New Orleans’ PGT Beauregard monument was vandalized with slogans synonymous with celebrating the killing and murder of law enforcement officials, specifically police officers who tackle issues related to narcotics.
The vandalized statue seems to have been a response to the fiasco in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where a black police officer shot a man who was carrying a gun and refused to put the weapon down, despite warnings from the police officer.
Since, riots have broken out in the area with the National Guard having to come in to disrupt hours of setting police cars, buildings and businesses on fire, similar to the situation last year in Baltimore.
The language on the vandalism reads “Fist Up. Shoot Back. #F*ck12,” all of which is synonymous with the New Black Panther Party, the BlackLivesMatter movement and anti-police riots.
Specifically, #F*ck12 refers to the celebratory hashtag which cop-killer sympathizers used on social media after two New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers were killed execution-style to celebrate their murders.
According to a source close to the Hayride, Mid City area security has been made aware of the threatening language on the vandalized monument. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has also apparently been made aware of the threats.
The language used to deface monuments, which Mayor Mitch Landrieu has deemed “racist” and will eventually be removed from the public square, has become increasingly violent and anti-police.
Vandals first started with phrases like “Take ‘Em Down” and “Take Them Down Now!” Then, vandals shifted the language to one which focused on white supremacy, using a phrase like “White Power!”
But now, the language is directed towards the police and law enforcement officials.
Take a look at the pictures here: