Wichita’s Minority Report-Like Graffiti Law

12.07.10 Bucky Turco

Wichita, Kansas. The name alone sounds scary, as does the city’s recently enacted anti-graffiti law, making it illegal for people to possess spray paint or broad-tipped markers “within 100 feet of public places,” according to the Wichita Eagle. The City Council will consider amending the law and add language requiring authorities to prove that there was actual “intent to place graffiti on the property,” instead of just guessing. (Photo: Konchok Namkha Wangmo/flickr)