I got the foregoing from a flier about an upcoming town hall, and since i'm unhappy about the rise in graffiti going on, i plan on attending. The way i see it, our right to property is under attack from two sides. On one, gangs (or is it 13 year-olds?) are treating our neighborhoods as their territory, and violating individuals' property by marking it as such. On the other, city governments are fining individuals for having graffiti on their property. More information on this fining would be appreciated. The problem is not that graffiti looks bad. The problem is that it's a violation of someone's property. It's just as bad to threaten someone with fines and liens for what they do with their own belongings, as it is to alter someone else's belongings without the owner's permission. Where exactly does the City of Cornelius derive the right to impose a fine for graffiti anyhow?