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    Vandals descrate soldiers graves

    ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. — Vandals burned dozens of small American flags that decorated veterans' graves for Memorial Day and replaced many of them with hand-drawn swastikas, authorities said Monday.

    Forty-six flag standards were found empty and another 33 flags were in charred tatters Sunday in the cemetery, authorities said. Swastikas drawn on paper appeared where 14 of the flags had been.

    Members of the American Legion on this island off Washington's northwest coast replaced the burned flags with new ones Sunday afternoon.

    The vandals struck again on Memorial Day after a guard left at dawn, the San Juan County sheriff's office said. This time, the vandals left 33 of the hand-drawn swastikas.

    "This is not an act of free speech. This is a crime," Sheriff Bill Cumming said in a statement released Monday afternoon.

    Investigators believe there's more than one culprit, based on the number of flags that were vandalized, Cumming said in a telephone interview. But authorities have no suspects, he said.

    The sheriff said deputies were trying to lift fingerprints off what little physical evidence they were able to recover.
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    I hate assholes. I sincerely hope the get enough evidence to catch these guys.
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    I have to agree with ya on this one ... that's just plain sorry. I love when karma comes back to iddiots like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    I've got some tar Ducky, can you spare some feathers?

    Not currently, but I'm pretty sure I can find a fairly full septic tank that is big enough they can drown in.
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    Let the beat downs commence!
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    That's awful. How low can some people get.
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    I think that kind of behavior should be a capital crime. If it happens in front of me, it just might be.
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    They don't let us hang people anymore so how about, under18 they get maximum fine and 200 hours community service in a VA hospital. If they are over 18, maximum fine, 6 months in jail and 200 hours community service in a VA hospital.

    All community service to be supervised. My recomendation for a supervisor would be Gunny Ermey from mail call.
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    I think if I caught them, I'd make a call to the local national guard units, VFW and american legion and ask if they had someplace I could drop these guys off at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXPO710 View Post
    I think if I caught them, I'd make a call to the local national guard units, VFW and american legion and ask if they had someplace I could drop these guys off at.
    I like that idea...I'm sure someone would have a place for them.
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    Whatever happened to the good old days, when the judge could give the option of jailtime or military service. I bet there are more than a few DI's in Paris Island who'd just love to get their paws on these nuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Whatever happened to the good old days, when the judge could give the option of jailtime or military service. I bet there are more than a few DI's in Paris Island who'd just love to get their paws on these nuts...
    Yeah no kidding...
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,276089,00.html

    They are now saying it was not a prank, but rather the work of professionals
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    Something tells me this is going to be a bunch of young punks who think this is some joke. If they dont get much in court, (which we know they wont), I like the idea of community service in a VA hospital followed by more service in the cemetary cleaning all Veterans graves with a toothbrush!!!! Hell after that give them one way tickets to friggen Germany.


    Damn shit like this just burns me up.
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    Louisiana requires the offender pay a $25.00 fine when commiting a simple battery of any person who commits a flag desecration... Here's my $25, where are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Louisiana requires the offender pay a $25.00 fine when commiting a simple battery of any person who commits a flag desecration... Here's my $25, where are they?
    Hmm, that sounds more like a permit fee rather then a punishment. SIGN ME UP PLEASE!!
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    Hell here is my $25.00 also, point them out!!!!
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    I have plenty of feathers to toss at those assholes. Someone bring the tar
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