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  • [Archbishop] Cordileone on Serra Statue Case: Prosecutor Signaled Attacks Against Catholics Go Unpunished

    05/26/2023 6:59:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/26/23 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., May 26, 2023 / 13:15 pm Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said Thursday that prosecutors’ decision to reduce the charge against activists who destroyed a parish’s statue of a saint from felony to misdemeanor sends the signal that attacks against the Catholic Church can continue with impunity. “It is clear to me that this course of action would not have been taken with anyone else. In fact, if the same kind of offense had been committed against another religious congregation or group, it would almost certainly have been prosecuted as a hate crime,” Cordileone said. Cordileone’s statement...
  • Protester involved in pulling down abolitionist’s statue in Wisconsin gets 6 months in jail

    05/26/2023 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2023
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who drove the car that helped pull down the statue of a Civil War hero and abolitionist outside of the Wisconsin state Capitol during a night of protests in 2020 has been sentenced to six months in jail. The statue of Hans Christian Heg was toppled and beheaded during a protest in downtown Madison in June 2020 against police brutality. Protests began a month earlier over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and flared up again that June after Madison police arrested a Black activist. Kelsey D. Nelson, 33, was sentenced for...
  • North Carolina students completely trash high school building in senior prank that left teachers 'in tears' - after the PRINCIPAL gave them the keys

    05/25/2023 1:03:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 24, 2023 | Hope Sloop
    A North Carolina principal is under fire after handing over keys to the school to let students pull off a 'senior prank' that created mass chaos and left teachers 'in tears.' Burns High Principal Jennifer Aberly thought a few students were going to put up streamers and balloons on Thursday last week - but arrived the next morning to find significant damage in the hallways and classrooms. Students greased floors and door handles, put potted plants in toilets, stacked desks, and scattered teachers' personal belongings while inside unsupervised. 'When I first saw that, I was very upset,' school board member...
  • Vandal damages 2 sculptures, plaque tribute at parks in Broward...[Media Upset!]

    05/23/2023 4:11:46 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    A vandal recently hit the “Thunderbunny,” a 14-foot-tall sculpture by a world-renowned artist while it was on public display in Broward County. It took Hunt Slonem, whose work is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, years to make it out of fiberglass and over 6,500 pieces of glass.
  • Top Democrat's transgender daughter sentenced to probation for assaulting police officer

    05/04/2023 12:30:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2023 | Brandon Gillespie
    The transgender daughter of House Minority Whip Katherine Clark, D-Mass, was sentenced to just one year of probation Wednesday after reaching a deal with a Boston court concerning a number of charges she faced stemming from her role in a violent protest in January. Riley Dowell was arrested by Boston police during the protest after allegedly spray-painting a monument and assaulting a police officer. She was ultimately charged with assault and battery on a police officer, vandalizing property, tagging property, vandalizing a historic marker/monument, and resisting arrest. According to local Fox affiliate WFXT, Dowell, who was 23 at the time...
  • Arrest Made in Connection with Vandalism of Nebraska Catholic Church

    04/13/2023 6:46:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 4/10/23 | Joe Bukuras
    Travis Ross, 32, was arrested April 6 by the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the vandalism at St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse, Nebraska. | Otoe County Sheriff’s OfficeBoston, Mass., Apr 10, 2023 / 13:45 pm An arrest has been made in connection with the vandalism of St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse, Nebraska, that occurred on Palm Sunday weekend. Travis Ross, 32, was arrested April 6 by the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office after video evidence and witnesses led authorities to name him a suspect. Father Ryan Salisbury, St. Paulinus’ pastor, told CNA April 3 that when he...
  • Arrest Made in Vandalism of New York Pregnancy Center

    04/02/2023 5:48:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/28/23 | Joe Bukuras
    Boston, Mass., Mar 28, 2023 / 08:13 am An arrest has been made in the March 16 act of vandalism committed at a pro-life pregnancy center in Amherst, New York, the same clinic that was seriously damaged in an arson attack in June 2022. Although perpetrators of last year’s act of vandalism at CompassCare Pregnancy Services still haven’t been brought to justice, 39-year-old Hannah Kamke has been arrested in connection with the recent crime. The word “liars” was spray-painted in red capital letters across the center’s sign at its 1230 Eggert Rd. location. Kamke is being charged with one count...
  • Teenagers ransack Queens seafood restaurant, police searching for suspects

