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  • Teenage Girls Storm Into California Grocery and Start Wrecking Things (trunc)

    02/17/2015 1:02:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 83 replies
    BLAZE ^ | 02/17/15 | Zach Noble
    You can either get on the straight-and-narrow and clean up your act — or you can decide to take revenge on the store you robbed. Four teenage girls and one teenage boy took part in a rampage Wednesday through the Marysville, California, Save Mart, KTXL-TV reported.
  • Criminal act against property going viral

    01/20/2015 12:20:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    KPRC, NBC 2, Houston TX ^ | Jan 19 2015 06:11:36 PM CST | Bill Spencer
    It is a crime spree and viral internet sensation that started in Chicago last May and is spreading across the country like wildfire. […] It's called “Put ’Em In A Coffin,” and it was created by a rap musician named VonMar, who has posted dozens of videos of himself doing it. He's even been arrested for it. Just what is “Put ’Em In A Coffin”? James McHugh, 28, lives in the Fifth Ward, and he can tell you exactly what it is, because it happened to him this past weekend. “A group of young idiots, just out for laughs, to...
  • California Newspaper offices vandalized for using the term “illegals”

    01/09/2015 10:30:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Not exactly Je suis Charlie, but it’s also not entirely different from it either. The Santa Barbara News-Press found its offices vandalized yesterday morning, spray painted with slogans such as “THE BORDER IS ILLEGAL NOT THE PEOPLE WHO CROSS IT.” The attack has not changed the minds of the newspaper’s editors, who plan to keep using the term: A California newspaper will continue to use the term “illegals” to describe people who enter the U.S. without permission, despite an attack on its building by vandals believed to object to the term.The Santa Barbara News-Press’s front entrance was sprayed with...
  • ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland

    12/26/2014 7:35:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Dec 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    ‘Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland by Joel B. Pollak 26 Dec 2014 Demonstrators participating in a Christmas Day “Black Lives Matter” protest in Oakland against police smashed store windows, injured a journalist, and vandalized the city’s main Christmas tree in Jack London Square in the latest violence associated with the movement.
  • Teenage vandals swarm Brooklyn deli while yelling ´anti-Semitic´ slurs and destroy $700 worth of

    10/14/2014 7:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14
    A group of teenagers vandalized a Brooklyn deli on Saturday night after leaving a raucous party nearby, said police. Surveillance footage of the event shows the teens storming the entrance of Gourmet Butcher, a deli in crown heights at just after 9pm. The young vandals can be seen knocking over shelves in the front of the store and grabbing armfuls of candy as they threw storage on the ground. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2792469/teenage-vandals-swarm-brooklyn-deli-yelling-anti-semitic-language-destroying-700-worth-candies-cookies.html#ixzz3GB0XcNNM Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Billboards With Vulgar Messages: “Kill the Shrimp”

    10/02/2014 1:00:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt |
    Billboards featuring a baby alongside a fetal development fact have been repeatedly vandalized and damaged, according to Mary Ann Kuharski, Director of PROLIFE Across AMERICA, the group sponsoring the pro-life ads. Graphic graffiti including vulgar messages, such as “Kill the shrimp” scrawled over the face of a baby, has continually marred the ads located in the Bay and Eureka areas. In spite of surveillance cameras and warnings of prosecution by the outdoor ad company, the pro-life ads continue to be vandalized, as well as the structure displaying the ad. The tender messages portraying the face of an infant, along with...
  • Iraq's 'Exorcist' Temple Falls Into ISIS Jihadist Hands (Pagan Icons Be Destoyed By Islamofascists?)

