Downtown Confederate monument defaced with anti-white messages

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Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 9:22 PM
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The large Confederate monument on Broad Street in downtown Augusta has been defaced tonight by someone who spray painted anti-white messages.

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The large Confederate monument on Broad Street was defaced with spraypainted anti-white messages.  Staff
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The large Confederate monument on Broad Street was defaced with spraypainted anti-white messages.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has responded, and witnesses at the scene in the 700 block of Broad told a Chronicle reporter they noticed someone spray painting the landmark at about 8:30 p.m.

Messages were marked in black and include the words black power, I hate whites and cracker killers as well as an obscenity against whites in large letters.

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Lumbarsupport
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Lumbarsupport 11/08/09 - 10:31 pm
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Inspired no doubt by the hate

Inspired no doubt by the hate speech of Kieth Oberman.

reb007
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reb007 11/08/09 - 10:33 pm
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Hang the basterd

Hang the basterd

micbare
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micbare 11/08/09 - 10:41 pm
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I am amazed all the words

I am amazed all the words were spelled correctly.

museofsatie
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museofsatie 11/08/09 - 10:50 pm
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I'm more inclined to believe

I'm more inclined to believe that this is the work of bored, dumb, white teens (or young adults), trying to just get a rise out of people, rather than that of someone who is (or some people who are) black. Obviously, either one is possible, though, and neither outcome would surprise me.

Niko Mahs
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Niko Mahs 11/08/09 - 10:52 pm
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The penmanship appears to be

The penmanship appears to be quite extraordinary from a spray can application.

FedupwithAUG
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FedupwithAUG 11/08/09 - 10:56 pm
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Only in Augusta. I would

Only in Augusta. I would have thought the black folk would be happy after getting a city official in that makes sure blacks get city contracts even if they are not qualified.

happychimer
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happychimer 11/08/09 - 11:08 pm
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Sad.

Sad.

Antknee
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Antknee 11/08/09 - 11:24 pm
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I had to comment on this

I had to comment on this story.Any race can and does sometimes act against other races.There are white people against black people,black people against white people, there are people who cannot stand oriental people.I am white and proud to be white,but if I was black I would be proud to be black.I do have Seminole Indian blood, of which I am proud.this crime was obviously done by gutter trash. No decent God loving person would have done this crime.The criminals who have done this should be arrested when it is found out who has done this CRIME!

Lorissa83
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Lorissa83 11/08/09 - 11:28 pm
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haha, that doesnt hurt my

haha, that doesnt hurt my feelings. FAIL.

Ionesco
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Ionesco 11/08/09 - 11:29 pm
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I was not aware there was a

I was not aware there was a category of speech called "anti-white messages." I was also not aware that "cracker" was especially offensive (or a term used by anyone from a major metropolitan area). I find the messages funny. I find where they were spray-painted disrespectful. The people who fought for the Confederacy, like the people who fight for our country today, did not necessarily agree with the policies of the South, but went forward with honest hearts and gave the greatest sacrifice.

RichmondCountyResident1
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RichmondCountyResident1 11/08/09 - 11:42 pm
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It's sad to see some folks

It's sad to see some folks who are intolerant of others viewpoints.This is the last thing we need in our community.I hope the perpertrators are apprehended.FedupwithAug, please leave us. Attitudes like yours spur this kind of foolishness.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 11/09/09 - 12:02 am
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I hope they find the [filtered word]'s

I hope they find the [filtered word]'s who did this. And hope their sentences are very harsh for this hate crime.

wwjd
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wwjd 11/09/09 - 12:03 am
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It always amazes me that

It always amazes me that people who are so brave to write this kind of trash on mounments, are so cowardly to come out and make themselves known. Just shows what kind of person or persons they really are. It's this kind of people that makes it hard for our children and grandchildren to get along with one another in schools. Instead of working towards a better future, they would rather get out and deface other peoples property. GROW UP KIDS, GET A JOB, MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF YOURSELVES or guess what YOUR KIDS WILL BE JUST LIKE YOU. God don't like UGLY and what you do in the dark WILL be brought to the light!!! Bad boy's, Bad Boy's what cha gonna do when they come for you?

