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Statue on display in Downtown Lodi vandalized with gang-related symbol

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Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:25 am, Thu May 5, 2011.

A symbol associated with a Lodi street gang has been etched into a life-sized sculpture of a musician on School Street, prompting disgust from local merchants.

“I’m surprised it took this long for something to happen,” said Hannah Kemalyan, a hairstylist at Texture Salon, a business across the street from the vandalized sculpture. “They’re exposed out there and police can’t possibly patrol by them all day and night.”

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  • Jerry Bransom posted at 3:53 pm on Thu, May 5, 2011.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    I wonder how much it has really cost on top of the $30,000. I wonder why these news stories lack a balanced point of view? Does "the Foundation" feel they are above comment on their questionable decisions, such as this? And am I the only one that thinks these things look like something you would buy at Tuesday Morning with a "Made in China" sticker on the bottom?

  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:24 am on Thu, May 5, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Lodi has gangs? I thought LPD eradicated them long ago.



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