    03/08/2023 9:10:56 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/2023 | Landon Mion
    A large group of teenagers ransacked a restaurant in Queens, New York, and the suspects are reportedly still on the loose. The suspects entered Fish Village in College Point on Saturday morning and began trashing the place without saying anything, the restaurant's manager told WABC.
  • Reagan library vandalized ahead of DeSantis visit

    03/05/2023 11:07:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    KTLA ^ | Will Conybeare
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will be visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Sunday, but he has not received the warmest welcome by at least one vandal. According to the Simi Valley Police Department, library employees spotted graffiti on one of the library’s entrance signs around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, hours before DeSantis was scheduled to appear to promote his new book. Library staff were able to clean up the graffiti before the Florida governor’s high-profile visit.
  • The woke, spoiled children trying to set fire to Atlanta: Maine millionaire's son, award-winning clarinetist, trans nonbinary activist and the middle-class vegan all arrested for domestic terrorism during Antifa riots

    02/22/2023 4:11:04 PM PST · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2023 | Lewis Pennock
    The son of a millionaire surgeon has been charged with domestic terrorism for the second time in a month over his role in violent Antifa protests in Atlanta on Saturday. Francis 'Frankie' Carroll, 22, from Kennebunkport, Maine, is one of six people charged after riots over the death of a protester who allegedly shot a police officer. Details also emerged on Monday about the privileged backgrounds of several other rioters - most of whom travelled from their peaceful hometowns outside of Georgia to wreak havoc in the state. A police car was torched and buildings were vandalized on Saturday during...
  • Puyallup man accused in substation vandalism is released from custody

    01/31/2023 10:05:02 AM PST · by DFG · 15 replies
    AP via KIRO 7 ^ | 01/30/2023 | AP
    One of the two men charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state over the holidays to cover a burglary was ordered released from federal custody Friday to seek substance abuse help. A federal judge issued the order for Matthew Greenwood, 32, after renewed efforts by his attorney to get Greenwood into a drug-treatment facility, The News-Tribune reported. Greenwood and Jeremy Crahan, 40, both of Puyallup, have been charged with conspiracy to damage energy facilities. According to the complaint, Greenwood told investigators after his arrest that the two knocked out power so they could burglarize a business and steal from...
  • California Church Vandalized Three Times Since Christmas, Suspect Apprehended

    01/14/2023 6:20:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/12/23 | Joe Bukuras
    Boston, Mass., Jan 12, 2023 / 15:55 pm Among the latest in an ongoing series of attacks on Catholic churches in the United States, St. Mary Catholic Church in Escondido, California, has been vandalized three times since Christmas. Father Scott Herrera, the church’s pastor, told CNA Thursday that he believes the vandal, who was caught on security cameras in all three incidents, is the same person. Herrera said that police notified him that a suspect was apprehended in connection with the vandalism. The suspect’s identity, however, has not been revealed yet to the church. Herrera said that the man first...
  • Arkansas Monastery Desecrated with Sledgehammer, Relics Stolen; Suspect Arrested

    01/09/2023 3:15:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2023 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    On Thursday, Jan. 5, a vandal entered the Subiaco Abbey with a sledgehammer and bashed open the top of the altar. Using a sledgehammer, a conventional hammer, and an axe, the vandal dug into the slab of stone and stole two reliquaries containing three relics. The man reportedly began tampering with the tabernacle, removing the cross sitting atop it, before being discovered and fleeing.
  • 'Intentional Vandalism' Causes Mass Power Outage in NC County Bordering Ft. Bragg, US Army Special Forces Command

