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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 04:54 PM

Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church.

Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct.

The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.”

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Police said Broughton admitted to posting the flyers but did not explain why he targeted the church.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/06/30/suspect-arrested-after-racist-message-discovered-outside-church/


I absolutely believe the fires elsewhere have been set by bigots; this is just mystifying. Please tell me this is just horribly misguided performance "art."

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Reply Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 OP
NaturalHigh Jul 2015 #1
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #2
NaturalHigh Jul 2015 #3
virtualobserver Jul 2015 #4
B2G Jul 2015 #11
still_one Jul 2015 #12
4139 Jul 2015 #5
Nye Bevan Jul 2015 #6
B2G Jul 2015 #8
Nye Bevan Jul 2015 #9
B2G Jul 2015 #10
B2G Jul 2015 #7

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 04:58 PM

1. Either he has a screw loose or he's trying to provoke something.

Maybe both. Hate makes people do stupid things.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:01 PM

2. That's the thought I don't want to have:

Someone staging a "false flag" to inflame current tensions.

Maybe I'm just being naïve but the sign, "Black men beaware {sic} you are the target" could be construed as a warning rather than a threat.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:03 PM

3. It's not a pleasant thought...

but it has to be considered.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:05 PM

4. maybe someone paid him to do it, and set him up to be caught

 

the right wing will love this

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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:19 PM

11. Maybe he was just trying to inflame shit.

 

Some people get off on that you know.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 06:05 PM

12. or they have the wrong person

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:08 PM

5. Six motives for arson...

Vandalism
Excitement
Revenge
Crime concealment
Profit
Extremism
http://www.firehouse.com/article/10464930/the-six-motives-for-firesetting


From what I've read there have been 7 fires: 1 not arson, 2 arson and 4 still being investigated .

Of the 2 arson ones, one involved theft of electronic equipment.

My bet is 1 or 2 were done by racist...

Bad news is only 17% of arson cases are solved.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:13 PM

6. I often read about purported "agents provocateurs" here on DU.

This seems to be a rare example of one actually being caught red-handed.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:14 PM

8. Jinx. Lol.

 

Great minds...

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Response to B2G (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:16 PM

9. You owe me a soda

as my daughter would say.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:18 PM

10. Hey, I said jinx first

 

I prefer Diet Pepsi, please and thank you.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:13 PM

7. Well I can't count the number of times I've read "agent provocateur" in here

 

when it relates to any number of disturbances around causes that we support.

It's just possible that can happen anywhere, isn't it?

Which is why it's important not to rush to judgment until we have facts.

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