Montclair Crime: Stickers From White Nationalist Hate Group Found on Street Signs

The week in Montclair crime from Captain Scott Buehler, Montclair Police Dept.

Thefts
September 2, 2020 (Gordonhurst Avenue): The complainant reports that a package containing $84 in merchandise was stolen from his porch.
September 2, 2020 (Norwood Avenue): The caller reports that a black 2016 Infiniti Q70 was stolen. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys inside prior to the theft.
September 2, 2020 (North Fullerton Avenue): The complainant reports that a bag of clothing was stolen from her motor vehicle.
September 4, 2020 (Nishuane Road): The complainant reports that a package containing $39 in merchandise was stolen from the rear of her residence.
September 5, 2020 (Greenwood Avenue): The victim states that someone had rummaged through his motor vehicle.
September 7, 2020 (Fortunato Field): The complainant reports that her son’s bicycle was stolen.
September 7, 2020 (Hawthorne Place): The victim reports that his wallet was stolen from inside his motor vehicle.
Burglary
September 4, 2020 (Miller Street): The complainant reports that someone had entered a basement and stole copper piping.

Bias
September 1, 2020 (Orange Road): While on patrol, police located a “PATRIOTFRONT.US” sticker on a street sign. This web site is associated with an American, white supremacist, Neo- Nazi and American Nationalist group.
September 2, 2020 (Elm Street): While on patrol, police located a “PATRIOTFRONT.US” sticker on a traffic pole. Similar stickers were found on Elm Street, Orange Road, and High Street, with some including the words “Better Dead Than Red,” and “America is not for Sale.”

Vandalism
September 4, 2020 (Wellesley Road): The complainant reports that names had been carved into freshly poured concrete in front of his residence.
September 5, 2020 (Glenfield Park): While on patrol, police located “FTP,’ “ACAB,” and “SKD” written on a trash can.
September 7, 2020 (Lincoln Street): The complainant reports that two rocks had been thrown at his residence, cracking the siding near the front door.

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1 COMMENT

  1. It seems that affixing a website address on a stop sign is a bias crime, especially if the slogans “Better Dead than Red” or “America is not for sale” are included. “Better Dead than Red” means the speaker would rather die than live without democracy, not that the speaker would kill another person who might be a communist. Someone should warn New Hampshire, where the slogan is “Live Free or Die”, that it is engaging in hate speech as we see it in Montclair. However, graffiti saying “F— the Police” and “All Cops Are Bastards” is not a classified as a bias crime, it is only vandalism. Taken together, these two statements amount to a claim that any police officer should be F—ed (or harmed) because the person holds that job. The irony is that it seems this classification of the two types of statements was made by the police department.