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  • An Open Letter to the Vandal Who Destroyed Our Pro-Life Signs

    05/20/2014 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Liberty Pike
    Within the last week or so, Oregon Right to Life posted 17 signs alongside Interstate 5, on private properties of pro-life landowners. Many of them (pictured) read: “Abortion: a Lifetime of Regret.” We started to receive word Friday that an unknown number of them had been vandalized with the words, “It’s OK” pasted over it. Today, a south-traveling supporter stopped and took pictures of three of the vandalized signs. vandalism27We obviously have no way of knowing who vandalized the signs. It appears to be well-planned and the vandal also had to cross barbwire fences to get to the signs. The...
  • Graffiti Artist Hits ‘Like’ On Facebook And Gets Arrested For His Alleged Role In Riot

    08/18/2013 6:16:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 18, 2013 5:23 PM
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A graffiti artist, who allegedly tagged a police car during the riot in Huntington Beach last month, clicked the “like” button on the police department’s Facebook page, triggering his arrest, police said Sunday. Huntington Beach police took to Facebook to trumpet the arrest of Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 18, of Anaheim. Rodriguez, “apparently proud of his actions, ‘liked’ the Huntington Beach Police Department’s picture # 15 and shared it with his friends, which was noticed by numerous fans on our Facebook page and a series of tips led to his identification,” police posted. On his own Facebook...
  • Chinese teen defaces Egypt temple; sparks outcry

    05/28/2013 11:39:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ap ^ | 36 minutges ago | Gillian Wong,
    The teen scratched "Ding Jinhao visited here" in Chinese on a temple wall in the ancient city Luxor, and the incident came to light when another Chinese tourist posted a photo of it on a popular microblog...
  • Suspected Tagger Found Dead, Dangling 9 Stories Up on Office Tower (Graffiti Punk Meets Doom)

    04/02/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
    Suspected tagger found dead, hanging 9 stories up on office tower A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer.
  • Obama Artist Paints Gun Owners as ‘Satan’

    03/31/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 3/30/13 | Tad Cronn
    Few things are more obnoxious than atheists lecturing Christians about what they think the Bible says or should say. One of those however would be an atheist artist lecturing Christians in service of his political master’s dogma. Shepard Fairey barely deserves the title of artist. He’s the hack who designed the Obama “Hope” poster that helped usher in the Age of Obama. Fairey received two years’ probation and a $25,000 fine for contempt of court in a lawsuit related to that poster, which he based on a copyrighted Associated Press photo. His body of work smacks of Soviet Union-style propaganda...
  • Vandal Keys ‘Obama’ Into 2 Cars In Alta Loma

    10/27/2012 8:20:06 AM PDT · by granite · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | October 27, 2012 7:07 AM | CBS
    ALTA LOMA (CBS) — A case of campaign vandalism is under investigation Friday in Alta Loma. Someone keyed the word “Obama” into two cars and slashed seats in another outside a residence that had Mitt Romney campaign signs. CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Rob Schmitt spoke to Ken Slown, owner of one of the keyed vehicles. Slown actually supports President Obama! He explained to Schmitt that he and his wife — both currently unemployed — are staying with her parents and it’s her parents who support Romney. “I don’t know if they were trying to get a point across, to vote...
  • Kony 2012 video director caught masturbating in public in Calif.: cops NEWSCORE

    03/16/2012 3:42:33 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 26 replies
    http://www.nypost.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | NYP
    SAN DIEGO -- The director of the massively popular "Kony 2012" video about a fugitive Ugandan rebel leader was detained by police after he was found allegedly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars in San Diego, KNSD-TV reported Friday. Jason Russell, co-founder of the humanitarian group Invisible Children, was also apparently intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance when cops confronted him on a street corner in San Diego Thursday, police said. Police said Russell was "acting very strange." TMZ reported that Russell was dancing in the street wearing "speedo-like underwear," and then stripped and began making sexual...
  • Hugs, Calls to ‘Chop Off his Hands’ for Rabin Memorial Vandal

