Maryland State Police Investigates ‘No Illeagles Here’ Graffiti as a Hate Crime

Jenna Johnson, Washington Post, July 15, 2014

The Maryland State Police department is investigating as a hate crime anti-immigration graffiti written on building in Westminster that was briefly considered for use as a shelter for unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children, according to the Carroll County Times.

The spray-painted message states: “No illeagles here. No undocumented Democrats.”

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Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks, told the Times that he considers the message a hate crime.

“This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident,” McCrory said.

He said the message–which misspells “illegals”–likely went up Saturday night or early Sunday, and he said police do not yet have any suspects or witnesses. {snip}

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is looking for places to house thousands of Central American children who have arrived on the southwest border since October and must be cared for while the government decides their future. {snip}

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But those children will not likely be sheltered in Maryland. The former Army Reserve facility in Westminster was briefly considered by federal officials, sparking swift and angry protest from Carroll County leaders. Similar protests have erupted in other parts of the country.

The Westminster site is no longer under consideration, an agency spokesman said Monday.

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According to the latest data from the Census Bureau, 93 percent of the county’s 167,560 residents are white, and less than 4 percent were born in another country.

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  • RebelliousTreecko

    The spray-painted message states: “No illeagles here. No undocumented Democrats.”
    Undocumented Democrats. That got a chuckle from me. But what does he have against sick eagles?

    • jane johnson

      Either a Freudian slip, or a play on words. A sick bird is a more fitting symbol for what this country has become than a majestic Bald Eagle.

      • RisingReich

        Oh common. It’s obviously a play on words. “Illeagles” and ‘undocumented democrats.

    • People who spray paint graffiti onto walls should learn to spell beforehand.

      As an aside, I was under the distinct impression that the term “illegal” had law-enforcement connotations, rather than “racial, religious or ethnic” ones.

  • MekongDelta69

    Hoax alert.

    They misspelled illegals on purpose to make ‘us’ look bad.

    • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

      Possibly. But it would be kind of silly to deliberately misspell “illeagal” then leave “undocumented” unmolested.

    • jane johnson

      Judging by the WAY illegal is misspelled (ill eagle), it may be a play on words

    • RisingReich

      It is misspelled in the likely way a Spanish speaker who was learning English would likely attempt to write the spoken word. That’s my take anyway.

      • r j p

        Yep, another hoax.

  • I can see how this could be plausibly connected to race and ethnicity. But how does this concern religion at all? And as far as undocumented “Democrats,” whoever did this graffiti (my new hero), should realize that most of the RINOs are silently cheering with every new disease-ridden central American teenager that runs across the border, because the people who fund their political campaigns have declared war on the native born white American worker, and all these future gang bangers are cannon fodder.

    • I first heard the term “undocumented democrats” via AWD. Quick search suggests Limbaugh may have coined that term, and Jay Leno popularized it. FWIW.

  • JackKrak

    I think we can all see the obvious, nasty, racially-motivated “hate” involved in spray painting a wall.

    Beating someone, possibly to death, while calling them “whitey”, on the other hand, well, that’s totally different. I mean, police chiefs all over the country have repeatedly told me that there’s no racial component to that at all, so…..

  • journey

    Why is it not covered under the First Amendment (overlooking the fact, it could have been a hoax)? And people do have the right to protect their nation and pocket books from these never ending invasions. So illegals have more rights than the taxpayers here? Well, the government of this country needs to be re-educated.

    • David Ashton

      You must not hate criminals if you are policeman, and you must not hate invaders if you are a soldier. You must love your enemies more than yourself.

      • Fair Dinkum

        I hope you’re being sarcastic.

        • David Ashton

          You guessed right, pal. I leave such sentiments to the “Church” of “England” lady bishops of both genders.

        • Pro_Whitey

          I think he’s fairly summarizing the position of those in charge of us, who also happen to be our enemies.

      • jane johnson

        You forgot “The host is not allowed to criticize the parasite”.

      • Nonhumans

        You must love your enemies more than your fellow native countrymen, as well. Dont skimp on repeating the brainwash man.

    • LACountyRedneck

      “…the government of this country needs to be re-educated.”

      JAILED for breaking immigration laws.

      • Nonhumans

        The crime of treason has a much harsher penalty than imprisonment. Hint, the libtards howl everytime that it is implemented on a deserving waste of flesh….probably bc they fear it as their end if this country ever gets rid of treasonous politicians and straightens out its business affairs.