    06/26/2014 7:41:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Iraq's 'Exorcist' temple falls into Isis jihadist hands Ancient pre-Christian temple in northern Iraq featured in film The Exorcist at risk of destruction by Isis jihadists An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt. The pre-Christian worship complex at Hatra, a vast network of 200-ft high sun-god temples that is a Unesco world heritage site, features in the opening sequence of the 1973 horror classic. But it now lies in the territory claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • 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...
  • Emperor Aurelian (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus)

    10/08/2004 6:55:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 643+ views
    The Alemanni, Juthungi and Marcomanni invaded the empire in force, before even the Vandals had finished withdrawing. Once more northern Italy had to endure a force of barbarians descending upon it from the Alps... Aurelian rushed back to... Placentia. But the legions were no match for the barbarians this time and Aurelian suffered a severe defeat (AD 271)... If Aurelian had suffered a setback, he was still far from beaten. The barbarians now made one crucial mistake. In order to cover more ground - and so reap more plunder - they split up their huge army into several smaller forces....
  • Cause of death released in teen shot by police with Taser

    03/07/2014 2:34:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/7/14
    Medical Examiner: Sudden cardiac arrest of Israel Hernandez-Llach was 'accidental'
  • Vandalism forces removal of Obama plaque

    01/26/2014 3:53:21 PM PST · by bkopto · 26 replies
    Red Guard ^ | Jan 26, 2014 | Kelsey Thalhofer
    Keeping the peace is no easy task at Eugene’s Nobel Peace Park. The 24 plaques at the park that feature the American Nobel laureates have attracted attention from visitors and vandals alike since it opened in Alton Baker Park last spring, and the plaque representing the nation’s most recent laureate, President Obama, has been a prime target. “It got vandalized, I’d say, five, six, seven times,” said Roger Durant, the project’s development director, of the Obama plaque. Nearly “every two or three weeks, there was a new mark that we had to try to take off and rub out,” he...
  • Religious Statues Vandalized At 2 Churches In Vineland

    01/25/2014 10:45:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    VINELAND, NJ (CBS) — Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized statues outside two churches overnight. According to the Vineland Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Sacred Heart Church at 922 E Landis Avenue for reported criminal mischief. An investigation revealed that sometime during the night, the suspects had vandalized several religious statues on church property. The vandals hacked off the head of a statue of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the vandals also chopped a statue of Joseph in half. A few hours later, officers were dispatched to St. Francis of Assisi Church at 23...
  • 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....
  • Vandals topple Ten Commandments statue near Supreme Court building

    09/23/2013 11:06:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2013 | Meredith Somers and Andrea Noble
    A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that sits across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court was toppled by vandals sometime over the weekend. The monument sits in the front yard of 209 Second St. NE, the headquarters of Faith and Action, an evangelical Christian group led by the Rev. Rob Schenck. The 3-foot by 3-foot granite sculpture weighs 850 pounds.
  • 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...
  • Man Charged After Corralling Suspected Vandals In Closet (arresting the victim)

    06/16/2013 8:28:41 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    © 2013 Deerfield Media (Rochester) Licensee, LLC (WHAM TV) ^ | Updated: 6/15 9:27 pm | Reported by: Sean Carroll
    Clyde, N.Y. --- A Wayne County man is now facing four charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he interrupted an act of vandalism at a home he was renovating for his father-in-law. The incident unfolded around 9 p.m. Saturday when Jesse Daniels said he told his wife to call 911 after he heard loud noises coming from the home next door and saw an individual striking a wall with a hammer. Daniels... ran next door and found four children, ages eight and ten, doing damage to the property. Daniels said he took a hammer from one of...
  • Vandals (?) knock out communications in South Bay

    04/17/2013 7:07:58 AM PDT · by George Varnum · 19 replies
    ABC Local (KGO) - CA ^ | Carolyn Tyler
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- South Bay authorities have announced that a coordinated act of vandalism that took down electricity and phone service on Tuesday.
  • Graffiti force closure of Joshua Tree park sites

    04/13/2013 9:37:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Fremont Tribune ^ | 1 hour ago
    Officials say the graffiti started with just a few markings, but quickly spread. They blame vandals who posted pictures of their handiwork on social media sites, which enticed others to the same spot and leave their own illicit marks.
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • 93-Year-Old WWII Vet's Home Vandalized: Houston Responds

    01/25/2013 1:10:15 PM PST · by humblegunner · 23 replies
    KTRH.com ~ Michael Berry Show ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Michael Berry
    Houston responds to 93 year old Marine's home being vandalized. "Oh HELL no!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MBk64qzZh7M
  • Marines and strangers rush to aid of victimized veteran

