MTA police, in cooperation with Baltimore police, were charged with arresting and prosecuting vandals in the act of destroying property by “tagging” it or covering an entire wall or side of a MARC or Metro Rail car. Tagging is also used to mark territories. In general, the more graffiti you observe in a community, the more it indicates that community is in decline.
Graffiti is not an art form. Graffiti vandals choose areas where the most exposure will be gained. Those caught in the act are subject to charges of a misdemeanor under Maryland state law. Let’s rid our communities of trash and graffiti. Call police if you observe graffiti being applied to any transit property or public or private structure.