    10/14/2011 7:46:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A young man who spray-painted the words “Free Yigal Amir” on the Rabin memorial in Tel Aviv has been met with wildly different responses, from support and understanding to calls for a severe punishment. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai issued perhaps the strongest response, saying Friday, “The hands that permitted themselves to harm what is holy and important to the people of Israel should be chopped off.” The Labor party called for a harsh response as well. “The murder of Rabin and the memorial are a national symbol that reminds us that extremism and violence are a threat to Israeli...
  • 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Down on Obama

    06/07/2010 11:41:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 118+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/7/2010
    Fairey, , "Some of the works are about gridlock in Washington. Washington is too intertwined with corporate America . . . I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it's not panning out. He's not pushing hard enough."
  • Shepard Fairey talks about his art (Obama Artist) for Moveon.org event

    08/15/2009 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Glenn · 31 replies · 877+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 08/14/2009 | Liyun Jin, et al
    MoveOn.org is hosting an event at the Andy Warhol Museum to salute graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who created the Obama "Hope" poster. The artist was busy today working on an installation across the street from the museum.
  • Caption Shepard Fairey, who created those Che-like Obama posters

    01/15/2009 11:04:23 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 28 replies · 3,201+ views
    me ^ | 1/15/09 | me
    (entitled "Friend Mao")
  • Graffiti suspect dies after fall from Palmetto Xway catwalk (Tagger gets Tagged)

    02/20/2009 6:38:53 AM PST · by DemforBush · 52 replies · 1,911+ views
    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY - Miami-area transportation officials have recently been plagued by graffiti artists leaving large bold 'tags' on important overhead traffic signs -- and now one-such artist may have fallen from a perch to his death, according to local television reports. The incident happened about 1 a.m. today along the southbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway near the Bird Road exit, according to WSVN. Officials on the scene said investigators recovered a can of white spray paint but can't yet be certain that the man was about to deface an overhead green and white traffic sign. "He may have been...
  • Suspected Anti-Prop 8 vandals strike San Francisco church

    01/07/2009 1:45:10 PM PST · by Red Reign · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/06/2009 | CNA
    San Francisco, Jan 6, 2009 / 05:49 am (CNA).- Opponents of Proposition 8 are suspected to have vandalized Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco over the weekend, spray-painting on the church black swastikas and the words “Ratzinger” and “Niederauer,” the respective last names of the Pope and the Archbishop of San Francisco. Most Holy Redeemer parish, located in the predominantly homosexual Castro District of San Francisco, has been billed as a “gay-friendly” church. It has previously participated in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and reportedly leased parish space to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of...
  • 7-YEAR OLD Steals Car; Smashes Property (Video)

    12/02/2008 11:40:10 AM PST · by swordfishtrombone · 22 replies · 802+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12.2.08
    "I just wanted to be a hoodrat" --- Reporter: Do you think you should be punished? Boy: [inaudible/unintelligible] man... whole weekend without video games... --- Video was posted back in May... the kid has since gone on to reveal his ambition of being a thug and his love of chicken wings. Seriously.
  • Editor Protests Son's Arrest for 'Terror' Plot ["Nice Jewish boy" is anarchist]

    09/18/2008 1:36:23 PM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 493+ views
    Jewish Exponent ^ | Sept. 18, 2008 | Eric Fingerhut
    Mordecai Specktor says his 19-year-old son, Max, "has never been in a fight" and is "not a violent person." "He's an anarchist," said Specktor, the publisher and editor of Minnesota's Jewish newspaper, the American Jewish World. He's also "a University of Minnesota student, Jewishly educated." His son, he said, is "a wonderful guy." Max Specktor is also now branded a terrorist after his arrest earlier this month, along with seven others, on charges of planning to disrupt the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. He's been charged with conspiring to riot "in furtherance of terrorism" and could face up to...
  • Race of culprits in Confederate monument defacing surprises some

