*Jun 08 - 00:05* With no end in sight for BP’s cataclysmic oil spill or the drenching of the southern coast of the U.S. in crude, public outrage continues to mount and in New York City that anger has manifested itself in the form of brown paint. After someone splashed BP’s sign at a gas station in Soho, other locations in Brooklyn and Harlem have also been targeted.

Although it’s true that acts like this will only hurt franchise owners who are way low on the oil mammoth’s sludgy totem pole, it’s still an effective way to ensure media coverage and even a “police source” sounds sympathetic to the cause: “We don’t know who is doing it. But we know why they are doing it.” |NYDN|