Loudoun’s Confederate War Memorial Vandalized

Clean-up crews moved quickly this morning to remove graffiti that had seen spray painted on Loudoun County’s Confederate War Memorial overnight.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crime. The agency stated only that the graffiti included “obscene” language and that the vandalism likely occurred sometime after midnight.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.

There are several security cameras around the courthouse complex. This morning, two portable cameras were brought in and posted near the memorial.

The incident follows days of continuing tension and debate following the riot in Charlottesville that resulted in the deaths of one protester and two state troopers on Saturday.

On Wednesday,  County Chairman Phyllis J.Randall called for a community dialogue in the future of the Loudoun monument and Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued a statement urging localities and the General Assembly to remove all Confederate monuments.

“As we attempt to heal and learn from the tragic events in Charlottesville, I encourage Virginia’s localities and the General Assembly – which are vested with the legal authority –  to take down these monuments and relocate them to museums or more appropriate settings. I hope we can all now agree that these symbols are a barrier to progress, inclusion and equality in Virginia and, while the decision may not be mine to make, I believe the path forward is clear,” McAuliffe said.

7 thoughts on “Loudoun’s Confederate War Memorial Vandalized

  • 2017-08-17 at 11:45 am
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    Thank you Kristen for instigating the graffiti, immediately going to the courthouse grounds and stirring up the violent groups, left and right, and costing us taxpayers for your clean-up mess. Realizing the perimeter of the courthouse is on us, and your best friend Kelly rules the domain, should we expect a stand down order for protection of the grounds perimeter. She controls Chief Brown and he is a puppet to you too, so is this going to be a repeat of Charlottesville as the anarchist roll into town to strap a rope to take down the monument by force one night (before Chapman can help intervene).? Many of us also fear that you continue to taunt the KKK to roll into Town, whom will be accompanied by the anarchist, and many other violent left wing groups, well before denial or passage of relocation of the monument. Note: Kristen, Kelly, Phillip and others weren’t in the photo helping clean-up the mess that they helped cause.

  • 2017-08-17 at 11:56 am
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    Ah, Leesburgsfinest(Not!). So, you want to blame someone for the worlds ills on this topic. How about blaming the right person for this, Trump. The last few days shows us just what he believes. And as far as Supervisor Umstattd – her continues calls for tolerance rings true. It is people like you, who attack those on the side of tolerance, who bring violence. And perhaps, Frank(ly) your links to the republican party, now more than ever the party of hatred and bigotry, should be examined.

  • 2017-08-17 at 12:33 pm
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    Examined by whom Lawgh? You? The police? democrats? Thought control bullies?

    Saying all republicans are haters and bigots, is the exact same as saying all muslims are terrorists. Is that what you’re about?

    Did Umstattd authorize you to say this when you were bringing in her paper from the curb this morning?

  • 2017-08-17 at 12:40 pm
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    Kristen has zero tolerance for anyone, well that is, unless they are a liberal. Do you think that anyone was allowed on the Courthouse grounds unless they were a liberal? I can only imagine, even though I am not a registered republican, that I would have been the only one arrested for unlawful assembly. Kristen, Kelly and all others would have hurried away. We don’t need a rogue liberal trying to start WW III, which is part of the agenda at the moment. It may be hard to wrap your head around, but Kristen, Kelly, The Mayor of Charlottesville, The Mayor of Baltimore, etc. realize(d) that you need to take one for the team every now and then. I know how much Kristen/Kelly say they love our Town, but they wouldn’t mind letting it implode in order to put it better on the map. It’s bad for PR for one moment, but then the PR is phenomenal, especially when the left is victorious like in Charlottesville. By the way, the Mayor of Charlottesville knew months in advance of the planned riots, and yes, he knew the KKK, Antifa, BLM, and many innocent protesters would be there as it is all over the Internet. Governor McAuliffe used the police and goons to clear the KKK out of the City, which was when the girl was murdered after the melee was essentially over. Both leaders, or lack thereof, have blood on their hands, not Trump who had no involvement with the KKK, management of police, etc. before, during or afterwards. He just walked into office 9 months ago, and this is an Obama thing, which he should have dealt better with the white hate groups as he was in office for 8 years (BTW – there are currently 193 black hate groups, so what are we do to about these teens of thousands of people – most whom are tied directly into the BLM Movement?). One last point, my reported link to Republican Party would be, Chapman??? I live in a liberal Town, with a liberal Mayor, with a liberal Police Chief, with a liberal Supervisor, who all appear to be on the side of probably removing the monument and not particularly caring if it is moved illegally, destroyed, etc. Perhaps, it takes a link to a Republican to find support in protecting the monument until its final resting place, if it is to be moved or not, as at this point the liberal Democrats have only shown instigation and destruction of property, and this coming from our Government Leaders.

  • 2017-08-17 at 2:42 pm
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    Now we see the true point of leesburgsfinest(Not!)’s attack on local elected officials. He sees, Frank(ly), through the eyes of a baiter. For anything he proclaims “liberal” it sends him off on the path of attack, slander, defamamation, and anything else that pops into his head. For those like leesburgsfinest(Not!) this is not about a statue. It is about hate. And that is what leesburgsfinest(Not!) promotes with his posts.

  • 2017-08-17 at 6:35 pm
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    Umstattd’s comments in the other newspaper seem to indicate that she supports further vandalism and think Trump is to blame. She and Randall are inviting these white supremacists to demonstrate in Leesburg and create another deadly situation. What for? To get more votes in the next election? Maybe they are taking their cue from former Supervisors Delgaudio and Reid, who whipped people into a frenzy over the Jesus scene on the courthouse lawn which just brought the extremists out of the woodwork and ruined Christmas for years!

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