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Liberty County Veteran's Grave Vandalized (Iraq Marine)
KPRC2 Houston ^

Posted on 10/21/2007 3:33:55 PM PDT by SmoothTalker

"The family of a fallen Marine is dealing with another shock -- their son's new grave was vandalized.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris, 22, of Liberty, died in Iraq and was buried at Cook Memorial Cemetery earlier this week.

The cemetery has a locked gate at the front and a fence around the perimeter, but vandals managed to get in sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, less than two days after the Liberty marine was buried, officials said. "

"Tom Smathers, a Liberty resident said, "It's terrible. You can't believe someone would do something like that.""

(Excerpt) Read more at click2houston.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: grave; liberty; marine; vandalism

1 posted on 10/21/2007 3:33:56 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: SmoothTalker

Our fifth column is alive and well and nurtured by the Left.


2 posted on 10/21/2007 3:37:33 PM PDT by Flintlock
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To: SmoothTalker

Start with the local Code Pink, Indymedia, type left wing radical blogs. I’m sure someone is taking credit for it there.


3 posted on 10/21/2007 3:37:51 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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To: SmoothTalker; StarCMC; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; ...
Liberty police said they have no leads and no idea who would do this or why, but even the chief is outraged. "This is a despicable act. In 30 years of policing, it's probably the lowest event I have witnessed," said Chief Mike Cummings.

He stressed that vandalizing a grave is a crime, and asked for the public's help in figuring out the culprits.

Anyone with information is asked to call Liberty Police at 936-366-5666.

4 posted on 10/21/2007 3:40:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Should be considered a hate crime!


5 posted on 10/21/2007 3:40:38 PM PDT by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: SmoothTalker

Even during the worst days of the Vietnam era, no one would have considered an act like this.


6 posted on 10/21/2007 3:41:46 PM PDT by Publius (A = A)
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To: SmoothTalker

i strongly believe what goes around comes around. i wouldn’t want to be the vandals.


7 posted on 10/21/2007 3:46:27 PM PDT by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: SandRat; Doctor Raoul; All
Anyone with information is asked to call Liberty Police at 936-366-5666.

Start with the local Code Pink, Indymedia, type left wing radical blogs. I’m sure someone is taking credit for it there.

Your two posts here make me hope that FReepers could do random peeking in at the lefty loser sites for just that kind of bragging.
I think I will begin when I get home from work.
8 posted on 10/21/2007 3:48:07 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: SmoothTalker

Bush Derangement Syndrome knows no bounds.


9 posted on 10/21/2007 3:49:48 PM PDT by Elsiejay (,)
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To: SmoothTalker

Hunt them down for as long as it takes and send a message.Not to anyone else but just to the scumbags that did this.


10 posted on 10/21/2007 3:51:13 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Publius

I sadly disagree with you. They were just too high to think of it.


11 posted on 10/21/2007 3:52:00 PM PDT by 359Henrie (38 million illegals create a big carbon footprint. The real inconvenient truth.)
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To: SmoothTalker; Doctor Raoul

This country is full of brainwashed media-dupes who believe that anarchist blackshirts somehow have First Amendment protection when they swarm down public streets assaulting passers-by, defecating on the pavement, destroying property, and threatening all who disagree with their totalitarian message. It isn’t much of a step from that to this, especially with the media culture covering for the blackshirts and giving them the stamp of approval as righteous rebels.


12 posted on 10/21/2007 3:52:31 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: SmoothTalker

These wusses attack a Marine’s grave because they would never have the guts to confront a living Marine.


13 posted on 10/21/2007 3:53:45 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Doctor Raoul

I think it is one of two types. 1). Local troublemaking teens (who can be non ideological). 2). Hard core leftists (who may be teens)


14 posted on 10/21/2007 3:53:52 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: SIDENET

Bump.


