2020 Election

Letters: Political sign vandalism needs to stop

Posted 10/26/20

The saga of political signage vandalism continues.

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2020 Election

Letters: Political sign vandalism needs to stop


The saga of political signage vandalism continues:

  • Tuesday, Oct.13 — large presidential/VP sign legally erected at corner of Mountainview and Goldwater.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 — spray-painted graffiti discovered. I called the police to report the vandalism.  Called a political rep who said he’d fix it by reversing it, and he did.
  • Friday, Oct. 16 — sign reversed with graffiti hidden in back and looks good in the same location.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17 — sign stolen.  This is no small feat. Metal brackets were left, but the sign is gone. 

This would take, not only an SUV or truck to remove such a large sign, but would also take thinking about it a second time, planning the vandalism a second time, committing the vandalism, which is now theft (probably under cover of darkness), driving away with the sign with the criminals probably feeling good about themselves.

Again, do they really think they affect the election this way? Maybe they do because folks see the vandalism, figure out which party did it and think poorly of the vandals making poor choices and the candidate they probably represent.

Again, not once have I mentioned the name on the sign because that really shouldn’t matter.  The citizens, local safety patrol, and police should be frustrated, upset and, in some cases, outraged at these criminal, yet adolescent-type, actions. I ask the vandals, “What would your mother think?”