i saw this on the front page of chicagotribune.com today:
WHY IS THIS NEWS????? this is a large public statue in a large public place. large public statues in large public places get vandalized. it doesn't matter how many cops the city schedules to walk around that pointless eyesore instead of to address real crime. things to which the public has access will be vandalized from time to time. it's not front page news--it's something for parks and recreation to deal with in the normal course of business.