Wednesday, December 29th, 2004
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DEC
Youths blame GTA: San Andreas for spraypainting spree

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 05:16 AM MDT | By Neil
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is today reporting on an interesting case in which five youths claimed they were inspied by GTA: San Andreas after going on a spray-painting spree.
Greensburg police have charged the five boys, aged between 12 and 14 with desecration of a venerated object, institutional vandalism, criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy, after they allegedly 'tagged' many important buildings, including a Jewish temple and a statue, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on December 7th.
Claiming they were inspired by GTA: San Andreas, the gang, known as "Gangster Kids United", admitted spraying their group's initials when questioned by police.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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Demorick
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Why is it that whenever little kids get caught doing something wrong, they always blame it on a video game?
12-29-2004 05:20 AM
rappin
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lmao "gangster kids united". whats next? bb gun drivebys on their bmx's
12-29-2004 06:24 AM
killurmom8
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GKU, thats 1 ugly tag, if they were gonna do something like that they could have made it look good atleast, stupid fucks
12-29-2004 06:36 AM
SAHelis
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lol what idiots everbody thinks that just because you play a game with violoence ur going to rape someone or kill or "tag" em

Its morons (and their parents) like the GKU that dont realize you cant do this and reload in real life they should charge the parents they let them play it They should based on how mature there kid is and if they would do crazy shit like that im srry but thats bs
12-29-2004 06:49 AM
Xeroer
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Why don't they blame GTA when someone helps drives someone to hospital? Or when someone extinguishes fires? They were in GTASA too.
12-29-2004 07:07 AM
Jay Squirrel
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Gah hahahahahaha, oh this post made me smile. Awww, GKU, gahhhhhhhh hahhahahah

Liitle fucktards.
12-29-2004 07:35 AM
minaru
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parents should be ashamed of themseves for letting them play a clearly stated Mature game.
12-29-2004 07:44 AM
zPuP
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They suck they need to get the skills from san andreas.Then go back and redo it all.
12-29-2004 08:27 AM
El Jako
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Sigh, why do ppl always look on the negetive side.I agree with you xerorer, ppl should look on the bright actions of the game. Those kids should be beat up for a couple reasons:

1.) Callin themselves Gangstas.
2.) Insulting the art of graffitti with finger painting.
3.) And they dared blame the greatest game ever created.
12-29-2004 09:27 AM
J-Gro
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i think the kids just blamed it on SA just to try to get themselves in less trouble. which it seems like quite a few kids are doing nowadays, most likely because they're not brave enough to take the blame for their own actions, so they just blame it on videogames. *sigh*

oh and about this..

"Spray paint also is used in the game to deface buildings or to obliterate graffiti left by the rival gang."

OR to obliterate graffiti left by the rival gang? that's all you do with graffiti. you can't just spraypaint random buildings, you can only spraypaint over other gang tags..why can't these news sites check the facts before they write their articles?

meh
12-29-2004 10:20 AM
Stylz
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w0rd j-gro, gta is the medium for laying the blame on now, i think it was marilyn manson that was the medium before gta3 came along:)
12-29-2004 10:24 AM
El Jako
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I shudder at Gothics, liek Marilon manson who I dont know if its a he or she..........

I hate reporters and lawyers and corrupt politicians who just want attention like noobs. No son/daughter of mine will become attention leaches like those.
12-29-2004 10:56 AM
ShockerZ
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ye, GTA teaches some good things... that you should help blind people, help your family when they are in trouble and alot more...
12-29-2004 11:01 AM
Agent Smith
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spray painting walls, heh, stupid, y dont they just go outside with their bikes doing drive-bys with their waterguns instead of spray painting walls that look like words a 5 year old would do.
12-29-2004 11:19 AM
rcguy150
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Their graffiti looks like shit. A 2 yr old could do better. Ah well what can i expect from a few redneck children?
12-29-2004 11:49 AM
TecH
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They are just stupid if they is complayning GTA SA because they were tagging! Then they will never play the game again... FUCKING KIDS!!!
12-29-2004 11:52 AM
rcguy150
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haha you've got a point there. They didnt realize at the time probably that if they blame their game, then the police would take their copy of SA away from them to prevent more mental damage. lol. kids
12-29-2004 11:59 AM
PsychO-NUB
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they should really blame there parents and fine possiable jail time for them too, when are the parents gonna learn to watch after there kids and what they play. and i bet anything that there parents are the one who bought them the game knowing tnothing about it
12-29-2004 12:19 PM
H22S
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Kids like these are going to get our games taken away because they can't handle the fact that it's just a game and if they recreate anything illegal they see in a game, they're a dumbass.
12-29-2004 12:21 PM
Blackninja
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with these senseless kids playin these games no tellin wat will happen 2 R*
12-29-2004 01:08 PM
some weird guy
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HAAHAHAH i will beat these children senseless, pittsburg ppl are weirder than me man, and thats freakin weird, but yes they shall be FLOGGED by midnight when they sleep me and my NINJAS! will attack
12-29-2004 01:38 PM
RPGHERO
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^^XD!!!!

aaah, if you're going to do something like that, at least do it right
12-29-2004 02:45 PM
killurmom8
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thats wat i said, thats too ugly 2 be called grafiti. il just call it writing on walls with christmas decoration spray

