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  • 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...
  • Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv Vandalized

    02/24/2018 4:43:41 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 32 replies
    hamodia ^ | Sunday, February 18 | By Hamodia Staff
    YERUSHALAYIM - Amid the ongoing row over Poland’s new Holocaust speech law, Warsaw’s embassy in Tel Aviv was painted with swastikas and anti-Polish slogans, according to media reports. The graffiti was found on gates at the entrance to the Polish embassy, according to the police foreign press spokesperson. Police have opened an investigation into the incident. The controversy flared up again over Shabbos as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sought to downplay his country’s role in the Holocaust, saying that “there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian; not only...
  • Confederate statue at Georgia cemetery has its face smashed, hands 'surgically' [tr]

    12/27/2017 6:07:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2017 | Matthew Wright
    A Confederate statue in a North Georgia cemetery, that has been up for more than 100 years, was vandalized this week. Located at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Georgia, the statue of a Confederate soldier had its face smashed, hands 'surgically' cut and rifle taken on Wednesday night. 'It has been reported, the damage has been estimated and, yes, [we] are investigating,' Rome Police Department Lt. Danny Story said to ABC News.
  • Trump Supporters Vandalize Mosque In New Mexico, Misspell Words

    12/21/2017 6:37:09 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 68 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | Dec. 20, 2107 | Colin Kalmbacher
    A small, southwestern mosque was targeted last weekend by spelling-challenged vandals. Neighbors woke up Monday morning to find that someone with a can of red spray paint paid an unwelcome visit to the Golden Mosque in the City of Clovis, New Mexico. That spray paint reads: “Happy Birthday Jesus Christ! From a real Christain [sic]” On the front of the mosque, near the door, was the word “Trump” scrawled twice in blue. The vandal(s) misspelled “Christian” again on the mosque’s marquee. One such neighbor, Toni Pop, spoke with local KRQE News 13 about the incident. She said, “I pass by...
  • Happy Thanksgiving! Just this minute got back online from Spectrum vandalism in NYC.

    11/23/2017 1:30:37 PM PST · by EinNYC · 10 replies
    11/23/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    Internet, and for some, their phones and TVs went down at 1 a.m. 11/23/17, courtesy of some apparently disgruntled electrical union employee of Spectrum. It just came back up a few minutes ago! So thousands of people could not watch the Thanksgiving parade at Macys, get Black Friday shopping bargains, or read the latest on FR. This is like the 4th act of union vandalism against Spectrum and therefore against its customers. They don't care that we are grievously inconvenienced or may have emergency need for phone services. I spit on them. There is a $50K reward for the perp(s)....
  • U.S. DOJ Pledges To Prosecute Activists Who Damage Ships, Rigs & Pipelines

    11/13/2017 11:10:38 AM PST · by Oatka · 14 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Nov. 12, 2017 | Timothy Gardner
    Excerpted as per rules (Reuters). The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday pledged to prosecute protesters who damage oil pipelines and other energy infrastructure, a move that could escalate tensions between climate activists and the administration of President Donald Trump. The Rest
  • Charges dropped for 3 people accused of toppling Confederate monument in Durham

    11/10/2017 10:56:20 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11.09.17 | staff reporter
    Durham, N.C. — Charges for three people who are accused of toppling a Confederate monument in downtown Durham have been dropped, according to their defense attorney. According to defense attorney Scott Holmes, charges were dropped against Aaron Alexander Caldwell, Myles Spigner and Taylor Cook, citing that probable cause exists, but there was not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. On Aug. 14, a group of protesters tore the statue of a Confederate soldier down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ended with one woman dead and almost two dozen injured.
  • New York graffiti artists triumph over developer who destroyed their work