    12/20/2007 10:04:27 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 75 replies · 543+ views
    Southern AP News ^ | December 17, 2007 | DESIREE HUNTER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - When vandals sprayed black paint on the faces and hands of statues on the Capitol's Confederate monument and left a reference to a rebellious slave's hanging, many assumed it was the work of blacks looking to make a statement.< snip >But the apprehension of three white 17-year-olds raised questions Monday about the motive and whether they should be charged with a hate crime as originally proposed. < snip >The letters and numbers "N.T. 11 11 31" were also written in black paint on the monument's limestone base, an apparent reference to slave Nat Turner who was hanged...
  • Most Wanted Woman: Exotic Dancer A Murder Suspect

    05/19/2007 9:46:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 483+ views
    Crime is an equal opportunity employer and now an exotic dancer is wanted for murder. The LAPD wants to know -- have you seen her? "We are speaking of a murder, somebody died," LAPD Detective Martin Mojarro says. "We believe that person and his family deserves justice." Wanted for murder by the LAPD -- Candy Ellen Srichandr. "She does have a criminal history," Mojarro says. Detectives believe this 29-year-old woman is part of an infamous and violent tagging crew. So-called taggers are graffiti vandals that spray paint their signature scrawl all over Southland buildings, billboards and overpasses, defacing public property...
  • Hollywood's vandal with a smile signs off

    01/28/2007 9:03:41 PM PST · by fishhound · 30 replies · 1,255+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 29 2007 | na
    LOS ANGELES: Danny Finegood, a prankster who famously altered the landmark Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed", has died. He was 52. Finegood's large-scale wordplay was sometimes satirical, sometimes political and often both. His Hollyweed prank, in 1976, was timed to coincide with the liberalisation of California's marijuana laws. To change the sign, he used stones and rope and erected the fabric as though he was hoisting sails. "His parents were up early that morning to catch it," said his wife, Bonnie Finegood, who met her future husband in high school and married him in 1979. "They were very proud that...
  • Vandalism suspect pays doubly for trouble

    01/10/2007 2:21:02 PM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies · 439+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 1-10-07 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR
    GRAPEVINE - Vandalism wasn’t supposed to be this painful.A suspected vandal who told police he had been drinking “way too much” almost sliced his finger off Monday night when he attempted to slash a tire on a van on Timberline Drive. Police found the 23-year-old Grapevine man with his right pinky finger cut through the bone.The man was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas late Monday to get his finger reattached, police said. No information was available Wednesday on his condition. He is expected to be arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief after he leaves the hospital.Police received a...
  • ANTI-W. $OROS: I QUIT POLITICS

    09/29/2006 3:51:46 AM PDT · by tlb · 101 replies · 2,242+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 29, 2006 - | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    September 29, 2006 -- Billionaire liberal financier George Soros, who spent millions of his fortune trying to oust President Bush in 2004, yesterday said he hopes to stay out of politics from now on. "I'm interested in policy and not in politics."
  • Courthouse Statue Vandalized [Loudoun County]

    09/25/2006 10:48:32 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 13 replies · 572+ views
    Leesburg ^ | September 25, 2006
    The nearly century old Confederate soldier statue that stands in front of the Loudoun County Courthouse is missing its gun barrel. The theft was discovered shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday when a Dominion Power employee found the gun barrel outside Colonial Funeral Home on Edwards Ferry Road, said Leesburg Police Lt. Jeff Dube. Police are investigating the vandalism and are asking for anyone who has information to call the department at 703-771-4500. The bronze statue was crafted in 1908 by Frederick William Sievers to commemorate soldiers who fought in the Civil War. This summer, the Lee Chapter of the United...
  • Witnessed Bush Stickers In Vancouver, WA Vandalized

    01/07/2006 1:30:29 PM PST · by OregonRepublican · 64 replies · 2,170+ views
    Myself
    <p>This is what i wrote to the police department, and part of what I wrote to Lars Larson (Lars I got more heated).</p> <p>Today at the Salmon Creek Fred Meyers (Vancouver, WA), I was sitting in my car well my brother ran into Freddys to get a money order. Well in their across a row from me I saw an older gentlemen (the vandal) get out his car and mark the back windown of the pickup nexted to him. So when my brother gets back I said drive by this pickup I think someone might have done something to this car. So sure enough the guy took a marker to the back of the guys car and crossed out his Bush sticker. So we circle the parking lot and we see the vandle still driving around (obviously searching for the next vehicle). We then thought to confront him but I realized I didnt have my cell phone with me, so we decide to come home and contact you guys (the police). Well on the way out of the parking lot, I see a Mini Van with a black sharpie to their bumper over their Bush Sticker.</p>
  • AF officer faces more charges in vandalism case

