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  • Church Desecrated with Feces in Horrific Vandal Attack, Bishop Leads Purification

    08/01/2016 2:07:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies ^ | August 1, 2016 | staff
    A Catholic church in a small Missouri town suffered a terrible act of vandalism last weekend, in which human feces were spread throughout the church interior, including on the Blessed Sacrament within the tabernacle, sacred vessels, and the Bible. Sacred oils were also poured out on the floor, and wine was poured on sacred linens and vestments. The woman who confessed to police to having perpetrated the crime said she was both a practitioner of Wicca and a parishioner of the Catholic church she vandalized. This weekend, the local bishop led a special ritual of purification for the church.
  • Church Sign in Mount Pocono Vandalized

    05/13/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | May 13, 2016 | Carmella Mataloni,
    MOUNT POCONO -- Police in part of Monroe County are looking for the person who spray-painted "Trump" outside a church. The name of presidential hopeful Donald Trump was painted on a sign that sits outside St. Mary of the Mount in Mount Pocono. The church closed last year, and neighbors say since then there have never been any problems until now. People who live nearby cannot believe someone would vandalize such a sacred place. "I think it's disgraceful. It has nothing to do with politically or what my party affiliation is but just to deface any property like that is...
  • Florida Church Defaced With Satanic Symbols

    05/13/2016 2:45:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | May 13, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. ( - Police are investigating acts of vandalism and subsequent threats levied against a Catholic church in Florida. According to reports, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Delray Beach, Florida was defaced Tuesday night by unknown vandals who spray painted satanic symbols and other imagery on multiple statues and the sides of church buildings. An office administrator, who first discovered the crimes Wednesday morning, asserts pentagrams and other "satanic" signs were painted on the walls. Additionally, three statues had black masks and capes spray painted on them. "It was awful to look at," the church employee,...
  • ‘You can’t find this in any other country’

    03/24/2009 5:48:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 422+ views
    The National ^ | March 25. 2009 | John Thorne
    ERRIADH, TUNISIA // In 586BC the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar laid waste to Jerusalem, inadvertently sowing seeds for a Jewish haven across the sea that has outlived his realm by 25 centuries and counting. Legend tells that refugees fled to the Tunisian island of Djerba, carrying a block from the ruined Temple of Solomon. Today it lies beneath the El Ghriba synagogue, the cornerstone of a thriving Jewish community. And after decades of Jewish exodus from Arab countries, that community is growing. For western holidaymakers, Djerba is a strip of lavish resorts along a sandy Mediterranean coast. For Tunisians, it also...
  • Upper Sandusky church vandalized

    05/11/2016 1:27:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | April 29, 2016 | The Courier
    UPPER SANDUSKY — One or more vandals discharged a fire extinguisher inside Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church on Thursday night, the Upper Sandusky Police Department reported. A scheduled Mass was canceled because of the “massive cleanup” required, police said. The damage was discovered Friday morning by a parish employee. No arrests had been made by Friday night. The church, at 225 N. Eighth St., was previously known as St. Peter’s Catholic Church. A fire extinguisher, which hangs on a church
  • Albuquerque church damaged by vandals

    05/11/2016 1:05:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | April 29, 2016 | KRQE News 13
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The pastor of a church in southeast Albuquerque says someone broke in, robbed and vandalized the building. It happened at the Sandia Church of the Nazarene near Central and Wyoming between Friday night and early Saturday morning. The church says the burglars broke doors and equipment, even making off with several laptops.
  • Foley Church Burglarized And Vandalized

    05/11/2016 12:47:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Pat Peterson
    FOLEY, AL- Calvary Baptist Church on West Magnolia Avenue was hit by thieves last week. The burglars broke into the church office, damaged an A/C unit, stole $135 from the safe, took a laptop and destroyed a desktop computer. Pastor John Pratt documented the damage on his smart phone. Not only did the thieves steal from a house of worship, they also vandalized it. The crooks grabbed fire extinguishers off the walls and sprayed the chemicals all over the building, including inside the church nursery.
  • Little Rock Church Sign Vandalized (again)

