Black Man Charged for Spray Painting Swastikas, Defacing Gravestones at Providence College
A 26-year-old black man has been charged with spray painting Swastikas at Providence College in Rhode Island, with his behavior apparently being inspired by his anti-American beliefs.
Keveon Gomera is being charged with assault with intent to commit a felony and vandalism. Law enforcement claims that he also defaced gravestones and attempted to set a fire to American flags that were set up at the Dominican Cemetery on campus.
“Officers approached the individual to question what he was doing and to confirm the vandalism when they noticed the suspect had painted swastikas and anti-Catholic language on the cemetery’s central cross and on several of the headstones, and was actively burning American flags that stood at some of the gravesites,” said Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., and Fr. Kenneth Sicard, O.P., the president and president-elect of the college, in a statement.
— Brooke Taylor (@BTaylorABC6) June 23, 2020
Gomera also allegedly assaulted a campus public safety officer who attempted to question him about the vandalism. Over a dozen police officers conducted the search for him on campus when they finally discovered him hiding in some shrubs.
A witness said Gomera was babbling on about slavery, showing that he shares the racist underpinnings of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) terror collective.
“We [were] walking inside the campus last night and we ran into a gentleman. He had a bucket, a small bucket of paint, in his hands. He was just talking about PC being part of, like, the slave plantations. We didn’t really pay attention to what he was saying, but the last thing he said to us was that he was going to go burn the American flag somewhere on campus,” the witness, identified as only “Philip,” told NBC 10.
Providence College released the following statement about the incident:
We loudly and unequivocally condemn this racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic action, and the desecration of the gravestones of our beloved, deceased Dominicans who served Providence College so well and so faithfully for many years. In addition, we condemn this action in support and solidarity with the Jewish members of our community, many of whom enjoyed the friendship of those late Dominican friars. PC has a long and proud history of collaboration with the Jewish community in Rhode Island. Our Jewish-Catholic Theological Exchange is a significant part of campus life, and has promoted interreligious learning, understanding, and friendship between Christians and Jews for decades. Our community embraces love and mutual respect for all people; there is no place for hatred on our campus.
Until individuals like this and other BLM-inspired thugs are treated as associated forces of a terrorist group, the spree of cultural desecration will continue.