Miami, FL – On July 15th, 2020, a statue of Jesus Christ was beheaded at a Catholic church as part of a potential hate crime (figure 1).
Figure 1 Pictures of damaged church statues in Miami, FL (left) and Brooklyn, NY (right).
Similar incidents took place in Brooklyn, NY and Knoxville, TN.
SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY: Church statues similarly vandalized may indicate a coordinated effort.
SITREP: Geographic location of incidents may indicate potential threatening activity to other churches and churchgoers.
RECOMMENDATION: If visiting or attending a Catholic or Christian gathering in Miami, Brooklyn, or Knoxville exercise due caution and be aware of surroundings.