    11/09/2017 7:10:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    A jury has ruled that a real estate developer broke the law by destroying a swath of graffiti art in New York City, in a verdict that could provide legal protections for street artists across the US. The federal jury made its decision after a group of artists sued Jerry Wolkoff, who painted over their work at the 5Pointz building in Queens, New York City, in November 2013. 5Pointz, a former factory owned by Wolkoff, was a haven for graffiti artists from around the world and became a prominent tourist attraction. Wolkoff had given the artists permission to use the...
  • Shaw AFB airmen accused in satanic graffiti incident at SC church

    10/14/2017 1:50:14 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 44 replies
    TheState.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | CYNTHIA ROLDÁN
    Four Shaw Air Force Base airmen accused of spray-painting satanic graffiti on a rural South Carolina church have been identified. Kayla Eilerman, 18, of Ingleside, Texas; Clayre Savage, 18, of Port Barre, La.; Daveion Green, 19, of Leeland, N.C.; and Brandon Munoz, 20, of Baltimore are all charged with trespassing, malicious injury to a house of worship and criminal conspiracy. The four were arrested Thursday and charged with vandalizing historic Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, which dates back more than 250 years. Shaw Air Force Base confirmed Friday that the four accused are airmen.
  • Iraqi Catholic Church Boken Into and Targeted in Apparent Arson

    10/09/2017 10:37:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kntv ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | David Schuman
    Members of a local Catholic church are in shock because of a crime over the weekend that has also left them hurt and confused. St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church was broken into, burglarized, and apparently the target of an attempted arson. "We were shocked," Father Ray Sarkees, the church pastor said. "We're all shocked about it." Several heavy-duty fans cover the floor of the building. They're drying things out after the sprinklers went off. A black scorch mark covers a large area around the altar. Sarkees says a church safe and a sound system were stolen, along with donation boxes....
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • Chicago Man Arrested For Vandalizing Christopher Columbus Statue

    10/09/2017 7:04:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2017 | Justin Caruso
    Three men reportedly vandalized a statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago Saturday. According to the Chicago Tribune, a bystander saw three males vandalizing the European explorer’s effigy, causing them to flee. However, “one tumbled off his bike and was held by the witness until Monroe District police officers got there and placed the 30-year-old under arrest, police said.” Columbus Day is set to be celebrated on Monday, and many leftists see the holiday as offensive. Some left-wing “antifascist” activists have decided to deface statues of Christopher Columbus this weekend to protest his holiday. It is unclear if these men were...
  • Man admits fake hate-crime report, faces probation

    09/27/2017 7:19:18 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 27 replies
    Times Union ^ | 5 Sept 2017 | By Robert Gavin
    Andrew King has admitted he spray-painted swastikas on his own home and lied about it to police. King, who will turn 55 on Friday, pleaded guilty last week to falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor. He will receive three years of probation ...
  • Violence Continues in Oaxaca Today -- Mexican Federal Police Confront Radical Students (Translation)

    11/02/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by StJacques · 21 replies · 1,959+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | November 2, 2006 | Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte ( translated by self )
    Reporting confrontation between PFP and students in Oaxaca The cordon of federal agents fell back about 200 meters and they returned to the starting point, the terminus of University Avenue Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte/Correspondents El Universal (Mexico City) Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Thursday 2 November 2006 11:20 a.m.   A confrontation between students of the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO) and elements of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) is being reported. The uniformed officers are being practically bombarded by a rain of stones, sticks, molotov cocktails, and fireworks, from the interior [of the University] to...
  • 'Antifa' website linked to G20 violence banned in Germany

    08/27/2017 4:44:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    German authorities have banned the most influential internet website of Antifa – the country's militant left -- in the wake of violence that occured last month outside the G20 summit in Hamburg. In an unprecedented move against violent left-wing extremism, Germany’s Interior Ministry informed the owners of the left-wing site about the crackdown Friday, the Local reported. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière claimed the website helped incite the violence in Hamburg and warned of “serious consequences” of left-wing radicalism, the New York Times reported. “The prelude to the G-20 summit in Hamburg was not the only time that violent actions...