Tag: Vandalism

Jewish Cemeteries Are Threatened. These People Are Guarding Them.

WESTHOFFEN, France — Some of the forgotten tombstones in the old Jewish cemetery look suspiciously whitened. It took vigorous scrubbing to get rid of the swastikas. The defacing in December of gravestones in the cemetery in Westhoffen, a sleepy village in Alsace, was not isolated. In the absence of actual Jews in the Alsace countryside, […]

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Plymouth Rock and Other Landmarks Are Vandalized in Massachusetts

Crews spent Monday cleaning up Plymouth Rock and other monuments that were vandalized with graffiti over the weekend in Plymouth, Mass. Photos on social media showed red spray paint covering the rock, which marks the area where William Bradford and the pilgrims of the Mayflower disembarked before establishing Plymouth Colony in 1620. The letters “MOF” […]

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Activist Arrested Over Removal of a Slave Auction Plaque in Charlottesville

Sometime before dawn on Feb. 6, a man took a crowbar to the sidewalk in the historic town square in Charlottesville, Va., a few blocks away from a statue of the Confederacy’s top general, Robert E. Lee, that was at the center of heated protests in 2017. The man removed a six-year-old bronze plaque and […]

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With Cameras Monitoring His Grave, Karl Marx Still Can’t Escape Surveillance

LONDON — Karl Marx may be resting in peace, but he now does so under 24/7 video surveillance. After his grave at Highgate Cemetery in North London was vandalized twice last year, the Marx Grave Trust, which owns the monument, decided to monitor it with video cameras installed in December on nearby trees, hoping to […]

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Are You in a Gang Database?

I found out I was in a gang database — a shared criminal intelligence system used by policing agencies to store information on identified gang members — in 1996 after a dozen members of the Los Angeles Police Department crashed through my front door. The officers were from an anti-gang and graffiti task force and […]

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Norfolk Police: At least 40 stickers linked to hate group found in Ghent

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Police Department is investigating after several stickers tied to a hate group were found in the Ghent section of Norfolk. On Tuesday, January 21, Norfolk Police were alerted to the posting of several QR code stickers in the 21st Street corridor of Norfolk. (NPD) Officers immediately responded to the area […]

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‘The people here are best to fight against it’ neighbors react to Neo-Nazi stickers in Ghent

× ‘The people here are best to fight against it’ neighbors react to Neo-Nazi stickers in Ghent NORFOLK, Va. – This is how neighbors are describing the Historic Ghent District in Norfolk. “A very progressive and melting pot area.” Others believe “we are a really accepting district of artists, musicians and people from all walks of […]

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