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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:28 AM

Police arrest man they say slashed 'Baby Trump' balloon during Alabama-LSU game

Source: Washington Post



Police in Tuscaloosa, Ala., said they arrested a man who slashed open a giant “Baby Trump” balloon during the president’s trip Saturday to the football game between the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University.

A group protesting President Trump’s visit set up the 20-foot inflatable caricature in a park near Bryant-Denny Stadium ahead of the match between the top-ranked college teams. It was looming among the crowds outside when someone ran up with a knife and cut an eight-foot gash in the side, organizers said.

Police identified the suspect as 32-year-old Hoyt Hutchinson of Tuscaloosa. They said officers arrested him after he sliced into the balloon and tried to flee. Hutchinson was charged with first degree criminal mischief, a felony, and held on a $2,500 bond. It was not clear if he had retained an attorney.

The appearance of the Baby Trump balloon marked the third time in recent weeks that the president has faced conspicuous opposition at sporting events. He was met with sustained boos and chants of “lock him up” when he attended a World Series game at Nationals Park in Washington last month. And he got a similar reception when he attended a mixed martial arts event in New York at the beginning of November. The reactions have incensed some of Trump’s supporters, who call the behavior disrespectful.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/10/police-arrest-man-they-say-slashed-baby-trump-balloon-during-alabama-lsu-game/



Heard this story on my local news radio station this morning. Guess the truth behind the "baby" is finally getting to them. They conveniently have amnesia about their 8 years of "disrespectful" (actually disgusting) behavior against President Obama, where this "baby" is nothing compared to the racist tropes that they proudly displayed.

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Reply Police arrest man they say slashed 'Baby Trump' balloon during Alabama-LSU game (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Sunday OP
Rorey Sunday #1
Bernardo de La Paz Sunday #4
dewsgirl Sunday #16
Gore1FL Sunday #24
paleotn Sunday #23
demtenjeep Sunday #42
paleotn Sunday #43
NurseJackie Sunday #31
paleotn Sunday #44
NurseJackie Sunday #45
SunSeeker Sunday #46
NurseJackie Sunday #32
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gab13by13 Sunday #2
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:46 AM

1. Restitution

Imagine how angry this guy is going to feel when he has to pay restitution for replacement of something that made him so angry.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:04 AM

4. Plus, a felony. Won't be able to own guns. Best part for guy w anger management issues. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:05 AM

16. This Dbag l, says he would do it again. Not only guns, he

Will have a hard time getting a job also.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:57 AM

24. Can Felons vote in AL? nt

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:42 AM

23. It will be funny, but he might not be able to pay.

Not sure what it costs to fix baby, but he's being held on just a $2500 bond. So apparently he can't raise 10 to 15% of that. Another poor, dumb schmuck who's racism and hate gets in the way of any semblance of good sense. I don't get these people. I really don't. Those people are the heart of what makes up the KKK, and ironically have far more in common economically with people of color than they do the "respectable", doughy white guys in the old CCA. Hate is a strange thing.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:04 PM

42. well, he has almost 30 thousand from go fund me for himself

so it has turned out well for him

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:06 PM

43. Guess he can get out of jail now.

IQ45's campaigns are proof positive that fools and their money are very easily parted.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:48 AM

31. His mugshot... and being arrested photos.




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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:08 PM

44. Is it me or do they all look the same?

Magats that is.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #44)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:10 PM

45. Not just you. They do all have similar physical characteristics.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:27 PM

46. Idjit.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:49 AM

32. A live video feed trying to incite violence... boasting of what he was about to do

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #32)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 03:06 PM

40. Premeditated crime. nt

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #32)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:36 PM

48. This should go well at his trial...

Nothing like a confession to speed things along.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #48)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:26 AM

56. With evidence of premeditation as solid as this...

... I doubt it will go to trial. He'll make a plea-deal of some sort.

Hopefully it remains a FELONY charge that will make it difficult for him to own a firearm, or vote, or FLY.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:39 AM

55. Good luck in COURT when that vid is played stupid shit............

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:48 AM

2. So will Trump pay the fines?

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:18 AM

7. No - his "charity" organization was closed!!

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Response to Laf.La.Dem. (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:52 AM

14. "Aw fuck. Not, 'no more gunz."

