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"put them on TV and cut off a thumb"

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The article

 

Same article, another source

 

Mayor: Sever Thumbs of Graffiti Artists

 

 

Thursday November 3, 2005 8:31 PM

 

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has

suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti

should have their thumbs cut off on television.

 

Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the ``Nevada

Newsmakers'' television show, said, ``In the old days in

France, they had beheading of people who commit

heinous crimes.

 

``You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping

redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises

and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks

come along and deface it.

 

``I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a

thumb,'' the mayor added. ``That may be the right

thing to do.''

 

Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings

should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

 

``I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going

back to the days of yore, where examples have to be

shown,'' Goodman said.

 

``I'm dead serious,'' said Goodman, adding, ``Some of

these (children) don't learn. You have got to teach them

a lesson, and this is coming from a criminal defense lawyer.''

 

``They would get a trial first,'' he added.

 

Another panelist on the show, Howard Rosenberg, a state

university system regent, responded by saying that cutting

off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and

Goodman should ``use his head for something other than

a hat rack.''

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Mayor: Sever Thumbs of Graffiti Artists

 

Thursday November 3, 2005 8:31 PM

 

 

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

 

Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the ``Nevada Newsmakers'' television show, said, ``In the old days in France, they had beheading of people who commit heinous crimes.

 

``You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks come along and deface it.

 

``I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb,'' the mayor added. ``That may be the right thing to do.''

 

Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

 

``I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going back to the days of yore, where examples have to be shown,'' Goodman said.

 

``I'm dead serious,'' said Goodman, adding, ``Some of these (children) don't learn. You have got to teach them a lesson, and this is coming from a criminal defense lawyer.''

 

``They would get a trial first,'' he added.

 

Another panelist on the show, Howard Rosenberg, a state university system regent, responded by saying that cutting off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and Goodman should ``use his head for something other than a hat rack.''

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/stor...5390726,00.html

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Guest westy

That'll never happen. Also, that hat-rack comment is indeed hilarity.

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Wonder what that mayor would think of cutting off the tongues of corrupt politicians. We have a judicial system for a reason. Then again as a parolee with some years inside, I mighta given up a finger in exchange of a long sentence never a thumb though.

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thats awesome, but remeber what koch said on style wars

 

'thats the best thing i could have seen, it meens im definately getting to them'

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being from las vegas i think we have one fucking great mayor. that bitch is raw, i like it.

 

i like the cutting his tongue idea too. but how is he going to down all the booze?

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One day a 'graffiti writer' is gonna do something real stupid to someone real important, and then this shit wont seem to far off ...

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"they would get a trial "

 

really dumbass? I figured a cop would catch a kid tagging,

saw off his finger on the spot, and call up the news to

tape him.

 

 

you fucking fucking stupid man.

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