Tag: vandalism

Anti-Christian graffiti spray-painted on Be’er Sheva church

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anti-Christian graffiti was sprayed at the entrance to a church in Be'er Sheva's Old City on Friday, just two days before Pope Francis I is due to begin his tour of the Holy Land. Police who arrived at the scene immediately began searching for the unknown suspects, who wrote "Jesus is a son of a […]

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Security stepped up at Barnoldswick church after vandalism

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

A CHURCH is set to install security cameras and lighting after a spate of attacks by vandals. Windows at Holy Trinity Church, in Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, were smashed during the latest attack – the fifth in 18 months. Church warden Mark Williams said it looked like the windows had been smashed by youths playing football […]

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Several South Columbus churches vandalized

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Reverend Darrion McCoy arrived to church early Sunday morning and found that a large rock had been thrown through one of the windows at his church. “Why would they do this to the church?” asks Rev. McCoy. “I just don't understand why they would vandalize the church.” Twelve Disciples Baptist church was […]

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Bronx Synagogue Swastika: Rabbi Says Graffiti ‘Particularly Hurtful’ to Holocaust Survivor Members

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kingsbridge Center of Israel Rabbi David Jonas said that swastika graffiti tagged on his synagogue in Bronx, New York, was “particularly hurtful” because of the Holocaust survivors it counts as members, including the shul’s president who discovered the hate crime early on Monday morning. “The act was particularly hurtful given it was on a synagogue, and […]

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Vandals Shoot Into Church Building

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The congregation at Blue Springs Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN is keeping the faith, even though they're facing a massive repair bill because of vandals. "Take your gun to a gun range if you want to shoot, don't shoot into a building," says church administrator Mark Wells. In all, there's 14 bullet holes in this […]

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FBI offering $5,000 reward for information on Bozeman church vandalisms

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that helps its investigation into a string of church vandalisms in Bozeman. Investigators believe the three incidents to be related and are treating them as hate crimes, due to the “sheer volume of profane anti-religious graffiti and acts of arson discovered inside the […]

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Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bnei Akiva counselors who arrived at the headquarters of the group’s Shunra branch in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood in northern Jerusalem on Tuesday morning were horrified to discover that the center, which includes a synagogue, had been badly vandalized. Arutz Sheva spoke to chapter manager Dana Amar, who said the vandalism included “destruction of property and […]

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Woman who vandalized church sentenced

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Santa Maria woman who vandalized St. John Neumann Catholic Church last year was sentenced Wednesday to almost three years in state prison. Amanda Ruiz, 24, was sentenced Wednesday by visiting Superior Court Judge Roger Picquet in Santa Maria. She had pleaded no contest July 3 to a felony charge of recklessly causing fire to […]

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Vandals Flood Church, Damage Offices of Several Nonprofits

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Long Beach police are investigating a vandalism incident that left a church flooded, soaking carpets and damaging equipment. The incident happened sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to police. The vandals broke into a maintenance shed at The Neighborhood Church on the 3400 block of San Anseline Ave, police said Tuesday. The […]

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Children Responsible for Derby Church Vandalism: Cops

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Derby police have identified the suspects who vandalized a church in April, and they are just seven and 10 years old.   Holes still remain in the historic stained glass windows at the Immanuel St. James Church in Derby.  “When they said the ages of the kids, I said 'oh Lord,'” said Al Smith, groundskeeper […]

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Temple Beth Israel vandalism called hate crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some broken windows and a word carved in the door of the Beth Israel Temple are being investigated as felony malicious mischief — a hate crime — according to authorities. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said officers thought they were going to a shooting at first. “It was a shooting call when officers responded. […]

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Sharon church hit with swastika graffiti

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sharon police are investigating swastika graffiti found on the Victory Assembly of God church Friday evening, Sergeant Hugh Cameron said. He declined to release details of the investigation. Robert Trestan, New England regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said he heard about the vandalism on a news website and found it unsettling. Church officials did […]

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Vandal spray paints Temple Israel during Passover

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Minneapolis police are looking for a vandal who was caught on camera spray-painting purple letters on Temple Israel overnight, and though they're not sure what it means, they say it could be a hate crime. Police are not releasing the video, describing it as evidence — but Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman told FOX […]

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$50,000 In Damages To Medical Lake Church, Calling It ‘Hate Crime’

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash – It's not the way members of the Lake City Assembly of God expected to spend their Sunday; instead of attending services, they were canceled in the wake of a $50,000 vandalism spree throughout two church buildings that was committed late Saturday or early Sunday. The suspect (s) kicked 12 doors off […]

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Swastikas painted on Morrison synagogue highlight spike in anti-Semitic vandalism

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

MORRISON, Colo. — The Anti-Defamation League was up in arms Thursday after two incidents of vandalism targeted a Morrison synagogue last week. In both incidents, a swastika was spray painted on a sign in front of the B’nai Chaim Synagogue. The League was particularly worried because this isn’t the only incident of anti-Semitic vandalism to […]

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