A little over a week ago in Glendora, two 18 year old women decided to slap some stickers on political signs touting local officials. The stickers pointed out the city’s law against placing campaign signage on public property:
“This sign violates Glendora city ordinance.”
Jim Newton at the LA Times writes: “The same council members who passed the regulations appeared to be violating them.”
One of these councilmen, Gary Glifford, saw them placing the stickers on his illegally placed reelection signs, and called the police. Four cruisers responded – all of Glendora’s squad cars on duty – and arrested the teens, handcuffs and all. They were interrorgated and detained for four hours.
Defending his actions, Glifford said that the girls were “blowing the incident out of proportion.”
The remedy for such violations, he adds, is to file a complaint, not to deface property. “You still don’t have the right to vandalize,” he said. “It’s just not appropriate behavior.”