Protest Grafitti

Graffiti has been found on a number of buildings and signs downtown.

Frederick police were seeking help from the public Tuesday after several Black Lives Matter signs were found spray painted on buildings and other structures downtown.

The signs all read "BLM" with the image of a fist and were first discovered by police Monday evening,  Lt. Kirk Henneberry, the commander of the Frederick Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, said Tuesday.

Demonstrations have been happening daily in the city since early last week to protest the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 25.

Those protests began initially with groups of individuals holding signs and chanting in square corner, leading up to a March for Justice attended by thousands on Friday afternoon. The graffiti appears to have been left by someone or a small group of people who took part in a protest Monday at the sheriff's office, police said.

"They definitely happened yesterday or last night toward the end of the march back from the [Frederick County Law Enforcement Center], about half of that crowd came back to the downtown area to continue to protest and we believe that is when the graffiti went up," said Henneberry.

Detectives first noticed the graffiti between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday after protesters had moved through several areas of downtown, Henneberry said, adding that the graffiti all appears to be from the same stencil. Detectives believe the graffiti was likely left by the same individual or group of people, but investigators were still canvassing the area for surveillance camera footage and waiting to hear back from potential witnesses.

"Any witnesses, anybody who was in the march who doesn’t appreciate graffiti or anyone with video we’d appreciate hearing from folks like that, tips are always helpful, anytime," Henneberry said.

Several instances of the graffiti were found along South East Street near East South Street, on the U.S. Post Office building in the 200 block of East Patrick Street and on East Church Street, Henneberry said. 

Graffiti falls under the property crimes section of state law and specifically those laws prohibiting the malicious destruction of property as a misdemeanor offense. It is also prohibited under the Frederick charter and code as a civil offense, according to a Frederick Police Department press release.

Anyone with any information regarding the graffiti or who may be responsible was asked to call Detective Ryan Stotler at 240-549-4537 or send an email to RStotler@frederickmdpolice.org. Anonymous tips can be left by voicemail at 301-600-8477 (TIPS), sent by text to 240-674-8477 (TIPS), or via email to fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org.

Follow Jeremy Arias on Twitter: @Jarias_Prime

Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

(96) comments

mrnatural1

On Jun 14, 2020 @ 5:51pm bosco wrote:

"xjacky1, I've encountered more overt racism from blacks in my life than whites - I wasn't dark enough, I was trying to pass, I was actin' white by paying attention in school and getting good grades, I was getting uppity by setting my sights on success. That's a conversation the left doesn't want to have."

~

That self-defeating attitude is prevalent among some black people. It is probably best countered by black role models, celebs, musicians, and pro athletes,

I don't understand why you say the left doesn't want to talk about it. If you mean because it is a problem that cannot be tied 100% to white people, I think most people understand that individuals and groups of all races, nationalities, etc, have challenges and issues they have to work on. The origin of those problems is sometimes within the individual and/or group; sometimes completely external; and sometimes a mixture.

The fact that a group or person has some issues of their own making does not negate the fact that they have many others that are the fault of others.

themadanimator

Can someone please show me some proof that the murder of George Floyd was racially motivated? That cop would have killed anyone and had previously been reprimanded for seven prior incidents that were not against black people.

bosco

That requires logical thinking and does not fit the BLM paradigm, but if you even so much as question their narrative you risk being called a racist. Heck, I was called a racist here because I don't want to buy a bicycle made in China. It's all part of the left's woke cancel culture to keep conservative voices and opinions suppressed. [ninja]

Nancy Day

Poor bosco. Want some ointment?

bosco

Naw, I got a can of that "Goof Off" that awteam recommended and it takes care of everything. [lol]

mrnatural1

bosco,

The terms "racist" and "racism" are tossed around far too frequently. Same with the word "hero".

Your example of being called a racist because you don't want to buy a bicycle made in China is a good one. Technically, you COULD be a racist and think Chinese people are inferior, but clearly you are like the vast majority of people who -- after multiple bad experiences with products made in China -- are "once (or dozen times) bitten, twice shy".

