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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I think the punishment should be more severe than whatever consequences would come about for putting graffiti on a bus station. Two totally different leagues. Not saying the kid should be destined to live a miserable life...but the two are just not comparable. There should definitely be harsher consequences to defacing something of historical significance, and I think this ranks pretty high up there in that category.

    As for a suggested punishment? I have no idea really. But I think i'd be able to tell if it sounded right when someone suggested it.
    I'm not sure.. Do we want things to carry more weight if done to something of historical significance? Do we want to apply this thought process across the board? Do we want someone who kills the president to get more time than someone who kills a homeless begger? I am not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    I'm not sure.. Do we want things to carry more weight if done to something of historical significance? Do we want to apply this thought process across the board? Do we want someone who kills the president to get more time than someone who kills a homeless begger? I am not sure.
    I don't think it should apply to humans. I think it should apply to the defacing of inanimate objects. I'm not nec. worried about a slippery slope here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I don't think it should apply to humans. I think it should apply to the defacing of inanimate objects. I'm not nec. worried about a slippery slope here.
    I on the other hand think we already do it with humans.. how about hate crime legislation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    I on the other hand think we already do it with humans.. how about hate crime legislation?
    Its funny...i was actually going to edit my post and say that we already do treat different crimes against people at different levels.

    I just don't think it should apply for the reason of someone being a "historical figure" if that makes any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Its funny...i was actually going to edit my post and say that we already do treat different crimes against people at different levels.

    I just don't think it should apply for the reason of someone being a "historical figure" if that makes any sense.
    Sort of.. lol.. if they are historical aren't they dead?
    Anyway it is ok.
    I think they really should probably treat it like any other defacement of property. And for me that would be working to replace it, clean it etc. So.. actually they would be "paying" more to fix it. I am sure someone could make it appear as it hadn't happened we have amazing craftsman today. It will never be the "same", but neither would a part bench. I would like him to understand what he ruined, and why it is such an issue.
    Maybe he should be made to volunteer as a guide, and work to pay the person to fix it up the best they can.. I do not think anyone else should have to pay for it.
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    They could go all "Singapore" on him. Do you all remember the story about an American kid who was charged with vandalizing cars in Singapore? He was living over there with his family, was a high school student, and ended up being caned and his family was kicked out of the country.

    I do feel that's pretty darn harsh, and don't think they should go that far.. But I think that the fact that this was etched in, not just scribbled on, makes it more serious.
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    Graffiti is one of my biggest pet peeves, I cannot imagine kids thinking it is okay to touch others property, much less defacing it. I think the punishment needs to be something that includes working to make the money to fix it at the very least
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    I think that the fact that this was etched in, not just scribbled on, makes it more serious.
    Same here. It can't simply be cleaned off. He has permanently damaged it and it will never be the same historical artifact it was a few days ago; it will be the repaired & altered version of that historical artifact.

    I think he should be forced to do a *lot* of community service cleaning up other people's graffiti & trash over the next several years, well into his adulthood, and he (not his parents!) should have to pay the costs to try to get the temple restored as much as possible. And if there is any evidence that he's been in this kind of trouble before, then his parents should have to pay a hefty fine for not properly supervising him when they *knew* he had done something like this before.
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