Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Sheriff investigating possible vandalism at Trump golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes

LOOK: Climate Change Protesters Carve Message on Trump Golf Course Green Sheriff investigating possible vandalism at Trump golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes
Juana Turner | 16 March, 2017, 00:33

The newspaper said the letters of the carved message were 6 feet tall.

The group sent a statement to the newspaper explaining the vandalism was a response to President Trump's administration's "blatant disregard for the environment". Four individuals are seen in the footage below using gardening tools to etch out the letters.

Here's a video the group posted of them doing the damage to the course.

The members of the environmental activists told theWashington Post that tearing up the golf course felt justified in many ways as repurposing what was once a lovely stretch of land into a playground for the privileged is an environmental crime in its own right.

"Repurposing what was once a attractive stretch of land into a playground for the privileged is an environmental crime in its own right", one of the vandals said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is now investigating the incident.

The golf course is listed as "one of the most expensive golf courses ever built" on its website, which also states over $250 million has been spent on it. However, Donald Trump's son, Eric, sent out a tweet earlier today calling the matter a "criminal" act.

The article originally referred to the act of vandalism as a "daring act of defiance", though it has since been updated by The Post. The person went on to say they chose hole No. 5 as the spot for the vandalism because it was "the most picturesque" spot on the course to display their message.

Both the golf course and the Trump Organization in NY declined to comment on the vandalism.

As Bloomberg explained, the directive "not only coincides with his conservative agenda but also could cut his costs as an owner of a dozen US golf courses".

The proposed austerity budget also includes a 14 per cent cut to the US Coast Guard, primarily a maritime security agency but also conducts ocean and shore life preservation, protection of endangered species, and prevention of oil spills and illegal dumping.

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