    12/04/2022 9:20:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/04/2022 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Moore County, in the Sandhills region of central North Carolina, is mainly known for its golf courses, especially Pinehurst No. 2. The county is also home to thousands of active-duty soldiers (many of whom are Special Forces) stationed nearby at Fort Bragg, the home of the US Army Special Operations Command and the 82nd Airborne, making the rural county’s infrastructure an attractive target.Saturday night that infrastructure was attacked when numerous power substations throughout the county were targets of what the Moore County Sheriff labeled “intentional vandalism,” leaving more than 40,000 people without power.Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields reported on Facebook...
  • Sheriff: 'Intentional vandalism' at substations causes power outage affecting nearly 39K Moore County (NC) residents

    12/04/2022 7:41:58 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    WRAL News ^ | December 4, 2022 | Cory Dinkel
    Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said Saturday that the outage was being investigated as a "criminal occurrence." The vandalism appeared to be intentional, but the motive is unknown at this time. A massive power outage is being reported in Moore County. A Duke Energy outage map Saturday evening showed 37,998 customers without power in Moore County; The Randolph Electric Membership Corporation also reported nearly 3,000 customers without power in the southern part of the county. As of Sunday at 8 a.m. 38,890 people are without power, according to a Duke Energy outage map. WRAL viewers began calling in to report...
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring Targeted by Climate Activists

    10/27/2022 7:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 28 Oct 2022
    Climate activists glued themselves to Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring at a Dutch museum on Thursday (Oct 27) in the latest stunt targeting famous artworks, but the painting was undamaged. Three men were arrested after the attack at The Hague's Mauritshuis museum on the 1665 masterpiece which has inspired a bestselling novel and a Hollywood film. The trio were Belgian, one 42-year-old and two 45-year-olds. "They remain in custody and are being questioned," The Hague police said. Social media images showed a man wearing a "Just Stop Oil" T-shirt gluing his head to the painting, while another glued...
  • Oil protesters throw soup on Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting

    10/14/2022 6:35:23 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 92 replies
    bbc ^ | 10-14-22 | Ian Youngs
    Climate activists have thrown tins of what appears to be tomato soup over a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers at the National Gallery in London. Footage showed two people in Just Stop Oil T-shirts opening tins and throwing the contents on the masterpiece before gluing their hands to the wall. The Metropolitan Police said two people had been arrested. The gallery said the painting was covered by glass and therefore not damaged. A statement from the Trafalgar Square venue said: "At just after 11am this morning two people entered Room 43 of the National Gallery. "The pair appeared to glue...
  • [Islamist Urooj Rahman] Attorney Who Firebombed Police Cruiser At George Floyd Riots Says She Was Drunk And Dealing With ‘Unprocessed Trauma’

    09/29/2022 4:34:47 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sep 29, 2022
    A New York lawyer convicted in the firebombing of a police vehicle during 2020 protests following George Floyd’s death claims to have been intoxicated and struggling with “unprocessed trauma,” requesting no further prison time in her upcoming sentencing, a court document shows.
  • Pregnancy Clinic Firebombed in ‘Jane’s Revenge’ Attack Sues Police for Surveillance Footage

    09/28/2022 6:35:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 9/21/22 | Joe Bukuras
    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 21, 2022 / 13:45 pm After the pro-life pregnancy center he runs outside Buffalo was firebombed and vandalized on June 7, James Harden gave investigators video-surveillance footage of the attack, along with what he described as a “mountain of other evidence.” Now, frustrated that no arrests have been made in the case after more than three months, he wants the footage back. “It’s Day 106. There have been no arrests. There have been over 50 attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers. And our patience is at an end,” Harden, president and CEO of CompassCare Pregnancy Services, told...
  • Man rips sink out of Lehigh Acres Pizza Hut bathroom

    08/28/2022 1:26:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    NBC 2 News ^ | August 22, 2022 | NBC 2 News
    LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A local Pizza Hut is drying off after a man ripped the bathroom sink out of the wall, causing thousands in damage. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office showed up at the restaurant at 25 Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres after a report of a suspicious person. Employees explained that the man walked into the Pizza Hut and asked to use the bathroom. After 30 minutes, one worker knocked on the door, asking if the man was alright. That was when it was noticed that water was coming from the under the door and beginning to flood...