The mayor of Las Vegas has proposed a solution to stop graffiti artists in the city: cut off their thumbs. Mayor Oscar Goodman suggested that removing the appendages on television would be an appropriate punishment for individuals who deface the city’s highways, according to The Associated Press. Citing examples such as beheadings and corporeal punishment, Goodman told the “Nevada Newsmakers” local television program that returning to the days of harsh punishments “may be the right thing to do.” Goodman added that accused graffiti artists would first receive a trial.
You can’t take it with you
To prevent voter fraud in New Jersey’s November elections, a judge requested the names of all adult residents who have died since 1985. According to The Associated Press, State Superior Court Judge Linda Feinberg ordered the names after receiving complaints regarding the 13,000 deceased residents that remain on voter registration lists. The state registrar is required to submit a list of registered voters that have died to all counties so those names can be removed. The registrar, who has held the position since 2003, was unaware that submitting the list was his responsibility.