Defacing History: Suspects Vandalize Christopher Columbus Monument

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 New York City has long been at the forefront of leniency when it comes to crime, with Mayor de Adam’s former policing background doing more than nothing to stem the tide of criminal activity growing in the big apple. Nothing seems to be off limits for these criminals, from public destruction to robberies, you name it.

On February 26, a damaging act occurred in New York City’s iconic Central Park – two suspects were reported to have defaced the historic Christopher Columbus statue there. This criminal action among many has been declared punishable charges by the NYPD, who are now asking for public assistance to locate and identify the suspected individuals that committed this act of vandalism. The incident is under further investigation. 

Breitbart reports, according to police, the incident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m., and the unknown individuals, wanted for criminal mischief, are accused of spray painting “Murderer” and “Give Us Our Land Back” on the statue.

A clip shows a man in a black jacket approaching the statue that is surrounded by fencing. A man wearing black climbs up the back of the monument while the other person spray paints the front:

An investigation into the incident was confirmed by police to Fox News, but no further details were provided.

According to the NYC Parks website’s Central Park page, the statue’s history is as follows:

For the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage in 1492, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society commissioned Spanish sculptor Jeronimo Sunol (1839–1902) to fashion this bronze portrait sculpture. The statue employs religious and imperialist imagery as the explorer holds in his right hand the Spanish flag with a cross on top. At his side, a globe is mounted to a cable-entwined capstan. The statue bears similarities to Sunol’s Columbus monument installed in 1885 at the Plaza de Colon in Madrid.

According to Breitbart News, the statue has been targeted before. In 2017, vandals defaced the Columbus statue, spray painting the words, “Hate will not be tolerated” alongside “Something is coming.” Moreover, the Italian explorer’s hands were painted red.

This behavior like this will continue to terrorize what used to be one of the cities in America. If Mayor Adams actually used his power to stop criminals from destroying the city, instead of complaining about it like he has no control, maybe the city would be better off. As a former cop, citizens should be complaining about over policing, not the opposite. The city of New York must rethink who they want as their next mayor because Adam’s incompetence is through the roof, and it will only put more of their lives in danger.

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