July 27th, 2012
I have noted many times how federal judges have been extremely reluctant to send antiquity thieves and persons who deface ancient Indian pictographs and petroglyphs to prison.
Thus, to be fair I need to blog that U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge sentenced two Idaho men to prison for defacing ancient Native American pictographs near Hell's Gate State Park. One man received a three year sentence, and the other received a four month sentence. A third person was to be sentenced in June. The Oregonian, March, 3, 2012, at B2.
They spray painted over drawings of animals and geometric shapes that are 2,500 years.