Thursday, June 29, 2017

Man Destroys New 10 Commandments Monument At Arkansas Capitol

As previously reported, on Tuesday a 6-foot tall granite replica of the Ten Commandments was installed on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.  According to Arkansas Online, less than 24 hours later a 32-year old Arkansas man drove a vehicle into the monument, destroying it. Police have arrested Michael Tate Reed, charging him with defacing objects of public respect, trespassing on Capitol grounds and first-degree criminal mischief.  Reed apparently live streamed his actions on Facebook.  Apparently Reed is the same person who 3 years ago similarly destroyed a Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma statehouse grounds. (See prior posting.) State Senator Jason Rapert who sponsored the Arkansas legislation authorizing the monument says that a new monument has already been ordered.