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Three Scout Leaders Topple Stone Formation, Face Charges

Claiming they were trying to protect the public from a stone formation that took 165 million years to form, three Utah Boy Scout leaders pushed a boulder from its erosion-built perch. And posted the video online. Welcome to modern American vandalism, the public parks version.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Lincoln Memorial Closed After Paint Attack

One of the nation’s best-known and most accessible treasures has been shut while preservationists work to remove green paint splattered on Abraham Lincoln’s statue and his temple in Washington, D.C.

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Activist Arrested for Defacing Anti-Muslim Poster (Video)

Mona Eltahawy, a prominent Egyptian-American activist and writer whose arms were broken in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring, was arrested at a Times Square subway station after spraying paint over a controversial poster that has drawn broad condemnation for equating Muslims with ā€œsavages.ā€

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Vandals Assault Roman Treasures

Police walking a beat in Rome have more than pickpockets to look out for. A new rash of vandals and treasure hunters has afflicted the home of the Roman Empire and the Catholic Church, a city so stuffed with artifacts it is difficult to protect. (more)

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 READ MORE



The Difference Between Public Art and Vandalism

Last week we told you about a new Banksy mural that was reportedly threatened by the people who own the wall it was painted on. Such street art is often derided as vandalism by property owners and city managers, but on a trip to see the painting ourselves we discovered, sadly, that some idiot really had vandalized the wall.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 READ MORE


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Sean Penn Charged in Scuffle With Photographer

Sean Penn isn’t known for being a shrinking violet, and he’s drawn criticism and applause for taking public political stances on a wide range of topics. However, when Penn registered his displeasure with a photographer in L.A.‘s tony Brentwood neighborhood last October, the actor allegedly took things to a physical level—and now he’s facing charges that may land him in jail.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 READ MORE


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