Thursday, December 4, 2008

Vandalism roundup

Frankly, it's impossible to keep up with all the cases, but when I can, I'll report on them here, especially some of the larger instances, such as the one on Modesto, where 80 headstones were toppled.
Here are a couple more cases:
> 42 headstones toppled in El Paso cemetery.
> Morgan County, Alabama.
> Teens punished for Sumner, Washington, vandalism, including $170,000 in restitution.
What do these cases have to do with land use? Perhaps nothing directly, but they put added stress on already-stretched government, law-enforcement and judicial resources, along with those who operate cemeteries. These crimes also have a negative impact on quality-of-life issues. All of these factors affect overall community living standards.

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