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    Angry Soldier's Car Vandalized and Spray-Painted with Anti-War Messages At Dallas University

    http://www.nbc5i.com/news/17550315/detail.html

    POSTED: 4:48 pm CDT September 24, 2008
    UPDATED: 5:47 pm CDT September 24, 2008


    DALLAS -- Dallas police are looking into a shocking crime against an Iraq War vet that took place on a college campus.

    Overnight Tuesday, someone took vandalized 23-year-old Army veteran Viktor Whitlow's vehicle while it was parked at Dallas Baptist University. Ironically, the mascot at DBU is the Patriot.





    The vandals used a box cutter to destroy the inside of his jeep, they slashed five tires and smashed through the windshield. Perhaps the most shocking detail to the vandalism was the message spray painted on his hood.

    In red paint the vandals spraypainted the message, "Soldiers are murderers."

    The message was quite a shock to Whitlow, who has been deployed twice to Iraq ans an Army reservist.

    "It makes you seem like a murderer -- a cold blooded killer and that's not the case," said Whitlow.

    Dallas police said Whitlow's case is not considered a hate crime because military personnel cannot be members of a hate crime.

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    The fact that it cannot be considered a hate crime is ridiculous. It should be since it's a criminal act motivated by prejudice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    The fact that it cannot be considered a hate crime is ridiculous. It should be since it's a criminal act motivated by prejudice.
    That was what I thought, but the Texas CCP says it must be "a group identified by race, color, disability, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, or sexual preference.". I guess targeting a group for service to their country isn't considered hate.

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    Good Grief!! If somebody did that to my Jeep I would achieve slide lock before the first brass hit the ground!!

    I hope the jackass that did that is caught and sent to live in Iraq! Unarmed!!
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    The entire concept of hate crimes is asinine. Other than that I like the idea of making the perpetrator live in Iraq.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    ... I like the idea of making the perpetrator live in Iraq.
    Exactly!

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    Oh poor guy, I sure hope they find who did that and yes send them to Iraq to live.
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    I hope a company steps up and takes care of him, replaces or fixes his jeep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross240 View Post
    I hope a company steps up and takes care of him, replaces or fixes his jeep.
    That would be sweet, he deserves a nice new paint job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross240 View Post
    I hope a company steps up and takes care of him, replaces or fixes his jeep.
    Considering Jeep's long association with the US Armed Forces, I should think Jeep itself would find itself in a good position to very publicly state a strong position of support for our troops and take on this young man's case.

    As far as the shit(s) that did this, they need to quit sucking their momma's tit and fight for their freedoms. Maybe then they wouldn't be such abject cowards.
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