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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:11 PM

Two Martinez residents charged with hate crime for defacing Black Lives Matter mural

Source: Martinez News-Gazette

Martinez, Calif. – 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.

On July 1, a local Martinez resident applied for a permit to paint a Black Lives Matter temporary mural in downtown Martinez in front of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse. The permit was approved by the City of Martinez and the painting was done on July 4.

Nelson and Anderson arrived at the scene of the mural after it was completed with paint supplies. Anderson started to paint over the yellow letters “B” and “L” in the word “Black.” She used black paint and a large paint roller to do so. The video has been shared widely by witnesses and shared on social media.

“We must address the root and byproduct of systemic racism in our country. The Black Lives Matter movement is an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention,” stated Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton. “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.



Read more: https://martinezgazette.com/two-martinez-residents-charged-with-hate-crime-for-defacing-black-lives-matter-mcontrural/

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Reply Two Martinez residents charged with hate crime for defacing Black Lives Matter mural (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 7 OP
rpannier Jul 7 #1
brush Jul 7 #2
BlueIdaho Jul 7 #3
BigmanPigman Jul 7 #4
spudspud Jul 7 #5
kimbutgar Jul 7 #6
SergeStorms Jul 8 #7
zanana1 Jul 8 #8
electric_blue68 Jul 8 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:14 PM

1. Defacing Public Property

Heckuva job there Anderson

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:38 PM

2. In broad daylight with camera videos recording she does this. How stupid.

They act like it's a joke or something to do that. Bet they don't now after being charged. Losing their jobs will be next.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:55 PM

3. Please enjoy your stay at the gray bar hotel... nt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:29 PM

4. I wonder if Don Lemmon will be laughing over this again...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:23 PM

5. Cackle.

These two racist idiots are probably shocked that they were charged with a crime. They seemed so very sure of themselves when doing this in broad daylight and ready to fight on lookers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:43 PM

6. Maybe they were hoping for an invite to the White House

That said they need to stop watching Fox and OANN because it’s making them stupid and this will now be on public records that they are ignorant bigots.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:37 AM

7. Good. Very good.

These two jackasses should be made to repair the damage they did. That would frost their flakes, that's for sure.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:22 AM

8. I'm enjoying this. Is that what they call Schadenfreude?

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:10 PM

9. Yes. Yes it is...

Hahahahaaaaa!

Broad daylight.

Serge has the right idea - make them repaint it!


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