    01/23/2013 3:37:53 AM PST · by humblegunner · 37 replies
    ABC13.com ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Miya Shay
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There's a good news update on a home ransacked and spray painted by a pair of teen burglars in northwest Houston. While the burglars are now in custody, community members and Marines stepped in to help the homeowner -- a 93-year-old World War II veteran. The Marines quickly marched into the defaced home of WWII veteran Elbert Wood, eager to help. "It's important that he knows we're here for him and that we're always his brothers," Major Roberto Rodriguez said. The presence of these local Marines is just one example of the outpouring of support for Wood...
  • 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.
  • State Dept.: Russia should 'review' Pussy Riot case

    08/17/2012 2:06:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    politico ^ | 8/17/12 | BYRON TAU
    Reuters The State Department expressed its concern over the two-year jail sentence given to a Russian punk band over an anti-government stunt. "The United States is concerned about both the verdict and the disproportionate sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the case against the members of the band Pussy Riot and the negative impact on freedom of expression in Russia," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement. "We urge Russian authorities to review this case and ensure that the right to freedom of expression is upheld," Nuland said.
  • Pro-life leader’s home vandalized in wake of Newsweek article

    07/04/2012 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 7/4/2012 | JillStanek
    Warning: Vulgarity ahead. I wrote last week that a Newsweek article favorable to the personhood movement and personhood leaders Keith and Jennifer Mason had “riled abortion proponents.” Little did I know how much. Someone posted Mason’s home address in a comment to the Newsweek article. Newsweek closed down comments, but it was too late. At 1:30a on June 27, Mason “was in the basement, catching a movie and having a beer, to just chill,” according to a follow-up Newsweek piece, when he heard a loud noise: “[I] thought one of our kids had fallen down the stairs.” Mason says he...
  • Vatican website succumbs to online attack

    03/08/2012 9:35:14 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cns ^ | March 7, 2012 | Francis X. Rocca
    A page from the Vatican website is seen in 2008 when the site, without fanfare, added a Latin section. (CNS photo) By Francis X. RoccaCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican's official website suffered an attack by computer hackers March 7, cutting off access by users for several hours. Italian media outlets reported that the website, vatican.va, became unresponsive around mid-afternoon local time, just as several other websites carried messages taking credit for the disruption in the name of the hacking group Anonymous. Email to and from the vatican.va domain was reportedly also blocked for at least...
  • Jesus statue a target of vandalism

    01/17/2012 4:28:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LUNDALE - Members of the Lundale Freewill Baptist Church in Logan County are wondering who shot a statue of Jesus in front of their building. They noticed a bullet mark on the forehead of a statue of Jesus. The church is located along Buffalo Creek. The church's pastor Bobby Adkins says he isn't angry, just disappointed that someone would do such a thing. "As far as I know we don't have an enemy in that community or even on Buffalo Creek. If I do I don't know about it," Adkins said. Adkins said he isn't planning to press charges but...
  • A Vandalized Valley (VDH nails it)

    12/21/2011 5:47:29 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 31 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    While the elites make excuses, citizens cope with theft and destruction. I am starting to feel as if I am living in a Vandal state, perhaps on the frontier near Carthage around a.d. 530, or in a beleaguered Rome in 455. Here are some updates from the rural area surrounding my farm, taken from about a 30-mile radius. In this take, I am not so much interested in chronicling the flotsam and jetsam as in fathoming whether there is some ideology that drives it. Last week an ancestral rural school near the Kings River had its large bronze bell stolen....
  • Occupy Oakland in flames: Cops use tear gas and protesters are run over on violent night..

