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What goes on in the minds of taggers? What are they trying to tell us with their hastily scrawled missives across our double garage doors? Perhaps a lack of coherent message and bad penmanship are not the only problems plaguing Denver's tagbangers. More legible postings on a garage door in North Denver command the reader to "SMOKE WEED." The accompanying stencil art asks, "When will I get my Cuddle?" Clearly, our our back alley vandals are hurting. Forced into lawlessness due to a lack of love. Perhaps it's time to stop coddling our criminals and start cuddling them!

-- Kenny Be

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Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


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