Vandals deface battlefield monument

Vandals deface battlefield monument

There are 196 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 9, 2007, titled Vandals deface battlefield monument. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

On the 196th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe, vandals spray-painted the Tippecanoe Battlefield monument that was erected as a memorial to the historic event.

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Michael

Chicago, IL

#24 Nov 9, 2007
Off A Cough wrote:
Capital punishment is appropriate. Seriously, kill them.
Free speech does not extend to destruction of property or the infringement of someone else's rights.
Death to these bastards. They've made their cause appear to be that of the lunatic fringe.
Hell, I'm ready to invade Canada just out of spite.
Yes this is wrong, punish them, but Death I am glad your no judge.
Hmmm

Sugar Land, TX

#26 Nov 9, 2007
The thing that really disturbs me about this is the Superintendent's "red and white" comment.

The vandalism is bad enough on its own- great of the manager to add fuel to the fire.

Just goes to show how many ignorant people are out there.
Bob

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Nov 9, 2007
Thankfully he is no longer the mayor.

Hopefully the person(s) who did this will be caught, and tortured. After a few of these, our monuments will be free of damage from vandalism.
Not PC in Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#28 Nov 9, 2007
"cowards" must have been refering to the vandels themselves.
ZZZZ

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Nov 9, 2007
The vandals, once caught, should be executed.

Weed the Earth of these idiots and the world would be a better place.
Robert

Louisville, KY

#30 Nov 9, 2007
"We see the battlefield as hallowed ground where 196 years ago brave men, red and white, fought and died courageously," Nail said. "I don't know how anybody could hope to do honor by doing this sort of thing."
Good use of a descriptive ethnic classification there Nail...
cya

Indianapolis, IN

#32 Nov 9, 2007
There's a surprised.
There are plenty of angry cowardly liberals running around Indy these days. Are all of Bart's cronies accounted for?
Dave in Greenwood

Granger, IN

#33 Nov 9, 2007
These vandals are the type of punks who a) disdain the American way and capitalism while b) living off of mommy-and-daddy-capitalist's hard earned money.

I sincerely hope they are caught and prosecuted.
johnjohn

United States

#34 Nov 9, 2007
PC_Police wrote:
Holy crap...did this dude just say this to a reporter..."We see the battlefield as hallowed ground where 196 years ago brave men, red and white, fought and died courageously," Nail said. "I don't know how anybody could hope to do honor by doing this sort of thing."
Red and white? As in American Indians and caucasians?
Sheesh. One thing I liked about my visit to Memphis was the memorial to that colored fella Dr. Martin Luther King.
Referring to American Indians as "reds" seems a little risky...
so what? he was paying them homage, not saying it to disrespect them. you can call me "white" all you want, because you know what, thats what color i am!
Me Toooo

Duncan, OK

#35 Nov 9, 2007
the old refrain wrote:
I think I saw Mayor Peterson on Interstate 65 heading north...I bet he did this...
Funny! lol! hahahaha...
Dave in Greenwood

Granger, IN

#36 Nov 9, 2007
Not too moved wrote:
Hmm - a monument to some people who helped slaughter indigenious people ... Color me not too sympathetic.
No excuse for vandalism though. Which does the indigenous peoples more good - a monument which contributes to people pausing and thinking about the conflicts with the indians, or no monument at all?
whatever

New Palestine, IN

#37 Nov 9, 2007
Indy Star dot com is a joke. Why on earth would you show a picture that passes on their message??? It's like showing the buffoons that run on the the field of a game on tv. No, the networks turn the cameras off so more fools won't do the same.

Think about it.
No News

AOL

#39 Nov 9, 2007
This type of thing should not even be reported.

Clean it up and move on. To give these morons publicity is exactly what they want.

Just act like it didn't happen unless you catch them in the act then blow their brains out.
Lord of the Manor

United States

#40 Nov 9, 2007
fatcatpostal wrote:
We stole the land fair and square. The indians should suck it up and get over it.
God where do you begin with this moron. He hs to be republican to think it was fair........ oh and balanced.
Greedy Genius

Indianapolis, IN

#41 Nov 9, 2007
ZZZZ wrote:
The vandals, once caught, should be executed.
Weed the Earth of these idiots and the world would be a better place.
Weed the earth of all conservative imperialist whites and the world would be a perfect place. I am guessing that you would be included in this weeding.
First thought

AOL

#42 Nov 9, 2007
Irony wrote:
It's ironic that someone who defaces a monument at night with nobody around to express his views has the nerve to write the word coward on one side.
Well said.
Betty Boop

United States

#43 Nov 9, 2007
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this probably had less to do with European American / Native American relations and more to do the same swell people that protest the funerals of soldiers.
Lord of the Manor

United States

#44 Nov 9, 2007
Not too moved wrote:
Hmm - a monument to some people who helped slaughter indigenious people ... Color me not too sympathetic.
I thought this too. I really bet the folks back in 1908 were really thinking about the sacrifice of the Indians that were defending their land. Remember folks History is written by the victors.
Not too moved

Carmel, IN

#45 Nov 9, 2007
Not a bad point, Dave in Greenwood. Does the memorial also pay respect to the Native Americans who were trying to survive and protect themselves?

I have the greatest respect for our men and women in uniform and for those who fought to protect our way of life and to defeat tyranny.
turn back time

Sarasota, FL

#46 Nov 9, 2007
dst made them do it

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