Because of lawyers like this guy, as reported at Raw Story:
“Why I did it is pretty obvious,” a shirtless Adam Reposa says in a video posted online. “Because it would be obvious that even though people know the real problem — and the real problem is that people without money are getting f*cked. They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into whites only.”…
They were quickly condemned by both local officials and state Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D), who called the stickers a “tasteless” joke. In the video, Reposa suggests that he intended to provoke this type of response.
“I knew I could just bait all of y’all into being as stupid as you are,” he says…
The Austin Chronicle reported that Reposa released a separate video, shot inside a home, in which he specifically criticizes Dukes for her response to what he called a “trenchant analysis” of gentrification and segregation in the city…
“You’re a sucker. You bit it. Why? Because you give a f*ck,” he argues. “Because of your feelings. Because you have such an emotional attachment to these things that you utterly lose your perspective.”
Local authorities are reportedly looking into the videos, but it is unclear whether Reposa will be charged for his purported actions….
“Trenchant analysis”, the all-purpose justification for would-be anarchists whose courage extends only as far as attacking peple who can’t fight back — preferably women or people of color, or best of all women of color. Because this guy is edgy, y’all!
According to a 2012 Vice Magazine article, Reposa’s got a prior history as the sort of attention-seeking permanent adolescent who’s charmingly anarchic until you have to spend more than ten minutes in his company. But I’m sure he’s competent enough at weasel-wording that his video “confessions” stay in the grey area where he can’t quite be sued by the businesses he targeted for his hipster art project.
Apart from acknowledging that everything is bigger in Texas, or at least louder, what’s on the agenda for the evening?