More than a slap on the wrist needed |

More than a slap on the wrist needed

Dear Editor:I read in a letter to the editor how someone had mutilated a row of city trees on East Hopkins (930 to be exact ) for there own personal view plane, so I took a stroll by and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. This is the most blatant act of uncaring, self-righteous vandalism I have ever witnessed in my 30-plus years in Aspen.I encourage everyone to drive, walk or bike past this residence (a half-block west of the foot bridge) to observe just what sort of thoughtless, brain-dead people we are letting slide through the gate these days.Let’s hope more than the usual slap on the hand is in order. Please, do not give this person the usual $200 fine, then replace the mature trees with six-footers so he or she gets exactly what they wanted in the first place.Don DixonAspen

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