Skip to comments.Man who toppled headstones at Jewish cemetery in U. City gets probation
Posted on 03/25/2019 4:46:12 AM PDT by reaganaut1
CLAYTON A man who told police he toppled more than 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in University City in 2017 because he was drunk, on drugs and mad at a friend was sentenced Thursday to three years probation and a suspended sentence.
Alzado M. Harris, 35, of Northwoods, confessed to knocking over the headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in February 2017, causing more than $30,000 in damage, according to court documents.
Harris pleaded guilty Thursday to felony institutional vandalism. He was sentenced by St. Louis County Circuit Judge John Warner to three years probation along with requirements that he pay $5,000 in restitution, maintain full-time work, take an anger management course and not contact the victim, according to court records.
Harris confessed to toppling about 120 gravestones at the cemetery sometime between Feb. 17 and Feb. 20, 2017, according to University City police.
Police arrested Harris in April 2018, more than a year after the crime, after investigators matched his DNA with DNA found on a jacket pinned under a headstone at the scene, authorities told the Post-Dispatch in 2018.
The crime captured the countrys attention and drew widespread condemnation. The vandalism came at a time when Jewish community centers nationwide were getting a string of bomb threats threats a different St. Louis-area man was eventually charged with making.
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Alzado be mad because he be displaced by hordes of Central Americans and he dont be having no mo political power.
He needs to contact "the victim"? shouldn't that be plural? How many descendants of 120 people were affected by this vandalism? How many Republicans were backlashed for "right wing hate" they did not possess?
What a joke, over $30,000 in damage and only has to pay $5,000 and gets probation?! She should get at least a year in jail and ordered to pay full restitution.
So his parents (mother?) decided to name him after a guy who took so many steroids in his career that he gave himself brain cancer and died at 43.
Who pays the other $25K?
He should be sentenced to restoring the headstones as well as knowing the names and stories of all of those interred.
What a worthless, anti-semitic hater. This oaf should pay full restitution, including having to maintain the cemetery for 5 years or so. If not, he should be exiled.
It would be a different story if he was white. Hate crimes would be investigated and there would be jail time and a much higher fine.
A crowd funding raised $160k to pay for the repairs.
>>Alzado M. Harris ... causing more than $30,000 in damage, according to court documents.
>>Harris pleaded guilty ... requirements that he pay $5,000 in restitution
If he caused 30k in damages, shouldn’t restitution be 30k?
reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused; indemnification.
Looks like a very angry man. Look for more trouble from him. ...After someone else is hurt or murdered, naturally.
“What a joke, over $30,000 in damage and only has to pay $5,000 and gets probation?!”
#839, why caning needs to be used.
Set up an EZ payment plan. Miss a payment get the cane.
Predictable, once you look at the guy and realize that it was done against Jews, not m*zzies.
How misunderstood. He didn’t topple them just for spite. He was trying to make a road out of them.
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