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Cars Vandalized

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ZIGGY
ZIGGY
27 Dec 2011 11:42

A number of cars along the Exeter Road were vandalized overnight. Police have arrested someone.

Cosey
Cosey
27 Dec 2011 12:42

What idiots - glad they caught someone and hope they get to do more than a few hours of street cleaning......

Nelson
Nelson
27 Dec 2011 16:22

There's plenty of jobs that need doing around town that the person found guilty should be made to do. I really like the idea of 'unpaid work' as a punishment - it's only a pity that this isn't used more often and more visibily.

SteveJ
SteveJ
27 Dec 2011 17:49

I saw one of the cars with the wipers all bent round. Any car is unusable like this since you cannot risk it raining. Lets hope it hasn't ruined too many peoples' holiday plans.

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
27 Dec 2011 17:59

Before Xmas several people had their tyres slashed on their cars, what morons have we got in this town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ZIGGY
ZIGGY
27 Dec 2011 18:30

I agree with Nelson, these yobs should be made to do' unpaid work' as a punishment but be made to wear some sort of visibly clothing to shame them.

wriggler
wriggler
27 Dec 2011 22:25

Yep, agreed about the punishment but am sure it is against their Human Rights, it's the same with all the nonsense we were told about people on Jobseekers allowance who were supposed to do community work. Knowing someone who has been on Benefits for 4 years I asked how this affected him. It didn't, as all the clearing and tidying up jobs he was 'offered' were all several miles from Dawlish and as the Jobcentre doesn't cover bus fares he was exempted from any community work, and just continues to receive jobseekers allowance as usual.

Asking a resident of Dawlish to pick up litter on Dartmoor, it beggars belief, but I can assure you it happened.

As long as criminals know they won't be punished, even if they are caught, then such crimes can only increase. And as people get paid to do nothing all day what can we expect??.

Cosey
Cosey
28 Dec 2011 21:54

Good point made Wriggler, it seems we have dipped into a state where some people no longer respect anything or anybody, not saying the majority by far, but, we do not punish sufficiently. Why not let these people actually do the work in Dawlish, why shield them and send them to remote places. Make them visible like Nelson said, maybe only then they may grow a conscience.

I feel sorry for the people who have suffered because of them and wouldn't it be good if they had to do the work in the area right where they did the crime.....

If only we had the power eh!

Huggie24
Huggie24
29 Dec 2011 08:33

I now that if people have done any sort of crime by where i live they are made to clean the streets/or any other community work, and wear bright orange jackets with commuinty work on the back of the jackets. So you now who they are and what they are suppose to be doing....

MugOnHead
MugOnHead
29 Dec 2011 12:09

Dont forget also that cars are an expensive thing to repair these days so they or their parents if under 18 should also have to pay to repair the damage they have caused. Might make them think twice next time

Nelson
Nelson
29 Dec 2011 19:25

I completely agree. A friend of mine suffered wanton drunken damage to their car about 18 months ago. The culprit was found, convicted and had to pay a victim's surcharge that paid to put good the damage caused.

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