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:02 AM

3. Held. Unable to make $2,500 bail? Hmmm. . . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:29 AM

9. But, but, but

With this booming economy that his leader has bestowed upon us, he should be flush with expendable income for things like bail.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:08 AM

5. Criminal mischief in the first degree in Alabama...

Criminal mischief in the first degree is committed when you damage property with intent to do so by explosion or by causing more than $2,500 in damage.

This serious property offense is a Class C felony punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.

Ref: Ala. Crim. Code §13A-7-21
http://www.criminalpropertydamage.com/alabama/


I'm glad that he didn't attack the balloon-minders while he was at it, given that he was angry enough to cut an eight foot long hole in it.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:49 AM

13. Its 'bama. Plead down to an overdue parking meter.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:14 AM

6. I dunno. The balloon still looks just like Trump, even once it's been deflated. n/t

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:24 AM

21. LOL

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:43 PM

52. Doesn't it look even MORE like Trump?

Crumpled gasbag in a supine heap.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:28 AM

8. "What did you do in the culture wars, Uncle Dad?"

Since the Big Baby represents...well, the Big Baby...maybe this should be treated as an implicit threat against the PABOTUS, and prosecuted accordingly! Let FOXNews rummage through his past and call him a "liberal radical." See how he likes being on this end of the stick!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:31 AM

10. Hmm. Did he wave the knife at anyone?

Is there any video? Could be armed assault if he threatened anyone with the knife.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:35 AM

11. he got the wrong one.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:41 AM

12. Was watching the alabama..louisiana


game..There were a few camera glances at stumpy..I swear the fucker positively glowed at the
noise from the huge crowd..like it was for...it...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:53 AM

15. Asshole's "G.F.M." page has raised $15k so far.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:22 AM

19. And that's why these assholes do things like this.

They get notoriety and they get paid.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:02 AM

20. Yep

Its a pretty sick thing how much $$$ that people gladly shovel into right wing hate ...

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:15 AM

27. Gotta do something with Grandma's Social Security checks.

She'll be gone soon.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:06 AM

54. Yesterday, I Read...

...that GFM prohibits raising $ for criminal defense situations, so many of those donors may just be getting their cards credited and no donation will actually take place.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #54)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:01 PM

58. It got up to $40.000.

Then Go Fund Me noticed what it was and pulled the plug.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:11 AM

17. The PROTESTERS' behavior is "disrespectful"??

This from supporters of the most disrespectful man I have ever seen. These people are amazing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:19 AM

18. I'm happy

to donate so a new one can be up in the air sooner rather than later.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:31 AM

22. When they first started using that likeness

they flew it pretty high up. I wonder why they don't at least fly it 20 feet or so up where baby slashers can't reach it?

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:04 AM

25. I think there are different sizes of them

and you'll see the smaller way up off the ground. But I think what happened here was what has apparently happened during other events when one was present - an issue regarding what they would be allowed to fill it with. I just found this article from an earlier appearance of one during the summer July 4th festivities and how the permit only allowed it to be filled with air and not helium, thus it could not be floated (and was forced to be stationary at one location) -

Code Pink denounces no helium decision for Trump baby blimp
By Owen Daugherty - 07/03/19 10:26 AM EDT


Activists planning to fly the “Baby Trump” blimp during President Trump’s “Salute to America” event on July 4 were told by the National Park Service (NPS) that they could not fill the balloon with helium, essentially grounding the giant inflatable.

While the park service reportedly granted feminist anti-war group Code Pink a permit to have the balloon in Washington Thursday, the permit does not allow the group to fill the 20-foot representation of Trump with helium and float it off the ground. “It is ironic that it is right here, in the ‘land of the free,’ the balloon is being grounded,” Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin said in a statement.

NPS rules do not allow helium-filled blimps, and park service spokesman Mike Litterst told The Washington Post that the no-fly zone includes downtown Washington. Additionally, the permit approved by the park service did not allow the group to fly the balloon in the requested location, meant to be within line of sight of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, where Trump will give a speech Thursday evening.

