Eric Alan Cabrera charged with defacing mural honoring veterans

| May 30, 2018

The Los Angeles Times reports that Eric Alan Cabrera a twenty-year-old gang member has been charged with defacing a mural in a Mexican-American neighborhood that honored veterans who came from that neighborhood;

In March, Cabrera allegedly tagged graffiti on the exterior wall of La Chiquita Market on Washington Avenue in Santa Ana, which hosts a mural called “Among Heroes.” The mural displays nearly 200 portraits of mostly Latino and Latina U.S. veterans — the majority of whom served during World War II.

Cabrera, who authorities say is a member of the Lopers gang, was also charged with a gang enhancement.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said at a news conference Tuesday that the graffiti wasn’t just an act of vandalism. It also “disrespected heroes who made Santa Ana and Orange County proud.”

Juan Villegas, a veteran and Santa Ana councilman, called the vandalism to a “crime against our culture. It’s a crime against our heritage.”

The mural was painted over the course of five years and became an artistic centerpiece in the Logan neighborhood — a longtime Latino neighborhood that dates back to the late 1800s.

Cabrera, the master criminal, was tracked down using video of his license plate, and he was in custody for another crime when he confessed to defacing the mural.

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  1. Hayabusa says:

    What an asshole.

  2. RGR 4-78 says:

    Bag, Shit, 1 ea. XL.

    • rgr1480 says:

      Brit version:

      Bag, Shit, one each, for the use of.

      Wonder if it’s the same in “Canadia”? Call for RCAF-Chairborne on the red courtesy phone.

  3. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Eric Alan Cabrera, EXTREME PIECE OF SHIT, extra-huge, 1 each. Now if he was an illegal alien I’m sure that Governor Moonbat of Califruitnia would immediately order for him to be released with a full Pardon with apologies along with a free college education handed to the LITTLE SHIT at Califruitnia Taxpayer expense.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    And Gregory Salcido applauds.

  5. Fyrfighter says:

    Anyone got a tone generator? or maybe an old school hellbox? I’m pretty sure this guy would be a good candidate for either / both..

    • AW1Ed says:

      Not I. I can scare up some zip ties, a board, towel, and a bucket of water or three, though.

      • Fyrfighter says:

        Sounds like a plan… though isn’t it API that says “it’s not waterboarding if you use diesel fuel?”

        • AW1Ed says:

          Yes, that’s API. But then we’d have to extinguish the smoking lamp, and nothing goes with waterboarding like a good cigar!

          • The Other Whitey says:

            No you wouldn’t. Safety could be maintained with proper precautions. Besides, diesel is difficult to ignite in open air.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      Either a TA-1 or TA-312 would work nicely as well. That or waterboard him with Flint, MI tap water!

  6. Slick Goodlin says:

    His life went off track when he discovered you can’t fill out a job application with a can of spray paint.

  7. 26Limabeans says:

    Deface. As in remove the face. His face.

  8. MSG Eric says:

    And because the prosecutor is really busy, he’ll be released on his own recognizance and get 30 days of community service for this and the gang charges.

    If he were an illegal alien, he’d be given a stipend because he’s a victim.

  9. Sparks says:

    Waterboard him with spray paint.

  10. The Stranger says:

    Oh, hell. You guys lack imagination. Release him on his own recognizance and have the cops give him a ride home, but drop him off in MS-13 territory instead. Problem solved, problem staying solved!

  11. SFC D says:

    So I guess this means that MS-13 aren’t the only animals. Maybe Nanny Lugosi will take him in as a stray.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    Public stocks, four days, no days off, no bathroom breaks. 1 tablespoon of water three times a day. After that, MS-13.

  13. Skippy says:

    Facking jack ass
    Enjoy jail and being someone bitch

  14. timactual says:

    Sounds like Senor Spraypaint may not be too popular in his own neighborhood anymore. I wonder what his “homeys” in Los Lopers think about him dissing their pueblo.

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      True. He could end up on a slab for this by a rival gang that views this attention with disfavor.

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  18. The Stranger says:

    Hijo de su re-chingada madre

  19. Rosalee Adams says:

    words fail…………………

  20. 26Limabeans says:

    Remove the damage with some really strong paint remover and his mellon to scrape.

  21. SaraSnipe says:

    Turd is lucky some neighborhood vets did not catch him, and give him a beat down like they did old night stalker Ramirez.