Man Charged in Connection to wood 't' burning

A Virginia man was charged in federal court this week in connection with the burning of a cross on the front lawn a Black teenager who had recently organized a civil rights protest.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen's office announced the arrest Friday afternoon of 40-year-old James Brown of Marion, who was charged with lying to federal agents and criminal interference with fair housing based on the victim’s race. The charged were filed following an investigation into the June 14 overnight cross burning in Marion, a small town in southwest Virginia.

According to an affidavit filed by an FBI special agent, a Black woman flagged down a police officer who was responding to a report of a possible gunshot and told him someone had put a burning cross in her yard. The woman's son was an organizer of a protest in Marion the day before, the affidavit said.

A police officer extinguished a “significant” fire inside a barrel and recovered a wooden cross propped against the barrel, according to the affidavit. The cross had cloth attached that had a sweet smell, indicative of a propellant being used.

The affidavit said when Brown was questioned about whether he was involved, he told investigators he was not. But witnesses interviewed said Brown admitted to the cross-burning and used racial epithets when referring to the family, Cullen's office said in a news release.

Brown is described in the affidavit as both white in appearance and believed to be of Puerto Rican descent. His home is across the street from the victims', the affidavit said.

Court records show Brown made a brief initial appearance in court Friday. They say he was to be held in custody until a detention hearing set for Tuesday.

The Associated Press sent an inquiry to his attorney seeking comment.

“The frightening act at the center of today’s complaint—a racially motivated cross burning—interfered with the victim’s federally protected right to fair housing,” Cullen, who is the U.S. attorney for the western district of Virginia, said in a statement. “Acts of violence, threats, and other forms of intimidation prompted by racial animus are serious federal crimes, and we will continue to work closely with the FBI to hold offenders accountable.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/virginia-man-charged-connection-cross-burning-71493498

I don't mean to seem cross with you OP, but aren't you tired of getting burned on these race war threads?

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You found one, great work!

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Sogflop - 

I don't mean to seem cross with you OP, but aren't you tired of getting burned on these race war threads?


Pertinent news story based on recent OG threads.

RdotC - 
Sogflop - 

I don't mean to seem cross with you OP, but aren't you tired of getting burned on these race war threads?


Pertinent news story based on recent OG threads.


(your recent OG threads)

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The Left is getting what they want. Now we have Puerto Rican dudes burning crosses. They have fanned the flames of racial disunity to extreme heights. They really do want Americans at each other’s throats. It’s sad.

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Sogflop - 

I don't mean to seem cross with you OP, but aren't you tired of getting burned on these race war threads?


RdotC was made to look like a complete fucking idiot on the Bubba Smollett thread then he doubled down then dick tucked.. Now he's just trying to justify his existence on this board by posting this crap..meh

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ons ear - 
Sogflop - 

I don't mean to seem cross with you OP, but aren't you tired of getting burned on these race war threads?


RdotC was made to look like a complete fucking idiot on the Bubba Smollett thread then he doubled down then dick tucked.. Now he's just trying to justify his existence on this board by posting this crap..meh

Starting to think he's in a dark place right now.

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The Jentleman -

The Left is getting what they want. Now we have Puerto Rican dudes burning crosses. They have fanned the flames of racial disunity to extreme heights. They really do want Americans at each other’s throats. It’s sad.

Could be that the guy was hoping it would get blamed on a white guy. Maybe they are shitty neighbors and this was his opportunistic attempt to scare them off. Or maybe there are so few actual racists that they are letting Puerto Ricans in the KKK now? Either way, glad this doesnt appear to be a racist incident.

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T is for time to leave?

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OP is the CNN of the OG. 

 

 

 

Fuckin dork

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RdotC -
Sogflop - 

I don't mean to seem cross with you OP, but aren't you tired of getting burned on these race war threads?


Pertinent news story based on recent OG threads.

Racism exists. SurpSurprise.


 


All races have racist people. Surprise.


 


For every motherfucker than burns a cross 8n a black persons yard in present day you have, on video, hundreds of incidents of black people brutally attacking white people, particularly old people.  Then you have all the Asians that blacks love to beat up too. Then there's mexicans that blacks dont give a fuck about either.


 


Thanks for being topical but at least try to be fair.  Unless your whole shtick is "but but but......"

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Altofsky -
ons ear - 
Sogflop - 

I don't mean to seem cross with you OP, but aren't you tired of getting burned on these race war threads?


RdotC was made to look like a complete fucking idiot on the Bubba Smollett thread then he doubled down then dick tucked.. Now he's just trying to justify his existence on this board by posting this crap..meh

Starting to think he's in a dark place right now.

He’s just embracing his new found attention. 

CloudStrife -

T is for time to leave?

One of the best South Park episodes ever!

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iFish -

You found one, great work!

"Puerto Rican descent"


 


Hispanics hate black people 

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Looks like we have another Pedro on our hands. Sad.

David@accu - Looks like we have another Pedro on our hands. Sad.

You 100% realize this one was just to fuck with you guys, right?

Poor OP. Quite possibly a literal retard.

RdotC - A Virginia man was charged in federal court this week in connection with the burning of a cross on the front lawn a Black teenager who had recently organized a civil rights protest.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen's office announced the arrest Friday afternoon of 40-year-old James Brown of Marion, who was charged with lying to federal agents and criminal interference with fair housing based on the victim’s race. The charged were filed following an investigation into the June 14 overnight cross burning in Marion, a small town in southwest Virginia.

According to an affidavit filed by an FBI special agent, a Black woman flagged down a police officer who was responding to a report of a possible gunshot and told him someone had put a burning cross in her yard. The woman's son was an organizer of a protest in Marion the day before, the affidavit said.

A police officer extinguished a “significant” fire inside a barrel and recovered a wooden cross propped against the barrel, according to the affidavit. The cross had cloth attached that had a sweet smell, indicative of a propellant being used.

The affidavit said when Brown was questioned about whether he was involved, he told investigators he was not. But witnesses interviewed said Brown admitted to the cross-burning and used racial epithets when referring to the family, Cullen's office said in a news release.

Brown is described in the affidavit as both white in appearance and believed to be of Puerto Rican descent. His home is across the street from the victims', the affidavit said.

Court records show Brown made a brief initial appearance in court Friday. They say he was to be held in custody until a detention hearing set for Tuesday.

The Associated Press sent an inquiry to his attorney seeking comment.

“The frightening act at the center of today’s complaint—a racially motivated cross burning—interfered with the victim’s federally protected right to fair housing,” Cullen, who is the U.S. attorney for the western district of Virginia, said in a statement. “Acts of violence, threats, and other forms of intimidation prompted by racial animus are serious federal crimes, and we will continue to work closely with the FBI to hold offenders accountable.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/virginia-man-charged-connection-cross-burning-71493498

I curious as to why this got so many down votes?  I figured everyone would be against cross burnings.