Vandals attack bust of US justice who reaffirmed slavery

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Posted: Oct 13, 2015 7:08 PM
Vandals attack bust of US justice who reaffirmed slavery

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say two suspects vandalized a bust of the Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision reaffirming slavery.

Officials with the Frederick Police Department released frames Tuesday from a surveillance video showing two suspects approaching the bust of Roger Brooke Taney (TAW-nee) outside City Hall. Police say the suspects were carrying a plastic bag with a paint can inside.

The bust was found Sunday morning covered in a red paint-like substance.