Fayetteville tire slashers caught

And thanks to lollydee for reporting this:

BREAKING: They Caught The Tire Slashers
by lollydee
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.


I'd love to know

just what made them think that was acceptable behavior. Funny, idnit, that you never, ever hear of Dems and Progressives working violence against the RW'ers. It's always, always RW'ers working violence against the rest of the world.

Yet they're the "holier than thou", "better Christian than yeeeeeeewwwwwwwww" ones. Or so they'll tell you. Over and over again.

Glad those little hoodlums got caught. Now they'll perhaps learn there are consequences for being hooligans.

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas Gandhi

With McCain coming to Fayetteville on Tues...

...maybe we should be waiting to greet his supporters with pressure gauges, just to show them how nice we are (and let them know they could be getting better gas mileage with a properly inflated tire). Lookin' a little low there, pardner!

Phillip Hunter Gilfus,
Member(NC), Democratic National Committee

Some sign stealers caught

Just heard about a friend who helped cops catch some Obama sign thieves red-handed. I need to get the details tomorrow.

But I'm wondering if the

But I'm wondering if the tire slashing was actually anti-Obama or rather just general vandalism. If I heard correctly this was the second time in recent weeks that tires were slashed at an event at the Crown. I'm assuming that the first case had nothing to do with politics. If this is correct it could very well have had nothing to do with the election and a lot to do with idiocy. I just don't want our side to guilty of crying wolf. Regarding Obama sign stealers I put out about 30 on major highways about three weeks ago and most were stolen or pushed over in less than 24 hours. The rest were gone within 3 days. I'm hording what I've got left to put out on the 1st with the hope that they will stay up through the 4th.

I'm a moderate Democrat.

They made a couple of

They made a couple of arrests and it wasn't political, just stupid. They think the same guys slashed tires at the Alan Jackson concert. One of the guys was from Dunn, visiting a cousin or something. "Hey lets go out to the Crown and slash some tires. Gotta do something for fun."

I'm a moderate Democrat.