The more I see and hear about the senseless and almost subhuman actions of a minority here in Alaska, the more saddened I become.
Take, for instance, the vandalizing of the skateboard park that this community built for our children to have a safe and enjoyable place to play. It seems that one or more intelligence-deprived individuals could not stand to see something good and worthwhile that would keep the skateboarders, bladerunners, etc., off parking lots, public sidewalks, etc., where they could be in danger.
Of all things, why burn the toilets? Did the sight of them bring back traumatic memories of being forced to get potty-trained?
Whatever triggered their overwhelming need to destroy, they were such cowards that they picked the place where they were largely unseen.
I have just one thing to say about the gutless wonders who bullied and frightened off smaller children. Whatever you do in life, good or bad, it will all come back to you some way, someday, when you least expect it.
Remember, no matter how big and tough you think you are, or are running in a pack, somewhere out there, there will be someone just bigger and meaner than you ever thought of being.
So, since these individuals lurk in hidden places to wreak their meaningless deeds, I am all for moving the park to an open area, visible to passersby and to the police as they try to stand between the vandals and decent citizens.
Also, make sure the ground will show footprints, as these miscreants could be tracked by the marks along their footprints made by them dragging their knuckles when they walk.
Mary Duffy, Soldotna
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