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Chick-fil-A ‘Tastes Like Hate’ vandal won’t be charged: D.A.
Life Site News ^ | 8/31/2012 | John Jalsevac

Posted on 09/01/2012 7:12:49 AM PDT by IbJensen

TORRANCE, CA, August 31, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Manuel Castro may have accused Chick-fil-A of peddling hate, but police say they have determined that he wasn’t motivated by hate when he vandalized a Chick-fil-A restaurant earlier this month.

Castro, a gay activist, had scrawled the words “Tastes Like Hate,” along with a cow holding a paintbrush, on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Torrance, California, on “National Same-Sex Kiss Day” – an event organized to protest company CEO Dan Cathy’s stance in support of traditional marriage.

“National Same-Sex Kiss Day” followed on the heels of Chick-fil-A “Appreciation Day,” on which hundreds of thousands of traditional marriage supporters had lined up, sometimes for several hours, to dine at Chick-fil-A as a show of their support for Cathy.

Photos of Castro’s graffiti traveled far and wide in the media, becoming one of the most recognizable images from the kerfuffle.

But police announced this week that Castro would not be charged with a felony in connection with the vandalism.

“The suspect has acknowledged his wrongdoing and offered to make restitution,” the District Attorney’s office said in a notice rejecting prosecution. “Finally, the record does not establish the suspect was motivated by religious hatred.”

However, the D.A. said the case has been referred to the Torrance City Attorney’s Office “for consideration of possible misdemeanor prosecution.”

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In an interview with the Huffington Post after the graffiti was discovered, Castro had compared marriage supporters lining up to eat lunch at Chick-fil-A to Christians protesting blacks marrying whites.

“Everybody is entitled to free speech, but it seems like for the gay tribe, this is more of an issue of equal rights, human rights,” said Castro. “I’m against what these people stand for, what this company stands for. They’re trying to take away what little rights we already have.”

In a subsequent statement Castro offered to pay for the damages – which reportedly totaled several hundred dollars to repaint the wall.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evil; homosexuals; perverts; samesexmarriage
Hate, hate, hate, and more hate. I'm getting sick and tired of seeing these Leftists label everyone who can't agree with them with awful labels like "bigot", "intolerant", and "racist". Their tactics are so underhanded and rely so much on deception. Why is it that these Leftists cannot see themselves as the true hate-mongers that they are? Disgraceful cowards!
1 posted on 09/01/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Crimes are Crimes

Hate Crimes are Though Crimes, regulated by Mind Police...

you can arrest as many people who commit acts of violence and theft, by arresting them for those crimes, not some nebulous thought crime.

but if there are to be charges of Hate Crimes....it will only be against those on the Right.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 7:18:47 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: IbJensen

The DA is a wuss. He must be trolling for votes from the pervert community.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 7:20:18 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: IbJensen

...gotta keep that gay latino vote


4 posted on 09/01/2012 7:20:43 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: IbJensen; All
This is unacceptable.

In FL a 21 yo homeless man is sentenced to 180 days and a $500 fine for stealing $2 in candy, returning to the store later and confessing, all while it'll cost Chick Fil A more to remove, clean and repaint yet that perpetrator will see no prosecution. The DA's inaction is politically motivated.

5 posted on 09/01/2012 7:21:16 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 65 days away.)
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To: Vaquero

“but if there are to be charges of Hate Crimes....it will only be against those on the Right.”

Bears repeating....again....and again....and again.

That ship needs to be righted!


6 posted on 09/01/2012 7:23:06 AM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking!)
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To: IbJensen
"Everybody is entitled to free speech"..Castro say's

...not according to your actions

7 posted on 09/01/2012 7:23:49 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: IbJensen
“Finally, the record does not establish the suspect was motivated by religious hatred.”

What a load of CRAP!

8 posted on 09/01/2012 7:24:40 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: IbJensen

Chick-Fil-A should file a civil suit against the homo.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 7:25:01 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: IbJensen
You all are missing the point. This occurred in the Socialist State of California. In Obamaland’s Socialist States, Law Enforcement doesn't have to enforce ALL the Laws. Just those that they ‘feel’ should be enforced. Pray that we take the two branches of Government this November that can rectify this travesty. And pray that we get the chance for 2 more Supreme Court nominations. I HOPE that Romney will choose Justices who will APPLY the Law as it as written. Not CHANGE the Law to accommodate those who want to ignore the Law to further their own agenda.
10 posted on 09/01/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: IbJensen
So it looks like the city still hasn't decided yet whether to prosecute this as as a misdemeanor. I agree with the D.A. that it wasn't a felony worthy of a year in prison, but a few weeks of jail or at least working on a road crew for community service would probably be right, along with repayment of damages.
11 posted on 09/01/2012 7:30:47 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Cardinal Dolan's DNC prayer is titled "Ritus exorcizandi obsessor a daemonio")
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To: IbJensen
If law enforcement officials don't enforce the laws, isn't that just inviting the law abiding citizens to bring retribution, ad hoc?
12 posted on 09/01/2012 7:33:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: IbJensen

