Mayor Jimmy Matta of Burien, Washington has ridiculously claimed to be the sufferer of a “hate crime” as a result of of lightning bolts on a yard signal.
Matta made the declare on Friday over a yard signal advocating in opposition to progressive candidates, together with him.
The signal urged folks to not vote for Matta, Hugo Garcia, Sarah Moore and Marxist candidate Krystal Marx — and browse “SEATTLE POLITICS ARE BAD FOR BURIEN.”
Stickers studying “CORRUPT” had been additionally positioned on the far-left candidates indicators.
Matta informed native station KIRO 7 that the lightning bolts had been “Nazi symbols” getting used to assault his, and the opposite candidates, identities.
“Burien is 54,000 residents. 42% people of color. 25% Latino. This community has changed. Some people may be fearful of it. They might not know what’s coming next and some people just don’t want that,” Matta mentioned. “What’s the reason to call a person of color corrupt when you can’t substantiate it?”
The unhinged nut job mentioned that he desires the particular person accountable prosecuted… for exercising their First Modification rights.
“Is it because we’re bringing Donald Trump’s tactics back of ‘they send their worst, their rapists, their thieves to America?’” Matta added. “To me, that’s what it means. These tactics here today are uncalled for and I want this individual prosecuted because this is an attack on our democracy. Period.”
Moore additionally mentioned she “felt really disturbed” by the imagery, including, “it looked like hate symbolism.”
The mayor mentioned that he will probably be contacting native legislation enforcement and the Division of Justice about folks being imply to him and provided a $2,000 reward “for any information that can help Burien police arrest those responsible for the yard signs that opposed him,” based on the KIRO report. He can be demanding that the FBI open an investigation.
To make the state of affairs much more comical, Matta held a “community vigil” to “heal the community” from “hate speech.”
This isn’t the primary time that Matta has cried “hate crime.”
In 2018, Matta claimed that he had been bodily and verbally assaulted by an older white man whereas attending a block celebration.
“I was physically assaulted, and verbally threatened by a male who was upset because Burien is a sanctuary city, and I am a Latino male mayor,” he wrote on Fb.
Matta informed The Seattle Instances that his attacker “came around the back, took his arm, wrapped it around my neck and brought me down and started talking in my ear.” He mentioned the person threatened his life and whispered, “We’re not going to let you Latino illegals take over our city.”
Craig Pierce Tweney, 63, was charged with malicious harassment, Washington’s hate crime statute, and fourth-degree assault.