Category Archives: Vandalism

April 9, 2021

Racist graffiti created by black student at Michigan college

The hate hoax has been uncovered

Officials have declared that racist graffiti found in Albion College was done by a black student, according to Michigan Live.

On April 5, Albion College students tweeted that “there have been more than 12 racist incidents within the past week” at the educational institution. “Someone has to put an end to this @albioncollege put security cameras in the hallways, whatever is going to bring punishment to this BLATANT racism.”

(Note, the messages were subsequently removed.)

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July 22, 2020

List Of 183 Monuments Ruined Since Protests Began, And Counting

Most monuments torn down were not by protesters, but by city officials after pressure or threats from protesters.

Thirty-three statues of Columbus. Nine of the Founding Fathers. Eight of Saint Junipero Serra. With the frequency of the ongoing iconoclasm, it can be hard to gain a scale of the problem.

For each story that has breached the news cycle, at least a dozen went unreported outside of local media. This detailed list records each instance monuments have been defaced, vandalized, and or torn down since nationwide protests began, updated as more occur.

Some key takeaways include:

  • At least 183 monuments, memorials, statues, and major historical markers have been defaced or pulled down since protests began in May.
  • While Confederate monuments have taken the lion’s share of media coverage, they actually form a minority of the statues targeted.
  • By far the most popular target was Christopher Columbus, with 33 statues in total having been defaced and pulled down.
  • The next most popular targets were Robert E. Lee (9), Serra (8), and Thomas Jefferson (4).
  • The vast majority of the vandals were never charged, with 177 out of 183 instances having no arrests.
  • Most monuments torn down were not by protesters, but by city officials after pressure or threats from protesters.
  • By far the most common route for monuments being destroyed was for protesters to damage it, then the city quickly removing it as a “public safety” hazard, not to be returned.
  • For a majority of the statues removed, the fate of the artwork is currently unknown, while a minority have been moved to cemeteries and museums.

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April 8, 2020

Greece: Angry migrants chop down 5,000 olive trees on Lesbos

Days after video footage surfaced showing groups of migrant men ignoring social distancing measures and ridiculing the police officers trying to enforce them, illegal migrants from the Moria camp on the Greek island have struck again, chopping down 5,000 olive trees.

The destruction of these olive trees, which can take 65 to 80 years to reach stable yields, is being viewed as an assault on Greek history, culture, and identity, as well as an attack against the island’s local economy, the Greek City Times reports.

The olive tree is one of the most ubiquitous symbols in Greece and classical Western civilization. Among other things, to the ancient Greeks, the olive branch served as a symbol of Olympic ideals. It’s for this reason that medalists of the Olympic Games were given “kotinos” – wreaths made of olive branches.

For the ancient Greeks, the olive tree was also viewed as a symbol of peace, wisdom, fertility, and victory, and was believed to have been a gift from Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.

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January 2, 2018

Almost 1,000 cars torched around France on New Year’s Eve but government insists it ‘went particularly well’

The custom of setting vehicles alight on New Year’s Eve is said to have kicked off around Strasbourg, eastern France in the 1990s, in the the city’s deprived, high-immigrant districts.

Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars on New Year’s Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual “tradition” amid a row over whether the government sought to play down the figures.

According to the French interior ministry, the total of 945, which included cars that were either “totally destroyed” or “more lightly affected”, amounted to a 17 per cent rise compared to last year.

Despite this, New Year’s Eve “went off without any major incident”, the interior ministry insisted in a statement, adding that there were only “a few troubles with public order”.

In fact, police arrested 454 people over the night, 301 of whom were taken into custody.

On Sunday, the ministry had chosen to release a much lower figure of 650 cars torched, as this only indicated the number of vehicles “set on fire” and not those engulfed in the ensuing flames.

The lower figure enabled it to claim: “Once again this year, the overall number of vehicles burned demonstrates that, however intolerable, the phenomenon is contained”. By this calculation, the rise, it said, was only 48 cars.

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December 4, 2017

‘Victims of Socialism’ event triggers Bernie-loving students

The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University at Buffalo drew sharp criticism for an upcoming event on “the victims of socialism,” prompting some students to vandalize their property. After YAF posted about the vandalism on Twitter, one student accused the conservative group of tearing down its own flyers to attract attention, but another student subsequently confessed to the deed.

Members of the University at Buffalo’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter were recently blamed for vandalizing their own flyers, only for a liberal student to confess responsibility.

“Just 2 weeks until our speaker event! Some of our flyers were missing today, so we graciously replaced them for your convenience!,” YAF tweeted on November 20, accompanied by a picture showing numerous gaps where posters were removed.

The posters in question were advertisements for the clubs upcoming event called “The Victims of Socialism,” with the posters featuring a grimacing Sen. Bernie Sanders, reading “Feel the Burn: How Socialism Harmed Millions.”

