Two Woman Burn Trump Sign, Not They're Facing Serious Charges

Hate crime laws passed by most states in the last few years are intended to deter violent crimes against people simply because they come from different ethic, social and political backgrounds. However, it seems that some law enforcement is interpreting these laws very broadly in an effort to put Americans in jail for as long as possible for minor crimes.

In shocking election-related news, two teenage girls from Maryland are facing arson and hate crime charges relating to the burning of a Donald Trump presidential campaign sign, according to local authorities.

It seems the State Fire Marshal’s Office announced earlier this week that a second arrest had made in connection with the sign burning incident last April on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The first suspect in the case has been identified as Joy M. Shuford, 19, of Owings Mills, Maryland.

According to various media sources, Shuford surrendered to authorities less than a day following the incident and faces charges including second-degree arson, malicious destruction of property and the commission of a hate crime.

Officials say the second suspect is named D’Asia R. Perry, 19, of Baltimore. Perry is a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus, and was taken into custody on campus. She faces 14 charges relating to the sign burning case including arson and commission of a hate crime.

According to the police report, the two girls apparently set fire to the political sign because of political differences with the content of the Trump / Pence sign. Both Shuford and Perry have been released on a $20,000 unsecured bond.

Keep in mind that the sign was located close to a shopping center, and the fire that started with the sign spread to a nearby field, causing at least $800 in damage according to police.

Of interest, police investigators note that the case against Perry and Shuford was broken open when a witness reported seeing a newer-model silver Volkswagen Beetle near the crime scene.

Source: New York Post
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