Graffiti vandals strike at Fitchburg Civil War monument

Jan 15, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sentinel & Enterprise

Vandals spray painted graffiti all over each side of the Civil War monument in Monument Park on Main Street over the course of Monday night.

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typical

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Jan 15, 2013
and were were the cops on this one? if they did normal patrols like they fake they do they would have caught this. cops don;t give two shits nor does the judges in the court house. don't blame vandels, blame the people in this city who expect everything to be done by their local state and federal government. funny how no cop saw this right on main street, blocks from the police station and court house until somebody else saw it and then had to call it in. SGT FOSSA your a disgrace pal! get steppin
stoner

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Jan 15, 2013
The real disgace is the youths who did this.
defacing a monument that honors our veterans.
shame on them and shame on you "typical" for passing the blame.
Agree

Leominster, MA

#3 Jan 16, 2013
How can you blame the police because some dirtbags with spray cans did this? It probably took the criminals 20 seconds to commit the crime and run off.
Devils Advocate

Gaithersburg, MD

#4 Jan 16, 2013
I think that if they do catch these scumbags, their punishment should be to put them in a room full of veterans and let them decide how to take care of things...

I am guessing they would learn a real good lesson!
Makes sense

Leominster, MA

#5 Jan 16, 2013
typical wrote:
and were were the cops on this one? if they did normal patrols like they fake they do they would have caught this. cops don;t give two shits nor does the judges in the court house. don't blame vandels, blame the people in this city who expect everything to be done by their local state and federal government. funny how no cop saw this right on main street, blocks from the police station and court house until somebody else saw it and then had to call it in. SGT FOSSA your a disgrace pal! get steppin
I'm with you on this one. Why didn't the police have 24 hour surveilance on this statue?? They could have hidden themselves in an ice cream truck and caught these spray painters red handed.
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#6 Jan 16, 2013
typical wrote:
and were were the cops on this one? if they did normal patrols like they fake they do they would have caught this. cops don;t give two shits nor does the judges in the court house. don't blame vandels, blame the people in this city who expect everything to be done by their local state and federal government. funny how no cop saw this right on main street, blocks from the police station and court house until somebody else saw it and then had to call it in. SGT FOSSA your a disgrace pal! get steppin
How do you know the police were not on a call when these vandels striked? What time did the vandels do this? Sounds like you must know. Did it happen at night? Did it happen when you had you head nestled in your pillow? What police car covers this area? Was it Car 1,2,3,4 or 5?

This is an example of the low class mentality of cop haters that make Fitchburg a crap hole.

A 28 sq.mile city with 40,000 residents.

Only 5 cruisers covering the area.

Maybe you are right, we need to hire more police.
Makes sense

Leominster, MA

#7 Jan 16, 2013
typical wrote:
and were were the cops on this one? if they did normal patrols like they fake they do they would have caught this. cops don;t give two shits nor does the judges in the court house. don't blame vandels, blame the people in this city who expect everything to be done by their local state and federal government. funny how no cop saw this right on main street, blocks from the police station and court house until somebody else saw it and then had to call it in. SGT FOSSA your a disgrace pal! get steppin
This is just bad police work. What is this SGT Fossa thinking?? He should disguise himself as a statue and wait for spray painters! How in the F can you say "don't blame vandels"???? That could be the stupidest thing I've ever read.
typical

