SAN FRANCISCO TO JUSTIN BIEBER: STOP SPRAY-PAINTING GRAFFITI ON OUR SIDEWALKS. “While the exact source of the graffiti remains unclear, City Attorney Dennis Herrera wants Bieber and his label to help make it stop:”

“This prohibited marketing practice illegally exploits our City’s walkable neighborhoods and robust tourism; intentionally creates visual distractions that pose risks to pedestrians on busy rights of way,” Herrera wrote in his letter.

He added the graffiti “irresponsibly tells our youth that likeminded lawlessness and contempt for public property are condoned and encouraged by its beneficiaries — including Mr. Bieber and the record labels that produce and promote him.”

I agree with the message — graffiti is vandalism, after all, but I’m not at all sure if a representative of the city of San Francisco is the best person to be attacking someone over his contempt for public property, given the city’s well-deserved Calcutta meets Caligula reputation.