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  • Report: Attacks on Churches Increased 800% in 6 Years

    02/23/2024 12:16:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 22, 2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    Attacks on churches have increased nearly 800 percent in less than six years, indicating that “hostility against U.S. churches is not only on the rise but also accelerating,” a Family Research Council (FRC) report found. Between 2018 and 2023, FRC identified 915 acts of hostility against churches in the United States by analyzing open-source documents, reports, and media outlets. In just the last year alone (between January and November of 2023), 436 acts of hostility against churches occurred, according to the report. “This was more than double the number of incidents in all 12 months of 2022, which was 195....
  • 'Stop Cop City' agitator charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to Atlanta Police motorcycles

    02/09/2024 10:56:36 AM PST · by CFW · 9 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 2/8/24 | Katie Daviscourt
    On Thursday, Atlanta authorities arrested a male suspect on arson charges in connection to an attack that occurred in protest of the future site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, dubbed "Cop City" by left wing agitators. John Robert Mazurek, 30, has been charged with first-degree arson. He is accused of being involved in the arson of a police special operations center that occurred in July 2023, according to Atlanta News First. Police said that officers had been occupying the center when the arson occurred. According to authorities, eight police motorcycles were set on fire in the parking deck...
  • Suspected arson strikes Golden Valley offices of conservative think tank

    02/02/2024 3:39:26 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 2, 2024 | Paul Walsh
    A federal agency said the fire at the office of the Center of the American Experiment is being investigated as arson. Fire damaged the offices of a high-profile politically conservative think tank last weekend in Golden Valley, and a federal agency said Friday it is investigating the blaze as an act of arson. Center of the American Experiment said in a news release Friday that the fire was detected about 2 a.m. Sunday at its headquarters located just south of Interstate 394 and east of Hwy. 169. The think tank's spokesman, Bill Walsh, said two other conservative organizations in the...
  • Former Criminology Professor Pleads Guilty to Igniting Four Wildfires in 2021

    02/02/2024 9:09:59 AM PST · by rey · 40 replies
    Wildland Firefighter ^ | 2 Feb 2024 | Sam Stanton
    A criminal justice professor who has worked at various California colleges pleaded guilty Thursday after being charged with setting a series of blazes near the massive Dixie Fire in 2021. Gary Stephen Maynard, 49, pleaded guilty to three counts of arson to federal property in Sacramento federal court before U.S. District Judge Daniel J. Calabretta. Maynard, who is being held without bail in the Yuba County Jail, was arrested in August 2021 after a three-week investigation that included the use of a tracking device hidden on his vehicle by authorities who followed his movements throughout Northern California for hundreds of...
  • Fire at building housing 3 conservative organizations being investigated as arson

    02/02/2024 8:29:26 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Alpha News ^ | February 1, 2024
    An ATF spokesperson confirmed the investigation is moving forward as an "arson investigation.".. Ashlee Sherrill, public information officer for the St. Paul Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), did not provide details or indicate who, or if anyone, was targeted but confirmed the investigation is moving forward as an “arson investigation.” John Hinderaker, president of the Center of the American Experiment (CAE), said based on the location of the fires in the building, it appears that someone targeted conservative groups. “The fires were obviously set by someone. They targeted conservative organizations. They didn’t firebomb the...
  • They Firebombed My Office

    02/01/2024 6:45:13 PM PST · by TChad · 37 replies
    2-1-24 ^ | John Hinderaker
    It is true that I have been in Washington, mostly to attend the Michael Mann v. Mark Steyn trial. I will write up my thoughts on the trial (or at least, those portions I have seen) when I have time. But something else has been distracting me: leftists firebombed my office last Saturday night. At around 2 am, they broke into the building that houses Center of the American Experiment and two other conservative organizations with which we often collaborate, along with many other businesses. The arsonists set two fires: one was in the first floor corridor between American Experiment’s...
  • HI Officials Identify the Last of the 100 Known Victims of the Wildfire That Destroyed Lahaina

