The current shutdown is affecting more than just access to the nation’s historical parks and sites, it’s putting their security at risk too. Here’s hoping the jerk at Kennesaw is an isolated case, and that others aren’t taking advantage to raid the battlefields.
Although Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield is closed due to the partial government shutdown, it didn’t stop a Cherokee County man from searching for Civil War artifacts, which, according to the chief park ranger, is illegal whether the park is open or closed…
Some 14 employees of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield have been furloughed due to the government shutdown, however, four individuals remain on staff daily, which includes law enforcement rangers.
via Local man arrested in Kennesaw park – The Cherokee Ledger-News: Weekly News.