“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
What happened to just tossing toilet paper on the trees? Mindless vandalism is not a prank.
Kids idea of 'fun' has changed massively in the intervening years.
Make them clean it up, pay for damaged goods, do X number of hours community service, and let the parents add their punishment on.
Building block or stumbling block.... choose.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Well, let's see.
The courts do allow for intent....as in if it was an intent to steal, well then maybe a stiffer penalty.
But how is this any different that say a flash mob in Watts?
The damage done AND the cost of the police raid, the investigation and the trial must be repaid, and they should at least get indefinite probation ]if not some hard time.
As well, the school should consider making them repeat their senior year. These pukes certainly don't deserve college.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt