by McIntosh | July 14, 2016 7:12 am
A memorial to police in Richmond, Virginia has been vandalized with a message that points to the police shooting of a black man in Louisiana…Whoever did this, is a coward. He or she doesn’t care about healing. Destruction is the game here. Of property, and relations.
A large red ‘X’ was spray-painted on the torso of the statue of an officer carrying a child, and ‘Justice for Alton’ is written on the stones below, an apparent reference to 37-year-old Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge.
‘It’s a senseless act,’ said local resident H. Penn Burke, whose police father was slain in 1925, to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
‘In my opinion, children aren’t raised correctly correctly today to respect elders, to respect the parents, to respect teachers and especially to respect law enforcement,’ he added.
‘You may not agree with everything that happens in today’s world — but you need to learn to live together with your neighbors, you need to learn to live together with your parents, your teachers, and most importantly law enforcement.’
Richmond PD spokesman James Mercante said the statue, which had recently been installed in the Byrd Park, become a memorial spot as the local community mourned the five officers killed by a sniper in Dallas.
Several citizens dropped bouquets of flowers at the statue.
A pathetic display of humanity. I can see it being some ignorant punk kid trying to make a statement…then again it can be some ignorant punk college student, too. How the hell does this help your cause?
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