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Ticket thieves of shopping carts

June 03, 2008

Re "Seeking a handle on blight from shopping carts," May 27

The article says, "Several California cities recently enacted, or started studying, measures that penalize retailers for not keeping a closer eye on their carts. Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas plans to propose such a law this week."

If a homeless guy grabbed money from the retailer's till, police would arrest him. But stealing a $135 cart seems to be acceptable. Why not just ticket anyone in possession of a wayward shopping cart? In my own town, carts are parked all over. It makes a nice place look junky. Let's pursue the thieves, not the victims.

Dennis McGillis

Irvine

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