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jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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6,141
Portland, OR
Also this:
Republican legislators in Oklahoma and Iowa have passed bills granting immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets.

A Republican proposal in Indiana would bar anyone convicted of unlawful assembly from holding state employment, including elected office. A Minnesota bill would prohibit those convicted of unlawful protesting from receiving student loans, unemployment benefits or housing assistance.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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5,916
You're not allowed to protest the gubmint.

But you need an arsenal of military grade weapons in case the gubmint is oppressing you.

Okay...
 
St. Albans Barracks / Attempted murder, hate crime enhancement and other charges
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Silverman, Adam via DPS.VSPMedia <dps.vspmedia@list.vermont.gov>
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May 5, 2021, 8:02 PM

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

CASE#: 21A201503
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Ashley Farmer
STATION: St. Albans
CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

DATE/TIME: 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021
INCIDENT LOCATION: Private residence on Troy Street, Richford, VT
VIOLATIONS:

Attempted second-degree murder
Grossly negligent operation
Unlawful mischief
Hate-crime enhancement

ACCUSED: Anthony Mason
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richford, VT

VICTIM: Michael Wilson
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richford, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

A Richford man is facing charges including attempted murder with a hate-crime enhancement following an incident that occurred Wednesday morning, May 5, 2021, outside a private residence in town.

The Vermont State Police received a call at 9:10 a.m. from the victim, 27-year-old Michael Wilson, who reported that a person he knew, Anthony Mason, also a 27-year-old Richford resident, had driven a truck through the lawn of Wilson’s home on Troy Street. Wilson reported that Mason had driven the truck at him while he and his dog were on the porch and had crashed into the porch near where they were standing. Wilson also stated that Mason had driven over a dirt bike and caused considerable damage to the bike and the yard. The victim, who is Black, stated that Mason was shouting racial epithets and threatening to kill the victim throughout the incident.

Mason was subsequently arrested without incident at his home on River Street in Richford.

Members of the Vermont State Police Field Force and Criminal divisions worked throughout the day to investigate the incident. Police also worked closely with the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mason is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and unlawful mischief. He is also facing a hate-crime enhancement on those charges. In addition, the Vermont State Police has informed the Vermont Attorney General’s Office of the incident under the Bias Incident Reporting System.

Wednesday evening, the court ordered Mason jailed on the above charges for lack of $10,000 bail at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans Town. Mason is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in St. Albans.

The Vermont State Police is unable to comment further at this time. The affidavit of probable cause will be filed with the court and made public following Mason’s initial court appearance. Members of the media should call the Court Clerk’s Office prior to arraignment to confirm details of the hearing.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021
COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, in St. Albans
LODGED - LOCATION: Northwest State Correctional Facility
BAIL: $10,000
MUG SHOT: Attached

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.
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kidwoo

Artisanal Tweet Curator
Aug 25, 2003
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The old timey times
Seems... ironic?


Her lawsuit claims that her employer discriminated against her because of her race and gender.


Amy Cooper's lawsuit states that she did not call the police because she was racist, but "because she was alone in the park and frightened to death after being selected as the next target of Christian Cooper, an overzealous birdwatcher engaged in Central Park's ongoing feud between birdwatchers and dog owners."

:rofl:
 

SkaredShtles

I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!
Sep 21, 2003
55,521
6,561
In a van.... down by the river
Her lawsuit claims that her employer discriminated against her because of her race and gender.


Amy Cooper's lawsuit states that she did not call the police because she was racist, but "because she was alone in the park and frightened to death after being selected as the next target of Christian Cooper, an overzealous birdwatcher engaged in Central Park's ongoing feud between birdwatchers and dog owners."

:rofl:
I've heard that black birdwatchers are the *most* dangerous of all the birdwatchers... :disgust:
 

slyfink

Turbo Monkey
Sep 16, 2008
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Ottawa, Canada
Was at one of those rallies with my kids. I wasn't prepared to answer my 10 year old's question: "papa, what's a genocide".

I suppose I should have known. I've got to say, it was quite moving to be standing by people who were grieving in such a public way.
Came here to post this:

Wasn't sure what thread to post it in though: this one, religious psychosis, or the zero faith one....
 
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mykel

closer to Periwinkle
Apr 19, 2013
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sw ontario canada
Unfortunately you are not alone. :disgust: