The New York Times covers face off between NYPD and graffiti artists at Vandal Squad book launch

For the book launch of Joseph Rivera’s Vandal Squad, former members of the New York City Transportation Police Vandal Squad, also his old co-workers, sat down with graffiti artists and activists at powerHouse Arena for a panel discussion.  The book caused quite a ripple in the street art community as, told from the perspective of a cop,  many felt it made the artists sound like fools, while simultaneously glorifying the work of graffiti legends.