Criminal Law

Trump Supporters Charged After Defacing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural

Two San Francisco-area residents accused of painting over a “Black Lives Matter” mural are facing hate crime charges. Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, both of Martinez, were charged Tuesday with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime violation, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

The July 4 incident was captured on video that shows a woman splattering black paint on the yellow block letters on a downtown Martinez street and then using a roller to cover some of the letters in the mural, which was city approved.

In the video, which had previously been shared on social media and by the Martinez Police Department, a man can be heard saying, “the narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism, it’s a lie.” The woman painting says “keep this [expletive] in New York. This is not happening in my town.”

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