Renowned Graffiti Artist Revok Arrested at LAX

Time to interrupt the holiday program:

(Press Release) High profile graffiti vandal arrested as he preps to board plane

A 34-year old high profile graffiti vandal was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles International Airport..
Suspect Jason Williams, also known as “Revok,” is well known in the graffiti vandalism culture and is a member of the graffiti crew “Mad Society Kings” or MSK.
Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau Special Problems Unit deputies were notified that Suspect Williams had a warrant for his arrest for failure to pay restitution to the victims of previous vandalism crimes.
Suspect Williams, a White male resident of the Fairfax District in Los Angeles, had been placed on probation for felony vandalism in Indio, California in 2009.
In 2010, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Problems Unit Transit deputies arrested Suspect Williams near a graffiti store where images of his graffiti vandalism were featured. He was arrested with several hundred cans of spray paint and a replica Los Angeles Police Department badge.
As a result of evidence discovered during his April 21 arrest (Thursday), other incidents of vandalism were found in the County of Los Angeles. Some of the damage is adjacent to the Metro Blue Line and can be seen by its’ patrons. The additional crimes will be submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office by sheriff’s deputies for filing consideration.
Suspect Williams is being held in the Los Angeles County jail with bail set at $320,000.00.
“We take graffiti vandalism very seriously, said Lieutenant Vince Carter, Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau. “Criminal graffiti vandals who insist on damaging other people’s property are going to jail and need to pay to fix the damage they caused.”
For photos, descriptions and information about the arrests of graffiti vandals, wanted graffiti vandals, and graffiti removal, visit the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department webpage on http://www.lasd.org at:
L.A.’s Most Wanted Graffiti Taggers

http://sheriff.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/lasd/graffiti/

Captain Mike Parker
Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
(323) 267-4800
SHBNewsroom@lasd.org
http://www.lasd.org

$320,000???? If you’re having a WTF-moment right now, it’s with good cause. Logan Hicks has collected information about some other cases from the last 2 months and look at the bail amounts:

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Bail set at $25,000
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San Gabriel Valley man arrested for allegedly molesting teenage boy he met online
Bail set at $25,000
Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/rowland-heights-man-arrested-in-for-allegedly-molesting-teen.html
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Bail set at $150,000
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Repeated molestation of a minor by husband/wife –
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/04/husband-and-wife-teachers-accused-of-repeatedly-molesting-male-student.html)
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Bail set at $100,00
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Man charged with assaulting partially paralyzed grandmother in front of her two granddaughters
Bail set at $100,00
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/04/man-charged-with-assaulting-partially-paralyzed-grandmother-in-front-of-her-two-granddaughters.html)
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Bail set at $100,000
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Baby left in 115-degree car returned to mother; father may face charges
Bail set at $100,000
(source:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/04/girl-left-in-115-degree-car-returned-to-mother-father-may-face-charges.html)
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Bail set at $50,000
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South Bay men accused of raping female student
Bail set at $50,000
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/south-bay-men-arrested-in-spring-break-rape-case.html)
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Bail set at $50,000
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Ex-L.A. County deputy charged with felony gun threat, break-in
Bail set at $50,000
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/ex-la-county-deputy-charged-with-felony-gun-threat-break-in.html)
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Bail set at $100,000
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Costa Mesa man to be charged with hate-crime attack on Latinos
Bail set at $100,000
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/costa-mesa-man-to-be-charged-with-hate-crime-attack-on-latinos.html)
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Bail set at $25,000
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Machete-wielding man, 19, is arrested near South Coast Plaza
Bail set at $25,000
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/19-year-old-arrested-for-allegedly-threatening-another-man-with-machete.html)
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Bail set at $250,000
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Man pleads not guilty to offering ‘dead or alive’ bounty on daughter’s boyfriend
Bail set at $250,000
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/man-pleads-not-guilty-to-offering-dead-or-alive-bounty-on-daughters-boyfriend.html)
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Bail set at $100,000
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OC hospital worker is charged with raping sedated patient
Bail set at $100,000
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/orange-county-hospital-worker-charged-with-rape-of-patient.html)
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Bail set at $45,000
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College of the Canyons student allegedly tries to videotape boy in restroom
Bail set at $45,000
(source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/college-of-the-canyons-student-allegedly-tries-to-videotape-boy-in-restroom.html)
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Bail set at $50,000
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Riverside Little League coach held after allegedly sending lewd texts to 15-year-old
Bail set at $50,000
source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/riverside-little-league-coach.html
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Bail set at $100,000
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Children’s book author arrested for alleged child molestation
Bail set at $100,000
Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/chidrens-book-author-arrested-for-alleged-child-molestation-in-san-clemente.html
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Bail set at $100,000
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Whittier teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts on a student
Bail set at: $100,000
Source:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/whittier-teacher-charged-with-lewd-acts-on-a-child.html
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Bail set at $ 300,000
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Ex-Compton teacher accused of molesting three girls
Bail set at: $300,000
Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/former-compton-teacher-accused-of-molesting-three-girls.html

Apparently graffiti is an awful, awful crime, worse than molesting kids. I hope Revok will be released soon! If you wanna show your support, add #FreeRevok1 to your tweets!

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