• This just makes my blood boil. What do you think should be done to kids, or anyone else for that matter, that vandalize a school?
  • "Ideal for bust and raid situations. Great for evidence collection..." Albuquerque police may start wearing teeny tiny cameras.
  • Let's change gears. A great story about Albuquerque Meals on Wheels.
  • A big giant bummer to all those Peter Frampton and Yes fans. Anyone know if they are rescheduling and coming back to Albuquerque?
  • I think the Albuquerque Meals on Wheels trucks should get in line for this!

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Comment by Robert S. on July 8, 2010 at 7:42am
Peter Frampton - I doubt he'll be back. Sounds like poor ticket sales. Look on the Frampton website and you'll see in late June there was a post about the Albuquerque concert being cancelled. Either he's got some extraordinary psychics or they knew there would not be a concert here well before their equipment/staging got damaged. I'd even make the case he's not much of a musician if he can't just plug into an amp and perform anyway to keep a concert date.
Comment by Stephanie James on July 8, 2010 at 8:42am
I think the kids who vandalize should have to do the work to clean it all up and/or complete any repairs.
Comment by Robert S. on July 8, 2010 at 9:14am
I think the $2500 limit should be removed and make parents fully responsible for the total cost of cleanup. Maybe the parents might make more effort to keep an eye on their kids whereabouts.
Comment by Benny the Icepick on July 8, 2010 at 10:43am
Re: Cameras,
Assuming the cameras will be on all the time, it would also be great in improving accountability, preventing police brutality, and helping train officers in how to improve their police work.
Comment by Granjero on July 8, 2010 at 11:53am
Re: Vandalization If someone under 18 is vandalizing, make the parents pay for the damage, (whatever the cost) and have the kids clean it up and arrest em. The kids that is.

Re Cameras: Good idea. I just recently learned that Starbucks have cameras in their drive through speakers. Its stopped me from constantly picking my nose while ordering. Mostly.
Comment by Barelas Babe on July 8, 2010 at 1:38pm
Would cameras at the schools be a better deterrent than fining parents? Just wondering.
Comment by Dulce on July 8, 2010 at 1:46pm
Granjero - Really? Cameras at Starbucks drivethru? Uh, oh...

Barelas Babe - I think cameras at school would be a good idea. I'm guessing that the majority of vandalism at schools is by students.

Robert S. - I didn't check the Frampton site...interesting.
Comment by Krista on July 8, 2010 at 5:45pm
Barelas Babe, I wonder what would be the best route to take, because kiddos should not be allowed to act in such a manner and feel they can get away with it--only allows for that entitlement to go on in their lives. I just worry about what the burden would be on parents if say, they had a lot of children or were taking care of older relatives and paying for the medical care. Maybe make the students work it off somehow--community service and for sure having to clean up their own mess.
Comment by Hunter on July 9, 2010 at 8:32am
Work it off? Really? Even $2500 at minimum wage equals about 300 hours. Maybe we could pay them $25/hr? How about the employee who just got fired for stealing from APS. Let him work it off? How about a good, old fashioned suspension or expulsion for those students? When are we going to get back to focusing our attention on the "good" kids and return to running schools as an educational institution instead of a social service agency?
Comment by Krista on July 9, 2010 at 9:45am
What does suspension or expulsion do for "bad" kids?? At least through community service they might find something that inspires them and be helping someone other than themselves for a bit. I agree with you that sometimes focusing more on the troubled kids than the "good" kids lets some fall through the cracks, but you also can't turn your back on students who need help.

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