The dictionary definition of racist/racism is:

"a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”

No doubt there are actual "racists" that believe their race is superior (Neo-Nazis, etc), but most of the time, when people say 'racist', they mean a person is bigoted or prejudiced.

The PC/woke culture does get old. I agree with some progressive groups and ideas, but as with almost all groups of humans, some carry things too far and become fanatical.

I was walking with family in Iowa City years ago and we met a woman walking her dog the other direction. My brother knew her so she stopped to chat. Just trying to make conversation I said, "That's a cute dog, is it a boy or a girl?" Her face became contorted with anger and she blurted out, "My dog is a WOMAN!"

That was a real "Alrighty then" moment. The sad thing is, she and I would probably agree on a significant number of issues, but with an attitude like that she likely scared a lot of people off.

mrnatural1

On Jun 10, 2020 @ 8:59pm, awteam2000 wrote:

"And I was just clarifying “Black lives Matter” isn’t offensive. In comparison to the outrage shown around the world, (All colors but one race, the human race). Frederick got off easy. We get to comment, show our outrage over the sheriff being called names and cursed at and some small Graffiti markers left by someone, who ever.

Frederick will get over it.

Sorry, getting old and tired. Relevancy is getting more important.

If I put a decal of a rainbow In the same location would you find that to be an act by “perps”? If so and you want convict them at your pleasure. Sentence them to clean off the wall, then praise them for caring about others.

I challenge you to take a knee tonight for 81/2 minutes and then get up. Now imagine your knee was on George’s neck for that time. His last cries were for his mother. And now think what we’re talking about graffiti on 4 walls, 15 minutes to cleanup... I find something seriously wrong with our concerns. Yes, Frederick got off easy."

~

awteam,

Take a breath. Carefully re-read my comments above, and then read this one:

I'm still confused, why are you acting as if I'm the enemy? Maybe you have me confused with someone else here? It should go without saying that some graffiti amounts to very little in the grand scheme of things. I never said otherwise. You seem to be reading a lot into my comments.

I'm simply suggesting that there is a chance that someone other than protesters or BLM members might be responsible for the graffiti. I would think you would agree.

Again, I never said "Black Lives Matter" is offensive. If you have read my comments over the years here on the FNP website you should know I would never even suggest that. My point was, and is, that sometimes people/groups do things to make other groups look bad. *Maybe* some people who are opposed to BLM stenciled the graffiti. We don't know.

It would not take a Rhodes Scholar to figure out that if "BLM" graffiti appears on buildings, people who are already upset by the protests will a) jump to the conclusion that BLM members or their sympathizers are responsible, and b) as ridiculous as it is, these same people will attempt to use the graffiti to discredit BLM, and by extension all of the protestors -- and dismiss all of their concerns: "See?! They're all just a bunch hoodlums! We can ignore all of their concerns and demands. Nothing to see here..." That's how some people are -- they look for any excuse to disregard that which they disagree with or find uncomfortable.

So, knowing that, I would not put it past someone who does not agree with the protesters to stencil "BLM" and a fist on some buildings around town. IOW, the "perp(s)" could be white bigots or racists. That's all I am saying, nothing more.

Until someone is arrested, charged, and convicted, we have no idea who is responsible.

bosco

So, knowing that, I would not put it past someone who does not agree with the protesters to stencil "BLM" and a fist on some buildings around town. IOW, the "perp(s)" could be white bigots or racists......how did that play work out for Jesse Smollett or Tawana Brawley and Al Shaprton?[ninja]

mrnatural1

EXACTLY bosco -- those are perfect examples of what I am talking about.

False flag operations are not limited to one group or nationality.

