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Put vandals on cleanup crew

(Source: KOLD News 13) (Source: KOLD News 13)

You probably know graffiti is an ongoing headache in our beautiful city. We’ve been telling you about taggers spraying the Rialto Theatre and noise walls on I-19. The Tucson Police Department has officers who track down these vandals, along with a lot of tools to help – including a tip line.

What we DON'T have is an unlimited budget to clean up this mess. We can catch graffiti artists, we can fine them, and we can send them to jail. However, why aren’t we forcing them to clean up the messes they make? Instead of devoting city employees and money to this job, let's make convicted taggers do it as a community service. They can also clean up the vandalism of others whom we haven't caught yet.

THINK ABOUT IT – let's make the punishment fit the crime, and help keep Tucson beautiful.

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