42-year-old Nichole Anderson and 53-year-old David Nelson have just been charged with, yes, a hate crime. This was after their alleged involvement in painting over what is being called a mural, also known as ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on the street in Martinez California. KCBS posted the breaking news on Twitter accompanied by a press release, captioned:
“BREAKING: The #Martinez couple caught on video painting over the approved #BlackLivesMatter mural on #FourthofJuly are being charged with a hate crime, according to a release from the #ContraCostaCounty District Attorney’s office.” See tweet below:
BREAKING: The #Martinez couple caught on video painting over the approved #BlackLivesMatter mural on #FourthofJuly are being charged with a hate crime, according to a release from the #ContraCostaCounty District Attorney's office. pic.twitter.com/9L21byNsE1— KCBS 106.9 FM/740 AM (@KCBSRadio) July 7, 2020
According to ABC 7,
On July 1, a local Martinez resident applied for a permit to paint the Black Lives Matter temporary mural in downtown Martinez in front of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse, according to the district attorney.
The permit was approved by the City of Martinez and the painting was done on July 4.
Many Conservatives who think the movement has gone too far with the destruction of monuments, rioting, and looting cheered for the lady on Twitter before the couple was charged. Here’s a video of the painting as it happened and people fighting verbally over the situation:
Even though they are being charged with a hate crime, reports say they were charged with three misdemeanors. It’s unclear to us at this time what penalties they may face in this developing story.
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