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  • Vandals Hack Down 9/11 Memorial Flagpole In New York Village

    07/09/2020 8:23:00 PM PDT · by MNDude · 22 replies
    Vandals have cut down a flagpole at a memorial in a village outside of New York City that honored five local firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The vandalism in Washingtonville was discovered early Wednesday, according to the Times-Herald Record. Police have launched an investigation.
  • Bay Area father shot and killed during Sierra trip with son, who spent 30 hours hiding in wilderness

    07/07/2020 3:02:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6 July 2020 | Eric Ting
    45-year-old, Ari Gershman, a pulmonary doctor, was off-roading in a new four-wheel drive Jeep with his son Jack near Downieville when a gunman opened fire. The gunman killed Gershman, but his son escaped and called police. The fundraising page says the son hid for over 30 hours in the Tahoe National Forest before a search team found him. Deputies stated the gunman is believed to have shot two other people in the area on Friday. The two unidentified victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. After the victims were taken to the hospital the sheriff's office...
  • Another Abolitionist Statue Vandalized Over Fourth of July Weekend

    07/06/2020 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 5, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Another testament to the public education system in America, idiots tore down a statue of Frederick Douglass, the fierce abolitionist. A statue of the former slave in Rochester, New York, was reportedly torn down and removed sometime over the Fourth of July weekend.  A Frederick Douglas statue in Maplewood Park was removed from its base overnight.— Atyia Collins (@Atyia_Collins) July 5, 2020 The base of a Frederick Douglass statue torn down overnight here in Maplewood Park. Bits of the statue scattered around the area. @News_8— Ben Densieski (@BenDensieski) July 5, 2020 After escaping slavery, Douglass became a leader...
  • Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy brought down, tossed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    07/05/2020 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 90 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/4/2020 | Colin Campbell and Emily Opilo
    A crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy, dragged it to the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July. Dedicated in 1984, the statue is the latest monument in the U.S. to fall this year during the national reckoning over racism and police violence that also has toppled statues of Confederate figures and enslavers around the country.....
  • Copenhagen's Little Mermaid branded 'racist fish' in graffiti attack

    07/03/2020 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Borges · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/3/2020 | Jon Henley
    The statue of the Little Mermaid in the entrance to Copenhagen harbour has been daubed with the words “racist fish”. The 107-year-old statue has often been vandalised by protesters, ranging from pro-democracy activists to anti-whaling campaigners. As recently as January, “Free Hong Kong” was scrawled on the rock on which the 1.65-metre bronze sits. Protesters have variously knocked the mermaid off her perch, beheaded her, lopped off an arm and poured paint over her. Copenhagen police said no one had claimed responsibility for the latest assault. “We consider it vandalism and have started an investigation,” a spokesman said.
  • MINNEAPOLIS RIOTS: Two more local men federally charged in riot related arson fires

    07/02/2020 3:51:10 PM PDT · by euram · 21 replies
    alphanews ^ | July 2 2020 | MN Crime
    A Maplewood man and a Minneapolis man have each been federally charged in separate arson fires that occurred during the Twin Cities riots that followed the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody in late May. The ATF also announced more rewards on Wednesday for information leading the identification of several other suspects. US Attorney for the District of Minnesota, Erica MacDonald, announced charges this week against Mohamed Hussein Abdi, 19, of Maplewood, and Matthew Scott White, 31, of Minneapolis, for arson fires at Gordon Parks High School and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, both located in St. Paul. Charges against...
  • Why Rioters Will Eventually Turn Their Rage On Christianity If Not Stopped

    06/30/2020 6:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Nathan Stone
    The outrage over statues and the 'white' depictions of Christ is meant to detract us from the real endgame: the 'canceling of Christianity itself. Towards the end of his reign, Tuthmosis III of Egypt ordered the destruction of all the public monuments to his aunt, Hatshepsut, the former leader of Egypt. It wasn’t the first instance of iconoclasm that the world had seen, but it has become one of the most memorable.Iconoclasm — the deliberate destruction of images — has existed almost as long as man has walked the earth. When it took place, there were usually deep and profound...
  • So MUCH Yellow paint - so MANY paint Rollers - in just acouple days.... who placed the order?

