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  • Theory of 2 teams floated by NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge flag-swipe

    07/23/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    NYPD officials investigating how the two American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced with two white banners said Wednesday that the act was likely carried out by up to five intruders in two teams with knowledge of the bridge, The New York Post reported. The teams' plan to evade police in four patrol cars included aluminum lasagna pans they used to cover the floodlights aimed at the flags during the switch at 3:29 a.m. Tuesday. The 11-by-20-foot white flags were first spotted at the break of dawn by a police officer, The Post reported. "For someone to...
  • Pro-Abortion Vandal Hangs “Aborted Baby Jesus Dolls” Throughout Hobby Lobby Store

    06/03/2014 10:18:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/3/147 | Carole Novielli
    Pro-choice propaganda artist Ron English is very controversial. His artwork, described as very disturbing, often focuses on abortion.Recently Ron English uploaded a video depicting a baby Jesus doll hanging from a coat hanger with a sign saying: Hobby Lobby Aborted Baby Jesus.It is unclear who orchestrated this vandalism or who produced the video. But Ron English just happened to go to the exact Hobby Lobby where these dolls were placed: English writes on his blog, “While at Hobby Lobby in Poughkeepsie NY, Ron came across a rack which held four crucified aborted Baby Jesus’. Wonder if they are still there?”...
  • Vancouver man goes berserk in downtown Tim Hortons

    04/09/2014 8:39:32 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Gordon McIntyre, Postmedia News
    A man went berserk inside a downtown Vancouver Tim Horton’s on Monday morning — smashing windows, throwing chairs and ripping equipment off the counter. The man entered the Tims at 756 Davie St., near Howe, and asked for a coffee at 11:45 a.m. When told to line up, he pulled the fire alarm, then threw two chairs at the windows, shattering them and landing on the sidewalk outside. He proceeding to rip a debit machine and cash register from their moorings and smash them on the ground, before picking up several more chairs and shattering more windows. Those chairs also...
  • Vandalism of Harlem church sign being investigated as a hate crime (ATLAH)

    03/25/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:04 PM | Michael J. Feeney
    The tables have turned. Police are investigating the vandalism of the inflammatory sign at ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem over the weekend as a hate crime. The unlikely situation stands to paint the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, who frequently adorned his marquee with blatantly vicious messages, in a sympathetic light. …
  • Arkansas man charged with killing a 15-year-old prankster

    02/17/2014 5:35:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 228 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 17, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    An Arkansas man shot and killed a 15-year-old girl this weekend after she and other pranksters egged a car outside his house, police said. Willie Noble, 48, of Little Rock has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Adrian Broadway, according to Little Rock Police Lt. Sidney Allen. Noble and Broadway are African American. Noble allegedly ran out of his house and opened fire just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Allen told The Times. Broadway and a half dozen other teens had dumped a mix of eggs, mayonnaise and leaves on a car outside his home in...
  • Biz honcho fined for ice cream truck attack

    01/26/2014 12:59:03 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 27 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01-24-2014 | TT/The Local/og
    Businessman Percy Nilsson, 71, was perhaps best known for his ownership of his local Malmö Redhawks ice hockey team, but has lately been making headlines after a power-drill attack on an ice cream truck. On Friday, he was ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 kronor ($15,500) by the Malmö District Court. He was also sentenced to pay for the loss of income that the ice-cream truck owner faced after the vandalism. "It was a really tough sentencing and it's sad that it ended this way," Nilsson told the TT news agency. He lamented that he had already paid for...
  • Could Justin Bieber be deported if charged, convicted of pelting eggs?

