Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Jose Garcia

(2,653 posts)
Thu Apr 18, 2024, 12:08 PM Apr 18

Lehigh Valley state House candidate's children accused of vandalizing political sign opposing her

Two children of Easton City Council member Taiba Sultana are accused of vandalizing a sign opposing her state House candidacy.

Sultana confirmed Thursday that two of her sons, ages 12 and 11, are accused of damaging the sign — one of several placed by PA Citizens PAC, a political action committee funded by attorney Raymond Lahoud.

Easton police would not release the names of the children but confirmed a state trooper on Wednesday afternoon saw two juveniles spray-painting the sign at Lafayette Street and Bushkill Drive.

The incident is under investigation and no charges have been filed, Capt. Salvatore Crisafulli said.

More: https://www.mcall.com/2024/04/18/pa-state-house-candidate-taiba-sultanas-children-accused-of-vandalizing-political-sign-opposing-her/

4 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Lehigh Valley state House candidate's children accused of vandalizing political sign opposing her (Original Post) Jose Garcia Apr 18 OP
would that all of our political problems stopdiggin Apr 18 #1
Apparently one of her adult children has been charged in the incident: Jose Garcia Apr 19 #2
an adult child is slightly more concerning stopdiggin Apr 19 #3
Never read the comments Jose Garcia Apr 19 #4

stopdiggin

(11,613 posts)
1. would that all of our political problems
Thu Apr 18, 2024, 12:16 PM
Apr 18

(and shenanigans) were so benign, relatively innocent, and easily addressed.

An 11 and 12 year old - would seem to barely qualify as news. (and almost certainly says nothing about candidate, or campaign?)

stopdiggin

(11,613 posts)
3. an adult child is slightly more concerning
Fri Apr 19, 2024, 12:29 PM
Apr 19

on the other hand - what also concerns is the shear hate and invective that runs through the 'comments' posts in the blogspot that you link. A lot of this stuff is clearly flat out racist and toxic.

So, again - I would hazard that there 'problems' in this district that greatly outstrip a 12 yr old with a spray can. And it would seem to me that the real 'news' perhaps lies elsewhere.

(And now that you have me going - charging a 19 yr old for 'corrupting the morals' of a minor - for her 'non-actions' in the incident - doesn't seem just a bit over the top? - and perhaps just maybe tinged with political motivation as well? It might be that Sultana as a candidate is somebody I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole - but there's also a rather nasty undercurrent going on in this 'campaign', both political and otherwise, that has me holding my nose as well.)

Latest Discussions»Region Forums»Pennsylvania»Lehigh Valley state House...