On February 16, 2014 Middletown Public Library was vandalized with spray-paint. The library was under construction, receiving a complete makeover – additions by O’Connor Construction.
There are a few leads on the case, local police found backpacks filled with used spray-paint canisters and receipts from local hardware stores.
“It’s a shame that we have to put the work on hold while the police figure things out,” said Phil, a general contractor for O’Connor Construction.
“I hope that everything gets sorted out soon so that people can go on enjoying the library,” said a representative from O’Connor Construction.
Local laws are very strict on minors who perform such acts. Juvenile crimes (such as vandalism) can lead to large fines, community service, and even time spent at a detention center.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, today released a statement debunking the Pacific Research Institute’s (PRI) latest propaganda aimed at eliminating Americans’ right to hold corporations accountable for negligence. The report attempts to support the notion, pushed by corporations, that litigation is hurting their profits.
“This is just more junk science being peddled by the same folks who deny global warming exists,” said Jon Haber, CEO of the American Association for Justice. “Their study is full of fuzzy math, unsubstantiated conclusions, and made-up numbers to generate wild figures designed with one purpose – to create a false news headline. This is a politically motivated hit piece masquerading as an impartial study.”
“None of this junk science even passes the laugh test,” continued Haber.
On December 15, 2006, PRI Fellow Steven Hayward categorized modern, generally accepted views on global warming as “extreme claims about what’s happening.” An extreme right-wing think tank, PRI claims to “advance free-market policy solutions,” at a time when “public policy is too important to be left just to the experts.”