Greenville Residents Outraged By Recent Vandalism

Some Greenville residents are outraged after some controversial symbols and messages were spray painted onto buildings downtown.

It's a shocking sight in Greenville-- a swastika painted on the side of the Hendricks building on South Evans Street. On other buildings nearby there are similar symbols and messages.

Rebecca Coker says, "It's uglifying in a beautiful season and it breaks my heart and I don't know who's doing it, but I hope they'll stop. This is not the spirit of America."

ECU Student Fields Jackson says, "Just the symbol alone, just what it represents, that just somebody would go to that level, it's very upsetting."

Right now police are looking for the suspect who was caught on surveillance video Thursday around 2:20 a.m. spray painting a swastika on Senator Kay Hagan's office door.

Residents say it isn't just the symbols, but also the messages that upset them. Some of the messages say "What good is justice if the scales are bent" and "blind follow blind."

The US Capitol Police Department has been notified about Kagan's office and is cooperating with Greenville Police in regard to the damage.

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  • by JusticeForAll on Dec 22, 2010 at 09:04 PM
    "Jacob", you are right. We've only killed 1.4 million Iraqi's, 4000 American soldiers, and wounded another 100,000 Americans in the current "war". Those numbers pale in comparison to the Holocaust, and nobody should be upset that the American government is killing Iraqi women and children by the thousands EVERY DAY, in a International Bank Directed pogrom against any nation that won't join the New World Order... Look away folks, there's nothing to see here...
  • by Jacob Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2010 at 02:04 PM
    As a Jew, it is disappointing to see such usage of the swastika, which really is a poor comparison to any situation present in our local government. Has Greenville exterminated 6 million Jews, and millions of others seen as undesirable? Well if not, don't compare it to the satanic legacy of the Nazis. It's an intellectually dishonest comparison, and one that trivializes the massive cultural and religious devastation of the Nazi party during WWII. Peace to all of you this holiday season.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:56 AM
    My grandmother had a saying, "Fool's names and fool's faces are always seen in public places." Hope I said that right! Those are fools.
  • by To Jim Location: Washington on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:31 AM
    Jim it is that kind of non chalant attitude that allowed Hitler to rise to power. People didn't think it was a big deal until it was to late. You better wake up.
  • by Sam Location: greenville on Dec 19, 2010 at 09:32 PM
    I think we should all be thankful that we are benefactors of what our US Service men paid a very high price for our freedom. Its easy to see other world powers emerging to one day be as great or greater than the U.S. The world we live in evolves so quickly. World War II took 6 years and 318,000 lives and most of us didn’t know that till we just read it. We need to focus, work hard and feel lucky life can change in an instant . The punk should be caught that sprayed it and realize we have a justice system in this county although tattered and torn it still works most of the time. I hope any hard memories suffered by reading that is past. God bless us all.
  • by to osoc@5:06 on Dec 19, 2010 at 09:21 PM
    Looks like the only village idiot missing is from Washington, the same one who supported the Tea Party candidate who loved wearing the Nazi SS uniforms, Rich Iott. This guy has a serious malfunction also.
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Dec 19, 2010 at 06:56 PM
    Mercy, learn your history, folks! Learn what socialism, communism, and the Nazi Socialist Party were before talking. Differentiate between Aryan master race vs. White mainstream culture. Before uttering stupidity. And as someone said, it is just paint! Merry Christmas, everybody!
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Dec 19, 2010 at 06:55 PM
    The Nazis were socialists. Like all socialists, they believed in the expansion of the government's power and control over the people. To motivate the average German citizen to support them they drove a wedge of seperation between them and other classes and groups of people. This strategy is still being employed by socialists around the world and right here in the United States. The socialists now foment hate for the wealthy and seemingly wealthy by promoting class warfare, making successful people out to be the enemy of good. They work hard to pit the working class, middle class and shiftless welfare recipient class against the upper class and upper middle class. They convince the people who depend on a job to make a living and those who want a government handout to avoid having to get a job to cut their noses off to spite their faces by attacking the job creaters. It was the evil leading the ignorant sheep then and is the evil leading the ignorant sheep now. [ Report Abuse ]
  • by An Observer Location: Washington on Dec 19, 2010 at 06:35 PM
    In Hinduism, the right-hand (clockwise) swastika is a symbol of the sun and the god Vishnu, while the left-hand (counterclockwise) swastika represents Kali and magic. The Buddhist swastika is almost always clockwise, while the swastika adopted by the Nazis (many of whom had occult interests) is counterclockwise. In Buddhism, the swastika signifies auspiciousness and good fortune as well as the Buddha's footprints and the Buddha's heart. The swastika is said to contain the whole mind of the Buddha and can often be found imprinted on the chest, feet or palms of Buddha images. It is also the first of the 65 auspicious symbols on the footprint of the Buddha...just sayin'
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    to me the guy painted this to make a statement about the current gov't, as if this was their sign. have a racist, hateful heart.

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