In 1988, a Chicano teenager, who goes by the nom-de-aerosal "Toomer" started a tagging crew called "T-K-O." KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez met up with Toomer and his crew as they painted a mural in South Central LA.
Youth Justice Coalition is an organization that fights inequalities in LA County's juvenile justice system. YJC says that the police are increasingly stopping youths who simply look like taggers. In one case, the possession a Sharpie landed a YJC member in county jail.
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