Latest Vandalism News

The Latest: Suspected Senate liquid attacker out on bail

Sep. 14, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an activist who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The California woman who was arrested after she allegedly threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared...

2 found guilty of vandalizing monument to black workers

Sep. 11, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people accused of vandalizing a memorial to enslaved and free black workers who built UNC-Chapel Hill have been ordered to pay fine and perform community service. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 31-year-old Ryan Francis Barnett of Sanford and 50-year-old Nancy...

AP Explains: Why Mexican Women March Against Gender Violence

Sep. 8, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican women are clamoring for greater safety in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a female, and vandalism during recent protests has prompted widespread discussion about how best to draw attention to what many agree is a pressing issue. Hundreds took to the streets...

Sacramento to pay $2.4M to young sons of man shot by police

Sep. 5, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Sacramento will pay $2.4 million to the two sons of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police last year, according to court documents. A quarter of the money, plus nearly $14,000 in expenses, will go to attorneys, and the rest into a trust for the sons of...

Nigerians attack South African businesses in retaliation

Sep. 4, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — South African-owned businesses operating in Nigeria are being targeted with violence in retaliation for xenophobic attacks carried out against Africans working in South Africa. Police in South African arrested more than 100 people in five areas impacted by days of violence in...

Oklahoma woman charged with racist vandalism hospitalized

Aug. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on the county Democratic Party's offices, an art center and an elementary school in Norman, Oklahoma, was hospitalized for medical and mental health treatment. Court documents show that on Aug. 1,...

Vandalized robot may solve mystery of its own attack

Aug. 20, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A 400-pound (181-kilogram) security robot that was knocked over by a vandal last month in Northern California may help bring its attacker to justice. The Hayward Police Department on Tuesday released images of the suspect that the Knightscope K5 robot captured before it was damaged....

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

Aug. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California's capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation's oldest law governing when officers can use deadly force and it was signed by the governor Monday, though even supporters aren't...

Berlin memorial to gay victims of Nazis vandalized

Aug. 19, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a central memorial to the gay victims of the Nazis has been vandalized. The concrete memorial in Berlin's Tiergarten park, near the memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, features a window into which visitors can look and view a video of a same-sex couple kissing....

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Aug. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a...