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August 14, 2009

Social "Justice:" Police Interviewing "Suspect" Who Put up Obama Joker Posters, Deeming it Vandalism

Well, you know, it is vandalism. It is also vandalism when Obama Cultists put up his HOPE poster. Or when kids put up their dumb ads for their bands.

All these things are vandalism, technically. By and large the cops don't sweat it.

All that's different with The One, though.

CLERMONT - Clermont police have interviewed one suspect who is admitting to putting up the dozens of posters pasted around the city depicting President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman film The Dark Knight, city officials confirmed.

Assistant City Manager Darren Gray said city officials have an individual "admitting to putting up 500" of the posters.

Clermont Police Capt. Eric Jensen said the male individual has admitted to putting up some signs, but investigators suspect others were involved and their investigation is continuing.

"We have talked to an individual," Jensen said. "He only admitted to some of it...We're still tracking down leads and talking to folks. We have not arrested anybody."

At this point officials are not sure how much damage was caused by the signs or the dollar amount associated with the clean-up.

Dozens of the posters were pasted around the city earlier this week. A pair of the posters were pasted to a Clermont Post Office collection box. They prompted the postmaster to contact the Postal Inspector's office, which is looking at potential federal crimes for defacing federal property.

City officials, meanwhile, are trying to determine what local crimes might be associated with the posting of the images on public and private properties. They've also been busy ripping down the sticky signs because they're a violation of city ordinance regarding illegal signs.

They've got a suspect, but they're still trying to figure out the crime he's to be prosecuted for.

Unbelievable.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.

Obama Endorsed "Hope" Posters Being Put on Stop Signs: I am trying not to link Alex Jones' nutty Prison Planet and InfoWars site, but it seems that this "vandalism" is due to a contest they're running re: putting up the Joker poster.

They have this quote of Obama's:

In the wake of a Florida news station covering the “vandalism” of Obama as Joker posters going up around the country, Infowars has discovered an Obama quote published in The Washington Post thanking Obamanoids for posting the artwork of Shepard Fairey on government property. Fairey created the now famous image of Obama used during the election.

“I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign,” Obama wrote the artist last year. “The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign.”

A stop sign? Pretty much the one truly critical piece of roadway signage there is?

Here's the link to the Jones site.



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