Post Reply PC: Church organist who reported vandalism was actually the one who did it
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Why do people keep doing this? It seems to always fail to accomplish the intended objective and they keep getting caught. Eventually you would think people would just STOP doing it but nope.... Keep doing it and getting caught.

It ties up police resources investigating nonsense when they could be doing something useful.





BEAN BLOSSOM, Ind. -- A church organist who first reported hate-filled vandalism on a Brown County church is now charged with having actually committed the vandalism.

Last November, police say someone spray painted a swastika, the words “Heil Trump” and a gay slur on the side of St. David’s Episcopal Church.

George Nathanial Stang, 26, who is employed by the church as an organist, was the first person who claimed to discover the vandalism.

According to the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office, Stang admitted to police that he had purchased the black spray paint at Bloomington Hardware. He told police that he wanted to “mobilize a movement” because he was disappointed in and fearful of the presidential election results.

Police had initially shared the case with the statewide hate crime task force, but Stang has denied that his actions were motivated by anti-Christian or anti-gay motivations.

The prosecutor’s office has decided not to charge Stang with a hate crime because they believe his intentions were not racially or religiously motivated. He is being charged with institutional criminal mischief, which is a class 'A' misdemeanor.

“This incident has been a blight on our small and diverse community, and I am proud of the hard work put forth by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, especially Detective Brian Shrader and Sheriff Scott Southerland. It was truly a team effort involving many nights away from each of our families,” Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Theodore F. Adams said in a release sent Wednesday.
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reminds me of smugglypuff when she wrote anti lgbt slurs in a church parking lot lol
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It seems like we always get stories like this in the months following a presidential election. People get so upset they will do anything for attention.
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Reminds me of when the past torched his church and wrote Trump on the side.
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kinga750 wrote:

It seems like we always get stories like this in the months following a presidential election. People get so upset they will do anything for attention.


Did we have much of this being done by Republicans when Obama was elected? I don't remember but then again I was on college at the time.
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Rujikin wrote:
Why do people keep doing this?


Because they're idiots.



Rujikin wrote:
Did we have much of this being done by Republicans when Obama was elected? I don't remember but then again I was on college at the time.


Yeah. There was one really prominent one at that. This idiot:



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


In October 2008, Ashley Todd, a volunteer for the U.S. presidential campaign of Republican John McCain,[1] falsely claimed to have been the victim of robbery and politically motivated physical assault by a supporter of McCain's Democratic opponent Barack Obama.[2] The story broke less than two weeks before the 2008 United States presidential election on November 4. Todd later confessed to inventing the story after surveillance photos and a polygraph test were presented. She was charged with filing a false police report, and entered a probation program for first-time offenders.
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This seems to happen quite often.
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Shipwright wrote:
This seems to happen quite often.


I don't think it happens that often so much as when it does happen the corresponding left/right media spheres leap on it like starving dogs on a bacon bit so they can yell "SEE? SEE?! WE TOLD YOU". So you never hear the end of it.

I mean, I don't remember a damn thing about the McCain/Obama debates except McCain's weird tongue moment. But I remember B face up there off the top of my head because she was plastered everywhere first as a "SEE?!" in the right wing media. Then when it came out as a hoax, plastered everywhere as a "SEE?!" in the left wing media.



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runec wrote:


Shipwright wrote:
This seems to happen quite often.


I don't think it happens that often so much as when it does happen the corresponding left/right media spheres leap on it like starving dogs on a bacon bit so they can yell "SEE? SEE?! WE TOLD YOU". So you never hear the end of it.

I mean, I don't remember a damn thing about the McCain/Obama debates except McCain's weird tongue moment. But I remember B face up there off the top of my head because she was plastered everywhere first as a "SEE?!" in the right wing media. Then when it came out as a hoax, plastered everywhere as a "SEE?!" in the left wing media.





I wish I could remember where I read the "Hate Crimes Hoax List" a few years ago, as far as that woman goes, as soon as I saw the pic, I was "nope, she did that in a mirror."
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