[ post edited 12-29-2004 03:11 PM by killurmom8 ]
12-29-2004 03:09 PM
cyrix
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I don't believe the tribune review. You should check to see if the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has the story as well. They always go more in depth and have the facts right mroe often than not. The trib is just shy of one of those weekly world news papers. (yes I live in pitt)
12-29-2004 03:11 PM
felix the cat to be
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haha thats all what i can say XD (^_^)


Little SH*T.
12-29-2004 06:49 PM
l_p
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haha i bet it's some group of rich little white boys that wish they were gangsta
12-29-2004 06:57 PM
BC Rich
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Whoaaa...that's some shit. I bet Thompson bribed those little shits into blaming GTA.
12-29-2004 08:09 PM
Tommy_GS
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Well suck my dick... the as$crack must do normal..

So iam supposed to spray my sandwich with Grafiti NOW?!
12-29-2004 08:31 PM
Johnny C
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atleast they didnt kill people, that GTA would be really screwed
12-29-2004 09:34 PM
SimMaster
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I get the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and it didn't mention anything about the kids blaming what they did on San Andreas..

..Just to mention, one of the kids who got in trouble was my friend's brother. He's kind of an idiot in person..
12-29-2004 10:17 PM
x-Ressurected
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These are the reason STUPID LITTLE KIDS shouldn't play gta.

Because when they do something wrong they don't take responsibilities for there own action and do somthing like this.

If I new who these kids were I kick there asses then beat there asses again for trying to be tuff.

Don't worry I would take credit for my actions.
12-29-2004 10:33 PM
Piggus
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What a bunch of dumbasses. SimMaster, when that kid that knows your brother gets out you should beat the shit out of him. I know I would.

And their "gang" name... That has to be the most rediculous name I have ever heard. Screw those little bastards.
12-29-2004 11:23 PM
Mike
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Little f*ckers. Just because they were dumbf*cks, they don't blame it on GTA. They should f*cking own up to it. If I knew them, I think I would beat the sh*t out of them. I mean, bringing a game we love into it. They have probably never even played it. Obviously Driv3r fans.

[ post edited 12-29-2004 11:50 PM by Mike ]
12-29-2004 11:49 PM
HeadBussa
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no offense, but u can tell that they white, cuz no black or mexican kids would put "gangster"..they would put "gangsta", but ay, they are stupid, and i wanna see what these lil kids look like
12-30-2004 02:01 AM
K3v1n
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Man rockstar and the whole GTA team should be suing .. and the people who rates game should be suing their parents. The issue is plain and simple. The seller from places you buy the game from. Will RESTRICT you from buying if you are not at the age limit that the game requires. The parents due brake some law in this case. It's really amazing what kids will say. Its very funny. The NEXT thing we will here is a a crooked cop blaming GTA SAN ANDREAS for becoming one. Leave GTA alone and parents should be SMARTER next time. They CAN go to jail for this. I'm done a this stupid article. This should be the joke of the day.
12-30-2004 02:40 AM
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I think graffiti is sh** and if they want to blame gta for it wen its clearly rated 18 for england and mature for america, then go out wen ther only 12 and wreck some buildings, then thats just plain sad.
12-30-2004 05:00 AM
gangsta
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poor little dumb kids....
12-30-2004 02:06 PM
The Kid
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I boo retards like that.
12-30-2004 03:29 PM
H22S
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K3v1n, I don't believe that it is against the law for parents to be buying mature rated games for underage children. If the parents allow the kids to play it, that's their problem. It's just illegal to sell the games to underage buyers.
12-30-2004 05:07 PM
Broken
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1)stupid kids

2)stupid gang name (if bloods and crips and latin kings find out about them and beat their asses what are the little boys gonna do? tell mommy they got shot at?)

3)stupid excuse
12-30-2004 07:30 PM
CodyX36
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They could have gotten the idea from THUG2! Why would their parents even get them the game if they think they would do something like that!
12-30-2004 11:30 PM
moto_xer777
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little f***ers what a gay gang name gangster kids united lol
12-31-2004 03:02 AM
tharipper
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GK UNIT!!!!!!!!!!!
12-31-2004 08:45 PM
CaptainCrunch
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hey headbussa theres white gangsters too. but theres also wannabe gangsters in every race. those people walk around and fuck with everyone and think they are the shit and call themselves gangsters. real gangsters arent like that. they dont want other people to know theyre gangsters and they dont usually fuck with people unless they did something to them.
01-02-2005 01:08 AM
RtX_311
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ey, i mean gku, com on, thats just shit, my kru is called LVC lower valley crips,
or tag is a little, no a lot betta than there peice of shit, i cant believe they would even tri, were would u come up wif Gangster Kids United, its so shit
but yea, represent
~!~LvC~!~
01-02-2005 04:20 AM
arsenic61
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RTX, you are not gangster. you are not black. please go away.
01-03-2005 08:57 AM
AtoZ
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Geez, that's like a minor blaming Budweiser because they are alcoholics. Where's the sense of responsibility from the kids or the parents?
01-03-2005 08:04 PM
clinton
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thats bull****
01-05-2005 12:05 AM
 

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