    01/18/2014 2:40:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Global News ^ | JANUARY 17, 2014 | John R. Kennedy
    TORONTO — Media outlets are reporting Canadian pop star Justin Bieber could be deported from the U.S. if convicted of felony vandalism in connection with an alleged egg attack on a neighbour’s house — but are they getting the facts scrambled? “Bieber could be sent packing to Canada if convicted of felony after vicious egg attack on neighbour’s house,” declared the UK’s Daily Mail. “Justin Bieber’s Egg-Throwing Police Probe Dilemma: Possible Felony Conviction Could See Pop Star Deported Back to Canada!,” screamed RadarOnline. “Justin Bieber bust could mean jail time, deportation if convicted,” Fox News reported. Not so fast. First,...
  • Tennessee Water Resources Employees Warned

    12/16/2013 12:02:05 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Sandra Dudley, director of the Water Resources Division of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation sent an email warning her employees not to flush inappropriate items down the toilet. “People, it’s our job to improve water quality,” Dudley wrote. “It should be self evident that flushing shoes, pens, staplers, and similar items would tend to work against this objective. Please stop.” Administrative Assistant Sheeta Lotte said she considered the email warning “insulting. Everybody knows they shouldn’t be flushing this trash. But sometimes the job gets so boring you gotta do something to liven things up. Seeing what kinds of...
  • Baby Jesus Stolen From Two Nativity Scenes

    12/10/2013 3:00:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) – Two Mt. Pleasant families are baffled, after someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene. The thefts happened on Connellsville Road. “I went to get my mail, and when I came back and looked at the nativity, the baby was gone,” Valarie Goodwin said.
  • Bias incidents at Vassar were a hoax - transgender student leading investigation a culprit

    12/05/2013 11:52:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2013
    A string of offensive graffiti messages were made by the transgender student who was tasked with leading the investigation group, according to Vassar College officials. One of the two known culprits was revealed as Genesis Hernandez, a transgender student in charge of the Bias Incident Reporting Team, and officials said that the offending pair were the ones behind some of the graffiti. The school's director of media relations told MailOnline that they have only been able to pinpoint two of the six incidents to the pair, and the investigation into the other incidents is ongoing...... ...The student-led group was designed...
  • (Governor) Otter condemns vandalism of Mormon churches in E. Idaho

    11/12/2013 5:29:55 AM PST · by Ripliancum · 58 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | Nov. 9th | AP
    Police in eastern Idaho say they're investigating after vandals defaced three Mormon churches in the small town of Chubbuck. Gov. Butch Otter condemned the vandalism in a written statement released Sunday. Here is the governor's full statement: "Defiling or defacing houses of worship — of any faith or denomination — is an attack not just on religious beliefs or even our law, but also on our culture and our values. It disturbs the sanctuaries of our spiritual well-being. These are not merely the acts of misguided individuals. They speak to a more fundamental disregard for sacred places, social order and...
  • Vandals Use Spray Paint To Wreak Havoc In Northeast Philadelphia

    10/16/2013 1:29:19 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    CBS Local ^ | October 16, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Residents in one Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood had a rude awakening Wednesday morning when they woke up and discovered vulgar graffiti spray-painted on their cars and homes. The vandalism happened on four blocks in the city’s Rhawnhurst section. The streets targeted were Hoffnagle Street, Benson Street, Emerson Street and Solly Avenue. According to investigators, the vandals spray-painted racial epithets, sexual symbols and swastikas on cars, houses and fences. The spray paint vandalism included the saying “Fu* Crakers” and some on the swastikas were backwards.
  • This is what happens when a law student tries to stop graffiti vandals with her Mercedes

    10/09/2013 11:52:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2013 | Eric Owens, Education Editior (I can hear him laughing)
    A first-year student at San Francisco’s UC Hastings College of the Law allegedly ran a guy over while trying to take revenge on a group of graffiti taggers with her 1984 Mercedes-Benz. According to the San Jose Mercury News, police say the bizarre incident went down around about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday after the student, 26-year-old Meghan Anne Zato, was asked to leave an Oakland bar for unspecified reasons. On the way, Zato and an unnamed man saw the graffiti vandals tagging an exterior wall of the Oakland Public Library. Zato’s companion told the taggers they shouldn’t deface the wall....
  • Miami Beach protesters demand arrest of officer who Tasered teenager