People are very quick to assign blame when the fact is we do not know who is responsible.

phydeaux994

Bottom line, if you are against people that have been enslaved and then driven into virtual captivity in the Inner Cities with no Education, lousy Housing, no jobs and you expect them to meekly accept that forever, and you elected an insane White Supremacist Dictator to be YOUR leader, you are the problem. And for no reason except for irrational FEAR. Man up, and crawl into the REAL WORLD, with ALL of GOD’S creations, descended from Adam and Eve. Haven’t you guys/gals read the Bible???

Ron Paul

Check the video of the protest at the Sheriffs Office:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig6j9l4ffNI

gabrielshorn2013

Thanks Ron!

mrnatural1

It is not uncommon to hear about Jewish people writing anti-semitic slurs and/or swastikas on walls, black people writing the N-word, etc. It is certainly *possible* that this "BLM" graffiti was done by people trying to make the protesters and/or BLM look bad.

While it is tempting for those who do not like BLM to immediately claim BLM protestors are responsible, we just do not know.

awteam2000

BLM isn’t derogatory. The “swastika” and the “N words” are. Now even professional sports leagues , the media, and even Mitt Romney are honoring the ideology. No, it was done by protesters, proudly by those in support of “Black Lives Matter”. It’s not met to be offensive even though you might see it that way.

mrnatural1

awteam2000,

Sigh...

This is the second post of mine in as many days that you have misinterpreted. Of COURSE BLM is not derogatory, I never said it was.

You and I have been regular contributors here for years now. I agree with most of your comments. I assume you've seen plenty of mine. As far as I know we're generally on the same page.

Where did you get the idea that I think BLM (Black Lives Matter) is offensive?! I am white but my (late) step-father was black. Immediate family members are married to recent immigrants.

The comparison I was making was not that there is an equivalence between "BLM", swastikas, and the N-word -- that would be absurd. All I was saying was that almost every group has elements that engage in "false flag" operations -- they take actions that they know will be assumed to have been done by some other group -- in order to make that other group look bad.

With that in mind, it is possible that some person or group that does not like BLM might be responsible for the graffiti.

I'm not sure how you can claim, with certainty, that "...it was done by protesters, proudly by those in support of “Black Lives Matter”. If I had to guess, I'd say yes, that's *probably* the case, but unless/until the 'perps' are convicted, none of us know.

awteam2000

And I was just clarifying “Black lives Matter” isn’t offensive. In comparison to the outrage shown around the world, (All colors but one race, the human race). Frederick got off easy. We get to comment, show our outrage over the sheriff being called names and cursed at and some small Graffiti markers left by someone, who ever.

Frederick will get over it.

Sorry, getting old and tired. Relevancy is getting more important.

If I put a decal of a rainbow In the same location would you find that to be an act by “perps”? If so and you want convict them at your pleasure. Sentence them to clean off the wall, then praise them for caring about others.

I challenge you to take a knee tonight for 81/2 minutes and then get up. Now imagine your knee was on George’s neck for that time. His last cries were for his mother. And now think what we’re talking about graffiti on 4 walls, 15 minutes to cleanup... I find something seriously wrong with our concerns. Yes, Frederick got off easy.

xJacky1

Mr. Ice Cube has been outed as an anti-semetic. It seems racists abound everywhere and across all races.

bosco

What was it that Louis Farakam called Jews....some sort of insect....oh yeah, termites.[ninja]

bosco

xjacky1, I've encountered more overt racism from blacks in my life than whites - I wasn't dark enough, I was trying to pass, I was actin' white by paying attention in school and getting good grades, I was getting uppity by setting my sights on success. That's a conversation the left doesn't want to have. [ninja]

KR999

aw, you just don't get it, do you? Defacing someone else's property is both illegal and disrespectful, no matter how you, or they, justify their "cause." It was done by criminals, whomever did it.