15 posted on 10/21/2007 3:58:38 PM PDT by freema (Still stoked about Hamdania. It ain't over.)
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To: SmoothTalker


16 posted on 10/21/2007 4:06:23 PM PDT by deport (>>>--Iowa Caucuses .. 75 days and counting--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: 359Henrie
That wasn't it. Due to the draft, there was sense on the Left that the guys in 'Nam were to be pitied, especially as their "consciousness hadn't been raised" as to the wrongness of what they were doing.

With no draft, the sense today on the Left is that our people in Iraq are the Enemy.

17 posted on 10/21/2007 4:06:29 PM PDT by Publius (A = A)
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To: SmoothTalker

The meanness of this act makes me want to cry. How craven and cruel.


18 posted on 10/21/2007 4:16:34 PM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: Flintlock

Knowing the area somewhat, I’m guessing this horrible act had more to do with whitetrash kids being bored and looking for something to break than any kind of political statement.


19 posted on 10/21/2007 4:19:16 PM PDT by YCTHouston
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To: SmoothTalker

The Lord loves a hangin’ - and it sounds like somebody needs one...


20 posted on 10/21/2007 4:24:14 PM PDT by an amused spectator (AGW: If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a research lab, you never know what you'll find)
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To: Publius
"...That wasn't it. Due to the draft, there was sense on the Left that the guys in 'Nam were to be pitied, especially as their "consciousness hadn't been raised" as to the wrongness of what they were doing.

With no draft, the sense today on the Left is that our people in Iraq are the Enemy...."

True, except I think it has gone even further than that. As I recall the late Sixties and early Seventies- shame, itself, had not yet faded away, and the fear still existed of being exposed for doing such a hideous thing.

Today, however, it would simply bring paid invitations to speak on certain campuses.

21 posted on 10/21/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT by pickrell (Old dog, new trick...sort of)
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To: an amused spectator
Catch the thug(s) and have this waiting.


22 posted on 10/22/2007 6:40:26 AM PDT by Ron H. (American's are starting to regret not impeaching co-Presidente Jorge Boosh)
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To: Ron H.

If you recall when US Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed. We had people insulting him. And saying he deserved to be killed. Ted Rall called him an idiot as did others. Though the issue with Tillman needs to be sorted out. We have had our Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines abused by the Anti War crowd. We have had Phony Soldiers like Jesse McBeth the Woman Beater and Credit Card Fraud criminal lie about “His Service in Iraq” murdering Woman and children.

The war on our Military personnel has not let up. It is time we stop caving into these Assholes. And fight fire with fire. I am happy to see Code Pink out numbered in Berkeley. Communists and Friends of Al-Queda need to be opposed.


23 posted on 10/22/2007 8:20:17 AM PDT by Khankrumthebulgar
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To: SmoothTalker

Let’s all be perfectly honest with ourselves.

Not a single thing will be done about this.

Thiss America in the 21st Century.


24 posted on 10/22/2007 8:13:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: SmoothTalker

Adding a follow up to the story and info about the arrest of the accused vandal.....

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/5245603.html
Arrest over Liberty gravesite vandalism of Marine | Chron.com ...

......LIBERTY, Texas — A Liberty-area man is accused of vandalizing the ... Authorities say 41-year-old Wallace Ray DeBlanc was arrested Wednesday night. [apparently took the materials for resale or so it’s believed]

http://policelink.com/news/articles/6479-texas-police-arrest-man-after-marine-grave-desecration
Texas Police Arrest Man After Marine Grave Desecration ...

Investigators said Thursday that Wallace Ray DeBlanc, 41, ripped the 25 floral arrangements apart for the wire stands (worth about $1.50 each), a pewter cross and other decorations that could be resold to floral shops.
Liberty Police Chief Mike Cummings estimates DeBlanc, who has given police a statement, got $30 to $50 for the items. He has been charged with two felonies: theft of property from a grave and criminal mischief to a human burial site.


25 posted on 10/28/2007 9:38:05 AM PDT by deport (>>>--Iowa Caucuses .. 70 days and counting--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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