Letter – Graffiti is urban blight

Re: Mail: Art murals desecrated, May 24-30

Graffiti is urban blight

Re: Mail: Art murals desecrated, May 24-30

Graffiti is an act of vandalism and a criminal act. The criminals responsible should be charged, fined and be forced to restore vandalized property to its original state. Repeat offenders should be jailed. A short walk on the harbour’s west walkway from the blue bridge to the West Bay Marina will reveal several examples of graffiti that have defaced both public and private property. In many cases it has defaced attractive stone walls that can’t be restored to their original state. Graffiti is an urban blight, not a blessing. There should be zero tolerance for it, and we need to place more emphasis on law enforcement to stamp it out.

John Amon,Victoria