    11/03/2011 7:46:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | Hannah Roberts and Mark Duell
    Occupy Oakland protesters claimed victory after they shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports - escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and camps. In a five-hour stand-off protesters vandalised businesses and smashed bank windows, as they tried to shut down the city - and police appeared to respond using tear gas and flash bang grenades. The California demonstrators blocked operations at the city's port and stopped traffic on Wednesday in protests against economic inequality and police brutality, marred by scattered vandalism. Police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters who had marched...
  • No Class Vandals, Union Protesters Disrupts Succesful Choice Protesters

    08/28/2011 12:28:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/27/11 | Brett Healy
    The event was a perfect storm for the unhinged Left: A chance to combine their absolute hatred of the Republican governor with their complete disdain for the nation’s longest running school choice program. SEIU, AFSCME and Milwaukee Public School officials combined forces with Students for a Democratic Society, self-professed Hippies and others to march, sing, chant and yell at not only the governor, but the students and staff of Messmer Preparatory School. The Messmer story is inspiring, and one I’ll tell in greater detail here soon. What’s really striking to me is this obnoxious display of thuggery comes onthe heels...
  • Vandals Destroy ACs At Animal Welfare League

    07/01/2011 5:55:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    http://www.nbcchicago.com/ ^ | July 1, 2011 | Rose-Ann Aragon
    Large industrial fans are being used to cool off more than 100 orphan dogs and cats at the Animal Welfare League after vandals destroyed the adoption center's main air conditioning units. After an event Thursday night, organizers noticed the center felt hot and found the AC units damaged on the roof. One unit was completely broken, the other torn apart. "The wires were cut and the copper piping and coils on the inside were stolen," said AWL manager, Diane Spryka. With the July heat, Spryka is scrambling keep the animals safe.
  • Editorial: Greece’s Only Cure Is The Free Market

    06/28/2011 5:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2011 | Staff
    Debt Crises: What a sorry spectacle to watch Greeks rioting in the streets in reaction to austerity measures. As if tantrums can change reality. It's Exhibit A of how socialism infantilizes citizens. The only cure is free markets. As Greece's legislature heads for a vote Wednesday to cut the size of its government by $40 billion in exchange for the last $17 billion of a $156 billion International Monetary Fund bailout on July 3, the world's television screens are flooded with images of young "indignantes" calling a riotous 48 hour-strike in Athens. Steeped in socialism for decades, these Greeks see...
  • Vandals Target Pro-Life Interns’ Vehicle, Slash Their Tires

    06/13/2011 9:40:20 AM PDT · by julieee · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 13, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Vandals Target Pro-Life Interns’ Vehicle, Slash Their Tires The pro-life organization is on the receiving end of pro-abortion vandalism again — this time when abortion advocates apparently targeted the vehicle of two young pro-life interns. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/12/vandals-target-pro-life-interns-vehicle-slash-their-tires/
  • Delaware Park vandals do 'thousands' in damage (100 teenagers & young adults destroy the place)

    05/28/2011 5:39:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 5/24/11 | Deidre Williams
    Delaware Park vandals do 'thousands' in damageBy Deidre Williams NEWS STAFF REPORTER Updated: May 24, 2011, 4:57 PM Delaware Park has always brought fun and joy for Suzanne Matheson and Matthew Mitchell and their 3-year-old son, Jamie. Monday, it brought shock and sadness. "Needless destruction," she said of the damage vandals had wrought. The damage came at the hands of a group of more than 100 teenagers and young adults who went on a destructive spree Saturday night, according to officials from Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. They were joined Monday by law enforcement and some members of the Common Council...
  • Vandals Target MOCA [Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art]During Graffiti Art Exhibit

    04/20/2011 12:19:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    AP) ^ | April 20, 2011 11:54 AM
    Police say there’s been an increase of graffiti and vandalism around a Los Angeles museum that has opened an exhibit on the work of taggers and street artists.
  • Europeans Reverting to Barbarism

    03/28/2011 10:41:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 03/28/11 | reasonmclucus
    The ancestors of today's Europeans couldn't understand the significance of what they were doing when they vandalized Rome. The modern descendants of those Vandals are capable of understanding the significance of their actions. The Vandals who sacked Rome had nothing to lose from the destruction. The Vandals who are sacking Libya have a lot to lose from the destruction. The destruction of the Libyan military is creating an opportunity for al Qaeda to take over Libya. Al Qaeda is a long time adversary of Muammar Qaddafi, but had been too weak in Libya to challenge him. NATO's attacks on Qaddafi's...
  • Just Lost a Little of My Christmas Cheer (Vanity)

