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Whats up with the Guardian Angels?

The Guardian Angels?  Remember these fools?

The Guardian Angels is a non-profit, international, volunteer organization of unarmed citizen crime patrollers. The Guardian Angels organization was founded back in 1979 in New York City.

Back in the down-and-dirty 1980s, the Guardian Angels walked New York City’s streets and subways, a uniformed crime-fighting presence that made citizen’s arrests and sometimes crossed the line into vigilantism, according to some NYPD officials.

First NYC patrol in 1979

First NYC patrol in 1979

NYC Guadian Angels circa early 1980's

NYC Guadian Angels circa early 1980's

In the beginning, New York City Mayor Ed Koch publicly opposed the group. Many government officials also opposed the group whenever they attempted to open a chapter in their cities. Over the years, however, as the novelty of the organization and controversy has died down, and as citizen involvement and outreach has increased, there has been less public opposition to the group by government officials.  They were like an ANTI-GANG GANG.  Ironic….

But worse than the Guardian Angels was NYC Mayor Ed Koch– he ran a ruthless anti-graffiti campaign which lead writers to publicly diss him back.  Remember the epic”Dump Koch” train in Style Wars??

DumpKochTrainand others followed….


well…  it’s almost exactly 30 years later and what the fuck are the Guardian Angels doing on Melrose over the weekend?  Perhaps pointing posers to the correct direction of the BAPE store?? 
“It’s west of Fairfax sir”
Or maybe they’re placing citizen arrests on people putting stickers and posters on that street.  Does anyone care about the Guardian Angels?  Probably not.  They’re like that Hollywood Safety Patrol who wear aqua polo shirts and ride around on bikes and post up next to “transvestitutes” outside Donut Time on Santa Monica/Highland. 

Guardian Angels on Melrose 2009

Guardian Angels on Melrose 2009