112th Precinct fights graffiti – QNS.com

112th Precinct fights graffiti

The 112th Precinct is teaming up with the community in an effort to curb graffiti in the Forest Hills area.
On Saturday, March 23, more than 50 volunteers in the community turned out for the 112th Precinct’s graffiti paint over event, which Heidi Harrison Chain, President of the 112th Community Council termed a great success.
“Graffiti harms our community, and we are trying to do the cleanup to make the community look better for all of us who live here,” she said.
Students from Forest Hills High School led the group of volunteers, who all received certificates from the 112th Precinct for participating in the cleanup, in painting over structures that have been contaminated by graffiti.
Chain said that the 112th Precinct Community Council is trying to spread the word to the community, both the youths and their parents about the dangers of graffiti.
“It is against the law; it is a crime,” she said. “Children shouldn’t want to have criminal records.”
In addition to the graffiti cleanup, the Community Council put together a brochure to give to parents about the dangers of graffiti and alerting them about making sure their children are not involved with it. The Community Council has also put together a presentation about the dangers of graffiti that parent groups can sign up for by emailing council112@yahoo.com.
“In every way, we are trying to really improve our quality of life and improve the safety of our community,” Chain said.

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