Has anyone heard of the broken window effect? It seems that law enforcement agencies did a study on the cause of urban ccrime. They were perplexed about why there are buildings in the inner cities that vandals seem to respect and others they done. What they claimed to discover was that once a window is broken in a building and left unrepaired for an extended period of time, the tenants of that building get a sense of being abandoned, locked in dispair, hopelessness, and apathy so they begin to neglect the building as well. Grafitti appears. This leads to trach in the hallways which gives rise to drug trafficking and other activities. So the authorities decided the bast way to short circuit escalating crime is to crack down on graffitti artist before more problems arise. Why doesn't this sound reasonable to me?