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  • Confederate monument removed from Hollywood Forever Cemetery overnight

    08/16/2017 12:45:01 PM PDT · by Mark · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/16/17 | Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
    Confederate monument removed from Hollywood Forever Cemetery overnight By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News Posted: 08/16/17, 10:07 AM PDT The spot where a Confederate monument once stood is seen Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. The statue was removed earlier in the morning. A monument honoring Confederate veterans has been removed from Hollywood Forever cemetery days after deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted in part by clashes over the planned removal of a statue there of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Long Beach chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which owns...
  • What kind of human being would actually complain about this?

    05/12/2017 1:18:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Mother has special headstone made for deceased 4-year-old, only to see it removed because one person was bothered by it. What. It’s modern life circa 2017, I guess. Everything everyone does, always, everywhere, is fair game for everyone else’s mockery, scoffing, complaints, critiques . . . whatever. We can all speak to thousands of people instantly, or millions if we’re famous enough, so why miss a chance to #? Allow that type of thinking to become familiar enough, and pretty soon you get it in your head that you need to keep your fault-finding periscope up all the time, to...
  • Trump’s Big Achievement: Making the New York Times Care About Antisemitism

    03/02/2017 7:28:24 AM PST · by MountainWalker · 4 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 2/28/2017 | Ira Stoll
    President Trump has been in office for barely a month, but he already deserves credit for at least one major accomplishment: He’s gotten the New York Times to discover a new interest in intensively covering antisemitism. What am I talking about? Consider the following brief recent history of vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and their coverage, or lack of it, in the New York Times.January, 2008: In New Jersey, 499 gravestones are knocked over at a Jewish cemetery. The Times covered it with a news article that ran in New York-area copies of the paper and that made no connection to...
  • HUNDREDS Join VP Pence and GOP Governor Greitens to Clean Up Desecrated StL Jewish Cemetery (VIDEO)

    Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens and Vice President Mike Pence met with hundreds of supporters today to clean up and repair headstones at the desecrated Jewish cemetery in University City. Vandals damaged dozens of headstones this week at the historic Jewish Cemetery north of St. Louis. * Hillary Clinton used the vandalism as an opportunity to attack President Trump. ** President Trump and Mike Pence used the vandalism as opportunity to bring the community together. There was a security tent set up to check volunteers before entering the cemetery.
  • Civil Rights Group Sues 'Whites Only' Cemetery in Texas

    05/07/2016 10:44:27 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/3/16 | BRIAN LATIMER
    The nation's foremost Latino civil rights organization is suing a cemetery association in South Texas because a widow alleges the caretaker refused to take her husband's ashes because he was Mexican. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the American G.I. Forum of Texas, which alleges the Normanna Cemetery Association has historically been a "Whites Only" cemetery, turning away Latino and African American requests for decades.

    10/25/2015 2:23:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 22, 2015 | CASEY HEDSTROM
    "View from Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn," 1881, by Rudolph Cronau. (Image: Public Domain/WikiCommons)The 300-year-old graveyard at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan today serves as a respite from the frenzy of the Financial District. Small groups of tourists wander the stone pathways, stepping occasionally onto the manicured lawn to peer more closely at tilting eighteenth century tombstones of notable New Yorkers, like Alexander Hamilton, laid to rest in Trinity in 1804 after succumbing to the wounds from his duel with Aaron Burr. A cursory examination of the standing tombstones and stone memorials might lead one to guess the two and a half...
  • Texans threaten to 'cover land with pig blood' to block Muslim cemetery

    07/20/2015 6:54:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/19/2015 | AP
    Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead but locals in Farmersville say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small Texas town and are threatening to stop the plan by using pig parts. A proposal to bring a Muslim cemetery to the rural town has stoked fears among residents who are vehemently trying to convince community leaders to block the project. The sentiment reflects an anti-Muslim distrust that has been brewing over the last year in parts of Texas, most notably 25 miles away in Garland - the scene of a deadly May shooting...
  • Plans for Muslim cemetery stir apprehension among Farmersville residents

    07/17/2015 4:25:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/16/2015 | Staff
    FARMERSVILLE — There’s a Buddhist meditation center on the outskirts of town, and a Mormon church recently opened along Audie Murphy Parkway. But it’s the prospect of an Islamic cemetery that has upset some residents in this Collin County city with a population of fewer than 4,000. In shops along the brick-lined streets of the quaint downtown area, many wonder, “Why Farmersville?” “The concern for us is the radical element of Islam,” David J. Meeks, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, said of the Islamic Association of Collin County’s plan to build a cemetery west of the city.
  • Saturday ceremony celebrates MIA vets

    10/10/2014 7:04:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    The cremains of more than a dozen destitute veterans will be placed in a columbarium at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Saturday. The public is invited to attend the event to honor those who served the nation during a Missing in America Project ceremony. The cremains will travel from Tuscon and be met at RC City, north of Huachuca City by cyclists with the Patriot Guard and other service-oriented organizations to be escorted to the cemetery. The formal service will begin at 1 p.m.
  • Man shot by state trooper at cemetery is business owner with no criminal record(FL)

    09/13/2012 4:25:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 12 September, 2012 | Dan Sullivan
    PINELLAS PARK — The man shot by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper Monday morning at a Pinellas Park cemetery was the cemetery's owner — a Tampa man who lives in a 7,000-square-foot home, has no criminal history and has held a concealed-weapons permit. Clifford F. Work remained hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday at Bayfront Medical Center as questions remained about why Trooper Daniel Cole, a 13-year FHP veteran, shot the 48-year-old businessman. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is the latest in a string of incidents throughout Cole's career in which his actions have been...
  • Cops buy plots to prevent Josh Powell from being buried next to sons he killed