Instead, the “Baby Trump” balloon will be stationed near the Washington Monument, where it will be allowed to stay for 15 hours throughout the day’s festivities.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/451505-code-pink-denounces-no-helium-decision-for-trump-baby-blimp

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:08 AM

26. He"ll be invited to the White House for Hmberders

And maybe presented with the Medal of Freedom or something.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:23 AM

28. Hey, Hutchinson, LSU just left their calling card. . .



And I severely doubt Nick Saban or his team know you exist, much less give a rat's ass about you.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:28 PM

47. LOL

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:28 AM

29. I knew Parscale had a few more up his sleeve after the Plastic Straws...

...and was surprised at the audacity of running a presidential campaign based on Epstein CTs....

But this is like Nth Dimensional Chess, man.






Roll Tide

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:10 AM

35. I read the responses at that twitter post

and apparently people reported that GoFundMe due to it violating GoFundMe's latest TOS -

Date of Last Revision: November 7, 2019

/snip

Prohibited Conduct

You are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable law in relation to your Campaign or use of the Services. You are further solely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, publish, display, transmit or otherwise use (hereinafter, "Upload" ). If you are not the beneficiary of the Campaign you organize, you agree to deliver funds to the ultimate beneficiary directly and as soon as possible. You agree to fully cooperate with any request we make for evidence we deem necessary to verify your compliance with these Terms of Service.

The following are examples of User Content and/or use that is illegal or prohibited by GoFundMe. This list is not exhaustive and we reserve the right to remove any Campaign and/or investigate any User who, in our sole discretion, violates any of the terms or spirit of these Terms of Service. As we investigate Your Campaign, a User, or User Content, we may consider all available material including but not limited to social media, related news, and any other information that we, in our sole discretion, deem relevant in our review. We further reserve the right, without limitation, to ban or disable your use of the Services, remove the offending User Content, suspend or terminate Your account, stop payments to any such Campaign, freeze or place a hold on Donations, and report you to law enforcement authorities or otherwise take appropriate legal action including seeking restitution on behalf of ourselves and/or our users.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree:

A. not to use the Services to raise funds or establish or contribute to any Campaign with the implicit or explicit purpose of or involving:

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8. User Content that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be in support of hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender or gender identity, or serious disabilities or diseases;

9. Campaign that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be for the legal defense of alleged crimes associated with hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender or gender identity, serious disabilities or diseases, or financial crimes or crimes of deception;


https://www.gofundme.com/terms

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:28 AM

30. Another bussed in gang of violent right wing thugs to disrupt. Expect more Brownshirts like these

to start showing up at events like this to pull their shit

The American people despise Trump and he and his goose stepping minions know it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:55 AM

33. AGree with this metaphor abt trump from a tweeter


Joke’s on you, Hoyt Hutchinson! Even as a deflated mess, the #BabyTrumpBalloon still serves as a fitting metaphor for the @realDonaldTrump presidency 😆



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:09 AM

34. Alert about his GoFundMe appeal.

It is against their policy to solicit on behalf of a criminal activity.

I tried to navigate the site. No luck.

Can someone alert G.F.M. ?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:15 AM

36. Post #29 in this thread had a tweet from someone who warned about that GoFundMe

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142393444#post29

And apparently based on some of the replies to that tweet, the GoFundMe was alerted on by at least one person who indicated that GoFundMe is now investigating. I posted the section of the TOS here -

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142393444#post35

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:24 AM

37. Bringing a KNIFE to a peaceful protest should get the MAX sentence!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:45 AM

38. We should start a GoFundMe for $$$ to buy thousands of the balloons

Blanket the country with them.

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Response to Iwasthere (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:09 PM

39. I did a quick search

and apparently a bunch of individual cities (I counted 4 just from an initial search - Lexington, Grand Rapids, Dayton, El Paso) had set GoFundMes up to buy them for local events that were held earlier. It looks like they cost about $6000 each.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:41 PM

41. Please tell me there is a "death penalty" in Alabama...??

Seriously, I hope this pig gets a damned good stiff fine or penalty for this cowardly act. Probably not though...it's Alabama after all.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:46 PM

49. The Perpetrator is now a guest commentator on all Fox subsidiaries...

.. I'm guessing. ???

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Response to JustFiveMoreMinutes (Reply #49)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:45 PM

53. Maybe... but, Perp only drew more attention to Baby Gasbag Trump.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:52 PM

50. He's an asshole redneck from Northport, across the river from T-town.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:10 PM

51. Yep...

He probably needs all that GoFundMe $$ to pay back child support, or something....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:16 PM

57. Isn't this an action against freedom of speech? Plain and simple.

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