Skip to comments.Vandals deface Vietnam war memorial (New Haven, CT : MS-13 reference)
Posted on 12/30/2007 8:19:28 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
New Haven (WTNH) _ Veterans are outraged that a war memorial in New Haven has been vandalized.
The Vietnam War Memorial at Long Wharf was spray painted with the threatening words "Kill whites MS 13."
Seeing this just crushed the veterans we spoke to. The names on that wall that are covered in paint, are the names of those who fought and died for this country in the Vietnam War. Tonight, police are investigating whether this is the work of a violent street gang, but the veterans we spoke to, say whoever they are, aren't as tough as they might think.
"This irks me. This hurts me deep to my heart," Vietnam Veteran Emery Linton Sr. said.
Linton looked in disgust at the graffiti covering New Haven County's Vietnam War Memorial at Long Wharf.
Linton, who served in the Army, fought in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972. He lost friends there and he says the mess, on a memorial to honor veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, is a slap in the face.
"People here respect these names. They gave their lives for everything, for the freedoms they have," Linton said.
Whoever did it sprayed "MS-13" all over the place. According to law enforcement, MS 13 is a violent international gang with roots in El Salvador. Members are involved in drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and even human trafficking and their presence is growing in the U-S. Just this summer, police in the Boston area did a big round-up of MS 13 gang members.
That said, New Haven police say there hasn't been any documented MS-13 activity so far in the city. But they are investigating this incident.
"I don't know who would want to do this," said Lori Grenfell, another veteran who is heart broken over the vandalism. "They have the right to say what they want to say. They can thank these guys for that right."
While it's unclear if these are true gang markings, Linton has a message for those responsible. "If it is a gang related thing and if you guys really think you're bad, join the service, get in the action and see what it's really like," Linton said.
It's unclear how much money it will cost to get rid of this paint, but members of the New Haven County Vietnam Veterans Group vow they will have it cleaned up.
I wonder if the perps have New Haven resident ID cards?
OMG this is so disgusting. I hope the a**holes are caught and the closest Vietnam vets give them their punishment.
Why would they write it in English?
Do they always take credit their work?
Is New Haven a Sanctuary City?
I wonder if this will be considered a “hate crime”.
sanctuary city wonders..any word from the mayor?
I'll vote for him!
Yup..New Haven issues ID cards for illegal immigrants. Make damn fine Dem voters.
C’mon. They’re just disaffected youth searching for their place in society. Give them a break. /sarcasm off
Aztec wannabes writing English, speaking Spanish.
Also, MS-13 gangsters don't call white people "whites." This isn't the way they talk.
My guess is that the perp is a military-hater who wants to see angry vets on TV making ethnic comments - someone trying to provoke a race riot for his own amusement.
My guess is that the perp is a local lefty college student home for winter break.
I agree. I don’t believe that killing whites is a particularly MS-13 goal.
It’s a little phoney.
I agree. Awful stuff but it doesn’t look like the type of graffiti they use. Just looking on the internet at their other graffiti.
...also buys Citgo discounted oil
Just one more reason I have no use for the worthless Demokratik People’s Republik of Konnetikutistan.
Who Owns the Vietnam War?
(See Poster Miss Saigon’s very insighful comments)
I am pist ping
With all respect due to the veterans, I doubt that that' true.
More likely, the veterans are 'crushed' because nothing will be done. What would lift the veterans spirits would be the freedom to track down whoever did this and extract justice from them.
You'd see 100,000 veterans converge on the site, the perps brought to justice (of the vets choosing) and this crap would never happpen again.
From what I’ve read on MS-13, this is not their doing. If it was I suspect that they would have blown it up and a half block in every direction. A can of spray paint is the last thing that MS-13 would use. MS-13 doesn’t make “statements” like this. They usually do serious damage to life and property. IMO.
That's the work of an unhinged white male liberal no older than 25 still living at home.
They could offer a million dollar reward for the perpetrator(s) and I would turn it down. Instead, I would turn the perp over to some Vietnam Vets that live near the Everglades. As long as they let me watch.
A hate crime. Won’t be prosecuted as such, of course.
FYI ping ~~~~~
I think it was squashed as a prediction. This compiled thread shows Al-Qaeda and MS 13 working together for a few years not.
Here is a direct link to a specific article, there are MORE on the thread:
Al Qaeda seeks tie to local gangs
... or Yale professor, just as likely.
Check Yale’s dorms for empty spray paint cans.
Thanks for the link. Yeah there were a lot of news stories in 2005.
It’s curious that there not many more references after 2005 in terms of AQ/MS-13 involvement. This search on the NTA website, like your link, confirms the last few references in 2005. http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/index.php?s=ms-13
However, where there is money, there is a gang to take it in exchange for criminal activity. I wonder why the silence after so many references pre-2006?
Deport New Haven’s mayor and city council to Mexico.
“Cmon. Theyre just disaffected youth searching for their place in society. Give them a break. /sarcasm off”
That’s exactly what AG Al Gonzales said about them.
Vandals deface Vietnam war memorial (New Haven, CT : MS-13 reference)...
this sanctuary city should be celebrating this vandalism!!!!
A Federal prosecution of the New Haven city government might work, too.
I think you are exactly right. This was done by someone who is anti-war & I'd bet anything - it was done by a white guy. Just trying to stir up some $hit.
I agree with you. I would bet that this was done by a
bunch of middle/upper class white kids trying to act like tuff guys. Just my opinion. Is there a cleanup fund we can donate to?
Probably the work of some libtard college guy trying to stir up a hornet’s nest.
I live in a Los Angeles suburb and atypical gang graffiti is never that clearly written. Perhaps its different on the East Coast?
yes, if they are proud of thier spanish roots, why did they write in English. Also, why deface a momument that might have the names of Hispanics.
Most likely it was the Daily Kos and thier minions. It seems like their handiwork and the type of BS they would get thier rocks off doing.
>>>I wonder why the silence after so many references pre-2006?
Foul, despicable, dirty little cretins...
Have we had enough, already?
Here are two places that might be able to direct your contributions. It’s all I could find on local chapters. I’m sure there are other VV groups around but this is all I could find quickly.
Locate Your Local VVA Chapter
VVA CHAPTER #251
Milford, CT 06460-0247
VVA CHAPTER #484
E. Haven, CT 06512-
There was a brazen murder of a downtown Hispanic merchant earlier this year, and a recent drive-by shooting of a Hispanic male on Ella DeGrasso Blvd. Did aliens commit those crimes?
Seems to me this was the work of black punks, who DO talk about killing Whitey, and who would benefit greatly if police focused on Hispanics instead of black gangs, who commit by far most of the crime in New Haven.