    02/16/2012 5:16:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | NewsCore
    Two Washington state cops have purchased plots next to Josh Powell's young sons to prevent family members from burying him next to the boys he killed. "The bottom line is, Josh Powell will not be near those two boys," Pierce County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Troyer told Seattle-based radio station KIRO-FM on Wednesday. Troyer and Sheriff Paul Pastor used their own money and dipped into funds from Crime Stoppers Tacoma-Pierce County to pay for plots two and four at Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup, Wash. Troyer is executive director of the Crime Stoppers branch. Charlie, seven, and Braden, five, are buried together...
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Arabs Try to Set Fire to Jerusalem Cemetery

    08/06/2011 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/11 | Elad Benari
    A Jewish worshipper who came on Thursday to pray at the tombs of revered sages in the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, came across several Arabs who were attempting to set some shrubs in the cemetery on fire. The Jew reported this incident to Arutz Sheva through its You Report page, saying, “The Arabs claimed that they simply threw a cigarette. They were sitting in a cemetery and I do not know what they had to do there, and they are the only ones who were there.” The worshipper, who attached a picture of the fire (below), wrote, “Here's what...
  • Ground-breaking ceremony begins construction of bell tower at veterans’ cemetery in Sierra Vista

    11/19/2009 5:55:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 277+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — On May 30 next year, the sound of patriotic music will be the norm on grounds of the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It will be on Memorial Day 2010 when a 40-foot-tall carillon — a bell tower — will be dedicated. On Wednesday, a short groundbreaking ceremony took place to start the construction phase for the carillon. Every year, the national headquarters of AMVETS helps fund two carillons to be placed in cemeteries that are dedicated as final resting places for veterans. Members of the local AMVETS post are sponsors of the project and have been...
  • SURPRISE EVENT:Obama unannounced visit..Arlington..MOH ceremony -WH left off of schedule today

    03/25/2009 12:08:48 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 1,095+ views
    Politico ^ | 3-25-09 | Carol E. Lee
    The Whiteboard UPDATE -- SURPRISE EVENT: Obama made an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery for a Medal of Honor ceremony -- which the White House just left off of his schedule today. This was Obama's first wreath-laying as president of the United States. -- Carol E. Lee (2:35 p.m.) COMING UP -- ROBERT GIBBS: Will he be asked... 1) How much of the president’s original proposals need to be included in the final budget for the White House to consider this a victory? Is he willing to compromise on cap and trade? 2) Why didn’t Reuters or any of...
  • Boy Scout creates fallen soldier’s monument

    11/11/2008 6:28:37 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 666+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — It is a simple but highly symbolical brass monument. Seventeen-year-old Jacob Hall unveils the Fallen Soldier’s Cross monument during a dedication ceremony Monday at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Hall initiated the monument venture as part of his Eagle Scout project. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review) Less than 5 feet high, the Fallen Soldier’s Cross was dedicated Monday afternoon, appropriately the day before Veterans Day. The boots, rifle and helmet tell a story of a fallen member of America’s armed forces. It has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the deaths of U.S. military personnel have occurred. The...
  • Veterans Cemetery Honors Those Who Served

    11/10/2008 2:50:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 202+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Amy Wieser-Wilson, USA
    MANDAN, N.D., Nov. 10, 2008 – "They are dead; but they live in each patriot's breast, and their names are engraven on honor's bright crest," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote. Purple irises greet visitors at the entrance to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At the Veterans Cemetery here, 2,799 names are "engraven," remembered in their death for the life they lived and the war they fought. Nearly 1,000 more share the sacred space, honored for their service in the National Guard or reserves or as a veteran's family member. Stoic white-granite...
  • Cemetery Trampled During Tuesday (Democrat) Caucus

    03/07/2008 12:02:57 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 31 replies · 378+ views
    KDFW TV ^ | 3-5-2008 | Staff
    FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- The cemetery next to the Flower Mound Presbyterian Church was a peaceful, well-kept place until Tuesday night. An overflow of voters trying to join the caucus next door ended up leaving muddy tire tracks through the cemetery. One vehicle's tire actually got stuck in a recently filled grave. Many voters parked on the shoulder of a gravel road winding through the cemetery, right next door to the church where the voting was taking place. One witness says motorists either didn't notice -- or didn't care -- they were parking just a few feet from buried bodies....
  • Killer's Ashes Ordered Out of Cemetery [Arlington National]

    12/26/2006 8:12:00 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 68 replies · 1,666+ views
    Comcast news ^ | Dec. 26, 2006 | AP
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The cremated remains of a convicted murderer must be removed from Arlington National Cemetery under a new federal law. The provision ordering the removal of Russell Wayne Wagner's remains was included in a veterans' health care and benefits bill that President Bush signed into law on Friday. Wagner, a Vietnam veteran, was convicted in 2002 of stabbing to death Daniel Davis, 84, and Wilda Davis, 80, in their home in 1994. He was sentenced to life in prison. Wagner died in 2005 of a heroin overdose in prison at age 52. Because he was honorably discharged from...
  • US cemetery worker, 80, charged over grave-rage incident

    11/18/2006 11:40:23 AM PST · by highimpact · 19 replies · 554+ views
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | 11/18/06 |
    An 80-year-old New York cemetery worker has been charged with using a rake as an offensive weapon after allegedly beating a man who caught him urinating on a relative's grave, prosecutors said. The full details of the alleged incident were unclear, but according to the New York Post, Itomor Khaimov, 28, was walking his dog in the cemetery when he spotted the 80-year-old relieving himself in a vase on his grandmother's grave. When Khaimov asked the man what he was doing, he replied: "I'm urinating. ... I'm an old man, I can't hold it," the report said. As Khaimov confronted...