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zardoz35 11/09/09 - 12:13 am
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Actually, I'll bet some white

Actually, I'll bet some white kids wrote it. When, if, they find out, don't be too surprised if they're white or Hispanic. Confederate statues contain enough hate in themselves anyway. One of the stupidest wars ever fought.

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terry67 11/09/09 - 12:39 am
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Prolly was white

Prolly was white kids....since the black ones were busy robbing Burger King! Funny how quick ppl jump to the conclusion that this was a white crime but if it was some slurs against blacks you would NEVER see someone say "oh it was bored, dumb, black kids" This was stupid regardless!

WW1949
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WW1949 11/09/09 - 12:44 am
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Just dumb people doing dumb

Just dumb people doing dumb things.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 12:49 am
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Now, for those of you

Now, for those of you geniuses that were able to tell the color of the message writer, I wonder how many would have trouble figuring out the race of a sloppily written message on the James Brown Arena aimed at blacks and using the dreaded "N" word. Well, it was exactly the same race as that of the person that wrote the neat message on the Confederate memorial. The race of stupid. You can get a degree in stupid from any government school and you can be rewarded for life for being a member of this race. Unfortunately, it doesn't come in an easily recognized color, since it's a race based on attitude and anyone can choose it. The only cure for this race is maturity. Many never seek the cure.

1941
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1941 11/09/09 - 12:54 am
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This is no diffrence than

This is no diffrence than some of the things they say about our president!! Instead of hiding behind a computer, someone decided to do it where everyone can see it . I do not agree with, what was done, but some of the things that have been said in this paper, would bring about things like this,or cause people to get upset, and do this type of thing.

wcorowitz
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wcorowitz 11/09/09 - 01:12 am
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please let's not inject race

please let's not inject race into this. A Vandal is a Vandal. I don't agree with the symbolism of the confederate monument, but there are better ways to voice your displeasure. (petition, holding a staged rally in front of the monument, etc.) Who ever did this broke the law, plain and simple.

lokalloudness
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lokalloudness 11/09/09 - 01:21 am
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Definitely not highly trained

Definitely not highly trained graffitti artists. If they catch whoever did this...they should invite the public out to watch them clean it up with a tootbrush.

SayNoMore
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SayNoMore 11/09/09 - 01:27 am
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Let's not inject race into a

Let's not inject race into a story about racial vandalism? Yeah, okay.....

SouthernChic
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SouthernChic 11/09/09 - 01:49 am
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Grafitti is an art? That's

Grafitti is an art? That's news to me. But then again there are some that call Rap music.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 11/09/09 - 02:04 am
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1941, it works both ways

1941, it works both ways buddy!!!!

robbie1
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robbie1 11/09/09 - 03:23 am
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WOW!!! "Lets not inject race

WOW!!! "Lets not inject race into this." I think that was done by the "artist". I'm amazed that folks have determined the race of the perp. Have we determined sex? How about sexual orientation? Doesn't really matter... A moron is a moron.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 03:46 am
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Yes, robbie. The graffiti

Yes, robbie. The graffiti artist was gay.

robbie1
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robbie1 11/09/09 - 03:57 am
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LOL, Whip...

LOL, Whip...

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 11/09/09 - 07:09 am
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This is NOT racist since it

This is NOT racist since it is directed at whites.This person was just showing freedom of expression.It would be racist IF it read"I hate blacks".

HotFoot
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HotFoot 11/09/09 - 07:16 am
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ionesco, let me get you up to

ionesco, let me get you up to speed. I used the term "cracker" in an otherwise innocuous post and it was pulled for violating the comments policy. Down here, hard as it may be to believe or countenance, the C-word seems to be just as bad as the N-word.

philldinkens
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philldinkens 11/09/09 - 07:34 am
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Who said the n word is

Who said the n word is bad---sometimes it applies perfectly!

Doyougetitnow
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Doyougetitnow 11/09/09 - 08:02 am
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The best post on here is

The best post on here is about the "race of stupid". I whole heartedly agree that stupid has no color.

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