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Mon, 2012-03-05 16:21
That is great! I had a really busy weekend and didn't check the site. At this minute it is 706!
I wonder what the council staff thinks each and every time they get an email.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
Mon, 2012-03-05 18:45
I just reposted it on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150610608719760&set=a.10150230520869760.328929.714194759&type=1&theater
I just ripped 42 down.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
Mon, 2012-03-05 18:48
Oh, a new one that I saw on Westmoreland between I-95 offramp & Richmond -- Primo Roofing.
Mon, 2012-03-05 19:00
Also on Brewery Town living site now.
Mon, 2012-03-05 19:01
If these become legal, I will rip everyone of them down and re-hang them in front of the council persons office. 1000's of them all over their block where they live.
Mon, 2012-03-05 21:43
Kenzo, who is Vittorio Anepete? He posted on my Philadelphia Salvage page defending bandit signs. Leo seams to know him.
Mon, 2012-03-05 21:58
Mon, 2012-03-05 22:49
Tue, 2012-03-06 00:14
Count me in.
The artist formerly known as Matt Sajak.
Tue, 2012-03-06 06:17
I saw these, but they don't tell me he is doing anything wrong. Is there proof or signs with his companies name on it posted?
Tue, 2012-03-06 07:28
Hmm I don't know, but the name is clear when I search criminal records in NJ and PA, and civil court records in PA. Nothing in Municipal.
Tue, 2012-03-06 08:17
I took a shot of what I got on the google search because of it not being a common name.
Tue, 2012-03-06 10:38
Would this law also prohibit missing persons/lost dog signage? I would hope not.
Tue, 2012-03-06 11:44
Stock, thank you for the push on the petition -- since you posted we have added more folks to the tune of --- 736!
That means each council person received 736 emails. :)
Tue, 2012-03-06 12:07
puzzles: Unfortunately the City cannot regulate the content of messages that go on any public media, including bandit signs, outside of the Supreme Court test for obscenity. So with the bandit sign law making any sign affixed to utility poles, street lights and trees illegal, it can't write in an exception for "Lost pet" signs, because then it would violate the 1st Amendment, and then the entire law would have to be thrown out (thus making ALL bandit signs legal), because the government cannot regulate the content of the sign.
Allowing paper medium signs would then make the paper JUNK CARS signs stapled to death to poles legal along with the sidewalk sales and lost pets.
Generally, I think the City can keep the law the way it is written today and selectively go after the worst signage: which is the loud plastic Coroplast signage designed to be permanent, usually nailed with roofing nails to street poles. The Coroplast signs are the most obnoxious and visible.
Tue, 2012-03-06 13:10
Found this article in today's Miami Herald. The suburban city of Hollywood (between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale) has set up their own robo-call system to harrass bandit sign violators and is offering residents cash rewards for whoever brings in the most signs. Would love to see Philly be this proactive:
Tue, 2012-03-06 13:15
I wonder what the legality of this would be for me to flood my huge database of phone numbers I got on Banditproject.org....
Tue, 2012-03-06 13:41
THIS IS GREAT, thanks George.
I say we get a list of numbers together and see if we can get people to call them. We can use the words from Hollywood:
“When you see snipe-signs littering the city, I want you to call the number and tell the nice person who answers to stop littering public rights-of-way and remove their ridiculous, plastic, snipe signs,”
Tue, 2012-03-06 15:03
You're welcome! Obviously, I thought of the situation here as soon as I saw the story.
I would think any of these violators would have their breaking point on how much direct negative reaction/publicity they would be willing to endure before reaching the conclusion it just isn't worth the effort. And, after all, they ARE soliciting phone calls---they should get them!
Tue, 2012-03-06 15:07
I'm posting that on FB now. Leo, you where tagged in it. Anyone interested in moving forward as to the legality, cost etc... https://www.facebook.com/?sk=nf