This sends an awesome message to fags! Go ahead! Commit all the crimes you want! No problem as long as it’s “for a cause”. `sarc off


13 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: KarlInOhio
Or at the very least, make him clean up his mess. But given the, shall we say, delicate nature of limp-wristed artistes like this, that would be cruel and unusual punishment.
14 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:12 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: IbJensen

So will this guy settle for being a diversity consultant to Jerry Brown, or will he go for a job with Baraq in DC?


15 posted on 09/01/2012 7:40:28 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: KarlInOhio
"I agree with the D.A. that it wasn't a felony worthy of a year in prison, but a few weeks of jail or at least working on a road crew for community service would probably be right, along with repayment of damages."

Nah. His sentence should be to scrub the graffiti off the wall and repaint it with his own little hands. Just offering to pay to have it done won't have nearly the same impact.

16 posted on 09/01/2012 7:42:37 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: IbJensen

All Animals Are Equal But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.

Animal Farm (1945)


17 posted on 09/01/2012 7:46:22 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Amen!: “You all are missing the point. This occurred in the Socialist State of California. In Obamaland’s Socialist States, Law Enforcement doesn’t have to enforce ALL the Laws. Just those that they ‘feel’ should be enforced. Pray that we take the two branches of Government this November that can rectify this travesty. And pray that we get the chance for 2 more Supreme Court nominations. I HOPE that Romney will choose Justices who will APPLY the Law as it as written. Not CHANGE the Law to accommodate those who want to ignore the Law to further their own agenda.”

Today in America, wanting to follow the law now makes one “Controversial”, radical and evil.

Using math and common sense re saying no to rat spending or terrible green tyranny is evil.

Being a practicing Christian or Jew in today’s America, is a worse evil.

Telling the truth is now evil racism!

Last but not least, believing in personal responsibility is both evil, radical and racist.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 7:52:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: IbJensen

This makes perfect sense. Only Christians can hate. Liberals are just bursting with love—so much so that it occasionally spills over into street brawls and vandalism.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 7:59:46 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Grampa Dave
I have noticed for over a decade, that any suggestion or action taken by anyone who is Conservative/Republican, always has a pejorative adjective/adverb in front of it. Controversial; extreme; etc. It makes me think that the news writers all attended the same Left-wing school. But I really think that all Schools of Journalism have inculcated their students in the Leftist mindset.
20 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:02 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: IbJensen

But let someone post something on Facebook and you get carted off to the loony bin.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 8:03:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: originalbuckeye

You on target. In California the pejorative adjectives/adverbs started during the Reagan Years. Then during the Clintoon/Goron years their use and intensity picked up. Now during Obama’s years, they are used all the time.

“I have noticed for over a decade, that any suggestion or action taken by anyone who is Conservative/Republican, always has a pejorative adjective/adverb in front of it. Controversial; extreme; etc. It makes me think that the news writers all attended the same Left-wing school. But I really think that all Schools of Journalism have inculcated their students in the Leftist mindset.”


22 posted on 09/01/2012 8:10:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: originalbuckeye

You on target. In California the pejorative adjectives/adverbs started during the Reagan Years. Then during the Clintoon/Goron years their use and intensity picked up. Now during Obama’s years, they are used all the time.

“I have noticed for over a decade, that any suggestion or action taken by anyone who is Conservative/Republican, always has a pejorative adjective/adverb in front of it. Controversial; extreme; etc. It makes me think that the news writers all attended the same Left-wing school. But I really think that all Schools of Journalism have inculcated their students in the Leftist mindset.”


23 posted on 09/01/2012 8:10:45 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: IbJensen

I happen to be in CA right now. I’m moving my 99 year old Mom into assisted living. On moving day, I wore my red Chik-fil-a shirt with my jeans. I got 8 thumbs up at breakfast at the hotel from folks from Southern CA, but when I stopped at Office Max across the street, I was verbally assaulted by the young Mexican American female clerk.

I wish that I’d had more time to talk to her, but the conversation went like this.

Clerk: “Do you know what that shirt means?”

Me: “Yes, I do. That is why I’m wearing it.”

Clerk: “No, do you know what happened earlier this month?”

Me: “Yes I do. We have freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The majority rules in this country.”

Clerk: “Well, that is changing.”

Me: “I don’t think so”...and I was out the door.

