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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Driver Arrested After Running Over Ten Commandments Monument

OKLAHOMA CITY — An update to news we have been covering since last week.

Michael Tate Reed, 29, of Roland, was formally charged today with the destruction of state property / improvements, indecent exposure, making threatening statements, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle while license revoked.

Reed was also charged with four counts of felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, which stemmed from incidents that occurred during his initial emergency order of detention on Friday.

"This incident has the full attention of my office. We take this matter very seriously and are reviewing exactly what took place and areas we can improve. Our goal is public safety, any modifications to our security procedures we make in the future will be in pursuit of that goal", stated Chief of Patrol Colonel Ricky Adams.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The penalty he pays here on earth is not much compared to the penalty he will pay when he meets St. Peter

Anonymous said...

From the FBI's website:

"Defining a Hate Crime
A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties.

These efforts serve as a backstop for investigations by state and local authorities, which handle the vast majority of hate crime cases throughout the country."

Anonymous said...

So, does this fall under Freedom of Speech? It's already been determined that this bad actor has a history of religious hatred in general. Does the hatred have to be for a specific religion, or will hatred of ALL religions do the trick?

Anonymous said...

What a sick individual.

Anonymous said...

5:39...the FBI, now there is a real hall of justice. Use to be top shelve until as of late, what a joke.
How about a eye for eye...run his bad self over with same vehicle.
Not that would be justice.

Anonymous said...

Comey was on this! Uh, until he was fired.

Anonymous said...

Oh the hilarity. The guy who did this was a Christian! All this talk of hate crimes and hating religion... this guy is a Jesus freak.. he's also nuts about upholding the establishment clause too!