Reply To: The following appeared as a letter to the editor from a Central Plaza store owner.
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University: Northeastern University
At first look at the recommendation, it is entirely plausible to blame the skateboarding for the problems happened in the Central Plaza. However, some claims in this letter rely on unsound assumptions. In order to establish the recommendation better, there should be answers to some questions.
First of all, the letter says that the decrease of the shopper and the increase of the skateboarding happen at the same time so that it leads us to blame the skateboarder. But Is the declining number of the shoppers really related to the popularity of skateboarding? Maybe there is a new shopping mall in the city, and as all we know, human beings always love the new thing which can bring the freshness. Besides, the new shopping mall might have better facilities and cheaper price goods, which can offer customers better shopping experience. So we can assume that the new shopping mall attracts the customers. Thus, the number of Central Plaza shoppers have decreased for two years. We need clear connection between the skateboarding and shoppers.
Second, the recommendation also blames the increase of litter and vandalism on skateboarding. Again, the assumption relies on the defective evidence. The increase of the litter and vandalism might not relate to the skateboarding due to we do not have clear evidence. Maybe the litter and vandalism are made by the homeless and workless people. As all we know, those people are more likely to commit crimes. Besides, the skateboarding needs a good and clean place because their wheels will not smoothly slide on bumpy ground. We need further information about the number of homeless people and skateboarding, and the connection between them and the litter and vandalism.
Finally, allowing the skateboarding do have relation with the decreasing number of the shoppers and the litter and vandalism, can the prohibition of the skateboarding will bring the Central Plaza to its previous levels? Maybe the Central Plaza is notorious for those problems stated above and the reputation will not recover in a short time, because the bad thing always runs faster than the good thing dose. Even though the shoppers are back to the previous level, it cannot promise that the revenue can back to the same. We need a firm ground to establish the claim.
In short, until we have further information about the Central Plaza and firm evidence which would support the recommendation convincingly, there will not be a prudent conclusion. We need the information discussed and the answers to the question asked above to better evaluate the recommendation.