The city says there will be170,000 graffiti incidents (including those acid etchings on store windows and cta bus shelters) in 2007, and Mayor Daley wants to crack down on the parents of vandals with fines as high as $3,000 for restitution.
The City Council police and fire committee put the brakes on the mayor's proposal. Some aldermen said the fines are just too steep a fine for poor families.
Tell that to mom-and-pop business owners who either have to shell out the cash to replace an entire picture window some punk ruined by using acid to carve his initials (or gang affiliations) in it, or they just live with the graffiti.
I guess we all do.