Some people complain San Francisco’s Castro district isn’t the LGBT mecca it used to be. Well, at least one part of the neighborhood’s gay legacy is gone—an unknown perpetrator has stolen a bronze plaque honoring slain gay leader Harvey Milk.
On Saturday, city supervisor Scott Weiner notified police…
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If you were a buyer of scrap metal, would *some* things (historical markers, for instance) not stand out as suspicious?
The plaque was stolen from the Catro Muni station which is part of the Harvey Milk Plaza. I will look tonight, but I didn’t know the plaque at 575 Castro Street was also stolen.
If it was even a legal seller it wouldn’t be hard to deface/melt it down enough for it to be unrecognizable.
It’s a shame people feel they can steal things in general, let alone historical objedts. Then again, scrap metal is big money now. It’s not just gold that’s skyrocketed. Anyone who has to buy copper knows it’s shot up.
You have some of the facts wrong here’s the article from the local paper http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/19/BAV71LJ7RR.DTL
I’m sorry, is this a gossip site? Does Queerty has a basic “no-fact check” policy?
$10,000 for a brass plaque?
You can read the correct story, from the undisputed newspaper of record for San Francisco’s LGBT community, the Bay Area Reporter, here http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=6132
Why was the story removed?
Or, alternately, why was it ever here at all?
probably a meth head, any of metal they will steal now.
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