Lev928

awteam200 .. how come the "N word" is only derogatory when used by white people? When black people call each other the "N word" it's completely acceptable. How about we just do away with it altogether? Both sides of the offended and non-offended parties? Oh, wait .. because the one side that is NOT offended is hypocritical.

bosco

[thumbup] Lev928.

bosco

"It’s not met to be offensive even though you might see it that way."......with today's cancel culture, awteam, anybody and everybody gets to decide what's offensive. Some LA Times editor just decided that using the term "looting" or "looters" is racist.

I find Black Lives Matter offensive because it is not inclusive but separatist. Plus, the BLMers have decided that All Lives Matter is offensive, which only reinforces their separatist movement.

For the sports leagues, the media, even Mitt Romney honoring the idealology, they are all fearful of being called racists for not supporting BLM vocally enough.

All Lives Matter - "red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight".....

[ninja]

mrnatural1

bosco,

Of course "all lives matter". That goes without saying.

If we were all treated equally, then there would be no need to point out that "black lives matter". In fact, if there was no problem with police assaulting and killing a disproportionate number of young black men, then I would understand people questioning the BLM slogan. There would be no need for it.

As it is, yes, all lives matter -- but it sure doesn't seem that society in general, and the police in particular believe they matter equally.

I do not see BLM as being offensive or separatist. BLM might be thought of as, "Black Lives Matter Too" or "Black Lives Have Equal Value".

IOW, if a group is being harassed and killed at a significantly greater rate than others, it is understandable that members of that group say, "HEY! What's up with the unequal treatment? Why are we being slaughtered by the police? Our lives are just as valuable as others".

bosco

Sort of. Jesse Smallet syndrome?

themadanimator

The BLM protesters do a fine job making themselves look bad all on their own.

mgoose806

There is a positive in this situation. It's only graffiti... they could have looted and burned the city to the ground. Or destroyed a police cruiser with full support of the Mayor. A little graffiti isn't bad.

awteam2000

Even more positive... bringing awareness into the local community how systemic racism is in even a small docile town like Frederick.

Frederick joined the world in protest with millions across the world “ Black lives Matter”. It’s a proud time for a little town called ‘Frederick’, in support of “ Black Lives Matter”.

It was on the national and even international news! My nephew, stationed in South Korea, was so excited to see on their news siting Frederick, Md., his owe home town ‘representing‘. He’s not even black! Wow 😳.

It’s interesting there was no looting or burning the city to the ground. Or destroying of police cruisers. The city police were dressed inNormal attire. 8,000 protesters all at once ‘taking a knee‘ even some of the police. Did you see it? Where you there? I was.

jsklinelga

mgoose806

Thank you! The comment section gets really tiring. I have been staying away but decided to read some this afternoon. I did not make it past yours. Do you have a clue how idiotic your logic is? You must certainly advocate defunding or abolishing the police. It is an equivalent in lack of thought and reason. But thank you. Seeing your comment was enough.

phydeaux994

jsk, a couple days ago you said you had lost interest in the comment section but there you were. Now you say the comment section is “really tiring” but here you are AGAIN. I don’t know why you keep coming back, it’s obvious you don’t have a clue about what has been going on in the United States of America since Donald John Trump let the deplorables and the uneducated out of the Racist Underground 5 years ago. Our Government doesn’t exist anymore, it’s just Trump and Barr now. The Republican Senators who could have ended this disaster but didn’t, are silent now, as their Party is crumbling beneath their feet. So feel free to stay away from the FNP Opinion Forum if you’re tired and disinterested. Peace ✌️

KR999

[yawn][yawn][yawn]

stjohn42

Many compelled to draw attention to the handful of people who sprayed some paint, and use that to pass judgement on the rest of the protesters. But when a small number of cops commit murder on film, they are just the "bad apples" and we should not judge the group. Confusing.

