Latest Vandalism News

Vandals hit 2 Kentucky churches on same street

Dec. 12, 2019 6:09 AM EST

EASTVIEW, Ky. (AP) — Congregants entered two Kentucky churches Sunday morning to find their houses of God in disarray, with items missing or destroyed. Bibles, church records and numerous sacred items like crosses were stolen from the Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Smith Chapel United...

Vandals damage cars in Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem

Dec. 9, 2019 10:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vandals slashed the tires of over 160 vehicles and sprayed slogans such as “Arabs=enemies” in a Palestinian neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, Israeli police said Monday. Elsewhere, Palestinian residents of the volatile West Bank city of Hebron staged a general...

Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

Dec. 8, 2019 9:53 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt metaphor for the arduous path traveled by Hong Kong's protest movement in the past six months. Dragging...

Charlottesville Confederate statue vandalized again

Nov. 30, 2019 5:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, that became a rallying point for white nationalists has been vandalized again, this time with graffiti saying, “Impeach Trump.” News outlets report that the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was also...

Ibrahimovic’s statue, property vandalized as Malmo fans spew

Nov. 28, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t appear concerned in the slightest. “I think they in Malmo respect this ... I think they are happy for my sake,” the soccer superstar said upon announcing he bought a stake of nearly 25% in a rival of his boyhood club. Ibrahimovic got it completely wrong. The reaction...

Christopher Columbus statue vandalized again

Nov. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it...

Yiddish author monument vandalized with swastikas in Ukraine

Nov. 25, 2019 6:48 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Unidentified vandals have painted swastikas on a monument to a prominent Yiddish author in the Ukrainian capital. Moshe Reuven Azman, the chief rabbi of Ukraine, posted pictures Monday of the monument to Sholem Aleichem outside Kyiv’s synagogue with big red swastikas...

Till memorial, others taking security steps amid vandalism

Nov. 23, 2019 1:07 PM EST

A commission behind a memorial for teenage lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi was forced to get a new sign with a glass bulletproof front and add cameras and alarms after previous markers were riddled with bullet holes. It’s one of numerous monuments to U.S. civil rights figures or events around...

Syracuse U, shaken by racism, welcomes the holiday break

Nov. 22, 2019 4:36 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Benny Callahan didn’t leave her dorm for two straight days this week. The Syracuse University freshman didn’t feel safe, she said, away from home and under siege, it seemed, by day-after-day reports of racism in campus residence and academic halls. “My parents are...

Washington State Patrol probes vandalism at state Capitol

Nov. 17, 2019 4:56 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol is investigating vandalism at the state Capitol. KOMO-TV reported Sunday that a large light fixture was ripped off one of the buildings and shattered. A knife was also found lodged in the door of the building where the Washington Supreme Court convenes....