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Do you know these vandals? Pictures of sculpture defacers.

By johnboy - 30 August 2011 58

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ACT Policing are investigating an incident of property damage in Civic on Saturday night (August 27).

Around 10.40pm, two men damaged the On the Staircase sculpture, which is located in public space at Petrie Plaza, near the David Jones store.

The value of damage to the sculpture is not known.

Both males are described as Caucasian, with one wearing jeans, a blue T-shirt with a black motif, white sneakers with a blue stripe, and a black beanie.

The other man was wearing jeans, white shoes and a white T-shirt with a motif on the front. The men were last seen walking towards the merry-go-round in Petrie Plaza.

Anyone who may have witnessed the offence on Saturday night, or recognises the two men from the description and images, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Do you know these vandals? Pictures of sculpture defacers.
EvanJames 3:26 pm 30 Aug 11

wooster said :

creative_canberran said :

It’s the old adage that because of things like this, we can’t have nice things. It’s time for the law to recognise that notion and apply a penalty accordingly.

Nice work paying attention in your legal theory course, but save the faux-intellectual epithets for an audience who cares.

I care. I think quite a few people care.

And it’s true. A few badly-raised, useless scum can wreck the environment we live in, cause expense to the rest of us, and provide nothing of worth or usefulness. I echo the sentiment that the harm they do to society itself should be recognised in consideration of their penalty.

00davist 3:10 pm 30 Aug 11

Waiting For Godot said :

What is it about this particular sculpture which makes it so attractive to vandals. I’m not aware of any other public art installation which gets vandalised so much, or in fact at all. Is it a protest against obesity?

I was walking past it the other day at lunch, and I had to stop, and poke (gently) the little guy on top to check he was attached!

Walking past, the little chap just looked like he had been placed there, he realy does not look fixed down at all.

I’m guessing the drunks try to nock him off his staircase, becase they look at him, and think they can, so they give it a whack.

Not trying to have a shot at the peice itself here, just a theory on why it might be happening.

Henry82 3:10 pm 30 Aug 11

Waiting For Godot said :

What is it about this particular sculpture which makes it so attractive to vandals.

the little statue could be carried home quite easily?

creative_canberran 3:04 pm 30 Aug 11

wooster said :

creative_canberran said :

It’s really time to get tough on these morons. Last night, Win News had a story about the long spate of attacks on the Reptile Park at Gold Creek.

I’m not sure where it would fit in terms of jurisprudence. In fact it would probably call for an amount of moral thought that the current positivist leaning of the law would reject such a notion. But I honestly think it’s time to create a crime that recognises this sort of stuff as not only a singular act of criminal damage, but also an act that harms the fabric and quality of society. It’s the old adage that because of things like this, we can’t have nice things. It’s time for the law to recognise that notion and apply a penalty accordingly.

Nice work paying attention in your legal theory course, but save the faux-intellectual epithets for an audience who cares.

Well if everybody attacks the law for not doing enough to punish these people’ it’s good the point out that to some extent, it’s because the community and the legal fraternity are not on the same plane of thought.

As for “faux-intellectual epithets”… I’ll take that to mean you don’t know what those terms meant and rather than look them up, would rather make snide remarks. Unfortunately, those terms and the theories behind them have lasted centuries and will be around long after you are gone. So best get used to it.

Waiting For Godot 2:38 pm 30 Aug 11

What is it about this particular sculpture which makes it so attractive to vandals. I’m not aware of any other public art installation which gets vandalised so much, or in fact at all. Is it a protest against obesity?

ClaireD 2:29 pm 30 Aug 11

wooster said :

creative_canberran said :

It’s really time to get tough on these morons. Last night, Win News had a story about the long spate of attacks on the Reptile Park at Gold Creek.

I’m not sure where it would fit in terms of jurisprudence. In fact it would probably call for an amount of moral thought that the current positivist leaning of the law would reject such a notion. But I honestly think it’s time to create a crime that recognises this sort of stuff as not only a singular act of criminal damage, but also an act that harms the fabric and quality of society. It’s the old adage that because of things like this, we can’t have nice things. It’s time for the law to recognise that notion and apply a penalty accordingly.

Nice work paying attention in your legal theory course, but save the faux-intellectual epithets for an audience who cares.

+ 1

ryza 2:21 pm 30 Aug 11

Seemed to be a wonderful night for crime.
My apartment complex car park was the scene of numerous car break-ins as was our neighbouring complex apparently. They took about $3 from my car whilst smashing a window which cost $240 to fix.
We have CCTV in the basement so hopefully the police will release that too!

pricks.

BimboGeek 2:20 pm 30 Aug 11

Scum. Next thing you know, they’ll be climbing on the war memorial to show off their legs!!

Ben_Dover 2:03 pm 30 Aug 11

Let make the vandals less damage resistant.

And test it with baseball bats.

Skidbladnir 1:58 pm 30 Aug 11

Last time people tried to steal the little man from On the Staircase was only six months ago, and one of the recommendations was to make it more damage and theft-resistant, since the previous time it was broken was only four months before that

Clearly, the result was not quite resistant enough for our average drunk.

Jivrashia 1:51 pm 30 Aug 11

The value of the sculpture is not known.

fify

wooster 1:48 pm 30 Aug 11

creative_canberran said :

It’s really time to get tough on these morons. Last night, Win News had a story about the long spate of attacks on the Reptile Park at Gold Creek.

I’m not sure where it would fit in terms of jurisprudence. In fact it would probably call for an amount of moral thought that the current positivist leaning of the law would reject such a notion. But I honestly think it’s time to create a crime that recognises this sort of stuff as not only a singular act of criminal damage, but also an act that harms the fabric and quality of society. It’s the old adage that because of things like this, we can’t have nice things. It’s time for the law to recognise that notion and apply a penalty accordingly.

Nice work paying attention in your legal theory course, but save the faux-intellectual epithets for an audience who cares.

Henry82 1:47 pm 30 Aug 11

2 hrs community service, next.

Meanwhile, we (the tax payers) get to pay the bill to have it repaired.

bryansworld 1:32 pm 30 Aug 11

It had only just been repaired! I hope those morons get a nice criminal record to contemplate on.

creative_canberran 1:28 pm 30 Aug 11

It’s really time to get tough on these morons. Last night, Win News had a story about the long spate of attacks on the Reptile Park at Gold Creek.

I’m not sure where it would fit in terms of jurisprudence. In fact it would probably call for an amount of moral thought that the current positivist leaning of the law would reject such a notion. But I honestly think it’s time to create a crime that recognises this sort of stuff as not only a singular act of criminal damage, but also an act that harms the fabric and quality of society. It’s the old adage that because of things like this, we can’t have nice things. It’s time for the law to recognise that notion and apply a penalty accordingly.

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