Seems like in Washington DC, for example, last night there were some arrests related to the damage done/attempts to take down the Andrew Jackson statue. If convicted, maximum jail sentence carries a 10 year imprisonment term.
Here is an expert of the public law:
117 STAT. 772 PUBLIC LAW 108–29—MAY 29, 2003
Public Law 108–29
To further the protection and recognition of veterans’ memorials, and for other
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Veterans’ Memorial Preservation
and Recognition Act of 2003’’.
SEC. 2. CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DESTRUCTION OF VETERANS’
(a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code,
is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘‘§ 1369. Destruction of veterans’ memorials
‘‘(a) Whoever, in a circumstance described in subsection (b),
willfully injures or destroys, or attempts to injure or destroy, any
structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property
commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed
forces of the United States shall be fined under this title, imprisoned
not more than 10 years, or both.
‘‘(b) A circumstance described in this subsection is that—
‘‘(1) in committing the offense described in subsection (a),
the defendant travels or causes another to travel in interstate
or foreign commerce, or uses the mail or an instrumentality
of interstate or foreign commerce; or
‘‘(2) the structure, plaque, statue, or other monument
described in subsection (a) is located on property owned by,
or under the jurisdiction of, the Federal Government.’’.
(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, is amended
by adding at the end the following:
‘‘1369. Destruction of veterans’ memorials.’’.