Fitchburg, MA

#8 Jan 16, 2013
first off no i dont know what or who exactly did this and sure its a big city but we got way more then 5 cruisers idk were you learned to count but they got alot of officers. second maybe its not all their fault but it is also not that easy to get in and get out right in downtown unless nobody is around and the police are not on their patrols. simple. i know people who know many of the cops in this town and they even admit to people they don't always do their patrols. that being said, that may be how this occurred. whoever it is is some ballsy little shits who probably have tons on their record and were let go many times. so your right, i will put aside my upset and simply say shit happens. but for real....you can;t just sit back and pat every cop on the back and you can't simply just say it happens. its that "idc until its on my door step" mentality that arises such frustration in the first place. take a look at our country now. we all blame the government? for what? allowing us our freedoms to all until the corrupt used those same freedoms to rob us on wall st? gimme a break. im simply stating that this was way more then 5 seconds you forgot they vandalized and destroyed the big ass tree too. that makes some noise and takes a bit more then 5 seconds. so they probably had about 10-15 to do that alone unless it was more then one car load. and i hate to say it but many tough guy gangstas blare their crappy music as a top of to their ego as they do it. many said they heard that around the time it occurred. why wasn't that included? simply put its time to do things yourself. and yes, they should have cameras all over personally, i think thats a great bet. the court is over run by small crimes were the judges slam 60 days or more on almost every one. while the big guys get let go and take off to purto rico or some other nation they came from. not racism either, facts. they come here for freebies and then when in trouble leave. whoever it is, isn't white because if you read what was sprayed you def know it was the "im a gansta!" mentallity. punks who are in groups to pussy and afraid to do shit themselves. if this shit went down down south or up north, these punks woulda been made examples of. and no....they will try them and let them go if they do catch them. fine them, maximum 6 months in jail. let go on time served and good behavior. trust me this isn't shit compared to what ive seen elsewere. the cops if they truly are low in numbers do it themselves because gardner has a large task force with funding because they don't bully people and harass as many as the fpd does. and they certainly don't allow people to die in their custody. yeah we heard of the guy who was brought in for rape, and the other two as well who resigned. but they cleaned that place up nicely. why is it they got more high tech gadgets then fpd? more cars, cops? because they know fpd's deal. so when those pos come to gardner they are right on top of it. this crime is just punks getting a ego high and the court is the one allowing them to go. also why there are waayyyyy more drunk drivers now then ever and are ALL allowed to be let go on personal recognizance. end of story. and 5 cruisers at one time because they cannot get the funding and the other cruisers are probably sitting at the theaters, dunkin d's, or some other lame outside of downtown spot so they don;t have to do much. we all know the deal....but as i said we need to start doing things for ourselves. if criminals can keep getting away with this why cant we watch our own town or neighborhoods? whats the deal? afraid of gang retaliation? you really think they won't do it anyways? how many b&e's we got now? and we are worried of lights? they do it in broad daylight now! were have you been? and as long as they cant find you paperwork wise you will be let go no issue. wow big fines, probation time, to ones who could care less and jet elsewere. yeah....REAL GANGSTA! bunch of pussies if u ask me
typical

Fitchburg, MA

#9 Jan 16, 2013
i mean don't just blame vandals because they will always be vandals. i mean shit blame them yes...but seriously this is just shitty police work. they are right downtown were they are supposably patroling yet this occured. and it took more then 5 seconds. you forget the xmas tree hit. that takes at least 5 mins. so your telling me no cop went by downtown with all that noise all night? this was downtown right across from expressos and the library! and a citizen no doubt had to report it. unreal! no other cop went by to see this? bs! so yeah blame vandals, but what i'm saying is also blame lazy night cops who park outside of downtown so they don;t have to do anything because they are so over worked. well hey, if the city didn't do shitty budget work maybe they would have funding. maybe if the force didn't get hit with a lawsuit for not giving a shit about a prisoner they considered to be a dope head who died in their custody, maybe they would have more funding from the city which in turn got funding from the state. its the police and vandals. and yes, i say round em up let the veterans deal with it. they fight for this country and this is how they get repaid! stupid wanna be gansters need a nice ass woopin of real war reality. i doubt they would come back actin all hard.
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#10 Jan 16, 2013
It's a city not a town and we only have 5 cruisers (5 cops) on patrol at any one time unless a grant is used to put on an additional cruiser (ddt patrol) which is soley assigned to Water Street because the grant was for that high crime area.
Makes sense

Leominster, MA

#11 Jan 16, 2013
typical wrote:
i mean don't just blame vandals because they will always be vandals. i mean shit blame them yes...but seriously this is just shitty police work. they are right downtown were they are supposably patroling yet this occured. and it took more then 5 seconds. you forget the xmas tree hit. that takes at least 5 mins. so your telling me no cop went by downtown with all that noise all night? this was downtown right across from expressos and the library! and a citizen no doubt had to report it. unreal! no other cop went by to see this? bs! so yeah blame vandals, but what i'm saying is also blame lazy night cops who park outside of downtown so they don;t have to do anything because they are so over worked. well hey, if the city didn't do shitty budget work maybe they would have funding. maybe if the force didn't get hit with a lawsuit for not giving a shit about a prisoner they considered to be a dope head who died in their custody, maybe they would have more funding from the city which in turn got funding from the state. its the police and vandals. and yes, i say round em up let the veterans deal with it. they fight for this country and this is how they get repaid! stupid wanna be gansters need a nice ass woopin of real war reality. i doubt they would come back actin all hard.
So some drug addict repeat offending criminal died in his own vomit while locked up. I'm crying now what a travesty.
typical

