Vandal Writes ‘Nazis,’ on NH State GOP Headquarters, Breaks Window

Ivan Pentchoukov
By Ivan Pentchoukov
August 17, 2017US News
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Vandal Writes ‘Nazis,’ on NH State GOP Headquarters, Breaks Window
(Photo courtesy New Hampshire GOP)

A vandal spray painted the word “Nazis” and broke the window on the headquarters of the Republican State Committee in New Hampshire.

The vandalism was committed overnight. Committee employees arrived in the morning to discover the grim black graffiti, which featured the word “Nazis” enclosed in a heart.

The workers called 911 at 9:07 a.m. Investigators are looking for the vandal and asking for the public’s help.

(Photo courtesy New Hampshire GOP)
(Photo courtesy New Hampshire GOP)

“We’re certainly looking for any help we could get from the public to get an idea of who might have done this.”

The workers checked inside the building upon arrival, but it did not look like anyone broke into the building.

Police would not speculate on a motive but believe the act does not qualify as a hate crime.

“When you start doing that stuff, that’s extreme,” Lt. Sean Ford said.

“I see it as politically motivated vandalism,” he added.

New Hampshire Republican State Committee headquarters is located at 10 Water St. in Concord, NH. (Google Maps)
New Hampshire Republican State Committee headquarters is located at 10 Water St. in Concord, NH. (Google Maps)

The vandal spray painted the back wall of the building, which is secluded from view. The front of the building has cameras, but the back does not, according senior adviser for the Republican Party Patrick Hynes.

“Going forward there will be cameras in the back,” Hynes said.

“It’s malcontents who obviously don’t represent the majority of the public in New Hampshire,” Hynes added. “They are fringe elements.”

State Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley condemned the vandalism.

Area surrounding the New Hampshire Republican State Committee headquarters located at 10 Water St. in Concord, NH. (Google Maps)
Area surrounding the New Hampshire Republican State Committee headquarters located at 10 Water St. in Concord, NH. (Google Maps)

“Vandalism is unacceptable, it’s inexcusable and it’s wrong. The New Hampshire Democratic Party wholly condemns this criminal action and hopes the perpetrator is held accountable. There is no place for that in our politics,” Buckley said in a statement

Democratic New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen, took to Twitter to condemn the act as well.

“Vandalism at @NHGOP is shameful & doesn’t belong in our political rhetoric. We all need to stand together in the face of hate & bigotry,” she wrote.

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Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago Burned and Vandalized

Bust of Abraham Lincoln on South Wolcott Avenue in Chicago in a 2015 Google Street View photo and in 2017 photo shared on social media by a Chicago alderman. (Google Maps & Facebook)
Bust of Abraham Lincoln on South Wolcott Avenue in Chicago in a 2015 Google Street View photo and in 2017 photo shared on social media by a Chicago alderman. (Google Maps & Facebook)

The statue of Abraham Lincoln was recently set on fire and vandalized in Chicago, according to an alderman who posted the picture of the charred bust on Facebook.

“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism,” wrote Alderman Ray Lopez.

“This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged and burned,” he added.

The statue is located at the corner of West 69th Street and South Wolcott Avenue. Google Street View images from 2015 shot the statue resting on the corner.

(Google Maps)
Statue of Abraham Lincoln on South Wolcott Avenue in Chicago in 2015. (Google Maps)

Lopez is asking anyone with information about the act of vandalism to contact police or his office immediately.

“If anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately, he said.”

Lincoln, a Republican, was the 16th president of the United States. He led the country through the Civil War and abolished slavery.

On Wednesday someone used red spray paint to vandalize the Lincoln National Monument in Washington. The vandal wrote “[expletive] law” on the column at the top of the steps that lead up to the statue of seated Lincoln.

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Vandal’s graffiti on the Lincoln National Memorial on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (National Park Service)

The graffiti was found at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, NBC reported. Preservation crews were working to remove the paint, using a “mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper” to take off the paint safely.

On Monday, vandals toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. Police arrested a member of the communist Workers World Party and two other suspects in connection to the incident.

Late on Saturday night, a Confederate statue was vandalized with orange paint in Kentucky. City workers started cleaning the statue dedicated to Confederate soldier John B. Castleman on Monday.

Municipal workers attempt to remove paint from a monument dedicated to Confederate soldier John B. Castleman that was vandalized late Saturday night in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., August 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)
Municipal workers attempt to remove paint from a monument dedicated to Confederate soldier John B. Castleman that was vandalized late Saturday night in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 14, 2017. (Bryan Woolston/Reuters)

The Kentucky and North Carolina incidents were triggered by violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. People protesting the removal of a Confederate statue there, including extremist white supremacists, clashed with armed and violent members of the Antifa extremist group.

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