Keyword: vandalism

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  • Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue tells officers to stand down in texts and emails

    08/30/2018 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Tar Heel ^ | 8/29/18 | MYAH WARD
    Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue instructed Chapel Hill officers to stand down as protesters toppled the Confederate monument Silent Sam, his texts and emails show, according to review of the documents obtained by WRAL News. WRAL news obtained 400 pages of emails and texts sent to and from the Police Chief on Aug. 20-21, the article says. These were sent before, during and after the demonstration. At 9 p.m., Blue texted, "Let's give them lots of space," and then, "Yes but do not engage w Crowd at statue. Stay way out."
  • Lake Worth home vandalized with anti-Trump message (Florida)

    08/29/2018 5:45:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | August 29, 2018 | Ryan Hughes
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. - A family’s home was defaced and targeted on Primary Night because of their politics, and now they worry what might happen next. Jeanne and Michael Carroll came home Tuesday night to find profanity and an anti-Trump message spray-painted on their home. “We should have freedom of speech, freedom to do whatever we want on our own property,” said Jeanne Carroll, who believes her home was targeted because of the Trump flag flying outside. In the 400 block of S K Street in Lake Worth, pride of country is on full display with American flags flapping in...
  • Seven arrested at protest on UNC-CH campus; 3 accused of toppling Silent Sam formally charged

    08/25/2018 11:59:06 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 47 replies
    wraltv ^ | 8/25/18 | Bryan Mims, Claudia Rupcich, Sarah Krueger
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — At least seven people were arrested after a group of protesters gathered Saturday on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to demonstrate just days after the controversial Silent Sam statue was toppled. A small group began gathering on campus at about 10 a.m., and protesters chanted "no platform for white supremacists" after a man showed up in clothing reminiscent of a Confederate soldier. That man, Casey Becknell, came to the protest from Davidison County to show support for the Silent Sam statue that was torn down when about 300 people gathered...
  • U. of North Carolina promising FULL criminal probe of jerks who tore down a Confederal statue

    08/22/2018 3:34:01 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 36 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/22/18 | USA Features
    #WalkAway: The University of North Carolina is promising to fully investigate (and, let’s hope, prosecute) the latest attempt by the insane insurgency Left to attack American history, which wasn’t, of course, always replete with shining examples of great-nation status. Earlier this week jerks pulled down a Confederate statue that had been on the campus since 1913, in remembrance “of the sons of the University who died for their beloved Southland 1861-1865,” according to the inscription.
  • North Catholic HS sign vandalized amid pressure to remove Cardinal Wuerl's name

    08/20/2018 9:31:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 21, 2018
    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - As pressure grows to have Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s name removed from North Catholic High School, the school’s sign was vandalized. On Monday morning, it was discovered that someone sprayed red spray paint over “Cardinal Wuerl” on the sign. The school’s principal, Luke Crawford, said the vandalism happened sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Cranberry Township police are investigating. Monday marked the first day of school for students, who have the option of wearing the normal Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic uniform or opting for a plain white or red polo shirt or white oxford,...
  • Antifa members in Berkeley smash windows of US Marine Corps recruiting office during protes

    08/06/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by ETL · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Aug 6, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    An Antifa protest in Berkeley turned violent Sunday when one masked group member sucker-punched a detractor and other agitators smashed the windows at a Marine Corps recruiting post, cellphone video showed. Authorities arrested 20 people during the dueling California demonstrations between Antifa and individuals affiliated with the so-called "alt-right." Three people suffered minor injuries after a group of "extremists" threw "explosives" -- believed to be fireworks and flares -- at police and the Alameda County Sheriff's officers. No members of law enforcement were hurt. In a series of photos posted to Twitter by filmmaker Ford Fischer, members of Antifa can...
  • VIDEO: Retweet if you want an electric Trump sign for 2020

    08/03/2018 10:15:29 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3 August 2018 | Derek Utley
    An electric Trump sign for 2020!
  • Anti-Trump vandalism sweeps country: Yacht, Hollywood star latest targets

    08/03/2018 8:58:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Two years into the Trump administration, aggrieved activists are not only accosting Cabinet members or driving them out of restaurants -- they're increasingly taking out their frustration on inanimate objects. A burst of anti-Trump vandalism against possessions and property associated with administration officials is the latest flare-up in a “resistance” that has taken many forms. Last year, protesters marked the anniversary of President Trump's election by screaming at the sky. Lately, the tactics have become more confrontational, touching off a national debate over civility in politics. But smashing and spray-painting are yet another outlet. Here are some of the items...
  • Massachusetts madwoman arrested for plowing into pro-Trump car

    08/02/2018 6:33:34 AM PDT · by budj · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/2/2018 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    This is how crazy the left has become. Chloe Wright, a 25-year-old Massachusetts woman, was driving in Hyannis when she came across a vehicle displaying a pro-President Donald Trump bumper sticker. Wright then became so incensed at the sticker, she plowed her vehicle into it, according to local media and police reports.
  • 'Still in shock': Burning of elephant statue caught on video at Leyden Township home

    07/30/2018 3:55:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 July 2018 | Megann Horstead
    Tim Saenger said he was “still in shock” Monday, days after a surveillance video showed the burning and destruction of the large elephant statue that had stood for decades outside his home in unincorporated Leyden Township. Saenger said his father brought the statue from Wisconsin to Northlake in 1986. It remains unclear why anyone would target the elephant, Saenger said. “We don’t have enemies or beef with people,” he said. “Most like me and my family.” Saenger said that people at times would associate the elephant with the Republican Party, and he hoped it wasn’t a politically motivated attack. Saenger...
  • Betsy DeVos’s $40 million yacht set adrift by vandals