    10/07/2013 9:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/6/13 | Zachary Fagenson
    More than 200 people marched through Miami Beach on Sunday, clogging tourist-filled sidewalks to demand the arrest of a policeman who fired a stun gun at a graffiti artist who died in police custody. The protesters alleged that Officer Jorge Mercado used excessive force when he used a Taser on Israel Hernandez-Llach, 18, during an arrest attempt in August.
  • Williams' Cleburne office vandalized [U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin]

    10/07/2013 8:07:33 AM PDT · by fwdude · 42 replies
    Burleson Star ^ | 10/04/13 | Brian Porter
    U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, reported anti-Tea Party and anti-Republican protestors vandalized the entry to his district office in Cleburne this week. Tea bags were hung from the door, along with signs, which Williams' staff claim are the property of Moveon.org. The signs deliver a variety of messages. Among those are, "It's time for your recall," "You're fired," and "It's time to vote you out." (snip) Other signs call Williams an "anti-American racist" and "D___bag Republican."
  • Spare the War Memorials, Yobs!

    10/01/2013 2:48:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    While gridlock is the game in Washington, pilfering and degradation apparently are the pastime of some unpatriotic thugs at war memorials across the country. For me, that is about as low as a nation and its people can go. This past week in Natick, Mass., veterans and other law-abiding citizens were stunned to discover that a soldier's helmet -- from one who died in battle -- had gone missing from the community's prized Fallen Soldier's Memorial. The helmet was cemented atop a rifle that is part of a display that also includes a piece of the twin towers and two...
  • Christian Leader Offers to Not Press Charges Against Vandals Who Toppled Decalogue Display

    09/25/2013 5:09:38 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 24, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    WASHINGTON – The leader of a Christian organization that had a Ten Commandments display vandalized has offered to not press charges against the unknown perpetrators. The Rev. Rob Schenck, president of Faith And Action, announced Tuesday afternoon at a press conference that he would not file charges provided the perpetrators agree to meet with him. "If you will come forward and confess your crime we will not press charges or pursue prosecution against you," said Schenck.............. Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-leader-offers-to-not-press-charges-against-vandals-who-toppled-decalogue-display-105240/#LltkOgW5F5lH4adY.99
  • 10 Commandments Monument Toppled in Washington

    09/23/2013 11:34:52 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/2013
    <p>A stone monument of the Ten Commandments that sits on a street behind the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington and was the subject of controversy in the past has been toppled by vandals.</p> <p>The 3-foot-by-3-foot granite monument weighs 850 pounds and sits out front of the headquarters of Faith and Action, a Christian outreach ministry. The group installed the tablets in a garden outside its offices in 2006, and the group's president said the tablets were angled so that justices arriving at the high court would see them.</p>
  • Vandals torch statue of Ronald Reagan at famous California sports park

    09/23/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox Nation.com ^ | September 23, 2013
    Vandals torched a bronze, life-size statue of Ronald Reagan in an apparent arson fire in a Southern California sports park named after the 40th president, The Press-Enterprise reported.
  • Those R@t B@stards! Ronald Reagan Monument Vandalized at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula, CA

    09/20/2013 6:42:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    DogByte6RER | September 20, 2013 | DogByte6RER
    The following are photos taken on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula, California. The Reagan statue and monument was likely vandalized either the night before or in the early morning hours of Friday September 20. The cause of the damage appears to be vandalism by arson. Local police were called to the scene and an investigation is ongoing. - Photo of the Reagan Monument with missing damaged tiles. - The missing/vandalized tiles were removed by city staff ... notice the burn marks at the base of the structure. - Burned/damaged tiles on both side...
  • Vandal Attempts to Blow Up Vietnam Memorial in Oregon Park