FBoard

Many compelled to draw attention to the handful of "bad apple" police officers, and use that to pass judgement on all police officers. Still confused? Hypocrisy.

bosco

[thumbup]

francesca_easa

Stjohn. Two completely different comparisons. We know Mr. Floyd was murdered by Officer Chauvin. We know that his police department was aware of other aggressive behavior by Officer Chauvin and yet he stayed on their payroll. It is right that those responsible for Mr. Floyd's death be prosecuted and the police department sued. We only know that some buildings in Frederick were vandalized, but we don't know the criminal. Therefore it seems proper to ask for compensation for damages from the BLM group. Why should the building owner have to pay? Does their insurance policy include coverage for damages from graffiti or looting?

bosco

Who was the DA when Chauvin was a problem cop in the past? How much "protection" did he receive through the union?

[ninja]

awteam2000

BLM isn’t a group.

What’s their address? Their office? Who’s their president? Who’s the CEO of the organization, How do you shut down their commerce, thought 💭? it’s an ideology. Independent of organization only dependent on communicating shared values and shared experiences across the world, by ‘word of mouth’ accelerated by social media and self response.

Using “Goof Off” a couple of cans at Lowe’s, 16 oz. container is less then 10 dollars, a little soap and water, a scrub brush, elbow grease and it’s gone. That will be more immediate and more affective then chasing ghost. An area of 20”by15” inches will be clean in 15 minutes. Or just leave the decal there. It will wash of in a few months.

Was there looting also?

bosco

So tagging is OK with you, awt? Crips, Bloods, MS-13 graffiti also? How about a swastika thrown in? After all, a can Goof Off and some elbow grease will take care of it. Geeze. [ninja]

francesca_easa

So now does it make sense why Black Hog boarded up their propert before the demonstration? If their restaurant were vandalized and graffitied would BLM or our local organizers pay for the damage? I think not.

awteam2000

No.

bosco

According to Duckett, they boarded up their windows to taunt antagonize the protestors. [ninja]

xJacky1

Twisted and depraved logic by someone who was out to stir the pot. Poor.

MFGA

Then I guess Duckett is saying The City of Frederick was taunting and antagonizing the protestors since they felt the need to board up the windows at City Hall a couple of blocks away. Black Hog has been a taxpaying member of downtown Frederick for years...Does Duckett pay city taxes...don't believe so...that's the problem with 20 and 30 somethings...they think they have all the answers when they haven't even lived long enough to know the questions.

awteam2000

You guys are way more outrage about a bordered up store fronts in a predominantly black neighborhood, when the majority of businesses were open. The convince store, across the street were open and doing business. No problem. Restaurants along Market and Patrick St. were open and had active business, customers were lined up to get seats. As protesters past... Didn’t you see them as you joined in the demonstration of over 8,000 protesters? And now you are outraged about 20” by 15” inch decal , on several buildings . All easily removed. You can’t bring back, was away Dontre Hamilton, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Laquan McDonald, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Antonio Martin, Jerame Reid,

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, among others wrongful deaths.

You guys are so out of tune to the point of repugnant . You sound like a bunch of “old ladies“ who’s time has past cackling about something you know nothing about.

Your priorities are really screwed up. You really don’t get “Black Lives Matter”. MFGA, consider yourself lucky not to understand how stupid you sound comparing yourself to folks in their 20’s and 30’s trying to find answers to societal issues while they’re still young, not to grow old, insensitive to others despair, only focus on the most trivial.

bosco

awt, so in your world graffiti is a decal easily removed? I guess none of your property has ever been tagged. [ninja]

KR999

aw, how about if I come over to your place, spray paint some graffiti on it, and sit back to see just how "easily" you remove it, ok? When would be convenient for you?

MFGA

Lucky is not being you...trying to find answers to societal issues while they're still young is different than acting like you know the answers...and in case you hadn't noticed their insensitivity to others in their pursuit...much like your insensitivity to others without the excuse of youth.

awteam2000

How ‘bout I then come over your house and kick your ass. I won’t even put my knee on your neck for 9 minutes. Don’t be afraid. 😱 I’m not ‘Black’. You’ll probably shut the next ups delivery person who comes to your door. On second though, I do need some paint work on the barn.

awteam2000

Bosco ,Yes, I’ve had graffiti sprayed on the side of a warehouse in b’more. That’s a long story.

gabrielshorn2013

aw, you just confirmed bosco and KR999's argument with your threat of violence. It is not OK to deface someone's private property, despite how noble and righteous you believe your cause to be. Not even if it can be "removed with a can of Goof-Off and some elbow grease".

