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Las Vegas Mayor Calls for Cutting the Thumbs off of vandals

Las Vegas mayor calls for cutting off the thumbs of graffiti artists


Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman suggested Wednesday that those who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

Goodman, appearing on the television program "Nevada Newsmakers" in Reno, said: "In the old days in France, they had beheading of people who commit heinous crimes.

"You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks come along and deface it.

Um, does he know who got the guillotine? Wasn't it the ruling class mostly?