City could benefit from curfews

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town?

I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess.

This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from back East a while back, and they could not believe our citizens put up with this constant destruction — broken windows, shot-out windows, slashed tires, on and on, for years!

And it seems nothing is ever done. No one is ever brought to justice.

When I was a teen in the 1950s I don’t ever remember not being under a curfew. The curfew was 10:30 p.m. If you chose to vandalize property, your parents paid for the damages. And you paid.

I think it is time we changed this disgraceful situation.