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Oregon politician confesses to writing Ďanonymousí racist letter to himself
nypost.com ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jackie Salo

Posted on 07/12/2020 8:44:18 AM PDT by lowbridge

An Oregon politician has confessed to penning a racist letter to himself after he initially claimed it was anonymously sent to him, authorities said.

Jonathan Lopez, who is Latino and was a recent candidate for Umatilla County commissioner, claimed he discovered the hate-filled missive in his mailbox on June 23, the East Oregonian reported.

On his now-deleted Facebook account, he shared a photo of the letter, which said that Lopez and other “Mexicans” were “not welcome here,” according to local news station KEPR-TV.

“Don’t waste your time trying to become anything in this county we will make sure you never win and your family suffers along with all the other f–king Mexicans in the area!” the letter said.

Lopez wrote in the post that he “holds no resentment for whomever wrote this,” the outlet reported.

“I’m just simply heartbroken for the lack of knowledge, education and respect missing,” he said. “I pray for you and wish you prosperity in your life.”

But when authorities followed up with Lopez about the alleged incident, he confessed to writing the letter himself.

“Our investigation has shown that Mr. Lopez wrote the letter himself and made false statements to the police and on social media,” Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston told the East Oregonian.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: again; fakehatecrimes; hatehoaxes; hoaxes; jonathanlopez; libmyths; oregon; wetbacks

1 posted on 07/12/2020 8:44:18 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Question — what does it say, about these allegedly persecuted members of groups, who continually perpetrate these hoaxes, which supposedly show how bigoted our country is? Why do they feel the need to perpetrate such actions?

What does it say about the allegedly bigoted conservatives, that such alleged bigots are NOT perpetrating these acts?


2 posted on 07/12/2020 8:49:05 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: lowbridge

HE BETTER BE ARRESTED!!


3 posted on 07/12/2020 8:51:27 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: lowbridge

He should be charged with a hate crime (against himself).


4 posted on 07/12/2020 8:52:35 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: lowbridge

10 years in state pen, loss of all government benefits, anything less is not equal justice for all.


5 posted on 07/12/2020 8:56:58 AM PDT by MAAG ( ¬ďTetelestai¬Ē)
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To: lowbridge; goodnesswins; PROCON; Twotone; VeryFRank; Clinging Bitterly; Rio; aimhigh; Hieronymus; ..

If you would like more information about what's happening in Oregon, please FReepmail me.

Please send me your name by FReepmail if you want to be on this list.

6 posted on 07/12/2020 9:04:33 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: lowbridge

Prosecute this dope for a hate crime!

Is the letter racist? If yes, did this dope write it? If yes that’s a hate crime, and he did it! Put this dope in jail!


7 posted on 07/12/2020 9:09:06 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: lowbridge

First off Latino is not a race, neither is Mexican neither is Hispanic.

A rational person would wonder why, if America is so bigoted and racist, do these people find it necessary to perpetuate these hoaxes repeatedly.


8 posted on 07/12/2020 9:13:02 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: lowbridge

Being a victim is so cool and fun! I want to be a victim. Hey everybody, look at me..


9 posted on 07/12/2020 9:17:05 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!)
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To: lowbridge

10 posted on 07/12/2020 9:21:01 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: lowbridge

Should have gone with the noose option. Noose will always get you more votes than hate letter


11 posted on 07/12/2020 9:25:07 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: lowbridge

Say it ain’t so......... /facepalm


12 posted on 07/12/2020 9:28:38 AM PDT by cranked
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To: lowbridge

And invoked the LORD for prayer -— wow! Not a good thing to lie about.


13 posted on 07/12/2020 9:30:58 AM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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To: lowbridge

Notice that every headline regarding this story reads that he is “politician” only and not his party affiliation.


14 posted on 07/12/2020 9:38:37 AM PDT by cld51860 (Volo pro veritas)
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To: lowbridge
“Our investigation has shown that Mr. Lopez wrote the letter himself and made false statements to the police and on social media,”

What did he do... lick the stamp himself? What an idiot...

15 posted on 07/12/2020 9:44:13 AM PDT by John123 (It is Time for Debt Jubilee. Everything is Free)
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To: lowbridge

“Lopez — who lost a primary election for a seat on the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners in May — claimed he never intended to file a police report about the bogus letter.

“I never meant to file a report, it just kind of spiraled out,” Lopez told the newspaper.”

Well, since he never “intended” to file a false police report, it’s OK, right?/sarc


16 posted on 07/12/2020 9:45:52 AM PDT by riverdawg
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