be imagined.
photo from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimkiernan/
video excerpt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYQU_9otifE