I don't agree with violence either but I am a little surprised to read remarks from the article like:
The elders aren't certain whether they are being targeted and can't offer a possible motive for the attacks.
DUH !!!! I don't think it would take a rocket scientist to figure this one out. It is either 1) a disgruntled ex-jw, 2) a psychotic jw who is sick of their crap, 3) someone (anyone) who abhors child molestors and/or those who harbor and protect them, 4) some bored local punks...
Aside from safety concerns, they are concentrating on how to pay for the costs of repairs.
I bet they are. What with the incomes of the janitors, the housecleaning ladies, the window washers, and those who work as cashiers at the local Walmart and McDonalds, it will probably take over a year to recover the expenses...
I think it is a shame, however, that whoever is doing this is doing this. They are indeed cutting the proverbial nose off to spite the proverbial face. All this will do is fuel their "persecution complex" and prove to them that they must be doing something right to provoke such hatred from the world ( Luke 6:22, "Happy are you whenever men hate you..."). They are no doubt deliriously ecstatic right now!