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Rhode Island General Laws Title 11. Criminal Offenses § 11-44-31. Desecration of places of public assemblage

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Every person who shall, willfully and maliciously or mischievously, injure or destroy or write upon, paint, or otherwise damage or deface: ?(1) any church, synagogue, or other building, structure, or place used for religious worship or other religious purpose; ?(2) any cemetery, mortuary, or other facility used for the purpose of burial or memorializing the dead; ?(3) any building used for educational purposes or as a community meeting place and which is owned by an organization exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. ??501; ?(4) any public building owned and/or operated by the government of the United States or by the government of the state of Rhode Island or its political subdivisions; ?(5) the grounds adjacent to and owned or rented by any institution, facility, building, structure, or place described in subdivisions (1), (2), (3), or (4) of this section; ?or (6) any personal property contained in any institution, facility, building, structure, or place described in subdivisions (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of this section; ?shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years, or both.

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