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Vandalism prompts Detroit court to prohibit pens, pencils

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DETROIT (AP) — A court in Detroit is prohibiting people from bringing in pens, pencils and markers after recent vandalism.

36th District Court Administrator Kelli Moore Owen tells The Detroit News that murals featuring the city’s skyline and symbols of justice went up last week. She says that days later court staff began complaining they were being marked up.

Moore Owen noted Wednesday that it’s a “sudden change,” but she wants people to “respect the building and not vandalize.”

The newspaper says the new policy will be in place indefinitely. Moore Owen says attorneys and members of the press with proper credentials will be excluded from the policy.

Writing instruments join an already extensive list of items the public is barred from bringing into the courthouse, including guns, cellphones and alcohol.

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1 Comment

  • steve

    The people who show up to watch a trial are often no better than the person who’s being tried. Art aficianados they aren’t and have no appreciation for the artistic talents of others. Screw it. It ain’t mine.

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