    06/26/2020 3:18:09 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 61 replies
    The Donald .win ^ | June 26, 2020 |
    Who ordered all the yellow Paint, Rollers?.....
  • In Past Eras, What’s Happened When Statues Are Toppled

    06/25/2020 1:06:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 25, 2020 | Katrina Trinko
    Modern America is far from the only place where mobs have torn down statues. “During the French Revolution there were attacks on statues,” says Jarrett Stepman, author of “The War on History.” “Of course, that devolved into attacks on people.” Stepman discusses France’s history of statue-toppling, Lincoln’s warnings on mob rule, and more. Listen to the interview on the podcast, or read the lightly edited transcript, pasted below. Modern America is far from the only place where mobs have torn down statues. “During the French Revolution there were attacks on statues,” says Jarrett Stepman, author of “The War on History.”...
  • Should Local Sheriffs Deputize the Citizenry in Times of Civil Unrest?

    06/23/2020 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 50 replies
    Self | 6/23/2020 | Self
    Given increasing incidents of vandalism and violence in our country, it seems prudent that the common people, who have an interest in maintaining the peace and keeping order, exercise the authority to guard and protect lives and property beyond their own homes, and do so in conjunction with higher levels of enforcement. To that end, I would suggest exploring the possibility of having local sheriffs vet and deputize able citizens, so that they may act in support of law enforcement more tangibly. That is to say, authorize them to stand guard in places where vandals are more inclined to wreak...
  • Trump Authorizes Federal Government to Arrest Anyone Who Vandalizes, Destroys Statues On Federal Property

    06/23/2020 9:31:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/23/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he’s issued an executive order authorizing the federal government to arrest any person who vandalizes or destroys a monument or other federal property.The wrongdoers will face up to 10 years in prison, Trump said in a social media statement.“This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!” the president said.Prosecutors can use the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act or other pertinent laws. The act, passed in 2003, says that people who willfully try or successfully injure or destroy any structure,...
  • Press Evacuated From White House Amid Riot Breaking Out in DC

    06/22/2020 10:42:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 82 replies ^ | 6-22-20 | By Cassandra Fairbanks
    Tucker Carlson reported that it is highly unusual for the press to be evacuated from the briefing room. The mob is attempting to set up a “Black House Autonomous Zone” near the White House, similar to the CHAZ/CHOP lawless zone in Seattle. The Seattle zone has been plagued with theft, drugs, violence, and even murder in recent days. In DC, the mob also attempted to tear down the iconic statue of Andrew Jackson outside the White House and once again vandalized the historic St. John’s Church that they had lit ablaze just weeks ago.
  • Protesters attempt to barricade area in Washington DC - live stream

    06/22/2020 7:28:56 PM PDT · by farming pharmer · 101 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/2020 | Fox News
    Protesters attempt to barricade area in Washington DC - live stream
  • Portland Man Interviewed on Tearing Down Thomas Jefferson Statue: “It’s Not Vandalism”

    06/21/2020 8:04:59 AM PDT · by nwrep · 37 replies
    Williamette Week ^ | June 20, 2020 | Latisha Jensen
    One of the people who tore down the Thomas Jefferson statue was a 33-year-old white Portlander who happened upon the statue's removal by accident. He planned to attend a rally at Jefferson High, but ran an hour late. Most of the crowd had left. Key part from interview with anonymous man (identity concealed by the newspaper) below: WW: Why was this important enough to risk arrest? Portland man: I felt like I knew I wouldn't be. Maybe because I'm white. It just felt it was the moment. Like, everyone was there together. It was a joyous moment. It didn't...
  • George Washington Statue Vandalized in Chicago’s Washington Park

