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Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

Man charged in racist vandalism of suburban Detroit home

Sep. 30, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window, police said Wednesday. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said at a news...

Man gets prison for graffiti during community service

Sep. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of spray-painting property with graffiti while he was supposed to be performing community service for a vandalism conviction has been sentenced to three years in jail. The Free Lance-Star reports that Robert Singhass, 21, of Unionville, bragged on social...

Terry Fuller, chairman of the state Plant Board, stands outside Fuller Seed & Supply in Poplar Grove, Ark., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Fuller, the head of an Arkansas agency that has placed restrictions on the use of dicamba believes his farming operations were targeted by vandals because of his stance on the herbicide. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Fuller says his eastern Arkansas farm has been vandalized three times this summer, resulting in more than $80,000 in damage. (Stephen Steed/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Arkansas official says vandals targeted him over dicamba

Sep. 25, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

POPLAR GROVE, Ark. (AP) — The head of an Arkansas agency that has placed restrictions on the use of dicamba believes his farming operations were targeted by vandals because of his stance on the herbicide. Terry Fuller, a Plant Board member for seven years who was recently elected chairman, said his eastern...

Police in Louisville, Ky., respond to vandalism, looting with close to 100 arrests; wounded officers expected to recover

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Louisville, Ky., respond to vandalism, looting with close to 100 arrests; wounded officers expected to recover.

Crews clean up historic Black cemetery vandalized in Austin

Sep. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin city crews and some community members united Wednesday to remove graffiti from more than a dozen headstones at a historic cemetery for Black residents. Vandals defaced nearly 15 headstones earlier this week at the Evergreen Cemetery in East Austin, the city's first major...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 file photo, a group of anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter demonstrators march in front of the Rotunda on the campus of the University of Virginia in anticipation of the anniversary of the previous year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. Rutgers University historian Mark Bray, author of the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” said there are well organized, tightly knit antifa groups that have operated for years. “But that’s different from saying that the politics of antifa is just one single, monolithic organization, which is obviously false,” said Bray, whose book traces the history and evolution of the movement. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares

Sep. 23, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The group gathered around the town square, waiting for the arrival of what has become a new American boogeyman: antifa. Michael Johnson and others were certain that school buses full of radical left-wing extremists from big cities were coming to Leitchfield, Kentucky, where about 50...

National park sign vandalized with racist message, bear skin

Sep. 22, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

WALLAND, Tenn. (AP) — The National Park Service is trying to identify who mounted a cardboard sign with a racist message and hung a black bear skin over an entrance sign at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors reported seeing the bear skin and sign on Saturday morning on a welcome sign near a...

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized for second time

Sep. 21, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Black Lives Matter mural painted on a street near Springfield City Hall has been vandalized for the second time in a week, and the city's mayor is promising to bring those responsible to justice. The mural was defaced over the weekend by someone peeling out in their car, leaving...

Phoenix museum vandalized with swastikas, racial slurs

Sep. 21, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A museum dedicated to the history of African Americans in Arizona was found vandalized with racial slurs and swastikas. Phoenix police said Monday they are investigating the vandalizing of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Authorities say the spray-painted graffiti...

Thomas Jefferson's original granite grave marker is seen Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, enclosed in an acrylic case on the Francis Quadrangle at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. The university says it installed the $20,000 case to protect the marker, donated to the university in 1885, from vandalism amid an ongoing dispute about whether the university should honor the third president who also was a slave owner. (Madeline Carter/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP)

$20,000 acrylic case installed around Jefferson marker

Sep. 21, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A $20,000 acrylic case now protects Thomas Jefferson's original headstone on the University of Missouri campus, a response to vandalism concerns amid an ongoing dispute about whether the university should honor the third president who also was a slave owner. The clear case was...