UPDATE: Saturday, May 30 – 3:45pm: Our blogger Dave Gilbert has just reported that the graffiti on Abbott and Saratoga has been completely removed. Today, he also spoke to a manager at Nick’s At the Pier who told him he would remove that very visible graffiti at Abbott and Santa Monica today.
OCEAN BEACH, CA. Racist graffiti written on an apartment wall at the southwest corner of Abbott Street and Saratoga Avenue has been allowed to remain up for over a week now. Blog reporters first noticed the writing on Wednesday, May 20th, and again on Monday the 25th; and it is still up as observed today.
In drastic contrast, the racist graffiti – which is on private property – although very much in the public view – is still up despite the recent uproar over corporate graffiti on Newport Avenue’s public sidewalks by Nutrisoda.
The current graffiti – written in black marker – states: “fuck the n**** cops”.
In the NutriSoda situation, the OB Mainstreet Association stepped forward and demanded that NutriSoda cease and decease. But here, there is no one stepping forward to erase this blight, not the property owner, not the residents, not the Apartment Association, not the OBMA, not passersby, not neighbors, nobody. Nobody has stepped forward in the enlightened neighborhood of Ocean Beach to deal with this.
There was a report of more racist words at the corner of Abbott and Santa Monica as well. Plus, there is a statement with racist overtones on the pedestrian part of the bridge over the San Diego River coming into OB. It says: “Nobama in OB”.