Lev928

Citizen business owners protecting their personal investment from a proven violent radical group of protesters with a history of violence and destruction of property. They had every right to do so.

LibertyLost

The Graffiti That Made Germany Better: Berlin's architecture blends the tragedy of the past with redemption in the present and renewal in the future. - ANDREAS KLUTH, JULY 3, 2014 The Atlantic. This article focuses on the British architect Norman Foster deciding to leave WW2 graffiti in tact, and preserved as part of his restoration of the German Reichstag. You can imagine the slurs written by the Allies who are punch drunk on victory, fuelled by hatred. To that point: stop investigating. Or - like statues, remove it, and include all statues, all public artwork. Since 'ban' is the current historic political action word - Either honour, or ban it. Cultural decisions - Yum. Yum. How does it go again: 'Nobody wins unless we all win."

User1

In other words....the he** with history! What we don’t like we’ll ignore, erase or tear down. You can’t have a “good” without a “bad”. Sorry, not all unicorns and ice cream!

TomWheatley

I have seen where people who do graffiti referred to as 'artists' and yes, there is a lot of graffiti all over town.

KellyAlzan

FNP Staff and Management:

Lev928 has been relentlessly submitting racial posts. In all your related news stories.

Gabshorn has been trolling excessively.

When I subscribed for 7.99 per month you did not disclose that we will be harrassed by a professional troll and bigot.

gabrielshorn2013

Me trolling? Hmmm…let’s check the definitions of internet trolling, shall we:

In internet slang, a troll is a person who starts flame wars or upsets people on the Internet by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] either for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

Trolling is defined as creating discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people by posting inflammatory or off-topic messages in an online community. Basically, a social media troll is someone who purposely says something controversial in order to get a rise out of other users.

https://unlcms.unl.edu/engineering/james-hanson/trolls-and-their-impact-social-media

Seems that you are the one trolling Kelly by posting false inflammatory and off-topic statements that have the intent of provoking a response. I don’t troll anybody. You lie, I reply.

KellyAlzan

Your dislike for a post does not officially deem it off topic.

gabrielshorn2013

Reread the definitions plumbum, s l o w l y. They describe exactly what you do. If you make accusations, back them up.

KellyAlzan

You are not correct Gabs.

You reply to almost every post I submit.

Yesterday I wrote that Trumpkins proudly participated in 287. And could that play a role in the negative view that most of the public holds for him.

That wasn’t a lie. It’s fact.

And you, responded with paragraph after paragraph that had nothing to do with my comment. That’s TROLLING

gabrielshorn2013

My response to that post was the same that I gave to an earlier comment of yours that was deleted. I also asked you what was it about the 287g program that you disliked. Apparently there is something, because you keep bringing it up. I get it, you hate the Sheriff for some reason, and apparently it is quite personal for you. Fine. But if you make continued disparaging remarks on a forum, don't complain if you get flak for it. Apparently you have trouble with definitions. What I did was respond to your trolling. Wasn't that your intent? After all, you bring it up time after time after time after time...

des21

Kelly- you're very sensitive for a "lead commentator." Role with it woman. Gabriel is one of the brightest people still bothering to post on this echo chamber. Troll he is not.

KR999

Seems to me Kelly has no problem with posting disparaging comments about some people, but can't stand it if someone posts something she doesn't like. What's that called? Ummm, hypocrisy, isn't it?

awteam2000

Des21, I’m sure Gab feels he’s ‘brighter then others’, I wouldn’t know but I wouldn’t consider him a troll.

