Skip to comments.Victim cries political hate crime Alleged vandal a retired Army officer
Posted on 03/09/2010 2:06:27 PM PST by cquiggy
ELIZABETHTOWN An Elizabethtown man says his truck was vandalized in a politically motivated act that he believes borders on being a hate crime.
Police charged the man connected with destroying the paint of Cherry Wood Drive resident Kenneth Buntings pickup with criminal mischief a felony, but not a criminal allegation of hate or prejudice.
Reacting to a surveillance video image of the vandalism, Elizabethtown police arrested retired Army Lt. Col. Thomas James North on Wednesday afternoon on a Class D felony charge of criminal mischief, first-degree, for allegedly marring paint on Buntings truck.
According to a warrant for Norths arrest, the Jersey Court resident was videotaped pouring thinner on Buntings truck. The chemical removed clear coat, paint and primer, exposing bare metal, according to police.
Bunting said he didnt know why he was being victimized until, among damage caused by the thinner, he found a teabag in the center of the area destroyed.
Bunting is a proud and open supporter of the national grassroots, anti-tax effort known as the Tea Party.
I have a Tea Party bumper sticker on my bumper, Bunting said.
It wasnt until police caught up to North that Bunting even heard of North, but Bunting said research he conducted afterward made it apparent to him that Norths political views were just the opposite of his conservative Tea Party stance.
With politics having a possible role in the alleged mischief, Bunting said he wants North prosecuted federally. That likely wont happen.
The FBI didnt want anything to do with it, Bunting said.
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Because he's a hater for Obama?
I drove past a home that I know has a county worker who has a county Prius they take home. Big Obama supporters and active in Dem polictics. Nice house but not incredible or that special. I drove past today and they had 2 Porsches. They have a new BMW 3-series. Govt work and fraud pays well.
There are no hate crimes laws protecting political beliefs. Only religious and sexual beliefs.
Hate crimes laws serve to set some animals more equal than others. It just so HAPPENS that they are liberal special interest groups.
Now you know.
Hate Crimes are only Hate Crimes when a Democrat says it is...
I am gonna make a wild guess and speculate that LtCol North did not spend his career in the Army in any of the combat arms. I sense a very disposable support flunkie.
Sounds to me like the Army shitcanned him. I wonder why.
We'll probably find out he was on the staff of General Wesley Clark. Maybe as junior dog robber?
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