Denver Neighbors Help Clean Up Pro-Trump Hate

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A sad story with a happy ending today from Denver7’s Blair Miller:

A transgender woman says she woke up to find her car vandalized with hate speech, a swastika and a pro-Donald Trump message in Denver’s Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, and police are now investigating…

Among the messages painted on her car were: “fag,” “die he she”, “tranny,” and “Trump.” A swastika was painted on the back tailgate.

A message saying, “Not my president,” appears to have been written on her car prior to the vandalism.

Amber Timmons’ story is unfortunately consistent with incidents that have been reported across the nation of vandalism attacks and acts of violence in the name of President-elect Donald Trump. The Summit Daily News reports on another such incident that occurred in Breckenridge:

After the election, on the morning of Nov. 12, a Breckenridge man reported to Summit County Sheriff’s deputies that his house had been targeted with profane, pro-Trump chalk graffiti and phallic symbols.

The man did not have any political signage in his yard and did not know why only his house appeared to be targeted, although he noted that he was concerned “about the current political climate” because he had two African-American children living at his home.

As of this writing, Ms. Timmons’ original Facebook post has been overrun by internet trolls accusing her of faking the incident. But Timmons’ neighbors responded to the crime with a heartening show of support–Denver7:

Timmons wrote on the post that police were called and showed up to investigate. She added that she went back inside her home, and walked back out to find encouraging sticky notes reading, “You are loved,” and “I am deeply sorry…love and peace wins always!” [Pols emphasis]

…By 11 a.m., Timmons posted that a police report had been taken and that her friends had come over and were cleaning the paint off – apparently with quite good success, according to pictures she posted.

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And that, dear reader, is more like the Colorado we know. Let the love be the story, not the hate.

25 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Moderatus says:

    If it's legitimate, she has my sympathies. But some of these "attacks" are liberals false flags. A gay man in Boulder defaced his own car. And the "attack" in Breckenridge was with CHALK.

    I believe there is less of this really happening than liberals claim.

    • mamajama55 says:

      Liberals exaggerating, Moddy? Is that why the Southern Poverty Law Center has documented hundreds of hate crimes since the election? Lots of vandalism, swastikas, threats, arson.

      Even during 2015, hate crimes were up 6%, according to the FBI. 59% of those were race / ethnicity related.

      If you saw someone getting lynched in front of you, you'd claim it was a joke or someone getting fitted for a necktie. Your guy Trump – and you do own him – brought white racism back into mainstream America.

      • Civics101 says:

        That doesn't mean these hate crimes are committed by supporters of Donald Trump and done because he was elected president.  I suspect most were bigots using the excuse of Trump being elected to do what they wanted to do anyhow.

        I remember the night when the prosecuting attorney in Ferguson was about to make his announcement about whether he would bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.  CNN panned the crowd and there were about a dozen black young men standing around wearing ski masks! 

        I suspect they were not residents of Ferguson.  They seemed to have other plans in mind than hearing the prosecuting attorney's decision.  Sure enough, once the DA started speaking, they took off down a street.  Minutes later, fire and looting were reported from the direction they went.

        Lynching was probably not the example you wanted to bring up, mamajama55.  It was a favorite tool of intimidation by Democrats in the South for decades, and the instigators had no problem with having an audience on hand to witness the deed.

         

    • PKolbenschlag says:

      And the "false flag" narrative (aka Alex Jones Wing Nut Daily) becomes normalized, Week2 Trump-America. 

  2. Powerful Pear says:

    How convenient. Nobody cares about your lifestyle, gay, straight, color, ethnicity. But Democrats must perpetuate the hate to keep control of the minions for the next election. 

  3. Voyageur says:

    Actually, the LGBT commubity is the one rainbow group Trump doesnn't seem to hate.   He earned Caitlyn Jenner's vote.  Do bigots love Trump — obviously.  But he doesn't necessarily return the love.

  4. Voyageur says:

    The log cabin republicans endorsed trump.  

  5. notaskinnycook says:

    V, you've met my wife. When I met her 30-odd years ago, she was one of those social liberal/fiscal conservative Republicans. It took a few years for it to sink in that the GOP were actively working against us. Now she's a Denver Dem officer. She's one of those former Republicans who say "My party left me."

  6. Voyageur says:

    So many top R were gay in the past, like rep. Bob Bauman.  Even today I am amazed that so many fail to see there is no downside to equality.  If you raise my taxes, I lose money, a downside though maybe a justifiable one.   Giving you and Karen the same. Dignity and respect my wife and I have had for 48 year costs no one any thing.  Live and let live and move on!

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