A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 02, 2022
“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules…”

“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The quote is from the pseudonymous England-based street artist Banksy, and it was included in his book Wall and Piece (2005).
   
     
Wikipedia: Banksy
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist and film director whose real name and identity remain unconfirmed and the subject of speculation. Active since the 1990s, his satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have appeared on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world. Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist and founding member of the musical group Massive Attack.
     
Wikiquote: Banksy
Banksy is a prolific graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork has appeared across the globe. The titled sections are from Banksy’s books, and those sections cite those books accordingly.
 
Wall and Piece (2007)
“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages. As a precaution to ever committing major acts of evil it is our solemn duty never to do what we’re told, this is the only way we can be sure.”
   
OCLC WorldCat records
Banksy Wall and Piece
Author: Banksy
Publisher: London : Century, The Random House, 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
 
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“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.” -Banksy
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“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.” - Banksy
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May 25, 2012, 2:04:55 PM
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“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.
It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages”
— Banksy
 
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“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules…” Banksy [752x402]
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16. “The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.” — Banksy
 
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Crossposted by u/MayonaiseRemover August 5, 2020
“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.” ― Banksy, Wall and Piece [1337 x 1011] 
 
Google Books
Banksy: Completed
By Carol Diehl
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press
2021
Pg. 30:
Banksy: The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages. As a precaution to ever committing major acts of evil it is our solemn duty never to do what we’re told, this is the only way we can be sure.

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