As technology progresses, so too, must the criminal element. In a previous article — Shoes on a Wire — we learned that in the urban core, shoes hanging on a wire can indicate the house below sells drugs. As cities “urbanize” neighborhoods, and the “wire utilities” are taken underground instead of up in the air, the “Shoes on a Wire” semiotic is rendered memeingless. The new semiotic for selling drugs, according the Vice Cops on Spike TVHD, is “a single shoe” tossed on a roof as exampled in the generic image below.
What is your take on the “Single Shoe on a Roof Theory” and possible drug dealing below the shingles?
Are these single shoes merely misplaced? Or is there something more unseemly going on here?
We had a lot of comments on the original “Shoes on a Wire” article. Some readers didn’t believe shoes on a wire always meant drug dealing was going on beneath the laces.
Have you witnessed a single shoe on a roof? If so, do you know if that new semiotic is illegally memeingful or not?