    07/26/2018 10:15:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 134 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/26/18 07:17 AM EDT | By Morgan Gstalter
    A $40 million yacht owned by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was reportedly untied from the dock at a northern Ohio marina and set adrift. The captain of the 163-foot yacht, named "Seaquest," called the Huron Police Department early Sunday morning when the crew realized the boat was floating in the Huron Boat Basin, The Toledo Blade reported. The yacht hit a dock, causing between $5,000 and $10,000 in damage, the newspaper added, citing a police report. Investigators are hoping surveillance footage will show who untied the yacht from the dock. It is one of 10 boats owned by DeVos and...
  • Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed

    07/25/2018 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Steve Iervolino
    President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early this morning, ABC-owned station KABC-TV reported.
  • Trump's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame destroyed by pickax-wielding vandal

    07/25/2018 5:55:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    KABC-TV ^ | 7/25/18
    A vandal used a pickax to destroy President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early Wednesday morning, authorities said. According to witnesses and police, a man removed the pickaxe from a guitar case about 3 a.m. and began swinging it at the star on Hollywood Boulevard, leaving chunks of concrete strewn across the sidewalk. A description of the vandal was not available.
  • Brick thrown through Dem senator's Va. office window

    07/23/2018 11:46:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/18 | Aris Folley
    Virginia police are investigating what appears to be an attack on Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-VA) regional office in Roanoke after a brick was reportedly thrown through the office’s front window before it opened Monday morning. "This morning prior to 8 a.m., an individual threw a brick through the front office window of Sen. Warner's Roanoke office," Warner's communications director Rachel Cohen said in a statement to CNN. "Thankfully due to the early hour no one was in the office at the time. Local police were reportedly called to the office after being notified of an individual carrying bricks walking around...
  • Tomb Of President Andrew Jackson Vandalized In Tennessee

    04/30/2018 5:04:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    AP via WHNT ^ | 04/30/18
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-- Officials at Andrew Jackson's historic home in Tennessee say the seventh president's tomb has been vandalized and marred by profanities.</p> <p>Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO Howard Kittell said the vandalism was discovered early Friday at The Hermitage, the former president's home and museum in Nashville.</p>
  • Crews remove controversial Stephen Foster statue in Oakland

    04/26/2018 10:08:05 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 26 April 2018 | Bob Bauder
    Updated 23 minutes ago Pittsburgh's monument to native son Stephen Collins Foster has returned to its old stomping ground. A Department of Public Works crew removed the controversial statue of the Antebellum songwriter known as the father of American music early Thursday from Forbes Avenue in Oakland and hauled it by flatbed truck to a facility in Highland Park. The city will store it until officials find it a permanent home. The 1,000-pound, 10-foot-high bronze statue stood at the entrance to Oakland's Schenley Park for 74 years after the city moved it from its original location near the entrance to...
  • 'Racist + rapist' scrawled on UVa's Thomas Jefferson statue

    04/14/2018 7:21:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
    A University of Virginia statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized with the words “RACIST + RAPIST” as the university commemorates the 275th anniversary of its founder’s birth. […] Virginia spokesman Anthony de Bruyn said “acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion” as the university reckons with the complexities of the slave owning Founding Father’s legacy. …
  • Activists deface Jefferson statue at UVA with the words 'racist' and 'rapist'

    04/13/2018 10:01:57 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-13-2018 | Rory Tingle
    A statue to Thomas Jefferson on the lawn of the University of Virginia was defaced with the words 'racist' and 'rapist' early on Friday morning, just before the start of celebrations marking the 275th anniversary of his birth. A UVA spokesman said: 'The university is disappointed that individuals vandalized the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the Lawn on the day that we honor his contributions to our University and to our democracy. 'UVA welcomes open and civil discourse on such important issues. However, acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion. 'Crews from Facilities Management are removing the vandalism,...
  • 7 anti-war activists detained after vandalism on Kings Bay sub base

    04/06/2018 8:47:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 85 replies
    https://www.news4jax.com/ ^ | 4/5/18 | Elizabeth Campbell
    Kings Bay Plowshares protested nuclear weapons on submarine baseST. MARYS, Ga. - Seven members of a group called Kings Bay Plowshares were arrested Thursday after they slipped onto the Kings Bay Submarine Base and vandalized some signs, according to a base spokesman. A news release on the Kings Bay Plowshares Facebook page said the seven Catholic activists got onto the St. Marys base Wednesday night, carrying hammers and "baby bottles of their own blood." More Headlines 2 sailors die 4 days apart in same Kingsland home Retirement ceremony held for Coast Guard K-9 Navy sailor charged with sexual exploitation of...
  • Why are the 15 Freeway rest stops closed on the route to Las Vegas?

    03/14/2018 10:51:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 14, 2018 | Amy Bentley
    Q: On recent trips to Las Vegas traveling on Interstate 15, Riverside resident Janet Field said she noticed that the rest stops along the interstate were closed in both directions. She wondered why the rest stops are not being used, and said they appear to be in good condition. A: Water and electrical problems are to blame for the closures of rest stops on 1-15 between Riverside and Las Vegas, said Caltrans spokeswoman Terri Kasinga. The rest stops outside of Barstow and Baker are just old and need major repairs or rehabilitation work, which is why they are closed. Kasinga...