Skip to comments.4 charged with burning cross in Central CA city
Posted on 07/22/2011 7:36:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Four people have been arrested and charged with setting a cross on fire next to the home of a black family in a mostly white Central California city.
Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. John Hough (hao) said three men and one woman were charged Friday with felony arson, cross burning, terrorism and conspiracy. The charges come with hate crime enhancements.
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Arrested? Odd. I thought Westboro Baptist Church got a pass on stuff like this, courtesy of the USSCT.
But burning flags anywhere and an effigy of anthing not liberal is encouraged...
No permits needed.
This is weird, this was actually the ending of the story. I doubt being this open about race will become a new AP habit.
“The cross was set ablaze on March 18 in a lot behind the house where a black family lived. Hough said the theft of the 11-foot cross from a church remains under investigation.
The suspects are white and Hispanic.”
Burn Qur’ans, not crosses!
So now we have hispanic KKK members? Must be Dems just like the late Sheets Byrd. Conservatives don’t burn crosses but share the One who died upon it for all mankind.
And what if they happened to burn a cross where there were no black-owned homes? Then it’s just ducky?
Given the piece-of-crap AP, I'm surprised it didn't simply say:
"Three of the four suspects were white."
LOL, that reminds of a story I read in the 1990s in the San Diego Union, it may have been AP, but for some reason, the story about some Latin American country required the writer to actually have to label some rifles “assault rifles”, the story depended on the audience understanding that these were actual, true, assault rifles, and the writing got so awkward and confusing because the flustered writer was having to separate her and the media’s domestic “assault rifles” from the real deal.
You had to see it to catch how clumsy it was, but trust me, it was funny.
“A 19-year-old woman awoke and saw the flaming cross from her bedroom window, police Cmdr. John Hough told the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Arriving officers found fallen, burning pieces of wood on the ground and doused them with a garden hose.”
Did the Police officers see a burning cross?
You don't know the half of it.
Lame humor, or another of todays attacks on anyone who does not drink the “Christian” kool-aid?
Just want to be clear.
You are perfectly clear!
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