Privilege allowed this white couple to deface a Black Lives Matter mural that was painted in front of a California courthouse on July 4th, record themselves, and post it online.
The sick duo says they’re “sick of this narrative” of “police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism. It’s a lie. It’s a lie.” The man and woman in the video below have been identified as Nicole Anderson and David Nelson and they are now charged with “three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime, for their alleged actions,” as per a statement via the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office.
The delusional pair are being charged with violation of civil rights, vandalism under $400 and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti. They’re facing up to a year in county jail if convicted.
“We must address the root and byproduct of systemic racism in our country,” District Attorney Diana Becton wrote. “The Black Lives Matter movement is an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention. 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. We must continue to elevate discussions and actually listen to one another in an effort to heal our community and country.”