Your Turn: Cemetery Arrest, Synthetic Drugs & Masonic Temple
This week, viewers offered their opinions on a cemetery desecration arrest, a renewed crackdown on synthetic drugs and the future of the Masonic temple in Watertown.
A 15 year old boy has been arrested and charged with vandalizing the Felts Mills cemetery. He has been charged with third degree burglary and first degree cemetery desecration. The youth's name was not released because of his age
Chris Wainwright: "How could a kid have such disregard for those who have passed on? Such a lack of community respect by the child and the parents. Such a disgrace."
James Frier: "Seriously, though, guys. You should know the whole story before judging this teen. He believed he was being haunted and the only way to get rid if the spirits was destroying the graves."
The state Health Department is issuing new rules aimed at cracking down on the increasingly widespread use of bath salts and other synthetic drugs. People who use or sell them could end up in jail.
Kathy Vaughn Manning: "$500 and 15 days in jail. Really? That's all? That isn't going to stop the drug problem!"
Kylie Lyndaker: "Doesn't matter what is done in taking bath salts off the shelves. Individuals on drugs have to want to get clean."
We got a look last week inside the former Masonic temple as plans are in the works, with a hefty price tag, to refurbish the once grand structure. Henderson artist Garrett McCarthy owns the building. He wants to not only convert it into a visual and performing arts center, but also possibly a 64th campus of the state university system.
Lee Ann Page: "Hope he can make his plans come true! What a loss it would be to let this building be torn down."
Sandra Jeanne Burns: "I so hope they get funding It's a beautiful building!"
Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY
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