Gabriel San Roman
Confederate Monument in Santa Ana Cemetery Vandalized
Over the weekend, a vandal defaced a monument to Orange County’s Confederate pioneers in Santa Ana Cemetery with red spray paint. Now, one side of the pillar read “racists” in graffiti. Santa Ana police took a report on the vandalism on Sunday and assigned the case to a property crimes detective. Billed as “the largest Confederate monument in the Western United States” when dedicated in 2004–yes, you read that right–by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp 1770, the memorial already faced an uncertain future following race riots in Charlottesville two summers ago.
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