    08/28/2013 5:58:32 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 3 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 27 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    An attempt was recently made to vandalize a war memorial at an Oregon park at the center of a church and state controversy with an improvised explosive device. An unknown individual detonated the IED near the memorial, located at Mingus Park in the City of Coos Bay, sometime late night between last Thursday and last Friday.... Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/vandal-attempts-to-blow-up-oregon-memorial-embroiled-in-church-state-controversy-103128/#l4eKDdzkvpFj6zWq.99
  • Swastika, slurs foul Robinson statue [Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn]

    08/07/2013 2:00:51 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 7, 2013, 3:46 PM ET | Adam Rubin
    NEW YORK -- Employees of the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets affiliate, arrived at work Wednesday morning to find a swastika and racial and anti-Semitic epithets painted on a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that is on display outside MCU Park. ... "This is being treated as a bias crime," detective John Nevandro of the 60th precinct said in a statement. "Hate Crimes will investigate the incident."
  • Gay couple the target of a hate crime, home vandalized with slur [FBI investigates]

    08/05/2013 8:26:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    WWLTV ^ | Aug 4, 2013 | Jaclyn Kelley
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NOPD, along with the FBI, are investigating a hate crime caught on tape. Security cameras caught a man vandalizing a gay couple's home on Julia Street just after 1 a.m. Saturday. The video showed a man getting out of a vehicle, using a ladder to remove a gay pride flag and then returning to spray paint words on their wall. It was same flag John Hill and his fiance John Weimer Jr. held high just last month during a rally of support for the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. "John and I were waving...
  • (VA) Schoolfield church vandalized ("Hail Satan" spray-painted on wall)

    08/05/2013 3:58:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    A member of Schoolfield Church of the Brethren got an unpleasant surprise Saturday when she arrived to find graffiti spray-painted across the back of the building. Branwen Hall, daughter of the pastor and the children’s director at the church, said her sister went to the church to do some yard work and discovered three symbols, including an upside-down cross, and the Latin words "Ave Satanas," which translate to "Hail Satan," spray-painted in red. They called the police and reported the vandalism, then got to work trying to remove the red paint, Hall said. Both Hall and the Rev. Richard Berkley...
  • Woman arrested after green paint found on organ at National Cathedral

    07/29/2013 9:10:17 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    A wave of vandalism continued to mar some of Washington’s more popular landmarks Monday with at least three more attractions spattered with green paint, and authorities announced the arrest of a woman near one of the incidents at Washington National Cathedral. The latest crimes occurred three days after the Lincoln Memorial was hit in similar fashion. On Monday, the light-green paint was discovered on an organ in the cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel, in the cathedral’s Children’s Chapel and on the granite base of a statue next to the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. D.C. police said Monday evening that they had...
  • ITALY: Young Muslims, steal from rectory, break into church, defecate and urinate by altar

    07/30/2013 12:32:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 30, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In Mantua, Italy, there was another event to inspire more dialogue.From the Gazzetta di Mantova: SERRAVALLE: First the broke in to the rectory at Libiola and stole money of the fund for the children of Grest; then, not satisfied, they went to the nearby church which, after last year’s earthquake, is a simple temporary structure of plastic and, next to the altar defecated and urinated. It was a contemptuous, vandalic, and sacrilegious act. Those responsible would also be identified, because a woman saw them leaving the tent. Those concerned are four young men of Moroccan origin, one a resident of...
  • GREEN PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL

    07/26/2013 3:29:47 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial is temporarily closed after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint. Police say the memorial on the National Mall will be closed until a maintenance crew from the National Park Service can finish cleaning up the paint. That's expected to happen Friday morning.
  • Man, Clad Only In Boxers, Allegedly Goes On Rampage Inside Pricey Beverly Hills Eatery