    12/07/2005 3:31:00 AM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 15 replies · 665+ views
    An Air Force officer accused of vandalizing cars with anti-Bush graffiti is facing five more criminal charges because prosecutors say they have identified five more vehicles that were hit. Lt. Col. Alexis Fecteau now faces 13 counts of criminal mischief, five of them felonies because the damage to the vehicles is believed to exceed $500, Denver district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said Tuesday. Fecteau is accused of blacking out pro-President Bush bumper stickers on cars parked at Denver International Airport and then spray- painting an expletive over them.
  • Pupil Discovers Camera In School Bathroom (and Gets Suspended for It!)

    12/01/2005 11:12:40 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 88 replies · 3,815+ views
    WMAZ ^ | 11/30/2005 | n/a
    A Jasper County mother says her 8th grade son found a video camera taping in the school bathroom this week. But now, he is the one in trouble. Cindy Champion says her son, Mac Bedor, and a few of his friends took the camera out of the ceiling because they felt it violated their privacy. Champion says her son brought the camera home to show her that afternoon. She says when she contacted the Jasper County Comprehensive School, she found out high school principal, Howard Fore, put the camera there. She says Fore told her he put the camera in...
  • Time to prosecute the Free Republic vandal outright. (Vanity)

    05/09/2005 5:54:33 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 1,414 replies · 27,178+ views
    today | By Lazamataz
    There is an internet vandal who defaces Free Republic with very gross pictures (homosexual sex and stuff from rotton.com) as well as posting "ALL YOU F***** N*****S & JEWS SHOULD BE LYNCHED".He pings a variety of people to his post, ensuring that the trash is still in their My Posts lists.To me, this isn't the milder form of harassment that Eschoir engaged in so many years ago. The very worst he would do is ask if you ever committed sodomy, and he once used the screen name "Paula Jones Tw*t". This is mild.What this sick piece of work is doing...
  • Bowie Pregnancy Clinic Vandalized (Culture War Becoming Hot)

    01/25/2005 8:58:21 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 1,390+ views
    WJZ (Baltimore) ^ | 1/24/2005 | n/a
    Bowie Pregnancy Clinic Vandalized Jan 24, 2005 6:00 pm US/Eastern Bowie, MD. (AP) The director of a Bowie pregnancy clinic says someone vandalized the clinic on Saturday -- the 32nd anniversary of the Row versus Wade decision legalizing abortion. Executive Director Pamela Palumbo says vandals smashed windows and spray-painted pro-choice graffiti at the Bowie-Crofton Pregnancy Clinic on Northview Drive. The nonprofit volunteer clinic provides intervention and prevention education, pregnancy counseling and sonograms to women. Palumbo says more than half of the windows were shattered. The sidewalks and brick walls were spray-painted with words like "Choice" and "Womyn haters" and the...
  • Two more arrested in tire slashing case (of GOP tires)

    11/07/2004 8:18:07 PM PST · by hripka · 20 replies · 2,361+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 7, 2004 | DAVID DOEGE
    Two more men turned themselves in to Milwaukee police Saturday in connection with the slashing of tires on 20 vans and cars rented by the Republican Party on election day, according to department records. Lavelle Mohammad, 35, of Milwaukee and Justin J. Howell, 20, of Racine were booked on charges of criminal damage to property. Sgt. Ken Henning said no additional information about the case was available Saturday. On Friday, two other men - Lewis Gibson Caldwell III, 27, and Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, 25, both of Milwaukee - surrendered to police on the same charge in connection with the incident,...
  • Representative Elect's Son Arrested in Tire Slashing

