On January 24th, College Insurrection reported a story about the destruction of a pro-life display at DePaul, the nation’s largest Catholic university.
Eric Owens of The Daily Caller now reports that 13 students have turned themselves in and admitted to the act of vandalism.
Report: 13 DePaul students admit tearing down memorial for aborted babies
DePaul University has completed its investigation after an apparent act of vandalism destroyed a Pro-Life flag display on the school’s main campus.
As The Daily Caller reported, the display was part of the Flags for Life Project initiated by DePaul’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. After reserving space on the campus quad in Lincoln Park, club members set up 500 colored flags — half blue, half pink — to symbolize the lives they believe are lost each day as a result of legalized abortion.
When club members later returned to the quad to remove their display, they found it wrecked. Someone had removed the flags and stuffed them into several trash bins near the entrance to the library on the east side of the quad.
Kristopher Del Campo, who chairs the DePaul YAF chapter, contacted public safety officials. At the time, Del Campo contended that leftist vandals had been the culprits.“It is a sad thing to see that liberal-minded students aren’t tolerant and don’t respect the views of those who respect the lives of the unborn,” Del Campo said at the time.About a week later, Kevin Connolly, an investigator for DePaul’s public safety department, produced a brief report, which YAF has published on its website.
By all appearances, Del Campo was right.
Report: 13 DePaul students admit tearing down memorial for aborted babies (The Daily Caller)