Hugs or Handcuffs? The downtown vandalism debate continues on

The Northern View provided an instructive look at some of the diverse attitudes in the downtown business community on how best to handle the ongoing troubles of vandalism and theft that seem to be common in the downtown core.

While many merchants have been increasing their security, mainly through the use of protective gates or solid aluminum doors, more than a few are suggesting that the courts need to become a little more active in the deterrence factor for those that continually damage or steal from their businesses…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article … 8804462845 )