November 11, 2009

Vandals strike new pedestrian bridge in Forestville


Vandals are having a field day painting the pavers and concrete beneath the new pedestrian walkway over the not-yet-open Route 72 extension in Forestville.
In addition to an array of curse words, they’ve painted the outline of a bicycle in white paint, written ‘KKK’ in bold, black letters and used a can of purple to write ‘Anonymous’ in big letters facing north.
Neighbors said they’ve seen crews trying to clean it all up, but the paint reappears regularly.
Mayor Art Ward said he hasn’t heard about the problem, but he’s not happy to hear that vandals are defacing the state bridge.
“It can’t be tolerated,” the mayor said, because it costs money to clean it up and hurts the image of the city in the meantime.
He said that if police catch the culprits, they’ll be socked with the heaviest possible charges because the city is determined to make examples of vandals who are caught.

Thanks to the neighbor who sent me the picture!
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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

once again were are the police or the politians going to cover for them.

Anonymous said...

GET THE COPS OUT OF DUNKIN DONUTS.

Anonymous said...

Why do stupid people always blame the police when idiots do stupid things?

Anonymous said...

There ya go, Artie Ward... keep 72 closed for another year. What do you expect happens to "vacant" property.

Anonymous said...

If it was a Puerto Rican gang "tag" it wouldn't even have made the papers. But since it's most likely white people who did it, the dogs must be called in.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you freaks blame the vandals, instead of everyone else!

Anonymous said...

I'm not terribly surprised.

This is a pedestrian only bridge that is over an un-used road and NOT illuminated at night at all.

Who's ever really going to look at it at night when I'm sure these vandals are doing their deeds?

Spend a few bucks, add a 15A 120V circuit off of a pole with a small meter, and put in some vandal resistant lamps on the bridge, even 200W of fluorescent lamps would illuminate that area well, and make the bridge safer.

Anonymous said...

We are on a slippery slope with Ward.

Anonymous said...

10:08, You've probably been on a slippery slope your whole life. Good luck with that, but the rest of are moving forward.

Anonymous said...

The bridge is lit at night.

SJ said...

The bridge has lights all over it. The concern is that Forest street is now two dead ends due to the pedestrian bridge so there isn't much traffic at all.

Lights won't help this cause, its the reckless that don't care for others property. Too bad they won't use their creativity on a piece of canvas.

Anonymous said...

FACE IT THE POLICE ARE NEVER AROUND. SO DONT BOTHER COVERING UP. LIKE POLITIANS DO.

Anonymous said...

Damn those "politains"...

6:32, 2 words for you - ADULT ED.

child-care flunkie said...

7:15 - you are very generous thinking that this jerk (5:32) could even pass pre-school recess without needing their Pamper changed.

Anonymous said...

November 12, 2009 8:03 PM:

You think you're clever with your stupid little names you use as a "title" of your equally, if not more, idiotic, basless pea-brained comments.

But you know you're an ignorant moron anyway, right? I don't really need to remind you do I? Although you might be some over-paid, coddled city or state employee who just thinks he's smart. Guess what? You're not.

NOT mine ... said...

Here's an idea .... Since the expressway isn't going to be open for vehicular traffic , let's just turn it into a rec. area for cyclists and skateboarders .

Everyone knows they will police the area and keep it free of graffiti and litter until it can be opened for motor vehicles. ;-)

jodi and moccabee said...

9:17 - please don't insult 8:03 because, being anonymous, many republicans might take it personal and that would further diminish their ranks - that might create a fact that the state gop might realize and send wannabee moccabee back to bristol - believe me, the state's loss is our gain.

Anonymous said...

Mayor, and advertising on trash buckets doesn't hurt our image?

Halloween Eerie said...

2:16 - probably won't have your image so we should be okay.

Anonymous said...

Oh sure, blame the police. What a moron that person is. How can the police be everywhere? 72 is closed so how can the police drive on it? Vandals come out at night, when no one is around to see them. Why didn't you say, how come the neighbors that surround that area never saw anything and called the police?

Anonymous said...

Cameras Should Be Installed...

Anonymous said...

7:10

Hit a nerve????