Update - California Couple Charged with Hate Crime for Covering Street Graffiti

If convicted, the two residents of Martinez, Calif., could face up to a year in jail, prosecutors say.

The two were identified by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office as Nicole Claudia Anderson, 42, and David Richard Nelson, 53, both of Martinez, Calif.

Diana Becton, the district attorney, said, “The mural completed last weekend was a peaceful and powerful way to communicate the importance of Black lives in Contra Costa County and the country.”

The mural was painted on July 4 in front of a courthouse in Martinez, a site that the city selected when it issued a permit to the mural’s organizer. Within an hour of its completion, it was vandalized, said the organizer, Justin Gomez.

In addition to the hate crime charges, the two people each face a charge of vandalism under $400 and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti. All of the charges are misdemeanors and no court date has been scheduled, according to a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

Yet the daily trashing of statues, businesses and private property by leftists, antifa and BLM are applauded by the MSM.

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