    • archer

      It should be covered under the first amendment but you could possibly be fined or arrested for defacing government property, should have just used a sign instead.

  • Adolf Verloc

    Crime against education.

  • Mason Gull

    Hate crime against English speakers, that is.

  • Luca

    Actually, Obama importing these invaders by the trainload is the real hate crime in this whole escapade.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    You know there’s a bright side. If we get comprehensive immigration reform, it will give us a chance to reform public housing.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      To the above picture: Wow. Just wow.

      Even during the Dark Ages, whites didn’t live in hovels like that.

  • richard garyson

    It was probably a leftist trying stoke sympathy for “illeagles.” Just think though, if a patriotic white person did this, they could spend over a decade in prison…. This battle is getting amped. The government is trying to do everything possible to make whites a minority, ASAP. They realize we are waking up and birth rates alone won’t make it happen.

    • I’ve been thinking the same thing–i.e., that they’re in final maneuvers mode. But I wasn’t sure why now. Do you think the Great White Awakening is actually happening? I’m not so sure–I still feel like we’re a very tiny minority.

      • UncleSham

        We may be on the verge, but its hard to tell. When I bring up the subject of race among whites, the most common response is an attempt to change the subject. Most people still want to say that they “aren’t racist”, but at the same time they don’t like that we are becoming a minority. They want change, but they are afraid to acknowledge it since that might mean they would actually have to do something.

      • richard garyson

        Well, it is the vocal minority that changes the culture. Passive majorities are almost irrelevant. I think this recent and vocal opposition to this current flood of invaders probably has several motivating factors; however, fear and anger of displacement has to be one of them. It is still too early to be open about such motivations , so people will hide behind jobs, laws, etcetera. Our day is coming.

  • dave

    If it said whites go back to Europe, the police would do nothing.

  • LACountyRedneck

    Fine employers that hire them and/or take their license, secure the border, DEPORT. If you begin fining the krap out of employers, many illegals will deport themselves. And fine and jail government officials that don’t enforce immigration laws. NumbersUSA.

  • r j p

    I think we all dislike ILL EAGLES.

    Reminds me of graffiti in an alley:
    “Smoke dope if you NO how”.

    • Graffiti at my high school in the “head bangers'” smokers’ section: Hail Stan.

      • r j p

        Probably fans of Stanley Kubrick films.

        • HamletsGhost

          or they like Stanley Paul Eisen (Paul Stanley) of KISS.

          • r j p

            I liked Ace Frehley the most. Oops …. dating myself. Next thing you know I will be saying “Highway to Hell” was the best album AC/DC ever put out.

      • Spikeygrrl

        I’ve frequently seen Satan mistyped as Santa — and vice versa — when fingers exceed speed of brain. And of course spellcheck doesn’t flag it because they’re both real words.

        Cue unintentional hilarity.

        • UncleSham

          Like this:

    • Grantland

      Reminds me of the “No Left Turn Unstoned” roadsign in the Electric Kool aid Acid Test.

      • r j p

        Big Tom Wolfe fan here.

        • Grantland

          Fairmont, Minnesota, 1978. Big farm party, pig-roast day, beer, dark, late. Kool aid, mass trance dancing before the high, farm-house window mounted speakers. 70’s music (the best in history)…The record ends, next record …. then, a deep voice from the speakers: “Say the word: (pause) ‘deck-chair’..(long pause) .. Deck-Chair. (very long pause). Say the word: nap-kin.. (long pause)… Say the word.. ”

          Mind-break. What?

          It’s a remedial lesson for the deaf!
          Paralysis of the crowd… bemusement… and then .. a low mumbling murmur .. getting louder .. we all start “saying the word”. grooving on our synchronicity..

          Hilarious. Unforgettable.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    I grew up in Westminster/Carroll county. It has long been the AntiMaryland. The quickness with which they lashed back against this warms my heart.

  • Mark Caplan

    Although I don’t condone graffiti on private property, even the most opportunistic race hustlers would have a hard time condemning: “We welcome law-abiding citizens and immigrants.”

  • dd121

    It’s not a “hate” crime. It’s a love of country “crime”.

  • I heard this on NPR today. And it was reported in such a way that naturally being against undocumented immigrants was a hate crime. The premise wasn’t even questioned. That is the true danger of so called hate crimes. A political belief, a policy belief can be made illegal and not just illegal but VERY illegal because some crimes are more serious than others. We are moving very quickly toward a most Orwellian world.

