Rage against a machine, get busted for hate:
Two of the three Southborough teens who allegedly smashed up the Police Department's radar board this weekend are being charged with a hate crime, according to police.
The boys took an ax to the $13,000 solar-powered radar board, which displays passing motorists' speeds, Police Chief William Webber said yesterday.The two are facing charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 and a hate crime, Webber said.
Something too hateful for the paper to reprint was apparently written on the ax, thus leading police to conclude the kids destroyed the radar board out of hate for humanity. And as long as law enforcement can claim to read the minds of people who break stuff, a hate crime charge is fair game.
Via Baylen at To The People.