Courier-Gazette Letters to the Editor, Sept. 12

Sep 12, 2019

Brower should reconsider support for graffiti

As a longtime fan and admirer of Reade Brower the man, and his entrepreneurial spirit and success, I have to disagree with his recent lighthearted praise (in his Sept. 5 "Common Sense" column) of the person[s] responsible for marking up various properties around town with heart-shaped peace signs.

Reade accurately describes these marks as graffiti, {defined as words or pictures scribbled, scratched or sprayed illicitly in a public place}.

One visit from the so-called "love bandit" to the side of a dumpster in a rear parking lot is amusing. two or three are interesting, but when they continue to appear with greater frequency on public sidewalks, the sides of commercial buildings and other private property, it is vandalism.

I have always known Reade as someone who thoughtfully considers all sides of an issue, and I hope he will withdraw his enthusiastic encouragement of these actions.

Gordon Page

Owls Head

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