Fitchburg, MA

#12 Jan 16, 2013
heres something that makes sense, get off topix and go do some city watch partna! you obviously are the type to sit and do nothing but insult. like i give a shit either but still. if people actually gave a fuck about their town they would do something. i guess people will remember that if any of your family is in a cell as a dope sick fiend and dies. sounds more and more like you may have something to do with this as well...now continue bashin :D
typical

Fitchburg, MA

#13 Jan 16, 2013
and btw moron, waterstreet isnt as big as myrtle and other streets. they just chose one most recent of crime. waterstreet aint shit.
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#14 Jan 16, 2013
typical wrote:
and btw moron, waterstreet isnt as big as myrtle and other streets. they just chose one most recent of crime. waterstreet aint shit.
Your name says it, TYPICAl low class mentality of Fitchburg
Makes sense

Leominster, MA

#15 Jan 16, 2013
typical wrote:
and btw moron, waterstreet isnt as big as myrtle and other streets. they just chose one most recent of crime. waterstreet aint shit.
OK we get it. You are probably a criminal or a cop wannabe.
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#16 Jan 17, 2013
Most likely someone who is jealous of cops, they do get all the glory and hero status and there are many people that believe they donít deserve it. These people feel that because they have to perform manual labor every day for the entire lives at a low pay scale that the police should not receive a higher pay.

These people do not understand how city departments operate. Public safety employees get paid for what they are willing to do. They get paid for their training and experience. They get paid for putting their lives on the line in UNCONTROLLABLE and UNPREDICTABLE emergency situations.

Yes, employees in other occupations also put their lives on the line everyday such as electricians, construction workers and so on. But, they are in a controlled and predictable situation and a loss of life in their fields are usually due to human error. They do not go to work every day thinking they could be killed trying to save or protect another person.
Big difference, huge.

If you want to earn more money, have a job with a higher status and perform less grueling manual labor then go to school, get your degree, take a test and look for other career opportunities instead of whining about their jobs and what you think they should be doing.

Again, this is the low class mentality that Fitchburg is known for. In other cities most private sector employees would never think about being in public safety because of the low pay compared to their salaries and the crap they have to deal with.
blightburg

Fitchburg, MA

#17 Jan 20, 2013
Devils Advocate wrote:
I think that if they do catch these scumbags, their punishment should be to put them in a room full of veterans and let them decide how to take care of things...
I am guessing they would learn a real good lesson!
100% agree!
Robert

Winter Haven, FL

#18 Jan 20, 2013
This happened before back in the late 70's or early 80's to some of the monuments in the Upper Common. The guilty one's were caught and part of their sentence was to help clean off the spray paint themselves under supervision. I don't remember anything happening like that happening again for the rest of the time I lived up there.
It's a shame that Fitchburg can't seem to get on it's feet again. The downtown has or did have character and interesting archetecture. You'd think it would be a magnet for start up local shops and businesses. The surrounding hills and those that are right in the midst of the city make it special. So much natural beauty is nearby. An hour away from cultural Boston and the beaches and adjacent to ski country! Why is it Fitchburg went from holding the title of "All American City" to being a place with such a bad reputation now? It's sad.
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#19 Jan 21, 2013
Robert wrote:
This happened before back in the late 70's or early 80's to some of the monuments in the Upper Common. The guilty one's were caught and part of their sentence was to help clean off the spray paint themselves under supervision. I don't remember anything happening like that happening again for the rest of the time I lived up there.
It's a shame that Fitchburg can't seem to get on it's feet again. The downtown has or did have character and interesting archetecture. You'd think it would be a magnet for start up local shops and businesses. The surrounding hills and those that are right in the midst of the city make it special. So much natural beauty is nearby. An hour away from cultural Boston and the beaches and adjacent to ski country! Why is it Fitchburg went from holding the title of "All American City" to being a place with such a bad reputation now? It's sad.
Sorry but Florida isn't any better. The "air conditioner" state. Swamps, bugs. Homeless, drug users (meth) and drunks. Trailer park trash living everywhere. Illegal immigrants everywhere. Even the lucrative jobs there pay only minimum wage.

Traffic is terrible, Orlando is so crowded no one can live there any longer. Crime in Florida is out of control.

Florida needs more help than here.

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