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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.
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 25 comments

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.
In the Media by Star Garcia

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Steve Hayes

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

'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.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir

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.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

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.
In the Media by Sadiq Green

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

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.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 10 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 8 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Martin Laine

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.
In the Media by Salim Jiwa

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.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 11 comments

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.
In the Media by Nathalie Caron - 3 comments

Another Dearborn Mosque Is Targeted With Vandalism

A message of hatred was found written on Dearborn, Michigan's Karbalaa Islamic Education Center yesterday.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 3 comments

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?
In the Media by BeeHive - 2 comments

FBI launches probe of vandalism on Islamic group's website

A hacker broke into an Islamic group's website and posted a message against Muslims.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price
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Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road  London after youths protested against the killing of a man by...
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Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road, London after youths protested against the killing of a man by armed police in an attempted arrest, August 6, 2011 in London, England. Twenty-nine-year-old father-of-four Mark Duggan died August 4 after being shot by police in Tottenham, north London.
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Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
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Mary s praying were cut off in the senseless act of vandalism that police are investigating as a hat...
St. Matthew Catholic Church
Mary's praying were cut off in the senseless act of vandalism that police are investigating as a hate crime.
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
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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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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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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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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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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
A Starbucks window smashed at Yonge and College.
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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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Edinburgh mosque was vandalized with bacon.
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Edinburgh mosque was vandalized with bacon.
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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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Cops in fully prepared riot gear.
Cops in fully prepared riot gear.
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