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Abraham Lincoln Statue in Idaho Vandalized, No Permanent Damage

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Abraham Lincoln Statue in Idaho Vandalized, No Permanent Damage

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A statue of former President Abraham Lincoln was hit by vandals in Idaho. Boise police officers responded on Monday to a report of vandalism at the bronze statue in Julia Davis Park. They found the statue defaced with paint, feces, and signs. City crews arrived and cleaned up the mess. Officers are investigating and trying to identify those responsible. “Defacing a venerated object to provoke an emotional response will not help us rise to our better selves,” Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said in a statement. “Vandalism is a crime, never appropriate, and those committing these crimes will be held accountable,” added Mayor Lauren McLean, a Democrat. “At a time when our democracy is fragile, this is particularly disturbing as President Lincoln sought to keep our fractured nation together and to address the scourge of slavery—losing his life for it. On the first day of Black History month, it’s essential …

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