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Police Chief links vandalism decline to rise in Internet trolling

Glasgow - Scotland’s top police officer, Chief Constable Sir Stephen House, has compared the modern-day rise of Internet trolls posting abusive messages online with graffiti artists of old, daubing their messages on city buildings or any other convenient "media."

Jihadists destroy mosques and shrines in Iraq

Baghdad - Jihadists who overran Mosul last month have demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around the historic northern Iraqi city, residents and social media posts said Saturday.

Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Tokyo libraries

Tokyo - Scores of copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalised, officials said Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics.Pages in at least 250 copies of the diary, or publicat...

Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Tokyo libraries

Tokyo - Scores of copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalised, officials said Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics.Pages in at least 250 copies of the diary or publicati...

50 Cent pleads not guilty to violence against mother of his child

Los Angeles - Curtis Jackson —known as rapper and actor 50 Cent — pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he kicked the mother of his child and destroyed property in her Toluca Lake, California, condo in June.

Lincoln Memorial vandalized, splashed with green paint (UPDATED)

Washington - Vandals reportedly splashed green paint on the Lincoln Memorial located on the National Mall. The U.S. Park Police are currently investigating the crime.

Small town church has $50,000 worth of vandalism

Medical Lake - A small town church in Eastern Washington was vandalized and left tens of thousands of dollars in damages. No clear suspects yet.

Burning cars: A New Year tradition France wants extinguished

In recent years an unenviable New Year ‘tradition’ has grown in France which the French government would gladly see extinguished – setting fire to cars. This New Year, the 'tradition' continued.

Vandals draw Hitler-style mustache on nativity baby Jesus

Huntington Beach - Police in a Southern California city are searching for those responsible for drawing a Hitler-style mustache on the baby Jesus in Nativity scenes at a Catholic church and a home three blocks away.

Jimmy Savile's holiday home vandalised

Jimmy Savile's Scottish holiday home, Alt Na Reigh, was vandalised overnight. The Glencoe house in the Highlands was painted with abusive slogans.

Olympic gold medalist: 'Truly sorry for my poor behavior'

After a black eye mugshot and an arrest on charges of public intoxication and vandalism landed him in the headlines around the world, two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White has issued an apology to his fans.

Vandals inscribe pro-Nazi graffiti at Israel's Holocaust Museum

Jerusalem - Officials on Monday discovered that the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum had been vandalized with graffiti in Hebrew paying tribute to Adolph Hitler. Messages were also found denouncing Zionism.

Ohio man's order one taco short, rams Taco Bell with truck

When the fast food restaurant got his order wrong, the incensed man drove his truck through the customer entrance of a Huber Heights, Ohio Taco Bell. The man was arrested a short time later.

'Death to Christianity' scrawled on church wall in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli police are investigating the second church vandalism in Jerusalem this month. Nationalistic motives are being considered since one of the slogans is typical of those used by extremist Jewish settlers.

Head knocked off Jesus statue outside Mass. church

Boston - Boston police are looking for the individuals responsible for knocking the head off a statue of Jesus outside the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church in the Dorchester section of the city.

Anti-Jewish vandalism in Brooklyn community

Brooklyn - Bigotry reared its ugly head in Brooklyn, NY early Friday morning. New York City Police are looking into anti-Jewish graffiti and arson that was discovered in the predominantly Jewish section of Midwood. Police are handling the incident as a hate crime.

Man firebombs Taco Bell for not putting enough meat in Chalupas

A Georgia man detonated a Molotov cocktail in a Taco Bell drive-thru because he claims the fast food restaurant did not give him enough meat in his Chalupas.

Baseball field built for children with disabilities vandalized

Southfield - Two weeks before opening day a baseball field built for physically and mentally handicapped children had been vandalized in Michigan.

Teen wanted for vandalizing retirement home

Whitby - Durham Regional Police are asking for assistance from the public to identify a teen suspected of vandalizing a Whitby retirement home in December.

Five men charged with Christmas day vandalism at Bronner's

Early Christmas morning it was discovered that at least $40,000 in damage had been done to displays outside of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Five men have now been charged with the vandalism.

Teens detained after Polish cemetery vandalised in Brest, Belarus

Brest - Police in western Belarus have detained three teenagers who are accused of vandalising a Polish cemetery in the town of Brest on the night of August 25.

Vandalism engulfs the city of Toronto during G20 Summit Special

Toronto - The protests began peacefully and then out of nowhere violence erupted. The windows of stores have been smashed, political messages spray-painted in a lot of places and police vehicles are still on fire. More damage is expected.

Op-Ed: Can the phrase 'absolute scum' be appropriate language?

Blackburn - Austin Malloy, a UK magistrate, faces disciplinary action because he described two teenage vandals as 'absolute scum.' The magistrate is now defending himself by explaining that his words were appropriate, made in the language the youths would understand.

Vandals desecrate praying Virgin Mary statue Special

Charlotte - A statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized at a Charlotte church and police are trying to figure out who did it. Church members are outraged that someone would cut off the head and hands of Mary, who stands at the center of St. Matthew's garden of peace.

Recap of holiday hijinks across Europe

Burning down a traditional Christmas decoration is often a cause for public outrage, but not in Gavle, Sweden. Police there say a 13-meter tall straw goat in the town square has once again been set on fire in something that has become a local sport.

Hunt for hate perpetrators against Calgary's Jewish community

A hate crime against Jewish community facilities and a Holocaust Memorial has prompted police to release surveillance photos in the hope of identifying whoever painted Swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on buildings and signs on Saturday in Calgary.

Op-Ed: Threats And Vandalism Against Candidates, Now Things Get Ugly

McCain and Obama supporters bickering in the media and throughout commentary and the constant barrage of information brought out about the candidates are expected in a tight race. Threats and vandalism against either candidate is ugly and unacceptable.

Weekend Vandalism Leaves Veterans Outraged

A veteran monument was vandalised with Quebec nationalist slogans outside of Montreal last Sunday. Montreal police are currently investigating the act which has left the Lachine Legion members in complete outrage.

Another Dearborn Mosque Is Targeted With Vandalism

A message of hatred was found written on Dearborn, Michigan's Karbalaa Islamic Education Center yesterday.

Homeowners using Youtube to catch Vandals

Youtube is becoming more than just a place to post videos, it is being used by police to help catch criminals and now homeowners are jumping on the bandwagon. Will this idea work and catch on? Are the homeowners putting themselves at risk?
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Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
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A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
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During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.
During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.
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Shaun White was arrested in Nashville TN after being charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
Shaun White was arrested in Nashville TN after being charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
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Tim Horton s window smashed at Yonge and College.
Tim Horton's window smashed at Yonge and College.
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Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
Cops standing in formation to prevent protesters from walking through the street.
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Edinburgh mosque was vandalized with bacon.
Edinburgh mosque was vandalized with bacon.
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Mary s praying were cut off in the senseless act of vandalism that police are investigating as a hat...
Mary's praying were cut off in the senseless act of vandalism that police are investigating as a hate crime.
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Cops in fully prepared riot gear.
Cops in fully prepared riot gear.
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Cops in the middle of a large demonstration on Queen Street.
Cops in the middle of a large demonstration on Queen Street.
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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Police forcing protesters to move back at the Queen and Spadina rally.
Police forcing protesters to move back at the Queen and Spadina rally.
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
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