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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:10 PM

Black College Student, Friend Charged With Hate Crime For Burning Trump Sign

Source: Talking Points Memo



By ALLEGRA KIRKLAND Published APRIL 20, 2017 1:01 PM

Like most states, Maryland’s hate crime statutes protect against discrimination based on race, color, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. A local police officer recently took it upon himself to add another category to that list of protected classes: Trump voters.

D’Asia Perry and Joy Shuford, 19-year-old friends, were charged Tuesday with a slew of crimes including second-degree arson, trespassing, and committing a hate crime for setting fire to a large Donald Trump billboard displayed near a family sporting goods store run.

In the charging documents, Princess Anne Police Sgt. Robert Smith laid out his justification for the hate crime charge: “The intentional burning of these political signs, along with the beliefs, religious views and race of this political affiliation, directly coincides with the victim.”

Smith’s explanation suggests that those who share the sporting goods store owner Robert Wink’s “political affiliation” as a Trump-voting Republican all have the same “beliefs, religious views and race.” Wink is white, and Perry and Shuford are black.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/dasia-perry-joy-shuford-charged-hate-crime-burning-trump-sign

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Reply Black College Student, Friend Charged With Hate Crime For Burning Trump Sign (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 2017 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #1
dalton99a Apr 2017 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 #3
no_hypocrisy Apr 2017 #4
msongs Apr 2017 #5
lark Apr 2017 #6
4139 Apr 2017 #7
50 Shades Of Blue Apr 2017 #8
elleng Apr 2017 #16
PoliticAverse Apr 2017 #23
Initech Apr 2017 #9
Thomas Hurt Apr 2017 #10
maxrandb Apr 2017 #11
Dr. Strange Apr 2017 #13
IronLionZion Apr 2017 #12
tazkcmo Apr 2017 #14
muntrv Apr 2017 #15
oldcynic Apr 2017 #17
Javaman Apr 2017 #18
keithbvadu2 Apr 2017 #19
SunSeeker Apr 2017 #20
sinkingfeeling Apr 2017 #21
onetexan Apr 2017 #22
vkkv Apr 2017 #24
nikibatts Apr 2017 #25
Judi Lynn Apr 2017 #26
Princess Turandot Apr 2017 #27
Vinca Apr 2017 #28
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #29
onenote Apr 2017 #30
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #33
GoneOffShore Apr 2017 #31
BlueStater Apr 2017 #32

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:14 PM

1. Must be "hate" for tRump's disability: increasing signs of dementia / Alzheimer's


Police Sgt's charging justifications do not hold water.

They'd have more luck convicting on simple arson.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:15 PM

2. It's really lese-majeste

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:16 PM

3. A sign? I don't think that's going to hold up once the district attorney looks at it. NT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:19 PM

4. Criminal mischief maximum, but not a

Hate crime.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:28 PM

5. primary duty of police is putting more people in privatized jails. more charges means more jail time

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:30 PM

6. It's getting worse and worse.

And we are not even nearly to the end of the harm that will be caused by this most racist and hate filled of any administration, ever.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:31 PM

7. Next it will be Terrorism.... I'm not joking

Jeff Sessions would do it

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:34 PM

8. That better not stand!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:30 PM

16. I suspect it won't stand.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:05 PM

23. Assuming they have a decent lawyer it won't. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:48 PM

9. Hate crime charges? WTF!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:53 PM

10. No one may sass the King!

Bend thy knee and genuflect before King Donald I,
by divine right of kings, no one may sass him
harsh words may sting the royal ears and feeweeings
requiring a foot rub and a defenestration.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:55 PM

11. So we were right all along

ReTrumplicanism is a race

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:40 PM

13. Orange Lives Matter

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:20 PM

12. Shooting and killing minorities is not called anything and quickly forgotton

The hate crime charge is BS, but I can't support destruction of property. Trumpers have the first amendment just like us.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:04 PM

14. Then I'm guilty too

I truly hate that POS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:05 PM

15. Cheeto Lives Matter?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:33 PM

17. is Kristalnacht next? n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:35 PM

18. good thing he didn't burn the flag.

I doubt he'd still be alive.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:17 PM

19. What about bullseye targets with pictures of Obama and Hillary sold at gun shows?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:20 PM

20. What that Sgt. Smith did to those two men is a hate crime.

Does anyone think the cop would have charged them with a hate crime if they were white?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:44 PM

21. Where were the hate crime charges when white people displayed

hanging Obama?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:46 PM

22. time for ACLU to help

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:19 PM

24. Aw, poor wingnut SNOWFLAKES !!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:28 PM

25. There is no doubt that democracy and freedom is dead in this USA

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:37 PM

26. No reason to disguise race hatred any longer, with Trump's malignant blessings. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:04 PM

27. *** They've dropped the hate crime charge already...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:09 PM

28. Unlikely that will hold up in court. It's vandalism and that's about it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:34 AM

29. Not only bizarre, but exactly where is the sign even singed??

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:48 AM

30. Its pretty clearly been damaged

If you click on the tweet, the larger version of the picture shows that it was damaged. The hate crime and arson charges were dropped (and should never have been filed in the first place). But there's no reason to defend the actions of anyone attempting to damage anyone's campaign signs on private property.

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Response to onenote (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:56 PM

33. I looked at the photo on the original Baltimore Sun site

Tried to post that photo, but couldn't manage it, so I found the Tweet of the original story which included the photo. I agree that we shouldn't be hypocritical about whose signs they are, we certainly don't approve of the RWers stealing Democratic signs, but I could only see that edge was damaged - and I had to look closely...


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-trump-sign-folo-20170420-story.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:35 PM

31. Hate crime and 2nd degree arson charges were dismissed.

UPDATE 9 (from the link)1:37 p.m.: Princess Anne Police Chief Tim Bozman announced Thursday that the hate crime and second-degree arson charges against D’Asia Perry and Joy Shuford were dismissed after their case was called in Maryland District Court. Bozman said the dismissal was a joint decision made by the police department and Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office, and said the other charges will be scheduled for trial “at a later date.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:12 PM

32. Hate crime? Seriously?

So bigoted, racist, sexist morons are now a protected minority?

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