Vandalism, according to dictionary.com, is defined as:
“Willful or malicious destruction of public or private property.”
In Kitsap recently, there has been more of the “public” kind, including attacks on the Kitsap Sun Pavilion, the Sylvan Way Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library and several area schools.
The culprits have caused thousands of dollars in damages, created eye sores in the community and disrupted the activities of patrons at the sites.
Law enforcement often points to the heat of summer, when school is out and teens have more time on their hands.
But according to those who work and play at these public places it is more than that — well, less actually.
It is apathy: a disrespect and blatant disregard for institutions some of us use on a daily basis. A lack of care.
Where have you noticed vandalism? And what do you think is the cause?