One would think that a rash of cars having swastikas carved into their hoods would be labeled a hate crime and not mischief?
But this is Cornwall Ontario where Swastikas carved into school washrooms apparently weren’t even reported to the police.
Here is what was put out earlier today by the Cornwall Police or whatever Danny Aikman and his police board with the old guy with dementia want to call it now:
REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is requesting public assistance regarding a series of mischiefs to motor vehicles that took place during the early morning hours on May 7th, 2019.
A man, described as being tall and thin, wearing a dark olive/ brown coat with a light coloured hoodie underneath, caused damage to multiple motor vehicles in the area of Pitt Street, Fourth Street West, York Street and Augustus Street. The damages are believed to have taken place between approximately midnight and 3:00 am. No suspect photos are available at this time.
Anyone with information on this incident or who may have noticed any suspicious activity is asked to contact Detective Constable Matthew Dupuis by calling 613-933-5000 ext. 2755
And here is a brief excerpt of what was reported on a local blog including pictures:
“The Criminal Investigation Division has taken over the investigation, and at this point in time do not believe this to be a hate crime,”
The blog sadly continues that some are more upset about having to call their insurance companies rather than a mass hate crime.
What do you think dear CFN viewers? Is this a hate crime? You can post your comment below.
With those for really weak comprehension skills this is definition from the Criminal Code of Canada:
Section 319(2) makes it an offence to wilfully promote hatred against any identifiable group, by making statements (other than in private conversation). The Crown prosecutor can proceed either by indictment or by summary process. The maximum penalty is imprisonment of not more than two years.
Most reasonable parties would consider carving swastikas into cars hatred against an identifiable group….
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