    07/27/2013 1:58:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cbsla.xcom ^ | July 26, 2013 11:19 PM | Cristy Fajardo
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Beverly Hills Police said a man — clad only in his boxers — went on a vandalism rampage Thursday evening inside a fancy restaurant in the 400 block of N. Canon Drive. Authorities said they received a call at 9:52 p.m. saying the man was destroying property and throwing glasses around the Enoteca Drago restaurant. Officials arrived on scene about a minute later and got into a foot pursuit with the man. The suspect reportedly ran south on N. Canon Drive where he ran into traffic. He allegedly slammed into a car and damaged the windshield....
  • Jim Carrey on Lincoln Memorial Vandals: People Tired of Corporate Tyranny

    07/27/2013 7:49:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/13 | Breitbart News
    Carrey commented on vandals splashing green paint on the Lincoln Memorial with a predictably left of center viewpoint: Green paint on Lincoln memorial. Ppl are getting tired of corporate tyranny disguised as democracy. ;^\ http://say.ly/iqj6mai
  • SEE THE GREEN PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL DURING APPARENT VANDALISM ATTACK

    07/26/2013 6:41:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
  • Vandal Targets Prius Cars in Arlington

    07/23/2013 4:30:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 7/22/2013
    More than a dozen people spread throughout north and south Arlington woke up Monday morning with slashed car tires, and the vandal had a pretty specific target. Someone punctured the tires of Priuses parked overnight on driveways, apartment parking lots and the street. Police found 15 Prius cars flat. They also got a Smart car. Police say they found fingerprints consistent with someone leaning on the car while cutting the tires.
  • Police: Man complains about President Obama, vandalizes cop cars

    07/18/2013 4:03:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 17, 2013
    PITTSBURGH — A 25-year-old Penn Hills man was arrested Wednesday morning after authorities said he damaged several Zone 5 police cruisers parked at the station. Police told Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo that Anton Orlichenko was at the station Wednesday complaining about President Obama, but eventually left. Officers told Costanzo that they heard banging noises outside about 10:30 a.m. When they went outside to investigate, they noticed Orlichenko vandalizing at least three cop cars with a metal C-clamp. --snip-- Orlichenko is charged with criminal mischief and assault, and because a complaint against the president was made, the FBI and Secret Service...
  • No arrests in Oakland vandalism

    07/14/2013 1:35:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/14/13 | Henry K. Lee and Vivian Ho
    <p>In San Francisco, demonstrators marched through the Mission District after gathering at the 24th Street Mission BART Station. Hundreds marched down Valencia Street, chanting "Justice for Trayvon Martin."</p> <p>The crowd dispersed peacefully, and officers will "maintain a presence in the Mission District for the time being," said San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy, a department spokesman. Another protest was scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Powell and Market streets.</p>
  • As Vandals Deface U.S. Parks, Some Point to Online Show-Offs

    06/16/2013 4:33:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | FELICITY BARRINGER
    <p>SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — When Steve Bolyard checked out a report of black paint on some of the park’s majestic saguaros — cactuses whose towering bodies and upraised arms are as emblematic of the American West as red-rock buttes and skittering tumbleweeds — he did not expect to see ganglike calligraphy covering more of them than he could easily count.</p>
  • British War Memorials Vandalized With Word “Islam” in Red Spray Paint–Media Blames Far Right

    05/27/2013 3:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Message: This image shows the word ‘Islam’ daubed on the Animals In War Memorial, but police say they are not sure if it was carried out by Muslim protesters or far-right groups trying to stir up trouble. (Daily Mail) A British World War II war memorial was vandalized last night with “Islam” spray painted across it in bright red letters. The Daily Mail reported: Two of Britain’s most celebrated war memorials have been defaced, apparently with the word ‘Islam’ scrawled across them and inscriptions scrubbed out with red paint. Police have confirmed they are investigating the vandalism of the RAF...
  • Animal-rights activists trash years of autism research in Milan lab raid

    04/24/2013 6:53:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Had this crime been perpetrated by a roving band of evangelicals who object to scientific treatment of autism and schizophrenia, you might have heard a lot about it this week. As it is, that would never happen, and it was animal-rights activists who did the damage. Will the reputation of their cause and mainstream activists have to contend with their actions? Activists occupied an animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, at the weekend, releasing mice and rabbits and mixing up cage labels to confuse experimental protocols. Researchers at the university say that it will take years to recover...
  • 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.
  • San Antonio Chick-fil-A feathered in same-sex marriage signs

