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Brooks Wilson's Economics Blog: Dark Deeds

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dark Deeds

HT Drudge) Let me be clear, defacing other people's property to make your political point is a violation of the owners' property rights and is a crime in most places and should be in all. The crime is particularly annoying because the Internet allows anyone to plaster political posters all over the world. Anthony Colarossi describes efforts of authorities to find and punish those responsible for defacing others' property in "Clermont police interview suspect in Obama 'Joker' posters," written for the Orlando Sentinel on August 13, 2009.
Clermont police have interviewed one suspect who is admitting to putting up the dozens of posters pasted around the city depicting President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman film The Dark Knight, city officials confirmed...

At this point officials are not sure how much damage was caused by the signs or the dollar amount associated with the clean-up.

Dozens of the posters were pasted around the city earlier this week. A pair of the posters were pasted to a Clermont Post Office collection box. They prompted the postmaster to contact the Postal Inspector's office, which is looking at potential federal crimes for defacing federal property.

City officials, meanwhile, are trying to determine what local crimes might be associated with the posting of the images on public and private properties. They've also been busy ripping down the sticky signs because they're a violation of city ordinance regarding illegal signs.

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  1. Julisa Bean1/3/11 11:24 PM

    Well in todays world it doesnt really seem like anything anybody does to take away dark deeds such as defacing private properties really works. Maybe people should make investments in trying to do something about it or maybe not because it would obviously be a waste of time and money.

  2. Montrelle Mathews23/8/11 12:34 PM

    Until a person can just grow up and accept the fact that what did it really get you to do a dark deed. The moment might be great but that lust is gone as quickly as it came. I use lust because it is the feeling one gets when they want to do dark deeds. You feel like you had control of the situation but in fact you were being controlled the best fight is when you can overcome the deed and turn it into good. Since God is not threw with me yet that is all I can say.