July 4 Vandal

PUBLISHED: 4:49 PM 6 Jul 2019

Vandal Caught On Video Defacing NC Monuments On July 4

What sort of hate-filled, messed-up, bitter, ignorant person does something like this?

No respect for the dead... or the living.

In North Carolina, apparently there are still some people who are ignorant and take out their programmed hate on the monuments erected to people who showed more courage, honor, and bravery than they ever will.

Breitbart News reported:

A woman was allegedly caught on camera defacing two Confederate monuments in North Carolina in the early hours of the Fourth of July, according to law enforcement.

In a statement on Thursday, the Wilmington Police Department said the suspect was spotted on surveillance video splashing orange paint on the pair of statues at around 3:00 a.m. local time near the corner of 3rd and Market and 3rd and Dock Streets.

The first monument vandalized was of George Davis, who served as the attorney general for the Confederacy. ABC 11 reported the statue was erected in 1911. The other statue, put up in 1924, depicts Gabriel James Boney and is dedicated to Confederate soldiers.

In 2017, the Tar Heel State’s Democrat governor, Roy Cooper, urged the removal of Confederate statues from public property in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville protests. However, as the Hill noted, a “2015 state law bars the removal of the monuments without legislative approval, however, several Civil War-era monuments have been vandalized in the state since.”

A statue honoring Confederate soldiers at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, North Carolina, was vandalized in April with what is believed to have been cement.

The ABC 11 report included the following information:

Detectives are searching for a woman caught on camera vandalizing two Confederate statues in downtown Wilmington, according to a release from Wilmington Police Department.

George Davis was the Attorney General for the Confederate States of America. His Wilmington statue was put up in 1911 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

The Boney Monument is dedicated to Confederate soldiers. It was put up in 1924, also with the help of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Anyone with information on the identity of the person is urged to use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609.