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Two Cary children accused of racist vandalism

Posted July 29, 2009

— A 12-year-old and 13-year-old are suspected of spray-painting racist comments and symbols on several businesses across the street from a Cary shopping center, authorities said Wednesday.

The incidents happened early Wednesday near Cary Towne Center.

A van belonging to El Rey Del Taco Taqueria was covered in swastika symbols, as well as the words "war," "skins" and "skin heads."

Other markings attacked blacks, Asians, Jews and homosexuals.

The police department's juvenile department is investigating the case.


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  • Tired of thoughtlessness Jul 31, 2009

    I dont think you were. How is saying someone acted stupdily the same as calling someone stupid?

  • NCAries Jul 31, 2009

    When he called the white cop who arrested Gates "stupid."

    Evidently you weren't listening...he said the cop acted stupidly, there's a difference.

  • NCAries Jul 31, 2009

    Thus I believe we will see this type activity increase the more the white race is unfairly condemned and "taxed" to compensate for the failures of society.

    Since "whites" have had total control of the running of the country until the last election...who would you have people fault for the failures of society?

  • sunneyone Jul 31, 2009

    Wait a minuteI like Everyone! Are you equating calling someone a racist and insulting their mother as bad as painting hateful symbols and words in a public place? Because those are two entirely different things. And as far as I know, it is not illegal to insult someone's mother or call them a racist. But I DO know that painting hate symbols IS illegal in this state. My point about Gates was that he didn't deserve to be arrested because HE DID NOT BREAK THE LAW.

  • ma2345 Jul 30, 2009

    Obviously no one here has read Obama's books. If you had you would know he has a problem with white people.. Don't believe me, read them...END OF STORY!

  • IzzMad2016 Jul 29, 2009

    He said they ("they" being the police - he made that very clear) "acted stupidly" -- ajective, adverb, or whatever, he should have said nothing. We can add him to the list of Presidents who open mouth/insert foot (it's a long list, no doubt).

  • GravyPig Jul 29, 2009

    "These two kids see "racial" this, "racial" that, on CNN, MSNBC ad nauseum 24/7. Plus they apparently have nothing to do, and no parents who care where they are at night. No discipline equals no respect (for anyone or anything).

    They're just "parroting" Glenn Beck, Rush, FOX NEWS, and possibly their "parents". I'm absolutely sure they don't know squat about a swastika or the history of National Socialism."

    LOL, do you really think that 12/13yo kids have the attention span much less the want to watch news (CNN/MSNBC)? Do you think they even know who Glenn Beck or Rush are? Fox news? people actually watch that stuff? When I was 12/13 I played outside, played video games, or watched something amusing on the television. I certainly wasn't looking for the news.


    Most likely heard it at school. I know I didn't know any curse words until I moved to NC and rode on the WCPSS buses. They say you learn something new every day :)

  • due_whats_right Jul 29, 2009

    Alicat - I didn't know the adverb "stupidly" was racist? Please explain??

    And for those who are trying to associate this clear act of racism with a comment that the President made, help me see the correlation? And for a point of clarification, he did not call the officer stupid (that's an adjective) he said the situation was handled stupidly (used as an adverb, which describes an action not a person). We sure can change the parts to speech to get a point across!

  • IzzMad2016 Jul 29, 2009

    "As a cop, he should have held himself to the utmost professionalism, and simply responded 'Have a good afternoon, Dr. Gates.'"

    Stop making excuses for the highly educated, hugely arrogant, belligerent Dr. Gates. He's a top HARVARD scholar so I must ask why he isn't expected to exercise the utmost professionalism. He refused to show proof of identity until he'd been asked 3X, he made derogatory references about the officer's mother, and caused a big enough scene and ruckus to earn himself a trip to the station. It escapes me why some feel he should get a pass on how he behaved. His noticeable "quietness" these past several days shows (me, anyway) he knows he's got no leg to stand on here.

  • due_whats_right Jul 29, 2009

    Seaturtle, is it up to NC and US to educate and raise the children or the parents???? Next it will be the school's fault. Let's put the blame where it should be. PARENTS are not doing a great job of educating or raising their children. And partly because big brother states how you can and cannot raise your child.