    03/28/2013 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | 03/29/2013 | by Marvin Hurst
    SAN ANTONIO -- The battle for same-sex marriage equality took an interesting turn in San Antonio late Wednesday night as gay rights advocates ambushed a Chick-fil-A with signs and posters. More than two dozen Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) messages covered the windows of the fast food restaurant in the 1300 block of Austin Highway. Workers at the business weren't aware of the signs until they arrived for work Thursday morning. They had no comment. Some of the signs which were taped to the chicken franchise's window read, "Government can not dictate love," "Support love note hate," and "Your...
  • Hilltop cross destroyed

    03/04/2013 10:38:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Victor Valley Daily Press ^ | .March 1, 2013 | RENE DE LA CRUZ, Staff Writer
    VICTORVILLE • As Easter approaches, some High Desert residents have wondered if the wooden cross that went missing in January would ever return to its rocky perch overlooking the Mojave Narrows Bridge. But the cross that greeted commuters along Highway 18 and gave hope to many senior residents at the River Ranch Mobile Park on Stoddard Wells Road near the bridge has been destroyed. Daily Press Staff Photographer David Pardo found the cross in pieces when he climbed the hill Friday afternoon on a photo assignment to investigate a report that it was missing. “I know that the cross to...
  • DePaul Punishes Pro-Life Student for Releasing Names of Vandals

    03/01/2013 6:07:22 AM PST · by topher · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-28-2013 | By Todd Starnes
    The head of a conservative student organization at DePaul University has been sanctioned by the university and could be expelled after he released the names of vandals who destroyed a pro-life flag display. Kristopher Del Campo, the chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, was found guilty by the university on two counts – “Disorderly, Violent, Intimidating or Dangerous Behavior to Self or Others” and “Judicial Process Compliance.” The charges were a result of posting a copy of the university’s incident report on the YAF’s website.
  • Museum of 'Lolita' author Nabokov vandalized in St. Petersburg

    02/28/2013 3:55:14 PM PST · by Borges · 25 replies
    Vandals spray-painted the word “pedophile” on the wall of a museum dedicated to famous writer Vladimir Nabokov in St. Petersburg, Fontanka.ru city news website reported on Tuesday. The wall was spray-painted by the same group of self-styled “St. Petersburg Cossacks” who broke the museum’s window on January 9 and have been sending ominous letters to the museum, accusing the writer of propagating pedophilia and threatening “God’s wrath,” Fontanka.ru said. The Nabokov Museum is located in the mansion on Bolshaya Morskaya street where the celebrated writer and poet was born in 1899 and lived until November 1917. Nabokov is best known...
  • Celebrating Vandalism

    02/23/2013 12:23:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 4 replies
    knowhow2go ^ | 2/23/13
    The scene opens with an "inner city yute" regarding the side of a building. In compressed time we then see the yute -- with several dozen spray paint cans magically appearing -- transforming the wall of a building into an enormous, incoherent "mural" of some creature vomiting colors. The yute then stands back, admiring his work, while the announcer praises him and offers the viewer the opinion that being a city-class vandal is the key into getting into college. This piece of visual trash is brought to us by knowhow2go, which informs us: "Young people in all socio-economic groups have...
  • Man charged with felony in Obama mural defacing

    02/23/2013 9:21:46 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 64 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/23/13 | Carol Cristian
    A suspect has been charged in a recent defacing of a mural of President Barack Obama near a popular midtown restaurant.
  • 'Impeach Obama' Bumper Sticker Leads To Baseball Bat Attack

