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A Reader Reports On Some Unsuccessful Vandalism
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December 16, 2006, 04:00 AM
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Mary Crider writes [send her mail]

A few months ago I had a "Stop The Invasion" sign stolen from my yard.

So I decided to make a larger sign. A 3 foot by 5 foot sign made of a cement fiber board.

On December 14, 2006, four punks conspired and decided they didn`t like my right to free speech and decided to trespass on my posted property and tear down my sign. One is said to have stated, "every time he had to drive by it killed him inside."

The call came into the police department and the officer on duty being a Grassfire member herself, whom I had also filed the first report with as well, She knew exactly what sign had been stolen, rushed out of the station without her gear just in time to see the perpetrators driving by. She then jumped into her squad car radioing ahead to the next town. She caught them before they got that far.

She even brought our sign back to us in her squad car. In pieces, but back.

We temporarily placed another sign in the place of our Stop The Invasion ( Grassfire.org) sign, this sign reads "More Americans are murdered every year by illegal aliens then soldiers killed in Iraq to date." We decided not to repaint a new sign. The reason for this is while these punks conspired to threaten, intimidate and oppress freedom of speech and expression, we wanted to piece together the old sign reminding us of why we put the sign up to begin with, Let Liberty be seen!

The law pertaining to these actions of people like this reads as follows:

  • United States Code
    • TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
      • PART I - CRIMES
        • CHAPTER 13 - CIVIL RIGHTS
          or
           
          bulletIf two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;
           
          bulletIf two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured -
           
          bulletThey shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

The Broken Sign