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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Sen. Kay Hagan's N.C. office vandalized

By Matt DeLong

A vandal spray-painted swastikas on the front door of Sen. Kay Hagan's (D-N.C.) office in Greenville, N.C., early Thursday, WNCT reported. Local authorities released a surveillance video, shot from inside the office, of a man walking up to the building and kneeling down in front of the door.

Police said more swastikas and anti-government messages -- such as "blind follow blind," "criminal government," and "what good is justice if the scales are bent" -- were also found on other Greenville buildings. ThinkProgress notes that some of the phrases appear to be taken from a song by Mason Jennings.

WITN reports that the U.S. Capitol Police is cooperating with Greenville police in the investigation.

(Via Huffington Post)

By Matt DeLong  | December 20, 2010; 11:07 AM ET
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Comments

I don't care who did it or why- they are totally in the wrong. It is taxpayer dollars that has to pay for such damages and cleanup on a US Senator or US Representative's office, no matter where it is located. They are paid and their offices funded by taxpayers so "protests" such as that are not only illegal, but costly to all of us. Idiot criminals.

Posted by: alaskan2 | December 21, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I will bet Hagan's office was vandalized by an unhappy Dream Act student. Hagan was a "no" vote Saturday and the message is similar to those found on DA sites. Especially the "scales are bent" message.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | December 20, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

TO: bkarpus who wrote:
“… I believe protests of this type are going to be seen more often against members of Congress.
WHY??? Well the opinion held by most American citizens is that Congress will not listening to their constitutes…”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It’s always nice to converse with someone who speaks on behalf of more than 150,000,000 American People such as yourself (not).

I keep hearing bloggers say that their representatives are not listening to them.

Here’s what you do, or rather, what I do when feel the need to converse with my political representatives: I send them an email.

In my case my political representatives I converse with most are Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and they ALWAYS respond.

It that’s not enough for you, you can call their offices directly. Their phone numbers can be found on their web pages.

Next time, PLEASE don’t preface your comments with “most Americans.” We know “most” people who blog are NOT even exposed to “most people” so give us a break why don’t ya.

That said, I agree with Small Business, this is more violence from the right. Nobody, but nobody stays in "hate mode" except radical right wing extremists, with their daily hatefilled speeches and threats of violence.

The right wingers are America's "Al Queda" without the suicide vests.


Posted by: lindalovejones | December 20, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

TO: bkarpus who wrote:
“… I believe protests of this type are going to be seen more often against members of Congress.
WHY??? Well the opinion held by most American citizens is that Congress will not listening to their constitutes…”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It’s always nice to converse with someone who speaks on behalf of more than 150,000,000 American People such as yourself (not).

I keep hearing bloggers say that their representatives are not listening to them.

Here’s what you do, or rather, what I do when feel the need to converse with my political representatives: I send them an email.

In my case my political representatives I converse with most are Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and they ALWAYS respond.

It that’s not enough for you, you can call their offices directly. Their phone numbers can be found on their web pages.

Next time, PLEASE don’t preface your comments with “most Americans.” We know “most” people who blog are NOT even exposed to “most people” so give us a break why don’t ya.


Posted by: lindalovejones | December 20, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

More violence from the Right.

Posted by: SmallBusiness | December 20, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I do not know why Senator Kay Hagan was targeted ......... BUT I am sorry to say, I believe protests of this type are going to be seen more often against members of Congress.

WHY??? Well the opinion held by most American citizens is that Congress will not listening to their constitutes; but always seems to take care of their special interests first .... even before the country & it's people. Plus Congress has put itself as an elite body who does not have to share in the pain of this economic down turn.

So if the ballot will not work, people will find other means. That is what I see here.

Posted by: bkarpus | December 20, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

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