I see him as “a person with a view”, that most of the times I disagree with. He’s willing to back them up and take on “incoming”. Even though I may disagree, I respect him and his arguments. I’ve only experienced the same from him and haven’t seen him to be disrespectful to other’s comments, just disagreeing or agreeing, followed with a reason for his view, not lowering himself to insults, used by many, when frustrated that their arguments can’t standup to scrutiny .

I can’t recall him trolling, just the opposite.

In a debate there always discord. Isn’t that the point of a comment thread?

TomWheatley

You could add our favorite one line after another after another poster on that list.

Nancy Day

Kelly - maybe not so much trolling - that is cd reeds m/o, but more like lurking or creeping.

KR999

You mean like this comment you've posted about me, sammy? You, the queen of trolls? [lol][lol][lol]

xJacky1

Hey dimwit, try complaining about DLV. Talk about a waste of bytes.

Nancy Day

As opposed to you wasting O2?

xJacky1

What’s a little property crime compared to hundreds and hundreds of years of oppression? So what if rage pent up for hundreds and hundreds of years results in loss of law enforcement lives. So what if cities burn what’s that compared to hundreds and hundreds of years of oppression. So what if whitey has transferred of 15 trillion dollars to the poor over the last 40 to 50 years how does that make up for the hundreds and hundreds years of oppression? Good questions, ask your democrat leaders they are the ones who have oppressed, lied, cheated and kept you down.

public-tertiary

Cal Thomas and Newt Gingrich want to transfer even more money.

Greg F

Gee Jacko....you seem to forget it is CONSERVATIVES not LIBERALS who were by and large the oppressive group and pro-slavery. I know you'll want to rant on about how it was Democrats in power back in slavery days where you forget the issue (conveniently) of party platform flip that has occurred since...you've already done that before. You forget your GOP leader in the Oval Office has full backing of KKK and has done little to nothing to distance himself from that, and Senators like Tom Cotton rampaging on like he's Grand Wizard of an active Klan. You are so sadly misinformed and completely full of BS on practically every topic you ever post.

fnpreader123

Senators, Governors and/or Judges (and some assorted State politicians) Robert Byrd, Edward Douglass White, Hugo Black, Theodore G. Bilbo, John Brown Gordon, Joseph E. Brown, Elmer David Davies, Bibb Graves, Clifford Walker, George Gordon, John Tyler Morgan, Edmund Pettus, John W. Morton, William L. Saunders, John Clinton Porter, Benjamin F. Stapleton are all known members of the KKK and DEMOCRATS. I found like 3 Republicans who were admitted members. As for Presidents, there's evidence that Johnson and Truman were also, and they were DEMOCRATS. Geez people, the internet is free, please use it.

xJacky1

How about the Senate’s Russel Bldg. in DC? Sen. Russel definite democrat racist celebrated still to this day. Sick.

xJacky1

Who were the slave owners? Southern Democrats. Who freed them? The Republican Party under Lincoln. Who has been their so called champions since the 50’s? Democrats. Who was the grand exalted cyclops in the senate? Robert Byrd. Who was George Wallace? Orville Faubus? Who had control of the house for decades before Newt Gingrich and republicans took it back? Democrats. Who did nothing, but perpetuate zero opportunity for the AA community for all them decades? Democrats. Who has run the biggest cities with the most poverty and disparity in the country? Democrats. Do you get the picture Greggy boy? Who has created a climate of opportunity for all people in the country by enacting polices removing the shackles on businesses? Who through enacting these polices led to record job creation and low unemployment across all socio-economic classes? President Trump! Despite your party’s and their willing accomplishes in the press coup attempt and this person is the responsible one. So, for the life of me I cannot see why any self respecting individual would ever vote for the party of hate and racism. You own it, Greg.

phydeaux994

The Liberal Party in Civil War times was Republican. Read Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson, said to be the best history of the Civil War in one volume. The were a Many Parties during the Civil War. But Lincoln was a Liberal and his Party was Republican. Peace.✌️

