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Sonny Bono and missing tulips aside, Geary Simon and City Desk (4/30) raise a moral question and a legal question. Morally, the article says it is wrong to steal from private property, but right to steal from public property. Growing up, I must have overslept when that lesson was taught in Sunday school. And the legal question is, Who in the District government gave Geary Simon the right to convert out public space into his own private property for his own personal use?