I wish that I’d had more time to educate this young woman, who obviously did not learn anything about either the Constitution, or business in school, but I had a lot to do that day. She said nothing to me the next day when I showed up in my Yorktown shirt bearing the Betsy Ross flag.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: IbJensen
Would I be totally out of my skull if I were to assume that the DA’s a Rat????
25 posted on 09/01/2012 8:25:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Clerk: “Well,that is changing.”

It makes me want to puke on my keyboard but she's right.

26 posted on 09/01/2012 8:27:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: IbJensen

So....vandalism is OK as long as you’re not motivated by hate? What an interesting standard. I guess they determined this just by asking him. [/s]


27 posted on 09/01/2012 8:35:28 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: IbJensen

Only straights can hate, but at least a straight can throw another fagot on the fire to keep warm.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 8:35:39 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
...and I was out the door.

I wouldn't have left without costing her that clerk job. She does not have freedom of speech in employment.

29 posted on 09/01/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Grampa Dave

I know quite a few people who live in CA. Many (if not all) of them used to be conservative; now few are (maybe 20%). They seem to have gone over to the dark side. I’m not sure if its a case of legitimate choice, brainwashing or just pretending under to “get along”. But, I don’t think its the latter ‘cause they express these views even in 1:1 conversations with me (e.g., when no one is eavesdropping). Anyway, must be something in the water.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 8:44:41 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: IbJensen

I love those homophobic waffle fries.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 8:48:28 AM PDT by Marauder ("I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just" -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Vaquero

Hate Crimes are Though Crimes, regulated by Mind Police...


I used to think that, but I can recall one time that Hate crimes actually came in handy. That was when they had the riots back in Brooklyn in the early 90s. Some Jews were lynched by a Black mob. The persons responsible for it were acquitted (by a mostly Black jury). But the perps were brought up on hate crime charges at the Federal level and convicted. Some may argue that was double jepoardy, but (to me) it was an acceptable outcome.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 8:51:21 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

“I know quite a few people who live in CA. Many (if not all) of them used to be conservative; now few are (maybe 20%). They seem to have gone over to the dark side. I’m not sure if its a case of legitimate choice, brainwashing or just pretending under to “get along”. But, I don’t think its the latter ‘cause they express these views even in 1:1 conversations with me (e.g., when no one is eavesdropping). Anyway, must be something in the water.”

We have lived in N California since 1971. We no longer are stunned, amazed or duhhe when supposedly long time conservatives become out and out flaming liberals.

Many after retiring from somewhat conservative companies or bosses, have admitted being liberals all along and played the conservative game until they retired.

One told us he got tired of fighting with his liberal wife, adult children and neighbors in left wing Marin county. Interesting his formerly Uber liberal wife has nothing good to say about Obama.

We have yet to see a long time liberal become a conservative. The husband of a liberal teacher often seems like the old time democrat. He will listen to our challenges of the greens. He and his wife have become very outspoken and anti illegal aliens. They are the paradox couple. They believe in personal responsibility, and their 40 something adult children are very outspoken conservatives owning their own businesses. Yet, they have never voted for a Republican for president or governor. Her family became FDR lovers, and he grew up as a liberal in San Francisco. None of their political beliefs match their realities.


33 posted on 09/01/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: dagogo redux

Washington=Madrid, 1936.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 9:27:52 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Navy Patriot

I thought about going back and re-engaging her, but I just didn’t have time. To me, however, it was an eye-opening realization about CA education.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 9:42:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: newzjunkey

You must remember that the MAYOR of Los Angeles is the UCLA activist who has promoted La Raza all of his life.


36 posted on 09/01/2012 9:53:28 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: rbg81

2 wrongs do not make a right.

the whole system needs to be HONEST and to eliminate double jeopardy for being tried twice for 2 different crimes which are really the same crime is cheating our constitutional rights.


37 posted on 09/01/2012 9:56:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Many after retiring from somewhat conservative companies or bosses, have admitted being liberals all along and played the conservative game until they retired.


Hmmm...had never really considered the possibility that these people where once liberals pretending to be conservatives. Most of the people I refer to, I knew when I was in college (in the MidWest). Its possible they were “pretending” for my benefit, but I kind of doubt it. Even then (last 70s, early 80s), there was more mileage to be gained in Academia from posing as a liberal.

In one case, my “friend” is a show-biz comedy writer who was once a conservative stand-up comedian. He may just be pretending to be liberal, but who really knows? He doesn’t even manage a wink when he says the ridiculous things he says to me in private over drinks.

One hard lesson I’ve learned over the years is that its impossible to really understand other people. So...it is what it is and people do what they do.


38 posted on 09/01/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by rbg81
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