Latest Vandalism News

Seattle police vow tougher handling of protest vandalism

Jan. 23, 2021 5:58 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz says the city is getting tougher on those who commit vandalism during street protests. Diaz announced the new policy before an anticipated protest Saturday, saying it was coordinated with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, The Seattle Times reported. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis. Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)

Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbs

Jan. 22, 2021 10:56 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn’t been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. Many protesters are...

Police officer, suspect killed after armed standoff in Ohio

Jan. 19, 2021 6:05 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city on Tuesday was mourning a police officer who died after an hourslong armed standoff ended in gunfire and also claimed the life of a suspect, police said. Toledo Police Officer Brandon Stalker, 24, was shot and killed Monday when Christopher Harris, 27, emerged from a home...

FILE - In this file still image taken from security video released by the Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office, a Chicago police officer lies on a couch inside Rush's burglarized congressional campaign office in Chicago on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during 2020's widespread unrest who were lounging, and apparently even sleeping, inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union official said, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office via AP, File)

Union: 17 Chicago cops resting in burgled office suspended

Jan. 14, 2021 7:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer's widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., an ally of President Donald Trump, passes through a metal detector before entering the House chamber, a new security measure put into place after a mob stormed the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The House is trying to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

Jan. 13, 2021 8:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing fines of up to $10,000 will be imposed on members who fail to abide by the security protocols of the House. Wednesday's announcement...

Vandal damages tiny home village designed for homeless

Jan. 9, 2021 5:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — County officials and police say the opening of a tiny home village for homeless people in North Portland has been delayed after a vandal destroyed nearly every sleeping pod in the shelter. Officer Melissa Newhard, a Portland Police Bureau spokeswoman, told The Oregonian that the...

Police declare riot over protest against cop shooting man

Jan. 8, 2021 7:29 PM EST

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Police declared a riot and arrested one person in Tigard, Oregon, following demonstrations in response to a fatal shooting by a Tigard police officer. KGW reports police said about 100 people marched to the Tigard Police Department at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said during...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Proud Boys leader Henry

Judge bans Proud Boys leader from Washington after arrest

Jan. 5, 2021 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has banned the leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, from the nation’s capital after he was accused of vandalizing a Black Lives Matter banner at a historic Black church and found with high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested. The order bans...

Judge bans Proud Boys leader from nation's capital after arrest on vandalism, weapons charges

Jan. 5, 2021 4:21 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge bans Proud Boys leader from nation's capital after arrest on vandalism, weapons charges.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Police: Protesters outside Sen. Hawley's home were peaceful

Jan. 5, 2021 2:58 PM EST

Protesters who gathered outside the Virginia home of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley Monday evening were peaceful and they left when police explained they were violating local picketing laws, police said Tuesday. The Missouri senator on Twitter accused the protesters of vandalism and threatening his family. Officers...