Atascadero Veteran’s memorial vandalized

January 1, 2014

tape 1Atascadero police are looking for the person or persons who vandalized the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial grounds on New Year’s Day.

Shortly after 10 a.m., a witness called to report that a 1980’s red Chevrolet pickup truck was driving through the memorial crashing into benches and lights. The truck drove of before police arrived.

“On behalf of the Council, I am saddened to hear about the damage done to the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial this morning,” said Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley in a press release. “We ask for the community’s continued response in providing the Police Department with any information they may have regarding the incident.”

The damage to the memorial has been initially estimated at $15,000.

 


6 Comments

  1. SnakePliskin says:

    As obscene as the War memorial is, no excuse for such wanton destruction…

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    • achillesheal says:

      It is a memorial to honor those who have served, not honor war. Never forget that you have the freedom to make that kind of comment because of those who served.

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      • SnakePliskin says:

        Do you really believe that only people who live in the US can make such a comment? As it is, thanks to the NSA and the courts, such comments will not be made so freely. Those who have fought and died in the numerous US wars of aggression have not done so to make the people of the US free, but to make a handful of people very rich. I’d much prefer a monument to peace.. but where would the profit be in that?

        The “Faces of Freedom” war memorial is replete with lies, misinformation and disinformation on the US was of aggression, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It becomes a self perpetuating meme. People are sent to fight and die in corporate wars of profit. There is a need to call those who fight and die “heroes” to make it easier to continue etc. etc. etc.

        Which individuals and corporations profited from WWI?

        Which individuals and corporations profited from WWII and grew rich in dealings with Hitler?

        Who really stared the Korean War? (Based on lies)

        Which individuals and corporations profited from Viet Nam (Based on lies)

        Which individuals and corporations profited and continue to profit from the GWOT? (Based on lies)

        Not to mention complicity in the genocide which took place in Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chile, etc. etc. etc.

        The more obvious psychopaths of the GOP or the smoother psychopaths of the Democratic Party matters not. The US is simply the most violent and terrorist nation in the world… the system requires it…

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        • achillesheal says:

          The people who started those wars are politicians. No monument should ever be put in their honor.

          As for Freedom – I was speaking of WWII primarily, and yes, things would be very different if not for the brave who served.

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  2. SLOBIRD says:

    Absolutely inexcusable! Who would even think of doing such a destructive act?

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    • Cindy says:

      “Who would even think of doing such a destructive act”

      This has been bugging me for the last 3 hours. I know someone with a 22 year old who drives an old red pick up and has done similar type of malicious damage in the past. He is 22 and acts like 15. I think I’ll take a drive over to my “sort of” friends house and look at her kids truck. This is so irritating. Too bad we can’t loan people who have no respect for our veterans to a North Korea labor camp for a few months. It would surely be the cure.

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