    Q.

    • ronald54321

      NPR is a left wing masturbation circle.

  • Alexandra1973

    Aw man…not this baloney again!

  • RHG

    Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks, told the Times that he considers the message a hate crime.
    __________
    And I consider you an idiot unfit for your position

  • RisingReich

    Notice the article re-states the ‘real’ problem right at the end.
    “According to the latest data from the Census Bureau, 93 percent of the
    county’s 167,560 residents are white, and less than 4 percent were born
    in another country.”

    Yup, can’t be having any of that.

    Which, SHOULD, explain to any reader not lobotomized, what the real goal of this ‘humanitarian crisis’ really is.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Only in a state like Maryland would one find this sort of nonsense. Dems are mentally ill.

  • Bobbala

    I smell another hispanic hoax … real damages and tyranny for harmless and formerly free speech.

  • IstvanIN

    This is vandalism, nothing more.

  • WR_the_realist

    I’m appalled by the spelling, not the sentiment.

  • IKUredux

    Frankly, if you can spell “undocumented democrats” and understand what that implies; then you sure as hell misspelled illegals as “illeagels” ON PURPOSE! You go graffiti people! Graffiti is Thomas Paine 2.0. The NEW Common Sense.

  • c684570

    I didn’t realize that illegal was a race. Or Ill Eagle.

  • HE2

    “This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident,” McCrory said.

    How does objecting to thousands of pest ridden, diseased, unskilled invaders crossing our borders illegally comports with racial, religious, ethnic enmity? Unvetted, medical and criminal histories/backgrounds unknown, probably a fair number of terrorists among them? What could possibly go wrong?
    Also, why do the media refer to these people as “children?” They are not kids. Take a close look at the trains.
    This phrase is belly laugh hilarious:
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is looking for places
    to house thousands of Central American children who have arrived on the
    southwest border since October and must be cared for while the
    government decides their future.

    Anyone with half a brain cell knows there is no indecision about their future. It is fait accompli; they are here to stay, compliments of your and my tax dollars.
    Call me paranoid, but these thuggish looking males will make terrific mercenaries, ready and willing to fire upon American civilians. Some probably already have the skills.

  • LHathaway

    It’s vandalism and destruction and defacing property. Since the slogan is an attack on Democrats, I would say it’s political speech and not hate speech. Perhaps that’s the same thing, nowadays. If so, it brings up the issue that it is much better to promote your own idea rather than criticizing someone else’s.

  • gregCall

    “Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks, told the Times that he considers the message a hate crime.”

    When did free expression become a hate crime?
    Misdemeanor vandalism maybe, but no “victim” from a “protected group” kind of stretches the Hate crime definition unless we’re going to hate speech laws through the back door.

  • curri

    Back when Murrica was more or less free, painting political slogans on walls was pretty common and no one ever got upset about it unless it involved vandalism.

  • mobilebay

    What does the author mean when she says HHS is looking for places to house the “illegales” until a decision is made? It’s already been decided. Those who can walk away will blend into the community and stay forever. Those who go through the process will be judged as refugees and will also stay forever.

  • Greg Thomas

    So it’s now againt the law to speak out against “illeagles?”

  • Demo P. Seal; PouponMarks

    He just needs to be slapped in the face until he starts crying and asks forgiveness for subverting the Constitution and general morality.

  • Dale McNamee

    Yet, another example of the authoritarian “Free State”… If you study Maryland’s history, it was founded to provide freedom of speech and religion (as opposed to Congregationalist New England & Episcopal Virginia )…

    The “Free State” is anything but…

  • Dale McNamee

    While this is labelled a “hate crime”… Isn’t any and all crime “hate crime” ? How is it “love” ?

    To be fair, the terms “Gringo (Green,Go ! Used against US soldiers)”, “Anglos”, etc.should be listed as “hate speech” and investigated and prosecuted with equal vigor…

    But,this will get a free pass… Just like “honky”,”whitebread”, “european”, etc. spoken by “non-racist” blacks…

    Also, how do we know that this photo wasn’t photo-shopped ?

  • IKUredux

    Uh huh, and who the hell is winning the culture wars? Who is winning all the federal moneys, and jobs, and being permitted to displace Whites in colleges? That would be the “black urban trash culture”. This is war. So the hell what that graffiti is declasse. Get a grip.