Why not? He purposely tried to destroy someone else's property? What if he lit your car on fire? It's the same thing.
It's only a different type of destruction of property, otherwise, there's no difference.
Prison, plus they ought to fine him plus confiscate whatever he owns to pay for the restoration.
No, an artist with a deep respect for human achievement and spirit. Philistine!
Not sure re the restoration--though I suspect it might depend at least partly on the type of paint he used and the amount of varnish or other medium in it, combined with the type of paint used in the defacement. Re the Nazis, I suspect despite their rantings against "decadent art" they sold a hell of a lot more of it to the Swiss than they ever destroyed---and many of the rightful owner are still trying to pry it back out of Swiss hands.
Making assumptions again, huh? No, I don't approve of graffiti on buildings, trains, or anywhere that you haven't gotten approval of the owner for. And I agree with the sentence.
A painting, sculpture, book is a collective heritage of all human kind. No one has the right to destroy that. I mean, can one ever justify the burning down of the library at Alexandria by Julius Ceaser ? destruction of Buddha statues at Bamiyan ?
Not to mention the current call from some Islamic fundamentalist group to destroy the ancient art and monuments in Egypt because they're "blasphemous"
How long are we going to crib about what we have lost in the past when we can not even save what we have at hand? Talking of India, Jaisalmer Fort, Basgo Gompa Ladakh, Champaner archaeological site Pavagadh Gujarat, Panchmahal in Champaner, Metropolitan Building in Calcutta, Saint Anne Church at Talaulim in Goa and countless natural heritage sites are in danger. Sad part is while crying about 'lost' heritage, we are permitting the existing ones to disappear. I think it is better if we leave the glories of the past where they belong and do our best with what we have IN HAND.
The punishment is harsh. Motorists knock over and kill people and get off lighter.
But they shouldn't
Im still getting over the girl imprisoned for six months for taking a bottle of milk from someones doorstep,and that was at least 15 years ago.
As I see it MF,none of us know the circumstances behind most of these type instances,so I prefer to err on the side of compassion because I would hope others would give me the benefit of doubt :)
That sentence is light compared to what I would impose if a person had puposefully destroyed my creation.<br />
The criminal would become my next canvas.<br />
And it would be a masterpiece of rage.
How 'bout my homies tag your crib? No punishment so why not?
How about my gang spray paints your home? We're ONLY defacing it!
OK I'll do it myself. Xp
Can't you see you are advocating vandalism at the least?