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Letters to the Valley Edition : Media Should Deny Exposure to Taggers

* Congratulations to The Times on the story about freeway signs getting tagged (Sept. 4). More publicity to the taggers with a color photo of the vandalized signs.

Why not put this story and photo on the front page?

Better yet, have an entire daily section devoted to tagging.

There could be stories about the most daring tag of the week, the most prolific tagger and the tag seen by the most people. The Times could award the winning taggers with 100 cans of spray paint, in the taggers’ preferred colors of course.

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This new section would not irritate me because I would not be reading it. I am canceling my subscription to The Times. Tagging is vandalism, and it needs to be dealt with in the media in a responsible way, without giving the taggers (vandals) any further exposure with photos, tagger crew names, etc.

Until The Times no longer gives these vandals widespread publicity, I will get my news from other sources.

WILL MOMSEN

Palmdale

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