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    Default Memorial damaged with paint.

    Police are treating a paint attack on a war memorial in Glenavy, County Antrim, as a hate crime.

    The memorial and a number of poppy wreaths at Main Street were covered in navy paint.

    It is believed it happened early on Friday morning. Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.





    I will never understand the mentality of people that attack memorials, halls, clubs or churches.Hopefully the amoeba will be caught and dealt with accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindgames View Post
    Police are treating a paint attack on a war memorial in Glenavy, County Antrim, as a hate crime.

    The memorial and a number of poppy wreaths at Main Street were covered in navy paint.

    It is believed it happened early on Friday morning. Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.





    I will never understand the mentality of people that attack memorials, halls, clubs or churches.Hopefully the amoeba will be caught and dealt with accordingly.
    Indeed, a true lack of dignity and decency here.

    Then again, I am a bit liberal, the police should treat it like a child's cry for help and lock the person up in a juvenile detention center, fed mushed up carrots and have scheduled bedtimes until he or she is willing to grow up, whether he's or she's 8 or 68, or put him or her up for adoption.

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    Morons, senseless morons.
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    Ghouls and absolute sectarian hate mongers. Hope they are caught and get the book threw at them.
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    One question: What does such vandalism achieve? Regardless of what building/monument is attacked, it takes a hate filled individual to do something like that.

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    I am bemused as to why the police are treating this as a hate crime. Do the PSNI understand what the definition of a 'hate crime' really is?
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    Hopefully whoever is responsible – irrespective of what side of the community they come from – is reprimanded over this act of thuggery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommythesash View Post
    I am bemused as to why the police are treating this as a hate crime. Do the PSNI understand what the definition of a 'hate crime' really is?
    technically, are most crimes not hate crimes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belfast1981 View Post
    technically, are most crimes not hate crimes?

    No. A hate crime is a crime were the prime motivating factor is hate, [as in the activities of the Shankill Butchers]. The attack on the monument was senseless vandalism that could have been perpetrated by drunken unionist chavs who care nothing of the sacrafice memorialised in the stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommythesash View Post
    I am bemused as to why the police are treating this as a hate crime. Do the PSNI understand what the definition of a 'hate crime' really is?
    Hate Crime

    Hate crime is any incident perceived to have been committed against any person or property on the grounds of a particular personís ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, political opinion or disability.

    Hate Crime | Police Service of Northern Ireland
    Search it out for yourself and then work out the reasoning petunia

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