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Teens charged with vandalizing Bush signs, painting swastika
MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 10-28-04 | AP

Posted on 10/28/2004 3:38:30 PM PDT by Rakkasan1

DULUTH - Three teenagers are charged with a felony after confessing that they vandalized campaign signs for President Bush and painting a swastika outside a Duluth home.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; bush; conspiracy; democrats; dncplaybook; fascists; kerryyouth; mn; nazitactics; stalinists; swastika; terror; thugs
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just more of the same...
1 posted on 10/28/2004 3:38:31 PM PDT by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1

Prosecute, jail...make an example of.

This is a hate crime, is it not?


2 posted on 10/28/2004 3:42:08 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Front sight.. worship your front sight......thats how to get the hits)
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To: Rakkasan1

Sentence them to 6 months in a Tommy Franks re-education camp!


3 posted on 10/28/2004 3:44:38 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Surrounded by Kerry/Edwards Signs in Washington State)
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To: Armedanddangerous

***This is a hate crime, is it not?***

You are RIGHT! Give them twice the sentence.


4 posted on 10/28/2004 3:45:23 PM PDT by kitkat ("The democrats would rather win the WH than the war." - Tom DeLay)
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To: HardStarboard

LOL


5 posted on 10/28/2004 3:46:15 PM PDT by unojook
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To: Rakkasan1
Didnt catch the ones who got my neighbors last night.

6 posted on 10/28/2004 3:46:36 PM PDT by 45semi (A Kennedy speaking, and the wind from me arse, bear suspicious resemblance...)
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To: rantblogger

ping


7 posted on 10/28/2004 3:46:44 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko (Extremism in the defense of liberty is more fun.)
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To: 45semi
The Brownshirts in my neighborhood stole all of my Bush-Cheney signs.

I so want a victory on November 3rd just to know that their tactics didn't work.

8 posted on 10/28/2004 3:48:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Rakkasan1

Alright! nail them for a felony and take away thier right to ever vote!


9 posted on 10/28/2004 3:55:30 PM PDT by Bommer ( Bush met the First Lady at a BBQ? That's Love brotha!" - stainlessbanner)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Gee, I must've missed the CBS/AP report on this one. It's amazing, the MSM reports on every mundane anti-Kerry activity...even without witnesses or police reports. Yet, they continue to ignore the multiple cases of anti-Bush activity, that often results in arrests and even admissions.


10 posted on 10/28/2004 3:56:51 PM PDT by cwb (Only a Democrat could think that "truth" is partisan.)
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To: Rakkasan1

A competent judge could turn this into a learning experience for them - persuading them to learn what fascism is really about, the dangers of true intolerance and why those who are attempting to inculcate these kids to equate the president with national socialism aren't helpful.


11 posted on 10/28/2004 3:58:30 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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Driving down 148th in Bellevue WA today I counted at least 20+ Kerry signs that were completely ripped and destroyed. All other sings were good to go on both parties.
12 posted on 10/28/2004 3:59:05 PM PDT by ezo4
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To: Rakkasan1

"Three teenagers are charged with a felony ..."

Charging them with a felony seems a bit much. What's the definition of a felony in Minnesota? They are accused of doing over $500 property damage. Is there some dollar limit over which vandalism becomes a felony?


14 posted on 10/28/2004 4:13:05 PM PDT by nosofar
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To: Armedanddangerous
This is a hate crime, is it not?

No. It is much more serious.

It is voter intimidation.

15 posted on 10/28/2004 4:14:30 PM PDT by Flyer (Prosecute Vote Fraud! [68%])
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To: Freedom4US

Great idea, and include having to pay back the costs, though that doesn't pay back the emotional hit. Sometimes I think the only way to get through is to have done to them what they did. Something that's comparable, not necessarily in cost but in psychological/emotional value? Kids, hmmm, do they have computers with some special thing they downloaded not replaceable?


16 posted on 10/28/2004 4:15:23 PM PDT by Ruth C (learn to analyze rationally and extrapolate consequences ... you might become a conservative)
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To: cwb
Gee, I must've missed the CBS/AP report on this one. It's amazing, the MSM reports on every mundane anti-Kerry activity...

A Dim tried to run down Rep. Katherine Harris in his car while she was out campaigning in Sarasota Tuesday night. She was with a group of supporters on a sidewalk waving signs when this dude swerved onto the sidewalk right at the group. He claimed he was "exercising his freedom of expression" by trying to intimidate Harris. It's received virtually NO play in the media outside of Florida, and even the paper in Sarasota (a virulently left wing NYT-owned rag) tried to downplay it as much as they could, making the barest snickering mention of the incident.

If the MSM's now ignoring aggravated assaults on US Representatives, why should we expect them to even notice a few trashed BC'04 signs? Besides, both sides are doing it. </MSM sneering spin>

17 posted on 10/28/2004 4:23:16 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (I've got a tagline, but I'm too lazy to type it out.)
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To: Rakkasan1
DULUTH - Three teenagers are charged with a felony after confessing that they vandalized campaign signs for President Bush and painting a swastika outside a Duluth home.

After learning that homeowner Bob James was upset, the teenage boys went to the Duluth News Tribune in September and confessed, apologizing for what they did.

So they thought painting a swastika outside the home wouldn't be upsetting?

18 posted on 10/28/2004 4:43:28 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: Rakkasan1

"Teenagers"... what do you want to bet these were ADULT teenagers, say 18 and 19?


19 posted on 10/28/2004 4:56:20 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: nosofar

Most states define a felony as a serious offense entailing a sentence of more than one year or the death penalty. A few, like Louisiana, define it as a serious offense calling for a year or more of hard labor or the death penalty. For crimes involving money, such as theft, robbery, vandalism, etc. the cut-off point can vary. If these teenagers have no previous criminal history, they'll probably get off with no time, just an order to perform community service and make restitution.


20 posted on 10/28/2004 5:24:59 PM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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