HATE CRIME: Two Charged For Painting Over A Black Lives Matter Mural
California’s message: It’s okay to vandalize in the name of Black Lives Matter, but if you vandalize a Black Lives Matter mural it’s a hate crime.
What happened: Tuesday, July 7, two Californians were charged for painting over a big yellow Black Lives Matter mural in Contra Costa County. They did this on Independence Day and there’s a video showing them in action below.
The District Attorney of Contra Costa County, Diana Becton wrote in a statement regarding the charges: “Today, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged Nichole Anderson (42-years old Martinez resident) and David Nelson (53-years-old Martinez resident) with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime, for their alleged actions on Saturday, July 4, when defendant Anderson covered up a Black Lives Matter mural with black paint. Nelson directly aided in the alleged criminal conduct. The incident was captured on video by witnesses.”
Only Black Lives Matter
Since George Floyd was murdered, Governors, Mayors, and other officials have supported anarchists as they destroyed squad cars, looted property, set businesses ablaze, created roadblocks, vandalized statues, and defaced entire city’s. In many cases, these anarchists have been let off, sympathized with, and celebrated.
Yet painting over a Black Lives Matter mural is a hate crime.
Clearly, the saying ‘actions have consequences’ only applies if you’re questioning the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Black Lives Matter Vandals
What’s horrifying is that, if the charges stick in court, these two Californians could face up to a year in prison.
Questioning Black Lives Matter: So far the movement has been responsible for at least two deaths in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone and the killing of an 8-year-old in Atlanta, not to mention the horrifying riots, looting, and police violence which has been masked under the tag “peaceful protests” since the start.
At this point, it would be wrong for people not to question the movement. Yet, any negativity towards Black Lives Matter is called racism and a hate crime even when it is scientifically proven that fear of violent protests is keeping citizens in lockdown.
The District Attorney statement continued: “The mural completed last weekend was a peaceful and powerful way to communicate the importance of Black lives in Contra Costa County and the country. We must continue to elevate discussions and actually listen to one another in an effort to heal our community and country.”
Double Standards: Clearly the two Californians weren’t listened to, discussed with, because it seems there’s no interest in healing the community or county when it comes to their act of vandalism. That’s only applicable when it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement and those protesting or vandalizing in its name.
CHECK OUT: All it took for Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan to close down Capitol Hill’s Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) was two fatal shootings, multiple robberies, assaults, violence, and countless property crimes over its 24-day existence. Not bad for a Democrat.