1. Michael Dick
    2. Petition by

      Michael Dick

      Lafayette, IN

The basketball courts in Columbian park are a positive activity for all ages. They were recently removed due to complaints of cursing and one possible gang related graffiti. Removing them is an extreme over reaction. Removing them does harm to the quality of life of our whole community. Gang activity is a problem. Basketball is a healthy activity and not a problem.

 

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Re install the basketball goals in Columbian Park

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    • Amy Vitone LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      The graffiti didn't even start until AFTER they took the hoops down which was due to cursing and "rowdyism". Something you hear on EVERY court! The court is far away from the playground area. Speaking of the playground...I'm gonna need someone to go over there and tell all the trashy parents to quit smoking and cursing while our children play, before they decide to take down the playground!

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    • Kelly Levans LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      This is absurd. Giving kids a healthy, exercise-filled game with camaraderie like basketball is going to help keep them OUT of gangs, not make them join them. Besides, removing something nice for everybody because one group of people does something stupid is unjust and only lets "the bad guy" win. Reinstate the basketball access, please.

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    • Anastasia Longoria LANSDALE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I was a Lafayette resident for many years and removing the basketball hoops is going to be harmful to users of all ages. It helped keep my friends and I active in our youth and it allows youths to make close friendships and have a safe place to go to after school.

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    • Rachel Pauli LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      The decision to take down the hoops will not solve the problem of gangs and violence, actual police work and community building is needed. The hoops are a constructive healthy way to engage our youth.

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    • James Fonseca CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      This seems like a extremely short-sighted solution.

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