Tag Archives: vandalism

WeHo City Council Votes To Recommend Removal Of Trump’s Star, But That Probably Won’t Happen [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The city of West Hollywood approved a proposal to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, citing recent costly vandalism and recent demonstrations around the star. West Hollywood’s five-member city council passed the measure unanimously on Monday evening, allowing it to move forward with a request to remove the star, which ...

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Vandals Set Adrift Betsy Devos’ $40 Million Yacht

The Toledo Blade reports: A boat owned by the family of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was vandalized over the weekend while moored at a Huron dock, according to the Huron Police Department. The Seaquest was moored at the Huron Boat Basin, 330 Main St., according to a police report. The captain of the 163-foot yacht, worth a reported ...

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CALIFORNIA: Man Who Vandalized Trump’s Hollywood Star In 2017 To Pay $20K Bail For Man Arrested Today

TMZ reports: The OG Donald Trump Walk of Fame Star vandal is coming to the rescue of the latest guy to take a pickax to Trump’s star by bailing him out of jail. You might recall, James Otis attacked Trump’s star in 2016 — also with a pickax — and we’ve learned he’s now stepping up to pay the $20k ...

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Vandal Destroys Trump’s Hollywood Star With Pickax

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed Wednesday morning by a man with a pickax that witnesses say he carried in a guitar case, police said. Officers were called around 3:30 a.m. to the star’s location on Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue, where they found a small pile of rubble in place ...

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Equality House Vandalized And Strafed With Gunfire

NBC News reports: The Equality House in Topeka, Kansas, which stands directly across the street from the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, has been a symbol of the LGBTQ rights movement since it was first painted Pride flag colors in March of 2013. This week, however, the colorful symbol of equality was subjected to hate when spray-painted slurs and bullet ...

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Trump’s Hollywood Star Destroyed With Ax [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Donald Trump’s star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a man dressed as a city construction worker wielding a sledgehammer and pick-ax. The man, who told Deadline his name was Jamie Otis, said he was trying to extract the star to auction it off and raise funds for the women who ...

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Vandals Hit Trump’s Brand New DC Hotel

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s brand-new Washington hotel was vandalized Saturday with messages supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, according to D.C. police. The spray-painted slogans appeared on either side of the entrance to the Trump International Hotel, which opened its doors last month. Photos posted on social media indicated that the hotel attempted to cover up the defaced portions of ...

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MICHIGAN: Anti-Gay Car Shop Owner Blames Vandalism On “Evil Homosexuals”

Via Michigan Live: Already targeted by an egg-thrower and protestors, a Grandville auto shop came under fire from a can of spray paint days after its outspoken owner created a controversy with his anti-gay Facebook posts. Graffiti was sprayed on the Dieseltec building overnight. The message: “I (heart sign) NUTS.” Dieseltec owner Brian Klawiter last week created headlines and set ...

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Billboard Of The Day

God’s Gentle People in Chico, California didn’t like the “Don’t Believe In God?” message of the above billboard. Also vandalized was the website for the local atheists group.

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SF’s MUNI Vandal Has Been Busted

San Francisco’s infamous MUNI vandal has been busted. A Chronicle photo of the man smashing the front window of the bus during post-World Series celebrations was widely circulated online, and police say tips led to the arrest of Gregory Tyler Graniss, 22, of San Francisco. Graniss was booked Tuesday night on charges of felony vandalism and injuring or destroying a ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Windows Smashed At Castro’s GLBT Historical Society

From their Facebook page: Two windows at The GLBT History Museum were smashed in an act of vandalism around 4:45 a.m. this morning (Oct. 29). Our staff responded immediately, as did the San Francisco Police Department. None of the historical objects on display were damaged. The museum will be closed today so we can start repairs, but we expect to ...

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PA Billboard Vandalized On First Day

Pennsylvania’s Christians clearly do not approve of the posting of billboards containing verbatim quotes from the Bible. The verse itself would likely have been stripped too, but it was out of the reach of the vandals.

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LONDON: Gay Bookstore Vandalized

London’s famous Gay’s The Word bookstore was struck by vandals over the weekend. Staff at the Marchmont Street store came to work this morning to find the front window smashed and the shopfront had been pelted with eggs. Assistant manager Uli Lenart told PinkNews.co.uk that witnesses reported seeing a group of youths “rampaging” up and down the street at around ...

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FRANCE: Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ Destroyed By Catholic Protesters

After weeks of demonstrations, yesterday Catholic protesters in France destroyed NYC artist Andres Serrano’s classic and controversial Piss Christ. The UK Guardian reports: The work has previously been shown without incident in France, but for the past two weeks Catholic groups have campaigned against it, culminating in hundreds of people marching through Avignon on Saturday in protest. Just after 11am ...

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CALIFORNIA: Vandals Rip Out “Equality” From Gay-Friendly Church Banner

Vandals have literally ripped out equality from the banner of a gay-friendly church in California. Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma, a senior pastor at the church, said church leaders are asking the congregation to pray for those who defaced their banner. “Our belief that hate is not a Christian value remains firm,” she said. “And while they can take the ‘equality’ out ...

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LGBT Book Section Vandalized At Harvard

Harvard police say a section of LGBT books were destroyed in the university library by a vandal who doused the shelves with urine. Security staff at Lamont Library said in a report filed with campus police on Friday that it appeared someone poured urine on the books on Nov. 24. An empty bottle was found nearby. A police spokesman tells ...

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LOS ANGELES: Latino AIDS Memorial Vandalized With Yellow Paint

Karen Ocamb reports that the Wall Las Memorias in Los Angeles has been splashed with yellow paint by unknown vandals. The Wall Las Memorias – an inspirational art project dedicated as a Latino AIDS monument on World AIDS Day in 2004 – has been vandalized. Apparently a mother went to see the name of her son on the Wall in ...

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Vandals Strike At Four House Democrats

Teabaggers are throwing bricks through the office windows of House Democrats. The window broken Friday at the Niagara Falls office of Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, was one of at least four cases of vandalism targeting Democratic offices across the country late last week during the debate over health care reform. A window was also broken at the Monroe County ...

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UC Davis LGBT Center Vandalized

The LGBT center at the University of California campus in Davis was struck by graffiti vandals over the weekend. For now, the damage will remain as a symbol of anti-gay sentiment. From a UC Davis bulletin: On the night of February 26th the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center experienced acts of vandalism. The entrance to the LGBTRC was ...

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