Cut thumbs off graffiti punks, says Mayor.

GL Schmitt

Mayor: Cut thumbs off graffiti 'punks' (external - login to view)

Friday, November 4, 2005

RENO, Nevada (AP) – The mayor of Las Vegas has suggested that people who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

"In the old days in France, they had beheadings of people who commit heinous crimes," Mayor Oscar Goodman said Wednesday on the TV show "Nevada Newsmakers."

Goodman said the city has a beautiful highway landscaping project and "these punks come along and deface it."

"I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb," the mayor said. "That may be the right thing to do."

Goodman also suggested whippings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

Another panelist on the show, state university system regent Howard Rosenberg, said cutting off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and Goodman should "use his head for something other than a hat rack."

Gee! I can remember when academicians were the ones who were out of touch with reality.

Cheers for "other panelist," Howard Rosenberg, University of Nevada Regent.
Jo Canadian
Hey I was going to post the same article...Anyhow, I think bringing in good 'ol Public Caning like they have in Singapore would be just as effective and less detrimental...unless you have piles.
Yep, I agree. The humiliation of a public caning would be far worst to these street thugs instead of cutting off their thumbs.
GL Schmitt
Quote: Originally Posted by Nascar_James

. . . The humiliation of a public caning would be far worst to these street thugs. . .

Michael Fay, the American caned in Singapore for keying cars has, since his return to America, been involved in at least two drug-related incidents. Once when he burnt his face sniffing butane, and a second time when he was fined $500. for smoking pot.

There’s another crime prevention theory up in smoke . . . as it were.
After watching a lot of American TV,I doubt that you could shame an American. Just take a peek at Springer or Maury
Reverend Blair
Yup, you'd have people lining up for it. Anything for that 15 minutes of fame.

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