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Lewy BTM crushes the Brooklyn Bridge

16 AUG 2012 | Posted By: NickJ

Lewy BTM crushes the Brooklyn Bridge

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Back in 1998, NY graffiti duo (and brothers) David Smith and Roger Smith AKA Sane Smith gained some epic notoriety when they put up on both sides of the Manhattan tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge. It earned the pair the attention of the FBI along with a massive $3 million lawsuit, the biggest to date against a graffiti artist. 

Cut to June 2012 and it's happened all over again. LEWY of the BTM crew has gone and crushed the Brooklyn Bridge again, this time with three back to back graffs on the Manhattan Tower. Although the pieces aren't quite as clean as Sane Smith's, the epic nature of putting up on such an iconic monument in an overly security sensitive post 9/11 US is still very much as powerful. 

NYPD Confidential, a New York police chronicle, has released a phone conversation between US Senator Charles Schumer and FBI Director Robert Mueller discussing NY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and LEWY.  It's an awesome little inside look at just how much of an effect a stunt like LEWY's has on the powers that be and they make a good point, I mean seriously, if they can't stop a graff punk from putting up on the Brooklyn Bridge?

Schumer: Bob, I have a favor to ask of you. I need you to call Ray Kelly.
Mueller: What’s up, Senator?
Schumer: I’d rather Kelly tell you himself.
Mueller: Well, just tell him to call me.
Schumer. You know how he is, Bob. He wants you to call him. He needs your help.
Mueller: If he needs my help, why doesn’t he call me?
Schumer: O.K., look, it’s that graffiti guy. Lewy BTM. The one who tagged his name on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Mueller: Oh, yes. That’s pretty funny.
Schumer: It’s not so funny, Bob.
Mueller: Well, Ray has been saying for years that he prevented a terrorist attack on the Brooklyn Bridge. Now he says he has the bridge guarded day and night. But he can’t stop a graffiti guy? Yes, Senator, I would say that’s pretty funny.
Schumer: Well, Ray doesn’t think it’s funny. He wants your help to capture this Lewy. He wants a full-scale joint NYPD and FBI investigation. He’s bringing back his detectives from overseas to help hunt Lewy down.
Mueller : Senator, why don’t you tell Ray to just calm down.
Schumer: Bob, it’s not that simple. Ray is furious that this Lewy embarrassed him. He told Peter King that when he catches Lewy, he is going to water-board him.
Mueller: [sound of laughter] O.K., Senator, what exactly do you want me to do?
Schumer: I want you tell Ray that he is nuts. That he has rocks in his head. That maybe he has been in this job too long.
Mueller: Why don’t you tell him yourself, Senator?
Schumer: Me? Are you kidding, Bob? I’m scared stiff of Ray. Besides, he’s stopped returning my calls. I nominated Judge Nelson Roman of the state’s Appellate Division for a federal judgeship. He’s one of the judges who threw out that Stop and Frisk case — releasing a 14-year-old boy who was arrested for carrying a loaded gun.
Mueller: O.K., then, why don’t you call Mayor Bloomberg and tell him to fire Ray?
Schumer: Bob, I don’t think you understand. Bloomberg’s even more afraid of Ray than I am.

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