Couple who painted over ‘Black Lives Matter’ street mural charged with a hate crime

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Across the country, hundreds of looters and rioters have been let off the hook thanks to local prosecutors like Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, a black woman who last week instructed her office to drop misdemeanor charges — and even some felonies — against local rioters because, you know, “rioting is the language of the unheard.”

Yet over in California, a white couple who were caught on video simply painting over a city-approved Black Lives Matter mural now face not only vandalism charges, but hate crime charges as well thanks to Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton, a black woman.

On Tuesday, her office charged “Nicole 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,” according to a statement from Becton’s office.

Video footage from the altercation shows Nelson lecturing bystanders that “we’re sick of this narrative. … the narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism is a lie,” as Anderson paints over the mural.

“America is great,” Nelson adds.

“This is racist what you’re doing,” one of the bystanders responds.

The bystander didn’t explain how painting over a mural makes one racist.

During one point, another bystander yells, “You’re a f—ing colonizer! You’re not from f—ing America! Your ancestors aren’t from here!”

Now THAT was actually racist.

Watch:

In response to the clip above going viral, the same far-leftists who’ve defended looting, defended rioting, defended the harassment of (and now prosecution of) a white couple in St. Louis and defended the toppling of statues, including the recent toppling of Frederick Douglass’s statue in Rochester, New York, erupted in anger.

So did local authorities …

“The community spent a considerable amount of time putting the mural together only to have it painted over in a hateful and senseless manner,” Chief Manjit Sappal of the Martinez Police Department reportedly said in a statement. “The city of Martinez values tolerance, and the damage to the mural was divisive and hurtful.”

Becton agreed.

“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,” she said in a statement following charges being filed.

“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.”

But are these authorities actually listening to all voices, or are they only listening to the demonstrably Marxist voices of those who align with Black Lives Matter?

A growing number of voices believe the answer is that they’re only listening to some voices, and here’s why:

“WTF” indeed.

Becton’s actions come as a white couple in St. Louis is facing possible charges for the apparent crime of using weapons to defend their home from a mob of rioters who’d illegally trespassed onto their neighborhood and their personal property.

It also comes amid a report from the Chicago Tribune that Kim Foxx — the same corrupt prosecutor responsible for hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett being let off the hook — has chosen to “to drop certain misdemeanor charges — and some felonies, under certain circumstances — related to recent protests against police brutality.”

And it comes amid another report — this one from St. Louis station KSDK — that local prosecutor Kim Gardner, a black woman, “has not charged any of the people that St. Louis police officers have arrested during recent violent protests and, as a result, they’ve all been released.”

Meanwhile, a black criminal who was caught on camera viciously beating a white Macy’s employee has been charged only with assault, not a hate crime:

See the pattern? Some feel as if America now boasts two distinct legal systems — one for those who are “equal,” and one for those who are “more equal.”

It’s Orwellian, critics say, and perhaps they’re right.

 

Vivek Saxena

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