Sign Vandals On The Loose
I didn't see a link to it on the online version, but the Eureka Reporter mentioned, in a short story on Board of Supervisor candidates, that some of Nancy Flemming's campaign signs have been vandalized.
I noticed one yesterday, just a block a way from my house- different area than where the vandalism the ER mentioned took place. Someone spray painted something about Flemming supporting needle exchange programs on one of her signs, just like the ER said.
Makes me wonder who's responsible for this? Common sense would say the Left would be the ones opposing Flemming. But, you'd also think those same folks on the Left would support needle exchange programs. Hmmm...Then again, could it be an attempt by lefties to get the right leaning voters to turn on Flemming?
But that doesn't make sense because the fact that they're defacing signs would ruin their message in the first place. They probably don't think that deeply, though, assuming we can lump the sign vandals into one group.
Seems like we've had an increasing problem with election sign vandalism over the last few years. Is this a sign that it's back with us again?
While I've always felt vandalism was more likely to be committed by left leaning folk, I remember back during the Bohn vs. Kerrigan race for Eureka City Council, somebody was tearing up both candidates' signs.
That might of been the same election someone came into my yard overnight and stole ALL my signs; Candidates, propositions, it didn't seem to matter. I couldn't find them, either, so whoever took them must have just grabbed them and taken off. What's with that?
Let's see if the vandalism increases and keep our eyes open. What would be fun is to finally catch someone who does this sort of thing. I'd love to know what their motive is.