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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:07 AM

Nashville Police Say It Won't Be Easy To Discover Who Vandalized Confederate Monument


By Monday afternoon, the red paint splattered on the Confederate Private Monument was largely cleaned up.
CHAS SISK / WPLN



Police in Nashville are reviewing surveillance footage to unravel who was behind the vandalism of a Civil War memorial in Centennial Park.

The Confederate Private Monument has stood in Centennial Park since 1909. Over the weekend, the phrase "They Were Racists" was painted on the statue and red paint was splattered on the side.

But a spokeswoman for the Metro Nashville Police Department says vandalism is "often a very difficult crime to solve."

No arrests have been made in similar vandalism cases in recent years. That includes the dousing of pink paint on the prominent statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest along Interstate 65 in late 2017, or the scrawling of profanities on the tomb of President Andrew Jackson a little over a year ago. The Hermitage says that was the first time Jackson's grave had been vandalized.

Read more: https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/police-say-it-won-t-be-easy-discover-who-vandalized-confederate-monument#stream/0

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:14 AM

1. That's not vandalism...

it's fact checking!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:19 AM

2. Perhaps someone can explain...

Why are there monuments to traitors?

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