"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein.
Once again the effigy of a hanging soldier has been torn down from a Berkeley couples second home up here in Sacramento. The effigy which read "Bush Lied, I Died" was ripped down by a 30-year-old man. I reported on the first effigy that was torn down here and here. The person who ripped the first effigy down turned himself in to police and was released after questioning -- he faces misdemeanor vandalism charges.
A candlelight vigil is being planned for tonight by Move America Forward, a group that supports the troops and the war on terror. For more information on the vigil visit their press release.
Steve and Virginia Pearcy, who life to talk, were unavailable for comment.
"The Pearcys are going to do this, they ought to be here and not cower and run back to Berkeley", said one resident. People in the neighborhood are once again forced into the spotlight. Because today, someone again tore down and ripped off the controversial effigy portraying a U.S. soldier stapled to Steve and Virginia Pearcy's home. A sign on the display read "Bush lied... I died." The Pearcy's own the home, but don't live there.
One resident said "How else are they going to get their voices heard? They could write their congressman. That would never be read."
One man who witnessed today's vandalism said a man in his 30's went across the lawn, climbed a tree, stepped on the gutter, stretched his body along the peak of the roof, tore down the display and took it with him. It's the same thing that happened last week, when a man ripped down the effigy in front of a FOX40 News camera. That man has been interviewed by Sacramento police, who have turned the case over to the District Attorney's Office.
Another resident said "It makes the situation worse because it makes the Pearcys look like victims, which they are not. The victims are anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war for this country, and neighbors who have to put up with this garbage."
But another countered: "I feel when you opress people, you take away their rights and this is exactly what people are trying to do." The protest, displayed or not, is creating a circus-like atmosphere for those who live here. And it's not over. Tomorrow night, the group "Move America Forward" plans a candlelight vigil here on Marty Way.
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