User1

And who is the party in power at all these “oppressed” cities and states? The Dimocrats!!! And who was leading the country for the past 16 years before Trump? Your Messiah Obummer and Slick Willie! What changes did they do? Nothing! Trump has done more for the black Americans in the past 3 years than your “friends” have in the past 16. But no...”Orange Man Bad”.

awteam2000

Xjax, Funny how the other party, you know the “Trump party“ has placed their only ‘Black’ elected official (Tim Scott) to come up with a ‘Federal Senate Police Reform Bill’. Mitch McConnell has placed the only black senator Tim Scott in-charge of putting together a plan that the Republican Senate can get behind. The party of Lincoln after 155 years since his assassination, the part that eliminate slavery has ONE’ black guy in the party of Lincoln? There was one in the house. But he quit , chose not to run for reelection .

Tim Scott, the only black elected republican says “their are real problems that we must address”, he also stated, “I’ve personally experienced police brutality” and racism all throughout my life.”

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/873356229/led-by-tim-scott-senate-republicans-begin-drafting-their-own-police-reform-plan

User1

“Whitey”? And YOU’RE not racist one bit are you? Yea, a 16-30 year old punk with “hundreds or years of pent up rage”. Maybe you’re the problem. Aim your issues back to the relatives that sold them to the European slave brokers. I have done nothing to be ashamed of and I only kneel for one man...the almighty!

xJacky1

Mr. User1, my point with respect to the ‘whitey’ comment of which I am one, was to point out that we as a country have done what we always do. Spend money to solve something and have nothing to show for it. Why is that? I suspect the well intentioned money was frittered away by the dems through handouts and not handups.

DaisyMae17

Sooooooo what about all the other graffiti around town? Why doesn't FNP do articles on that? My neighbors garage has been hit with it several times over the last few months and the building behind my house - it's still there.

charlie1balls

If you do an Internet search with keywords 'graffiti' and 'Frederick News Post' you'll find several stories about past graffiti sprees that the police investigated. Single incidents of graffiti don't make the news, but sprees sometimes do.

User1

Maybe the other graffiti wasn’t a racist black supremacy fist. Look it up. People use the “black power” fist without knowing its background. It is a communist black supremacy symbol. Do an internet search and you will see it was a Black Panther party symbol.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Cops caught vandalizing cop cars and puncturing tires of citizens in an effort to protect and serve

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Get some sleep don't let this keep you up

awteam2000

Lev928 was suffering nightmares all night.

Greg F

I'm sure he's going to pout in a corner once Drumpf is out of office...that or crawl back under his bridge.

PleaseVoteMore

This is certainly worth the effort.

Lev928

To all of you BLM false ideologists ... ask former President Obama how he attained success. For that matter, even ask the blatantly corrupt Don Lemon from CNN. It's called hard work. Even though I disagree with them both, they worked hard and EARNED their positions. MLK would even set you straight if he was still here.

Nancy Day

i hear crickets

Lev928

Argue all you want, but you'll NEVER be able to defend anti-Constitutional and criminal behavior with criminal behavior.

Greg F

That's what was done in the previous Civil Right's movement, and protests against Viet-Nam and drafting.

Lev928

IF they discover the suspect(s) true identity(ies), they must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Criminal acts are punishable under the U.S. Constitution and law ... not a false ideology nor premise.

employable but unemployed

You know the actor(s) aren't going to be arrested or prosecuted. There have veen too many criminal acts performed by these actor(s) and there has not been one arrest for property crimes, destruction of property, or murder.

Lev928

employable but unemployed ... you and I know this, but the current news media will never report it ... because facts, truth and reality are no longer important now. They don't sell ads and make money.

Greg F

"these actors"....typical of someone who already acted like judge, jury and executioner....and the cops.

User1

Yea, those darn white supremacy people wearing blackface did it!

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