Shame on James Ricci for providing a free endorsement for Robert Lind and Charles Dines' vandalism of SUVs ("Applying a Little Pressure on SUVs and Their Owners," Metropolis, June 3). I hope Lind and Dines get arrested. Raising awareness about the increased consumption of gas by behemoth SUVs is needed, but Lind and Dines are nothing more than self-righteous eco-terrorists. They ought to promote mass transit, carpooling, bicycle use and electric vehicles. I am left wondering if their bumper stickers are biodegradable.
I have to wonder what the LAPD thinks about these two "gentlemen" who are vandalizing people's vehicles. While I agree that SUVs should be held to the same standards as passenger cars, attacking people's personal property is not the way to further a cause. Many SUV owners, my family included, would not be driving an SUV if passenger cars accommodated three children's car seats and/or booster seats. Until a passenger car manufacturer can give us a back seat with enough room for three of these seats, many people are forced to drive an SUV or van to protect their children and themselves. While there are always a few oblivious bad eggs, many of Lind and Dines' targets are just conscientious parents who are trying to abide by the law and keep their kids safe.