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Antisemitic Graffiti Now Covers Auschwitz

9 barracks vandalized Tuesday with English, German slurs

(Newser) - Antisemitic terms and other phrases denying the Holocaust appeared Tuesday on at least nine buildings at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz, where at least 1.1 million prisoners died during the Holocaust, 90% of whom were Jews. The spray-painted graffiti was written in English and...

George Floyd Statue Defaced, Again
George Floyd Statue
Defaced, Again

George Floyd Statue Defaced, Again

Paint thrown on it in NYC

(Newser) - A statue honoring George Floyd in New York City’s Union Square Park was vandalized on Sunday, police said. According to police, a video showed an unidentified man on a skateboard throwing paint on the statue at approximately 10am then fleeing, the AP reports. Nearby statues of late Congressman John...

Pride Flag Replaced With Confederate Flag on Campus

Police investigating what Virginia Tech's Wesley religious center calls a 'hate crime'

(Newser) - A gay pride flag has been stolen from a religious center at Virginia Tech for the third time in two weeks, and this time a Confederate flag was erected in its place. Police in Blacksburg, Va., are investigating the vandalism at the Wesley center, which campus minister Bret Gresham spotted...

Tupelo Says Somebody Stole 'Elvis'
Tupelo Says
Stole 'Elvis'

Tupelo Says Somebody Stole 'Elvis'

Lettering spelling out iconic singer's name stolen off sign at entrance to his Miss. birthplace museum

(Newser) - "Elvis" has left the street sign. The Elvis Presley Birthplace , a historic museum site commemorating the King of Rock and Roll in Tupelo, Miss., made a troublesome find over Memorial Day weekend: Someone ripped the lettering for the first word of the "Elvis Presley" signature off the brick...

In NYC, 'Truly Shocking' Series of Attacks Over the Weekend

Video footage suggests same suspect carried out attacks against 4 Bronx synagogues

(Newser) - Four New York City synagogues, all in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, were attacked over the weekend, pelted by rocks in what police say may have been hate crimes. NYPD Detective Francis Sammon tells CNN that the six attacks—two each against the Riverdale Jewish Center and Chabad Lubavitch,...

Police Searching for Man Who Popped Bubble Wrap

It was part of an art installation

(Newser) - Popping bubble wrap is a source of satisfaction for many people. For a man in Canada, however, it may be the source of legal troubles. Police in Vancouver are asking for tips from the public as they work to track down the unidentified man shown in a video damaging a...

Arrest Over QAnon Carving at 'America's Stonehenge'

Police allege Mark Russo, 51, used power tool on rock configuration

(Newser) - Police have made an arrest following a 15-month-long investigation into vandalism at a group of rock configurations in New Hampshire called "America's Stonehenge." Mark Russo, 51, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of felony criminal mischief, accused of defacing the stone in Salem...

Vandals Go After Home of Trump Impeachment Lawyer

Driveway of Michael van der Veen's Philly residence spray-painted with the word 'TRAITOR'

(Newser) - Former President Trump's impeachment trial is over , but not for one of his defense attorneys, who says he's been the target of harassment, intimidation, and vandalism since taking on Trump as a client. "My home was attacked," van der Veen said Saturday, per a pool report...

Vandals Leave Message at Pelosi's Home

Demand $2K relief checks, leave fake blood and a pig's head

(Newser) - People apparently unhappy with Congress' ability to pass larger COVID relief payments let Nancy Pelosi know in a way that has police investigating. Vandals spray-painted messages on the garage of Pelosi's residence in San Francisco, and they left a pig's head and fake blood, reports KPIX . It was...

More Bad News for Breonna Taylor Bust

Artist Leo Carson believes it was stolen

(Newser) - First a bust of Breonna Taylor was vandalized in Oakland, Calif. Now it’s disappeared altogether. Oakland Police are investigating reports that the ceramic bust of a smiling Taylor was stolen from Latham Square on Tuesday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . Days earlier, the bust had been smashed, leaving a...

Artist Describes 'Racist Attack' on Breonna Taylor Bust
Breonna Taylor Bust
Lasts 2 Weeks

Breonna Taylor Bust Lasts 2 Weeks

Artist Leo Carson says he'll rebuild in bronze after statue vandalized

(Newser) - A bust of Breonna Taylor has been found smashed in Oakland, Calif., a mere two weeks after its installation. The artist who created the ceramic bust, placed over a plaque reading, "Say her name: Breonna Taylor," said it was "a racist attack on the Black Lives Matter...

In Tenn., KKK Pays 'Social Visits' to Biden Supporters

Business cards, vandalism have Shelbyville residents on edge

(Newser) - Yards featuring signs in support of Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been littered with Ku Klux Klan propaganda in one Tennessee town, leaving residents on edge with weeks to go before Election Day. Breana Green of Shelbyville discovered her neighbor's yard sign...

Alleged Cemetery Vandal Gives Cops Bizarre Reason

Danny Frazier says he was attempting to resurrect grandmother in Tennessee

(Newser) - Police in Tennessee say a man caused almost $30,000 in damage to a cemetery in what he says was an attempt to resurrect his dead grandmother. A witness called the Knox County Sheriff's Office on Monday to report a homeless man had been vandalizing the cemetery at Huckleberry...

Vandals Leave Dead Bear, 'Black Lives Don't Matter' Sign at National Park

Great Smoky Mountains rangers are offering a reward for information

(Newser) - A dead black bear and a sign reading "Black lives don't matter" were found on an entrance sign for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee on Saturday morning. Rangers are asking anyone with information to reach out, and a $5,000 reward is being offered, the...

Vandal Cuts Cable Car Cord for 2nd Time in 13 Months

'This individual has no regard for their own life and limb'

(Newser) - Somebody in British Columbia apparently has a massive grudge against the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. The Mounties say the main cable was cut early Monday, sending gondola cars crashing into the mountain—13 months after the first time it was sabotaged . When the cable was cut in August...

Cops Fess Up: We Vandalized Guy's Cars After His Complaint

NJ officers Stephen Martinsen, Thomas Dowling went after outspoken resident's vehicles

(Newser) - It's a guilty plea for two New Jersey cops who retaliated against a local man after he'd filed a complaint against them. New Jersey Advance Media reports that 27-year-old Thomas Dowling and 31-year-old Stephen Martinsen admitted to fourth-degree criminal mischief Tuesday after vandalizing two vehicles belonging to Ernest...

Hate Crime Charges Follow Vandalism of BLM Mural

Viral video shows woman dousing Martinez, Calif., mural in black paint with male companion nearby

(Newser) - Two people accused of painting over giant block letters reading "Black Lives Matter" on a California street have been charged with a hate crime. Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, of Martinez, a city of 38,000 where the mural is located, were charged Tuesday with violation of...

After a Night of Upheaval, Enter the Wisconsin National Guard

Move follows fire, vandalism, violence in Madison

(Newser) - Gov. Tony Evers says he's preparing to activate the Wisconsin National Guard after a night of unrest in Madison that included an assault on a state senator. It was apparently triggered by the arrest of a protest organizer. A video shows Devonere Johnson, a black man who also goes...

Banksy Unveiled V-Day Mural; Not Everyone Liked It

Homeowners cover up mural after it's defaced in a very British manner

(Newser) - The family who owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine's Day has covered the mural after it was defaced. Temporary fencing was also added Saturday to the home in Bristol and closed-circuit television has been installed to protect the artwork,...

Patriots Star Is Under Arrest
Patriots Star
Is Under

Patriots Star Is Under Arrest

Julian Edelman is accused of vandalism

(Newser) - New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Police say Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday night on a commercial block of Beverly Hills,...

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