    01/29/2024 9:03:31 AM PST · by rey · 26 replies
    Wildland Firefighter ^ | 29 Jan 2024 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    HONOLULU (AP) — The last of the 100 known victims of the wildfire that destroyed Maui’s historic town of Lahaina in August was identified Friday as a 70-year-old woman whose husband, sister and several other relatives also died in the fire. Maui police said they identified the victim as Lydia Coloma based on the context of where the remains were found, rather than through DNA or other positive identification methods. Her husband, along with a sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew, also died in the fire, said her sister-in-law, Tina Acosta, in Honolulu. Coloma was from the Ilocos Sur province in...
  • Man Convicted of Starting 14 Canadian Forest Fires Media Blamed on ‘Climate Change’

    01/21/2024 1:06:06 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    Slay News ^ | January 21, 2024 | Frank Bergman
    A Quebec man has just been found guilty of starting fourteen forest fires in Canada last year. Brian Paré, 38, pleaded guilty to starting the fires which the corporate media and green agenda advocates blamed on “climate change.” At a courthouse in central Quebec, Paré pleaded guilty to 13 counts of arson and one count of arson with disregard for human life, according to CBC. When he was eventually apprehended, he told police he started the fires to check if the forest was dry or not. The pyromaniac’s arsonist spree began in May and lasted through September. Last year, Canada...
  • Quebec climate change conspiracy theorist pleads guilty to starting 14 fires

    01/19/2024 8:34:05 AM PST · by CFW · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/24 | By ISHITA SRIVASTAVA
    A 38-year-old Quebec man has been found guilty for starting a series of devastating forest fires - which lead to hectares worth of damage and displaced hundreds. Brian Paré has plead guilty to staring 14 forest fires, including fires in Chapais and Lake Cavan, at a courthouse in Chibougamau in Quebec. Paré, who has been detained since his arrest, said little during the hearing, only responding 'yes' to a series of questions from the judge. He had been charged 13 counts of arson and one count of arson with disregard for human life. It is unclear if the court has...
  • At least 33 Canadian churches have burned to the ground since May 2021. So far, 24 are confirmed arsons

    01/15/2024 8:55:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | 01 10 2024 | Terry Reith
    WARNING: This story contains distressing details. (CBC Warning) In a barren field of sagebrush alongside a road through the Osoyoos Indian Band, Chief Clarence Louie stands atop a concrete pad and surveys the rubble in front of him. This used to be the front entrance to St. Gregory's, the simple wooden church that hosted countless community celebrations, dinners and religious services, on the reserve just north of the Canada-U.S. border in central B.C. The church had stood for more than one hundred years as a symbol of the Catholic faith, but on June 21, 2021, someone burned it to the...
  • Emergency communication tower destroyed near Oregon coast

    06/20/2019 8:28:39 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 6-17-19 | oregon live
    he sheriff's office says it was determined that the wires holding up the Coos Mountain Repeater site were cut. The sheriff’s office says that tower is used for emergency communication for loggers, fire personnel and ham radio operators and is an integral piece of infrastructure in the region especially now as fire season begins. The sheriff's office says when the tower fell, it was completely destroyed.
  • Arson Attack In Court During Trump’s Trial – Judge Runs Away!

    12/18/2023 11:45:48 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 10 replies
    Someone ignited a fire at the New York State Supreme Court Building, prompting the activation of fire alarms and necessitating an immediate evacuation. According to Al Baker, a court spokesperson, the individual was discovered incinerating documents inside of the courtroom...
  • CANADA CHURCH BURNINGS: Two Alberta churches torched by suspected arsonists

    12/10/2023 6:09:52 AM PST · by Sam77 · 7 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 9 December 2023 | Sara Higdon
    On Thursday night, firefighters in Barrhead, Alberta, were called to suspected arson fires at two separate churches about an hour apart from each other. Police told Global News that damage to both structures was extreme despite fire teams being able to extinguish the flames quickly. Officials said that Glenreagh church, also known as St. Aiden's Church, was heavily damaged, and two brass candleholders and the offering plate were stolen. United Church on Range Road 54, also known as Pioneer Church was destroyed. Regional Fire Chief with the Town of Barrhead, Gary Hove told the outlet, "Definitely, these are suspicious fires."...
  • Visitors to Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home stop a woman from setting fire to it

