Vandals hit historic cemetery

Vandals hit historic cemetery

There are 16 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Sep 14, 2009, titled Vandals hit historic cemetery. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Vandals are on a rampage at an historic Socorro cemetery. San Migeul Catholic churchgoers have been burying the dead at the site since the 1600s.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico.

Phooey

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Sep 14, 2009
I would suggest those that are punished with "community service" should be assigned to this task of repair.

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#2 Sep 14, 2009
This simply illustrates that there are some really sick people in our society.
Sunny Delight

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Sep 14, 2009
This is one of the reasons, I have decided to be cremated. No one will have a chance to destroy an expensive headstone set over my gravesite. I told the kids to scatter my ashes under some rose bushes and hope that will make then grow lusher and bloom even prettier.

It is sad that there are those who cannot respect the property of others.
Robert C

United States

#4 Sep 14, 2009
Sunny Delight wrote:
This is one of the reasons, I have decided to be cremated. No one will have a chance to destroy an expensive headstone set over my gravesite.
My body's going to medical research assuming they want it and it's still intact by then. Here in Fort Worth we have scrap dealers that purchase brass headstones and vases with few questions asked.
Rob N

Gulfport, MS

#5 Sep 14, 2009
I, too, have ruled out in ground burial. It takes up real estate, after a year or two, no one visits the grave and it deteriorates anyway.

Cremation is preferable for me, but I would rather not be simply scattered to the winds or waters. Rather, I am requesting I be cremated the the cremains be crafted into a very nice and useful dildo...perhaps even a double neded one.,...in glow in the dark purple!
Sunny Delight

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Sep 14, 2009
Robert C wrote:
<quoted text>
My body's going to medical research assuming they want it and it's still intact by then. Here in Fort Worth we have scrap dealers that purchase brass headstones and vases with few questions asked.
Medical research is a good idea. I don't know how to go about doing this. Can you enlighten me?

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#7 Sep 14, 2009
Cremation is my preference too. No need for me to be a burden on my loved ones after I start the big dirt nap. The family can toast me and scatter my ashes when they have time in the pacific ocean which I love.
A grave man in deed

Los Alamos, NM

#8 Sep 14, 2009
First, how can we produce people who can desecrate graves.
Second, why are there so many young people socialized to have no reverence for what was sacred from time immemorial.
Third, what is to be done about it. I would put a motion video recorder. When apprehended and convicted of the felony, the sentence should be enough to make a strong example.
Fourth, attacking the dead is a step down from attacking the old, women, children and the meek.
Five men would beat a woman to death to get Mustang rims in Albuquerque.
Fifth; men in Valencia County would deprive the dead of the peace they have earned.
Is it not time for us to rise up and say: "No more" .. "We will take no more".
Underground

Los Alamos, NM

#9 Sep 14, 2009
CornDaddy wrote:
This simply illustrates that there are some really sick people in our society.
Must we identify and kill to protect ourselves after death?
The Ballin SuperStar

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#10 Sep 14, 2009
What a bunch of Lowlife scumbags, sadly this kind of news does not surprise me, considering the society we live in.
Jared

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Sep 15, 2009
Dear Socorro county,

I know what you should do. Catch these kids and then force them to work at an orphanage in Mexico for one year. If they make it, they just might have a different perspective on how to spend God given free time.
cactus jim

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Sep 15, 2009
what the lowlife punks can't steal they will vandalize. find out who thy are and destroy their cars or confiscate them for the damage they have done.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

Rio Rancho, NM

#13 Sep 15, 2009
What these turds are doing is absolutely wrong, wait till some other turd vandalizes their relatives grave and then it won't seem so funny to them. Is anything sacred anymore. What has society become when these turds think that this is fun. There are so many things that these turds can do to be productive parts of our society. I hope these turds are caught and made to clean up their mess thru community service. These acts of vandalism is not fun it is STUPID!! You turds need to get a life!! I'd be willing to bet that these turds are even members of the church that is the caretaker of the cemetery. This is just plain wrong. What a bunch of TURDS!!!

“Talk is Cheap”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#14 Sep 15, 2009
Ever wonder if grave desecrating is more commone then we imagine? Is there someone digging up the dead? Could someone who does not fear the dead seek any jewelry left behind with the deceased? Cemeteries are becoming a meeting place for parties, where the homeless sleep at night, with trash scattered about. Who is roaming such places at night? The threat of grave robbing might be a good reason to visit our deceased loved ones regularly. Maybe if we leave flowers behind, the grave robber would likely leave that site alone. There are plenty of graves that haven't been visited in years or decades. Desecration of one's most sacred resting place does not go unheeded, The spirits of the dead will become unsettled leading to a terrible desecration over the person (s) who trespassed over the sacred resting of souls gone by. A "spirit" of a deceased human are sometimes trapped in a dreamlike state, with varying levels of consciousness. Usually present at the source of the trauma that resulted in their demise. There is sometimes a disconnect from the physical world. Spirits frequent places they were intimately familiar with in life....Let the Spirits leave permanently without being forced out by vandals and joy seekers....it will all return to the offender in due time...
yardman

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Sep 15, 2009
When these morons are caught give them 1yr of cleaning up the grave sites,mowing etc.Fine them for the damage,have them work at a funeral home cleaning up the dead people and make their names public so their neighbors will know who they are.

Phil the machinist

“Hello De La Muerta”

Since: Dec 08

Die Die Die Die Kitty

#16 Sep 15, 2009
I'm sure the "residents" didn't "raise" any objections.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Magdalena Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Corrupt cops (Apr '11) Jun '17 HornedGoat 14
News Former deputy receives probation (Jul '08) Jun '17 Devil dawg 35
News Search continues for missing man (Apr '08) Mar '17 Paul 6
News Two arrested after high-speed chase (Aug '09) Jan '17 John J 26
News KOAT will convert to digital HD signal Thursday... (Dec '09) Dec '16 Whitey 10
News Alamo cold case to be featured on TNT show (Jul '14) Sep '16 Heredoji 22
News NM official clears way for hearing on watera (Aug '16) Aug '16 The truth 1

Magdalena Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Magdalena Mortgages