Reader Responds to ‘Graffiti Tagger Defaces Vietnam Veterans Memorial … ’ (7/21/16 Issue)

August 1st, 2016 by Monrovia Weekly

Have we become so obsessed with “political correctness” to the point of extending that sensitivity to our portrayal of criminals? Remember when defacing private or public property was a crime classified as vandalism and those criminals were called vandals? Well, now they are “graffiti taggers.” That sounds so much more genteel! Yes, I must admit that if I myself went around defacing other people’s property, I’d much prefer to have my idle stupidity politely described as “graffiti tagging,” rather than by the penal code’s harsh-sounding “felony vandalism.”

– David Quintero

MONROVIA

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