    12/09/2023 8:14:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    npr ^ | 12/08/2023
    On Thursday, a woman emptied what looked to be a large red can of gasoline all over the front porch of the house where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta. She was seemingly intent on burning the historic home down. But two visitors from Utah who had come to see the historic site were watching the woman — and they acted quickly to save it, standing in her way when she tried to bring a lighter onto the porch. When the woman tried to leave the scene, two other visitors stopped her and held her until police arrived....
  • Atlanta woman arrested after attempted arson of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home

    12/08/2023 9:37:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/08/2023 | Landon Mion
    A woman was arrested on Thursday after dousing Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home in Atlanta, Georgia, with gasoline during an attempt to set the home on fire. The 26-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, is charged with criminal attempt to commit arson and criminal attempt to damage government property. She could also face federal charges in connection with the incident. Atlanta police officers responded to Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home shortly after 5:45 p.m. on Thursday following reports of vandalism. Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told reporters that two tourists from Utah told officers they observed...
  • BLM Rioters Who Torched An Atlanta Wendy’s Get Probation, $500 Fine From Fulton County Judge

    12/04/2023 7:08:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | December 3, 2023 | By Cullen McCue
    Two far-left rioters who pleaded guilty to burning down an Atlanta Wendy’s during the Black Lives Matter riots in 2020 have been sentenced to five years of probation by a Fulton County judge. The Wendy’s was the site of the fatal, officer-involved shooting of Rayshard Brooks on June 12, 2020. Brooks had fallen asleep in the drive thru and attacked the responding Atlanta Police Officer, Garret Rolfe, when he was detained. Brooks was shot and killed after he tried to grab Rolfe’s taser, leading to riots not long after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Atanta’s BLM chapter, along with other...
  • Suspected serial NY arsonist Amanda Burnside charged with armed robbery hours after leaving jail for possibly setting 3 fires

    11/15/2023 9:28:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/2023 | By Fox News
    A serial arson suspect, who a New York judge freed without bail Monday, ignited a new investigation less than two hours later on armed robbery charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Amanda Burnside, a Southampton woman who was accused of lighting fires at three houses, was released on her own recognizance despite prosecutors’ request that the judge set bail at $500,000 or $1 million bond. A judge ordered her to report for supervised release within 72 hours. Instead, according to authorities, she waited less than two hours before she acquired a knife, went into a Dollar Tree...
  • 'Cop City' demonstrators may have been involved in fire that destroyed historic Stone Mountain home

    11/15/2023 9:45:59 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | November 14, 2023
    Sources tell FOX 5 Atlanta that they are looking at "Cop City" demonstrators' possible involvement in the fire at Stone Mountain Park that destroyed the historic Davis House. Authorities are still working to determine if that fire is arson, but are highly suspicious based off the timing of the alarms and who would have access to that area at that time of the morning.
  • Two dozen horses are killed in alleged arson attack at upstate New York race track... as police arrest man, 32, and PETA calls for serious repercussions

    11/10/2023 7:07:18 PM PST · by algore · 19 replies
    A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged with arson after he allegedly set fire to a New York barn on Thursday, killing more than two dozen race horses. The tragic events took place at the Tioga Downs Casino complex in Nichols, New York, around an hour south of Syracuse. The New York State Police say they responded to a structure fire, later releasing a statement to confirm that 'over two dozen racehorses died' in the blaze. The statement added: 'One person who entered the burning barn in an attempt to save horses suffered second-degree burns and was transported to...
  • Children destroy couple's $1.5m home with chainsaws and axes in monthlong 'evil' vandalism spree

    11/04/2023 6:49:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 55 replies
    Insider via Yahoo ^ | November 4, 2023 | Lara O'Reilly
    Seven children destroyed a couple's six-bedroom home using chainsaws, axes, and sledgehammers to smash their antiques and even ruin the victim's wedding dress, a UK court heard last month. The group took the tools from the owners' garage and embarked on their monthlong vandalism spree in May last year, causing £300,000 ($371,000) in damages to the £1.2 million ($1.5 million) property on the Isle of Wight while the homeowners were away, local news outlet Island Echo reported. The youths, aged as young as 11 years old, destroyed paintings, a stained-glass window, a chandelier, and a grandfather clock and had sprayed...