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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:48 PM
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White man convicted over black church fire to protest Obama win
Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A white man was convicted on Thursday of setting fire to a mostly black church in November 2008 to protest Barack Obama's election as the nation's first black president.

The arson fire on November 5, 2008, just hours after election results were announced, destroyed the almost-completed Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield, Massachusetts, about 90 miles west of Boston. Several firefighters were slightly injured battling the flames.

Prosecutors argued that Michael Jacques, 26, and two white friends were motivated by racial resentment when they doused the building with gasoline and torched it.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/14/us-church-fir...
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:55 PM
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1. Remind me where we are and what year this is??
Seriously, people.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:57 PM
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2. What the hell would a Church have anything to do with Obama getting elected??
I mean..these stupid bastards don't even know how to do a decent riot.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:10 PM
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7. It was a Black church, and Obama was Black. n/t
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:48 PM
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8. Well...sure but Black people also go other places like meeting halls or..
....restaurants.
If you're going to protest something don't piss off 90 percent of the population while you're doing it.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:02 PM
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3. let me guess... he voted for republicans
boy, your political party should be sooo proud to show so much intolerance to people of another race. What a bunch of intolerable and frightened bunch of wimps!
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:02 PM
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4. Oh that silly Glenn Beck
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:03 PM
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5. More TeaTerror
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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:05 PM
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6. What's his freeper name?
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:50 PM
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9. Unable to learn in the free world, his next school will be the big house.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:04 PM
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10. My hometown. :(
I live in Denver now, and when I tell people that the only black institution that was torched that night was in my hometown, they always answer, "But you're from Massachusetts!" Sadly, racism knows no geographic boundaries. :(
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