    12/23/2010 11:22:20 PM PST · by garandgal · 87 replies · 1+ views
    I spend hours on FR Daily, and post replies occasionally, but this is my first actual post. What would finally spur me to post a thread, you ask? Well, here we are on the "Eve" of Christmas Eve, in a nicer suburb in Iowa...looking forward to the Holiday. I just went to let the dog out for the final time, and but what to my wondering eyes did appear: at some point in the last hour some piece of human debris destroyed our Christmas display. My husband takes great pride in his little display (he loves Christmas...I just called him...
  • Vandals hit GOP office

    08/31/2010 10:49:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    WNDU South Bend ^ | 8-31-10 | AP
    Vandals hit GOP candidate's office in S. Ind. Bloomington, IN The campaign office for a Republican congressional candidate in southern Indiana lost its electrical power in an apparent act of vandalism.
  • Maine Police and Fire Store in Scarborough ransacked

    07/29/2010 8:12:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 3+ views
    pressherald ^ | 7-29-10 | Dennis Hoey
    SCARBOROUGH — The Maine Police and Fire store will remain closed for several days while Scarborough police try to determine who entered the Route 1 store and ransacked it. Police said the inside walls and doors had been spray painted with messages about killing animals. Merchandise was also spray painted. A television was smashed and glass display cases were shattered. Blue paint was poured over several guns and cross bows, boxes of ammunition were dumped on the floor, and desks were overturned. The store, which sells police and fire equipment, sustained between $60,000 and $75,000 in damages.
  • Car supporting Arizona law is vandalized

    06/11/2010 5:19:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies · 421+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6/11/2010 | Kristina Davis
    SAN DIEGO — Police are investigating the vandalism of a car that displayed support for Arizona’s controversial new immigration law and the Tea Party movement. The damage was reported Thursday in front of a home on Hispano Drive in Rancho Bernardo , said San Diego police Capt. Terry McManus. The vandal coated the back of the white Subaru with red spray paint and posted a written note with duct tape that criticizes support for former President George W. Bush and states: “No more killing for oil,” according to photos. There is no suspect information. The vandalism caused an estimated $1,100...
  • Mojave Cross torn down by vandals

    05/11/2010 8:51:11 AM PDT · by GeronL · 180 replies · 6,693+ views
    The 76-year-old Mojave Cross war memorial in San Bernardino County's High Desert has been torn down by vandals, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the religious symbol could remain -- at least temporarily -- on public land. Sometime Sunday night, the cross was taken down from its perch atop Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve, according to Liberty Institute, a group that represented veterans groups and caretakers of the cross in the recent Supreme Court Case. "This is an outrage, akin to desecrating people's graves," said institute president Kelly Shackelford. "It's a disgraceful attack on the...
  • Vandalism at Howell Political Office (GOP office in MI)

    03/30/2010 10:21:42 AM PDT · by Kieri · 12 replies · 596+ views
    WILX ^ | 03/30/10 | Staff
    Authorities say a brick hurled through the window of an office of the Michigan Republican Party had the words "Long Live the USA" and "God Bless the USA" scrawled on it. Michigan GOP spokeswoman Jennifer Hoff tells the Detroit Free Press that the vandalism was discovered Monday morning by staff at the office in Howell. Hoff says no was injured. Both Democratic and Republican officials nationally have reported vandalism following the passage of national health care reform bills. Detective Gary Childers of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department said the Howell incident is under investigation. He says the words on the...
  • Police dog sniffs out rock-throwing teens in Northcote

    10/03/2009 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 443+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10/3/2009 | Staff
    A POLICE sniffer dog helped track down five teenagers who have been arrested over a rock-throwing incident in Melbourne's north-east overnight. It's claimed the five threw concrete and masonry at cars driving along St Georges Road in Northcote, including a taxi at about 3.15am. The taxi driver contacted police, who dispatched a canine unit to the area. Nat the Rottweiler sniffed out one offender hiding in a creek bed and the remaining four under a building at a local school. The group was taken to the Northcote police station for questioning. Police have called for any witnesses to come forward.
  • Shepard Fairey, Obama "Hope" poster creator, gets two years' probation for vandalism

