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Political Vandals Should Pay their Dues

04.19.11 Bucky Turco

NYC’s hypocritical mayor had this to say about politicians who recklessly litter the city with their campaign posters and then find ways to skirt the penalties: “If elected officials don’t follow the law, what hope is there for everybody else? I always thought that elected officials should have to be held to a higher standard.” Forget a higher standard. How about applying the same standard and make them face the criminal prosecution street artists do when they’re caught for doing exactly the same thing? (Photo: Mediaeater/flickr)