Washington Teens Face Hate Crime Charges for Leaving Scooter Skid Marks on LGBT Pride Mural – Face Up to 10 Years In Prison

by J Pelkey
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Three teenagers are facing up to ten years in prison for leaving skid marks with their Lime scooters on an LGBT mural in Spokane, Washington.

According to KREM-TV, the LGBT symbol had recently been repainted after it was vandalized with liquid and set on fire in mid-May.

The teenagers were arrested earlier this week after being caught leaving the skid marks on the mural with Lime scooters.

According to the Daily Mail, the teens face up to a decade in prison under the city’s hate crime laws:

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Three Washington teens could face ten years in jail after being arrested for making skid marks on an LGBT rainbow road mural while riding e-scooters.

Nineteen-year-old Ruslan V. V Turko and two unnamed minors were arrested on Wednesday for first-degree malicious mischief after vandalizing the rainbow Pride mural that sits in front of Riverfront Park located in Spokane, Washington.

Turko appeared in court on Thursday, alongside legal counsel. Prosecutors requested a $15,000 bond that would cover the approximate cost of re-painting the mural. The teen was later released on his own recognizance on the condition that he does not return to the crosswalk, or the other suspects.

Lime, a company that rents electric bikes and scooters to the public, expressed their dismay over the incident in a statement, pledging to “double down” on their support for Pride Month.

All of us at Lime condemn these vile acts in no uncertain terms. At a time when our teams at Lime are beginning pride celebrations around the globe, it is disturbing to see the hate taking place in Spokane.

Lime is taking immediate action against the perpetrators and doubling down on our support of Spokane Pride and Spokane Arts.

Lime is proud to put time and resources into celebrating Pride Month each year and supporting LGBTQ+ organizations working to uplift and protect queer people in cities around the world.

We will not let the hateful few spoil the joy of Pride Month in Spokane, and are grateful for those working to make Spokane more welcoming for all.

It appears evident that the community rejects the mural. Rather than getting the message and removing it, authorities are pursuing severe charges against teenagers.

Meanwhile, actual criminals such as murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and drug traffickers are roaming the streets willy nilly, due to Democrats’ failed policies.

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