    07/13/2009 6:44:22 PM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies · 1,789+ views
    Associated Press - AP ^ | July 10, 2009 | Melissa Trujillo, Associated Press
    The artist who created the “Hope” poster of President Barack Obama was sentenced to two years’ probation Friday after pleading guilty to three vandalism charges. Prosecutors dropped 11 other charges.
  • Thousands Cut Off From Phone Service (Vandals sever fiber-optic cable)

    04/09/2009 11:21:13 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 28 replies · 1,555+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/9/09 | Henry K. Lee
    Vandals cut an AT&T fiber-optic cable in San Jose early this morning, knocking out landline and cellular phone service and the Internet to thousands of residential customers and businesses in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, authorities said.Police used yellow tape to cordon off the area, which is near railroad tracks, as investigators and phone company workers descended into an underground vault where the cable is located. "We're treating this as a crime scene," Lopez said.The outage is affecting 911 service, meaning people who have an emergency will have to get to a police or fire station or...
  • Vandals urinated in school ice machine

    12/22/2008 6:28:26 PM PST · by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten · 44 replies · 895+ views
    WRAL ^ | 12/22/2008 | WRAL
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — The kitchen at Smith Middle School was vandalized last week, and the vandals urinated in the ice machine, according to a letter sent to school staff and parents of students. The vandalism occurred Dec. 15, and school officials said the ice machine was used Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, officials said.Ice from the machine is used to chill containers on the lunch serving line and is used in drinks by students and staff, officials said. After learning of the possibility of tainted ice, Smith Middle officials said, they removed all ice from the machine and any items...
  • About 130 vehicle owners have windows shot out overnight (election night in Lubbock)

    11/06/2008 3:10:51 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 2,583+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | 11-06-08 | Robin Pyle
    As Diane Guzman left home Wednesday to take her children to school, tears began streaming down her face when she saw that her Tahoe's back window was shattered. Then she and her children noticed police lights up and down her block and in the neighborhood. Guzman, who lives in the 4900 block of 59th Street, was one of about 130 vehicle owners victimized overnight by vandals who randomly shot out windows in the southwest quadrant of Lubbock. Most of the vehicles targeted were SUVs. Some blocks had vehicle after vehicle with shattered windows. Most reports were concentrated in the area...
  • Sign battle starts with a zzzzzzzt!

    10/30/2008 6:09:16 AM PDT · by DemonDeac · 53 replies · 2,575+ views
    CHAPEL HILL - After Shawn Turschak saw two sets of McCain-Palin signs disappear from his yard within hours of being planted, he took steps to protect the latest pair. On Monday, he ran wires from his house and hooked the signs into a power source for an electric pet fence. Then he mounted a surveillance camera in a nearby tree and wired it to a digital recorder. Tuesday afternoon, the camera saw this: A neighbor trotting up with an Obama-Biden sign, grabbing a handful of volts as he touched a McCain-Palin sign, then fleeing at top 9-year-old boy speed. A...
  • CA: Vandals hit two S.J. homes with signs supporting ban on same-sex marriage (Prop 8)

    10/27/2008 2:57:07 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 25 replies · 642+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 27 October 2008 | Mark Gomez
    Vandals hit two S.J. homes with signs supporting ban on same-sex marriage For the second time in a week, homeowners in South San Jose have been targeted for their support of a proposition that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Unlike the previous incident where no law was broken, the culprits who spray-painted large "No on 8" messages Sunday night on the garage doors of two homes on a cul-de-sac near Monterey and Bernal roads could face jail time and a fine if arrested and convicted. San Jose police were called to the scene...
  • (Norm)Coleman campaign: Senator's garage vandalized

    10/22/2008 7:28:54 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies · 1,042+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/22/08 | AP
    A spokesman for Sen. Norm Coleman says that vandals wrote graffiti on the garage of his St. Paul home that called the senator "scum" and a "criminal." Coleman and his wife, Laurie, live in the Crocus Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. Spokesman Mark Drake says Wednesday morning that grafitti left on the outside of the garage says: "You are a criminal resign or else"; "Scum," which is written three times; and "Psalm 2."