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Sun Nov 30, 2014, 10:17 PM

Scottsdale and Ferguson

Last edited Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:33 PM - Edit history (1)

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27511379/2014/11/30/protestors-flood-streets-of-old-town-scottsdale-following-ferguson-grand-jury-decision

This took place about 2 miles from my home. The area is an art district as well as small upscale bars, bistros etc... There are many southwest statues depicting Native Americans, Cowboys and most of all horses. They defaced the base of a beautiful statue. Clink on the picture to get a better view of the statue.

Edited to add:

This is the same area that Occupy Scottsdale used when they were here for their visit. I'd like to know why they picked this area. My guess is that Scottsdale's nickname is Snobsdale. Too bad they did not realize that south Scottsdale is not the rich man side. Chevrolets, Fords and other moderate priced vehicles are the norm. They took their anger out on the wrong people.

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ChazII Nov 2014 OP
marym625 Nov 2014 #1
Kali Nov 2014 #2
ChazII Nov 2014 #4
ChazII Nov 2014 #5
marym625 Nov 2014 #8
Kali Nov 2014 #10
marym625 Dec 2014 #11
ChazII Nov 2014 #3
marym625 Nov 2014 #6
ChazII Nov 2014 #7
marym625 Nov 2014 #9

Response to ChazII (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 10:40 PM

1. Not to excuse the piece of art

Being damaged, but isn't that chalk outside?

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:15 PM

2. well, it is Scottsdale

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not dressing right or driving a beater in the northern part of town is considered vandalism (unless you are the help)

snark, aside - yeah looked like chalk to me, night clean up crews probably had it cleaned up by morning.

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:18 PM

4. My reply is in #3.

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:20 PM

5. Again, watch the clip

yes, it is chalk on the sidewalk but all of the stores around there are southwestern art. But I guess artists don't matter here at DU. Kali, the last remark is not directed toward you but just at the folks who don't understand the area.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:42 PM

8. seriously?

I said I wasn't excusing damaging the piece of art. But chalk on the ground and base of statues didn't justify that clip.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:49 PM

10. I grew up just down the street

(McKellips and Scottsdale Rd neighborhood) so I have a pretty good recollection of the area (actually I was up at that Trader Joe's near Osborne just last week)

I don't condone property damage in general, and the broken window and damage to a piece of art was definitely wrong, but calling chalk markings vandalism is a stretch. The attitude in much of that area is pretty upper class snob, you can't deny that.

And to draw from a couple comments about chalk not really being too serious, that artists don't matter on DU? I am not sure what to say to that, as it is such a leap of logic.

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Response to Kali (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:01 AM

11. Thank you. n/t

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:17 PM

3. On the sidewalk, yes, but

if you watch the news clip a $6,000 dollar piece of sculpture was also damaged. The area where that statue is mainly southwestern art stores. The ones who did the damage were not residents of the city.


"Cops kill people so kill cops," even though written in chalk is hateful, imho.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:41 PM

6. I mentioned the art

Not excusing that. And yes, it's hateful. It's also words in chalk. The anger is deep. It's real and it's justifiable. If something doesn't change soon with these killer cops and them getting off, I'm afraid it will be more than words.

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Response to ChazII (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:41 PM

7. Channel 12, NBC better and more accurate

coverage. It was a peaceful protest except for the rock throwing incident.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:45 PM

9. That I understand

The clip in the OP was inflammatory

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