And thanks to lollydee for reporting this:
BREAKING: They Caught The Tire Slashers
Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 07:27:11 AM PDT
I just got off the phone with Sherrif Butler from the Fayetteville, NC Police Department.
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He was kind enough to give me a call this morning because I had been working with Matt Rogers of ActBlue, the Fayetteville Police Department's Community Service Director, and the local Fayetteville DNC to try to establish a fund to help those whose tires were slashed during the Obama rally on Monday the 19th.
This morning, Sheriff Butler called to tell me that they had caught the people responsible for this and that they were taking care of things. He told me he was grateful for the support that myself and other members of the DailyKos community had given, and that it was very much appreciated.
While I can't be certain, I have a funny feeling that these folks will be footing the bill for their malicious act of vandalism through either community service or with having to pay restitution to those affected.
Kudos to the good Sheriff, who, in a candid moment told me "There's a whole lot of Obama folks around here so don't you all worry about us handling things."
Call me an optimist, but I believe him.