    05/11/2016 12:28:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | May 5, 2016 | staff
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A central Arkansas church was targeted yet again by vandals. The vandalism took place at Christ Little Rock on South Hughes Street. The graffiti was spray painted on the church's electronic sign. This isn't the first time the church has been tagged. Pastor Dan Hauser says it happens every few months. In fact, it happened just last week, but he refuses to give up hope.
  • St. Anne's Church Vandalized Overnight

    05/11/2016 12:23:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | May 8, 2016 | Erika Fernandez
    St. Anne's Catholic Church staff found disturbing signs of vandalism done to the statues outside of their building when they arrived to work this morning. The statues of St. Anne and St. Mary to the left of St. Anne church building and also an angel in front of the church were vandalized overnight. According to the Pastor of All Saints Perish, the statues were inappropriately painted red to symbolize blood, and one of the statues is also currently missing a hand. The staff quickly cleaned up the vandalism and by this afternoon, the paint was almost completely gone before many...
  • Church vans vandalized in Jackson

    05/11/2016 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Morgana ^ | May 11, 2016 | Donesha Aldridge
    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A Jackson Church is working to bounce back after two of its vans were vandalized overnight. It happened here at Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson on Capitol Street. The church doesn’t know who did it, but we are told it’s going to cost hundreds of dollars to repair the vans. Their vans are used for several of their outreach ministries.When they got in Wednesday morning , they found several windows busted out. Someone even ruptured one of the gas tanks on one of those vans and took a battery. We talked to them today about...
  • Murfreesboro church vandalized before alarm scares burglar away (Tennessee)

    05/11/2016 12:14:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | May 10, 2016 | Larry Flowers
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small Murfreesboro church congregation found it cleaning up broken glass after vandals busted out a side window. The vandals struck just before daybreak Tuesday but were scared away by the alarm system at the church. Another nearby business has also been the target of vandals, and now police have placed extra patrol in the area. It was a restless night for Path of Life Ministries Pastor Billy Brooks. “[I was] sound asleep,” Brooks said from his home in Tullahoma. “I got a phone call around 3:30 this morning.”
  • Anti-Trump protester charged with trashing CHP cruiser, urging others to vandalize

    05/02/2016 5:07:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 5/2/16 | Ruben Vives
    The Orange County district attorney filed charges Monday against a 19-year-old man who was arrested during the demonstrations that turned violent following a Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa. Luis Fernando Alarcon, a car detailer, was charged with one felony count of vandalism causing damage of $400 or more and one misdemeanor count of inciting a riot, according to a criminal complaint.
  • Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Billboard With Cute Baby: “Take This Bull—- Down”

    04/18/2016 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | April 14, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Simply ignoring the pro-life message is not enough for some abortion activists. They feel they have to silence it, and some times they commit crimes to do so. This week, California Catholic Daily reported a life-affirming billboard of a smiling baby in San Francisco had been vandalized. ProLife Across America, which sponsored the billboard, said it is dedicated to promoting positive, pro-life messages on billboards across the country. Its San Francisco billboard did not appear controversial: It had a photo of a baby girl and the words “Born & Unborn, Cherish Life!”along with a pregnancy help hotline. According to the...
  • Four Acts of Anti-Catholic Vandalism In Less Than A Week

    04/01/2016 3:41:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | April 1, 2016 | Joseph Gonzalez
    BILLERICA, Mass. ( - Anti-Catholic delinquents are continuing to profane statues across the country. Vandals cut off the the head and arms of yet another statue of the Virgin Mary — the third desecration in Massachusetts in less than a week. The crime took place Tuesday night at St. Mary's parish in Billerica, a small town north of Boston. The Massachusetts crimes began during the sacred Triduum after a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Catherine of Siena parish in Norwood was vandalized with spray paint on Good Friday. Two days later three statues were smashed at St....
  • Hate Crimes Against Catholics Increasing Nationwide

    03/31/2016 3:59:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | March 31, 2016 | Joseph Gonzalez
    NORWOOD, Mass. ( - On Good Friday a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a Massachusetts parish was vandalized with spray paint — and now the Catholic Action League (CAL) is calling for a hate crime investigation. According to an email news release by the CAL, the statue of Mary, which stands just outside the parish school, was spray painted and marked with graffiti, and may be beyond repair. The CAL is calling on the Norwood Police to investigate the vandalism as a hate crime, calling the it "brazen and malicious." Saint Catherine pastor Fr. Stephen Donohoe asked parishioners...
  • Easter week vandals deface Ashland (Kentucky) Jesus on the Cross

    03/23/2016 7:25:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | March 23, 2014 | Randy Yohe
    The last thing you expect on Easter week is a church vandalism. But as 13 News discovered, defacing Jesus on the cross had some calling for jail, others for mercy. During Lenten season, Liz Trabandt was one of Ashland's Holy Family Church volunteers who washed the 666 and upside down cross spray painted on the parish garage. During Easter holy week, spray painted on the large crucifix that welcomes all to the catholic church, another 666 and upside down cross. Police said so far, their ongoing criminal investigation into the vandalism has no leads and no suspects. Right now the...
  • Christian Vandals Hit Detroit Catholic Parish

    12/16/2015 4:37:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies ^ | December 16, 2015 | Joseph Gonzalez
    LIVONIA, Mich. ( - Last Friday, St. Colette Parish in Livonia, Michigan was vandalized, and anti-Catholic messages were spraypainted on parish property. The evidence suggests protestant fundamentalists. The vandal(s) spray-painted a statue of the Blessed Virgin red and the message "Rome Will Fall" on church doors. spoke with St. Colette's pastor, Fr. Gary Michaelik. "The report came in at about 9 p.m. on Friday," said Fr. Michaelik. "I was walking by the statue around 4 p.m. and everything was fine then. So it must have happened sometime between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday." On the same evening,...
  • Vandals Target Church

    11/30/2015 5:58:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    NBCLosAngeles ^ | November 30, 2015 | Conan Nolan and Jason Kandel
    Vandals targeted a Roman Catholic church in Lynwood, painting demonic symbols on the doors, statues and signs. ...cut off the hands of a statue and apparently spray painted "666" on a church sign.
  • Abortion advocate arrested after throwing paint on pro-life signs

    07/10/2015 1:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Life Dynamics
    A pro-choice man has been arrested after throwing paint on pro-life signs being held by members of Canada’s ‘Show the Truth’ pro-life organization. About 50 pro-lifers held signs containing the images of abortion victims in downtown Kingston earlier this week when they were met by pro-choice activists. A local media outlet reported what happened next: **VIDEOS AND PICTURES ON LINK****(WARNING SOME GRAPHIC) Confrontations began between the two groups and ended when a male demonstrator threw paint at members of the ‘Show the Truth’ group, vandalizing their signs. Shortly after the confrontation, demonstrators from both sides took to various street corners...
  • Vandals destroy dam, release 49 million gallons of water into Bay

    05/24/2015 3:07:47 PM PDT · by infool7 · 78 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | 5/23/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    Fremont (KRON) — Fremont police say vandals attacked an inflatable dam on Alameda Creek that resulted in the loss of nearly 50 million gallons of water. Police believe that those responsible entered a restricted area sometime on Thursday morning and intentionally damaged the dam. “The dam, which is instrumental to the Alameda County Water District’s water supply operations, suffered irreversible damage,” police said. According to police, more than 150 acre-feet of water – or 49 million gallons – washed past the destroyed dam and into the San Francisco Bay. With California enduring a crippling four-year drought and no signs of...
  • Vandals deface shrine at Norman Catholic church

    05/06/2015 2:53:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 5/4/15 | Kyle Schwab
    Churchgoers were upset Sunday morning when they discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary vandalized with black spray paint.The defacement of the shrine at St. Thomas More University Parish and Student Center, 100 E Stinson, near the University of Oklahoma, likely happened overnight.Those in attendance were shocked by the vandalism and offended by a sign left on the statue, church officials said.“It was very disturbing to a lot of people and very deliberate,” said Lisa Schmidt, administrative assistant to the pastor.“As a parishioner and as a Catholic, I would invite them to learn more about why we revere the Mother...
  • 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 ^ | 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: 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 ^ | 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 ~ Michael Berry Show ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Michael Berry
    Houston responds to 93 year old Marine's home being vandalized. "Oh HELL no!"
  • Marines and strangers rush to aid of victimized veteran

    01/23/2013 3:37:53 AM PST · by humblegunner · 37 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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,, 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 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 ^ | 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...