Jeers and Cheers: Vandalism is not acceptable

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Litter, trash, vandalism all goes hand in hand.

These are also things the City if Orange has been battling in the past year as the council tries to bring pride and positivity back to Orange.

Councilwoman Terrie Salter posted pictures on Facebook of the vandalism on the walls of the Sunset restrooms.

She wrote: “That’s a guarantee and for those that know me….know you will get that knock at the door if you fail to inbox me before someone turns you in!

If you turn yourself in no one will know, but me and the department officials who will supply the paint.”

This is not the first time someone took to destroying the restrooms, as the city has had to paint the walls before for vandalism.

People complain about the litter being thrown out car windows, the trash being dumped on back roads and now vandalism.

Last week, citizens were excited about a proposed sports complex the city is considering this week we have vandalism.

Salter also wrote: “Parents please educate your kids on vandalism and the consequences. There is no doubt whoever did this is talented, but you need to use it in a positive manner. Vandalism is never acceptable. This is truly horrible!

Perhaps we don’t need a restroom at Sunset Park or we need it locked! Stop destroying your structures. These things are for you to utilize in our community.

They have already repainted for me because someone vandalized months ago drawing minions! Stop destroying your things…the sad part is it could be adults or people coming into the neighborhood doing this!”

Here is to hoping Salter reached the person who did this.

This week we are jeering the culprit of this act, but also cheering Terrie Salter for reminding us of the importance of taking care of our city.


Dawn Burleigh is editor of The Orange Leader. She can be reached at