    02/05/2013 9:16:02 AM PST · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | February 04, 2013 | HILDA MUÑOZ,
    <p>GLASTONBURY — A 61-year-old man with an "Impeach Obama" bumper sticker on his vehicle was arrested Friday after he used a baseball bat to bash the trunk of another motorist who had given him the finger, police said.</p> <p>Paul V. Guaschino, of 1149 E. Middle Turnpike in Manchester, followed the motorist who "apparently did not like the bumper sticker and displayed his dislike by showing his middle finger to Guaschino," police said.</p>
  • Wilmington churches struck by graffiti vandals

    02/03/2013 4:27:14 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 10 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | 1/2/2013 | Staff
    Three Wilmington churches were struck by graffiti vandals early Saturday morning, police said. The vandals stenciled the words "brain washed" on statues, exterior walls, doors and stairs, according to the Rev. Philip Early, pastor of Saint Thomas of Villinova and Saint Dorothy's Catholic churches. A nearby Congregational church was also damaged. Early said, "Acting out accomplishes nothing." The graffiti was discovered early Saturday morning as several funerals were about to get underway.
  • 2 Churches Vandalized In Arcadia [California]; Hate Crime Suspected

    01/30/2013 3:19:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 30, 2013 12:55 PM
    ARCADIA (CBSLA.com) — Police on Wednesday were investigating reported break-ins at two Arcadia church buildings over the last two weeks. The first incident occurred overnight Jan. 19-20 at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 400 West Duarte Road. The suspect(s) forced open a door to the church office, ransacked the interior, and threw clergy robes on the ground. A fire extinguisher was discharged in the office and the suspect(s) burned part of a portrait hanging on the office wall before making off with a guitar and other sound equipment. Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the police department received...
  • Vandals spray-paint 93-year-old World War II veteran's home

    01/22/2013 8:31:29 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 20 replies
    Click2houston.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | Phillip Mena
    Jan. 21, 2013: Two teenagers are accused of spray-painting walls and furniture inside a 93-year-old World War II veteran's home, and police say that paint helped them identify their suspects. Phillip Mena reports.
  • Six Animal Rights Advocates Are Convicted of Terrorism

    03/03/2006 5:02:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,005+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 3, 2006 | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    An animal rights group and six of its members were convicted of terrorism and Internet stalking yesterday by a federal jury that found them guilty of using their Web site to incite attacks on those who did business with or worked for a British company that runs an animal testing laboratory in New Jersey. The case was the first test of the Animal Enterprise Terror Act, enacted in 1992 to curb the most aggressive tactics used by activists. The verdict, which came after 14 hours of deliberation, was called an insidious threat to free speech by some activists, but was...
  • N.J. jury convicts animal rights activists

    03/02/2006 1:48:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 11 replies · 630+ views
    ap via modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | jeff gold
    An animal rights group and six members were convicted Thursday of inciting violence against a company that tests drugs and household products on animals. The group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, maintained its actions were protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The government charged that SHAC waged a five-year campaign of threats, harassment and vandalism against Huntingdon Life Sciences and posted information on the SHAC Web site about the lab's employees and those who do business with Huntingdon. Many of those targeted saw their homes vandalized, and they and their families received threatening e-mails, faxes and phone...
  • Wake Up, America [re:Huntingdon Life Sciences/SHAC/ Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Earth Lib FR (E]

    03/04/2002 4:19:38 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 722+ views
    Consumer FReedom.com ^ | March 4, 2002
    "Arson, vandalism, burglary, grand larceny, firebombing, kidnapping, slander, conspiracy, computer crimes, and theft. If you think this sounds like a rap sheet for a hardened, malicious criminal, you would be close. It's your local neighborhood animal lover and tree hugger gone berserk," ex-Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.) writes. And columnist Todd Wilkinson notes, "Because involved individuals are anonymous, they could be anyone. Parents, teachers, church volunteers, your neighbor or even your partner could be involved." SHAC, a violent anti-medical research organization that has harassed and beaten individuals linked with Huntingdon Life Sciences, now says it will extend its campaign or terror ...