Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Anti-war protesters vandalize 9-11 memorial near L.A. 

Anti-war protesters in La Habra, California decided that today, the 18-month anniversary of 9-11, would be a really special day to trash a patriotic 9-11 memorial site by destroying 87 American flags, ripping up flowers, and vandalizing personal property. Amazingly, according to today's WND story, police stood by and made no immediate arrests.

A local paper quotes La Habra Police Captain John Rees as saying, "for this to be vandalism, there had to be an ill-will intent." Huh? Not a hate crime, because the motive was politically correct? Oh well, I'm sure that either Dan Rather or Peter Jennings will be able to clear up my confusion in about an hour.