Install CCTV now

Susan Bassett, Castlemaine

Since the last edition of the Mail (Graffiti Response Ramps Up, January 20) the Forest Street rail overpass has again been vandalised. Unlike some graffiti which can be beautiful, decorative and articulate, the Forest Street rail overpass vandals continue to scrawl derogatory hate speech against women.

This vandalism goes beyond ‘negatively impacting community members’. The language is abusive, violent and obscene, and a real indication of the tolerance of violence towards women in our community. The words linger on the overpass, a daily reminder of hate towards women.

Why isn’t the shire council pro-active, installing a security camera to provide evidence of this vandalism? Not after the next rounds of cleaning and waiting for more hate speech, but now. Please. 

Castlemaine Mail
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