Woman who allegedly objected to historical accuracy of Shaw memorial to get psych eval for throwing paint at it
A judge today ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a Quincy woman charged with tossing yellow paint at the 54th Massachusetts memorial across from the State House, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Rosemine Occean allegedly told park rangers who found her sitting nearby the newly despoiled bas-relief with yellow paint on her face, hands and clothing that the memorial was an "improper depiction of history."
A Boston Municipal Court judge ordered her sent away for a 20-day psych evaluation, the DA's office reports, adding three children from Little Suamico, WI had their iPads and Kindle damaged by the paint and that their mother told authorities they children were "devastated" by the incident.
The Dorchester Reporter reports another group of sad people are local 54th Massachusetts re-enactors:
"I think I feel a little sad for her because she may not know what the monument really stands for," [one re-enactor] said. "I won't judge her, that’s not my place. But I would like to see that person get some kind of a training course about what these men went through during the Civil War."