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‘Saint of Genocide’ Message Left at Mission Carmel After Serra Canonization - Carmel Police Sgt. Luke Powell told the Los Angeles Times that the incident is being investigated as a hate crime because the vandals targeted “specifically the headstones of people of European descent, and not Native American descent.”

Powell also said investigators were reviewing surveillance footage to identify those responsible, but had no leads as of Monday morning.

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra on June 3, 1770, soon after his arrival in California in 1769. Under the mission system, California’s Native people endured torture, brutal slavery, abuse land theft, as well as the loss of their culture, languages, and spiritual practices.

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