Frank Lombardi http://ripr.org en Vandalism Could Become a Felony in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/vandalism-could-become-felony-rhode-island <p>Legislation that would create harsher punishments for vandalism in Rhode Island has recently been introduced in the state house.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Sen. Frank Lombardi has seen enough of the costly vandalism that he says, has seen an increase in the past few years.&nbsp;</p><p>For example, the destruction at a Newport cemetery 2 years ago would have cost $125,000 in cleanup and repairs, had it not been for a group of volunteers.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:24:42 +0000 John Bender 12275 at http://ripr.org