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October 8, 2017

Antifa plans nationwide ‘Deface Columbus Day’ Monday

Video of black-clad thugs showcaswa destroyed monuments across country.

Violent left-wing anarchists have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues this coming Monday.

Five Christopher Columbus statues have already been vandalized in New York City in recent weeks, according to Far Left Watch. In one case last month, vandals defaced a “larger-than-life” statue of Columbus in Central Park, leaving blood-red paint on his hands, and scrawled, “Hate will not be tolerated” and “#SomethingsComing” on its pedestal.

What is coming appears to be a coordinated campaign to destroy monuments all across the country on Columbus Day.

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October 6, 2017

Estranged brother of Las Vegas gunman is wanted by police after he skipped court over a vandalism charge

Bruce Paddock, 57, is wanted by police for skipping a court hearing over a vandalism case. It was previously revealed he has several felony arrests for crimes including arson, theft, burglary and selling marijuana. In 1992, he declared personal bankruptcy in Los Angeles, California, to relieve himself of debt. He previously revealed that his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen, made ‘millions’ through property investments

The estranged brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is currently wanted by police, it has been revealed.

Bruce Paddock, Stephen’s younger brother, is being sought by officers after he skipped bail over a vandalism charge.

Bruce, who has a long criminal history including arrests for arson, theft, and selling marijuana, entered a plea of no contest to the vandalism charge in 2014 and was given 15 hours of community service.

But he kept trying to get the charge reduced, and when he failed to show for a hearing in 2016 he was hit with a bench warrant, according to TMZ.

The site previously reported that Bruce, who expressed shock over his brother’s actions, has a long rap sheet including four felony arrests.

The charges are for a range of alleged crimes including the sale of marijuana, theft and burglary.

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September 17, 2017

Junipero Serra Statue Beheaded at Old Mission in Santa Barbara

The Junípero Serra statue that stands at the base of the staircase leading into the Old Santa Barbara Mission was beheaded and defaced with bright red paint in the early morning hours of this past Monday.

It was the second attack on a Junipero Serra statue since the movement to remove, destroy or deface any public image of the Confederacy began. In August, a statue of Serra in Mission Hills was covered in red paint and the word “Murder” written in white down the saint’s cassock.

According to the Los Angeles Times,

This week … workers were forced to remove the statue of the controversial figure after someone poured red paint over the sculpture and cut off its head.

“I think people forget the friars do live here,” said Monica Orozco, the mission’s executive director. “Anytime something like this happens to anyone’s home it’s difficult for people.”

The vandalism, which occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. Monday, has triggered an investigation, said Sgt. Joshua Morton, spokesman for Santa Barbara Police Department. No arrests have been made.

Employees are reexamining security measures for the 13-acre property, which is home to 20 friars and houses the Franciscan School of Theology, Orozco said. It also serves as a historical museum, mausoleum and event space.

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September 10, 2017

Jail Time, Fines for Vandals Who Attack Historic Monuments

Vandals caught defacing historic monuments will face jail time and hefty fines if convicted, under tough new laws being introduced by the Australian government.

Century-old statues of explorer Captain James Cook will be amongst the first items placed on the National Heritage List and automatically protected by law under the scheme. Several monuments and statues of Captain Cook, the first European to fully explore and chart Australia’s east coast, were attacked around Australia last month, as Breitbart London reported.

At the time, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the vandalism – sparked by the high-profile removal of Confederate statues and desecration of memorials to historic figures in the United States – was similar to Soviet times.

“This is what Stalin did,” he said on Facebook.

“When he fell out with his henchmen he didn’t just execute them, they were removed from all official photographs – they became non-persons, banished not just from life’s mortal coil but from memory and history itself.”

Now Mr. Turnbull wants to ensure there are tough penalties for anyone caught repeating the acts. He told the Sydney Sunday Telegraph the Australian government would “not stand by and allow vandals to rewrite or tear down our history.”

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May 22, 2017

Activist Illegal Alien Charged with 103 Acts of Vandalism, Many Anti-Trump

An illegal alien anti-Trump immigration activist has been charged with 103 counts of vandalism at the University of Connecticut where he attended.

The graffiti included “F**k Trump,” and “PEST,” the latter is allegedly his tag signature. He also allegedly painted cartoon face with “F**k Trump” in a bubble on university property. The Daily Mail reported that 21-year-old Cruz-Lopez described himself as an undocumented immigrant.

Cruz-Lopez (pictured above in black shirt) is a community organizer for CT Students for a Dream, an organization that advocates for undocumented students, reported the Hartford Courant. Police at the University knew Cruz-Lopez because he helped coordinate protests against President Trump and his immigration policies.

United We Dream described Cruz-Lopez as “a student with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals),” after police arrested him at the White House in February 2016. The United We Dream website states, “We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.”

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