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August 16, 2005

Crawford TX — Late last night, a pickup truck, dragging a pipe and chains, tore through rows of white crosses in the area where Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Casey, was killed in Iraq last year, has been protesting the war (Ossining vigil for Cindy Sheehan set for August 17).

The crosses, which bore the names of fallen US soldiers, stretched along a road nearby the Bush ranch and Camp Casey.

The driver, Larry Northern, (video), 59, a realtor, married to Vicki Northern, LMSW, of McLennan County, was charged Tuesday with Criminal Mischief Over $1,500 and under $20,000. Bail was set at $3,000.

Witnesses said the driver swerved the truck in and out of the makeshift memorial Monday (8/15/2005) night. In response, the anti-war activists who are camped out in Crawford have vowed not to engage in violence and began repairs to the hundreds of damaged crosses.

On August 25, 2005 12:03 PM, poppins said:

Welcome Living4music.

You sound young and young people’s involvement is exactly what we need. Congratulations to you for taking the time to blog. Whether we agree or disagree with your posts (and I happen to agree with the above post) your energy is very much needed. Too many young people today seem to be self-centered and pretty much involved with their own problems and issues. Not enough pay attention to the issues that will affect them for the rest of their lives. They live in the moment and while that’s good and proper, more must question and work against the old folks and “power brokers” locally and in Washington who make such self-serving decisions for the rest of us.

You are our future leaders and need to learn as much as you can, especially learning from the mistakes made by your political leaders if we’re ever to have true peace in this world.

Hang in there and continue to speak out for things you believe in.

On August 25, 2005 8:15 AM, Josh said:

I think sheehan and her gang should have went after the guy… he should be fined if they can find him. Religion and War do not go together, yet they’re mixing. This story proves it. Most religions encourage peace, not war. And now religion and war are like partners. It’s not right.

On August 25, 2005 8:03 AM, Josh said:

That driver has problems. To drive in and out through a religious memorial, destroying the memorials is insane. I don’t care what religion any of the solders were.


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