    11/06/2004 5:30:56 AM PST · by milwguy · 86 replies · 4,520+ views
    jsonline ^ | 11/06/2004 | milwguy
    The 25-year-old son of newly elected congresswoman Gwen Moore was arrested Friday by Milwaukee police and later released in connection with the election day slashing of tires on 20 vans and cars rented by the Republican Party, according to police records. Advertisement Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, also known as Supreme Solar Allah, arrived at the Milwaukee police administration building Friday morning with his attorney, was arrested at 9 a.m. and held in the police holding facility for several hours before being released, according to records. Omokunde is one of three suspects who had been arrested as of late Friday. Opel E....
  • Representative-elect's son arrested in tire slashings - Milwaukee, WI

    11/06/2004 10:09:42 AM PST · by valerino · 66 replies · 4,100+ views
    Representative-elect's son arrested in tire slashings By JOHN DIEDRICH jdiedrich@journalsentinel.com The 25-year-old son of newly elected congresswoman Gwen Moore was arrested Friday by Milwaukee police and later released in connection with the election day slashing of tires on 20 vans and cars rented by the Republican Party, according to police records. Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, also known as Supreme Solar Allah, arrived at the Milwaukee police administration building Friday morning with his attorney, was arrested at 9 a.m. and held in the police holding facility for several hours before being released, according to records. Omokunde is one of three suspects who...
  • Representative-elect's son arrested in tire slashings

    11/05/2004 11:13:28 PM PST · by alydar · 142 replies · 5,388+ views
    Milwaukee Journal ^ | 11/5 | JOHN DIEDRICH
    The 25-year-old son of newly elected congresswoman Gwen Moore was arrested Friday by Milwaukee police and later released in connection with the election day slashing of tires on 20 vans and cars rented by the Republican Party, according to police records. Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, also known as Supreme Solar Allah, arrived at the Milwaukee police administration building Friday morning with his attorney, was arrested at 9 a.m. and held in the police holding facility for several hours before being released, according to records. Omokunde is one of three suspects who had been arrested as of late Friday. Opel E. Simmons...
  • It's about the trees, foe of logging says...denies FBI's 'terrorist' label

    04/05/2004 9:17:56 PM PDT · by dila813 · 13 replies · 284+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | Monday, April 5, 2004 | ANDREW KRAMER
    It's about the trees, foe of logging says Activist charged in firebombings denies FBI's 'terrorist' label By ANDREW KRAMER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICTORIA, B.C. -- For 19 months, Tre Arrow was one of the most wanted fugitives in North America -- he was accused of firebombing logging and cement trucks in Oregon and having links to a group of radical environmentalists viewed as terrorists by the FBI. Now he's in the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, facing charges of trying to shoplift bolt cutters. He has begun a hunger strike to protest what he calls injustices in the U.S. legal...
  • Vandals Spray Paint Church Statue (Hate Crime from the Left)

    03/24/2004 10:42:01 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 36 replies · 205+ views
    Vandals Spray Paint Church StatueMessage Left On Good Shepard Statue JOHNSTON, R.I. -- Members of a Catholic church in Johnston are wondering if vandalism done to one of their statues is a hate crime. A statue in front of the Our Lady of Grace Church on Lafayette Street was vandalized Monday night. A spray-painted message read "anti-choice Nazis." "I'm very saddened. I was shocked. At first, I was angry, and then my thoughts turned to the need to understand their anger and to pray for them, whoever did this," the Rev. Douglas Spina said. The statue is called "The Good...
  • Vandals deface temple in Fresno

    03/16/2004 1:40:25 PM PST · by MineralMan · 8 replies · 189+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | 3/15/04 | Charles McCarthy
    <p>Hate graffiti is painted on place of worship for area Sikhs.</p> <p>Niranjan Singh uncovers one of the acts of vandalism Sunday morning for Fresno police at Gurdwara Sahib, the temple where the Sikh Association of Fresno worships, on Dakota Avenue just east of North Fresno Street. Police are treating the weekend incident as a hate crime.</p>