    06/14/2020 1:58:18 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 18 replies
    NBC Channel 5 Chicago WMAQ ^ | June 14, 2020 | Staff
    Vandals spray-painted graffiti and put a white hood on a statue of George Washington in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood Sunday morning. Photos from the scene show the statue, which is located in the 5500 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, with spray-painted messages scrawled on its base. Earlier in the day, a white hood and gown, likely intended as a representation of the Ku Klux Klan, had also been seen on the monument. The vandals spray-painted the words “slave owner” and “God Bless Amerikkka” on the base of the statue. The actions come amid a series of incidents...
  • Suspect involved in Christopher Columbus vandalism is teacher at Pawtucket Public Schools

    06/13/2020 7:54:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | June 13, 2020 | Brooke Taylor
    One of the suspects involved in vandalism at the Christopher Columbus statue in Elmwood Avenue is a teacher at Pawtucket Public Schools who is now out on leave pending an investigation, according to the superintendent. Derrick Garforth, 34, was charged with desecration of grave/monument, which is a felony. Superintendent of the Pawtucket School Department, Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, told ABC6 News, “I have just learned about this and the School Department is investigating it.” Around 1:30 a.m.,  on Saturday morning detectives noticed a man and woman getting out of a car and running across Elmwood Avenue towards Columbus square. The two began to...
  • Park Volunteer Outraged over Vandalism of Philadelphia Abolitionist Statue: ‘He Was BLM Before There Was A Slogan’

    06/12/2020 11:00:12 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2020 | ZACHARY EVANS
    Protesters have defaced a statue of Philadelphia abolitionist Matthias Baldwin, dousing it with paint and spray-painting the word “colonizer” on the pedestal. It was not immediately clear if the protesters were part of an organized group such as Antifa. The graffiti has since been cleaned off the statue, as Joe Walsh, a member of the Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park, told National Review in an email. The statue itself stands outside Philadelphia City Hall. The statue was vandalized at some point during the days of demonstrations that occurred in Philadelphia, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office said in an email....
  • Protesters leave trail of paint down 5th Ave. in ‘Blood on the Street’ march

    06/11/2020 9:24:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    NYP ^ | 06 11 2020 | Lorena Mongelli and Tamar Lapin
    Around 100 protesters left a trail of red paint down Fifth Avenue on Thursday as part of a so-called “Blood on the Street” march against police brutality — with at least one arrested. At least one of the demonstrators spray-painted “BLM” (Black Lives Matter) on a street sign near The Metropolitan Museum of Art and was arrested — as the rest of the group chanted “Let him go!” “This is art and it’s supposed to be revolutionary,” said the protester, who gave the pseudonym Lenz. “I just tagged the sign … because black lives matter and so do black artists,”...
  • Businesses damaged in Minneapolis, St. Paul after riots

    06/08/2020 3:12:06 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    As of Friday night, at least 530 businesses across the Twin Cities had been vandalized, looted or had doors and windows smashed. Some have been reduced to rubble, and at least 67 have been destroyed completely by fire. Others have reported extensive water damage or severe fire damage. While this is an incomplete list, businesses along a 5-mile stretch of Lake Street in Minneapolis and a 1-mile stretch of University Avenue in St. Paul's Midway area have experienced some of the heaviest damage, especially those nearest Minneapolis' Third and Fifth police precincts. As protests spread across the metro, many larger...
  • A list of the buildings damaged, looted in Minneapolis and St. Paul

    06/03/2020 3:00:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Bring me the news ^ | June 02 2020 | ADAM UREN
    The civil unrest in Minneapolis and St. Paul has left a trail of burned out buildings, smashed windows, and looted stores across the Twin Cities. Here are the reports of damage or looting that have come in since Wednesday evening. This story will be updated as more reports come in. We've also created a list of fundraisers for damaged businesses. See here. – Schubert & Hoey Outdoor Advertising on 26th and 28th: Destroyed by fire. – Scooterville 17th Avenue South: Property damage. – Pie and Mighty 35th and Chicago: Property damage. – Cal Surf on Lake Street: Property damage. –...