Damaged graves in Tuscaloosa cemetery getting repaired

It’s been nearly half a year since more than a dozen graves and monuments were vandalized at Tuscaloosa’s Evergreen Cemetery near the University of Alabama.

District 4 Tuscaloosa City Council Member Lee Busby said whoever’s responsible must have spent time planning and used a lot of muscle or equipment to commit the crime.

Busby said he’s appalled by the incident and is working on getting surveillance cameras installed at the cemetery so this doesn’t happen again.

“It is pretty pathetic,” Busby said. “This is a felony. Desecrating a cemetery is a felony. It is not bad manners. You don’t go to the Barney Fife jail, you to prison. We are going to find who did it and put a stop to it.”

Busby said he expects repairs to begin this month.

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