The teenagers who tore up the Mayor’s garden, painted f-bombs on sidewalks, threw objects at the windows, and disturbed the peace because they did not like the village board decision on defunding police were wrong. Their parents should be involved. The vandals should be punished by doing community service. Their actions should not be excused. The right way to protest is to attend meetings. Get involved and work for change. 

Especially shame on board member Arti Walker-Peddakotla for not condemning their actions.    

Midge Cogan

Oak Park

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