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Flags torn, 115 markers tipped in Pittsburgh's largest Catholic cemetery..
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_631957.html ^ | July 2nd, 2009

Posted on 07/02/2009 4:42:44 PM PDT by TaraP

Vandals toppled 115 headstones and ripped up American flags in Hazelwood's Calvary Cemetery, where some of Pittsburgh's noted political, sports, religious and arts figures are buried, causing an estimated tens of thousands of dollars damage. The vandalism discovered Wednesday morning was the worst in the history of the Catholic Cemeteries Association, which oversees 16 cemeteries for the Diocese of Pittsburgh

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cemetery; memorialdesecration; pittsburgh; tm; vandalism

1 posted on 07/02/2009 4:42:45 PM PDT by TaraP
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2 posted on 07/02/2009 4:43:13 PM PDT by TaraP (Unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.")
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Cemetery workers will reset fallen headstones, but families are responsible for the cost of fixing damaged headstones. That expense might be covered by homeowner's insurance, McGannon said. The association will post pictures of damaged headstones on its Web site for families to identify. Pittsburgh police are investigating, and have no leads, said Sgt. Brian Elledge of the Zone 4 station in Squirrel Hill. Domencic said he's hopeful someone will provide police information about the vandals. "They were showing utter disgrace for the final resting place of others," he said. " ... For the Catholic Church, there are two sacred places: the church and the cemetery. They've desecrated a sacred place."
3 posted on 07/02/2009 4:44:19 PM PDT by TaraP (Unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.")
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had to be REALLY BRAVE to pull that off


4 posted on 07/02/2009 4:45:44 PM PDT by peace with honor
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Gotta be the Amish.


5 posted on 07/02/2009 4:46:05 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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No, just need to be a drunk SOB. It will turn out to be a bunch of middle class kids who thought it would be funny.


6 posted on 07/02/2009 4:47:30 PM PDT by MediaMole
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Are you surprised?

By the way, Obama’s Attorney General says today that there is no such thing as a “hate crime” when it is committed against whites, Christians or Catholics, or males, and that he will NOT prosecute any such “hate crime” ....

7 posted on 07/02/2009 4:47:32 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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Probably just some yuteful liberal kids taking time out from their torturing small animals to death. Obviously the result of the Bush recession cut backs in midnight basketball programs. Look for a new stimulus package to address this very issue soon.
8 posted on 07/02/2009 4:49:33 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

No they don’t care if any site that is Sacred to people of GOD are vandalized..Many Churches are targets of extreme vandalism and not one peep from the Govvie about it.


9 posted on 07/02/2009 4:49:56 PM PDT by TaraP (Unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.")
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The man upstairs is not gonna be happy.


10 posted on 07/02/2009 4:51:04 PM PDT by Canes101
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This was a Catholic Church in Jacksonville Fl that was vandalized last week.
11 posted on 07/02/2009 4:53:07 PM PDT by TaraP (Unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.")
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this reminds me of the activities the Muslims do to Jewish cemetery’s and Synagogue’s in Europe..


12 posted on 07/02/2009 6:53:44 PM PDT by Beamreach (what is truth, Jesus Christ is truth, and truth shall set you free!!)
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It will turn out to be a bunch of middle class kids who thought it would be funny.

Most likely.

13 posted on 07/02/2009 7:28:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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