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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 04:54 PM Jul 2015

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.”

...

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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Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 OP
Either he has a screw loose or he's trying to provoke something. NaturalHigh Jul 2015 #1
That's the thought I don't want to have: Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #2
It's not a pleasant thought... NaturalHigh Jul 2015 #3
maybe someone paid him to do it, and set him up to be caught virtualobserver Jul 2015 #4
Maybe he was just trying to inflame shit. B2G Jul 2015 #11
or they have the wrong person still_one Jul 2015 #12
Six motives for arson... 4139 Jul 2015 #5
I often read about purported "agents provocateurs" here on DU. Nye Bevan Jul 2015 #6
Jinx. Lol. B2G Jul 2015 #8
You owe me a soda Nye Bevan Jul 2015 #9
Hey, I said jinx first B2G Jul 2015 #10
Well I can't count the number of times I've read "agent provocateur" in here B2G Jul 2015 #7

NaturalHigh

(12,778 posts)
1. Either he has a screw loose or he's trying to provoke something.
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 04:58 PM
Jul 2015

Maybe both. Hate makes people do stupid things.

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
2. That's the thought I don't want to have:
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:01 PM
Jul 2015

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.

4139

(1,924 posts)
5. Six motives for arson...
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:08 PM
Jul 2015

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.

Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
6. I often read about purported "agents provocateurs" here on DU.
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:13 PM
Jul 2015

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

 

B2G

(9,766 posts)
7. Well I can't count the number of times I've read "agent provocateur" in here
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 05:13 PM
Jul 2015

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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