Donald Trump being elected to the White House has caused discord throughout America and has destroyed families and neighborhoods. If you need an example of that, here’s one in Toledo, Ohio.
Patricia Edelen was arrested Friday after she was seen walking to her neighbor’s house and spray painting racial slurs and an homage to Trump. ABC 13 reported she was charged with multiple offenses.
‘The police report lists the charges as “ethnic intimidation by reason of race, color, religion or national origin, criminal mischief, and criminal damaging/endangering property to cause/create substantial risk of physical harm.”
‘The police report says Edelen spray painted “N” (word) stay out” “Hail Trump” and a Swastika on her neighbor’s home.’
Sgt. Paul Davis also commented that Edelen ran from police.
‘She had multiple warrants. She ran from the officers inside her residence. The officers were forced to make forced entry into her residence and took her in to custody without further incident.’
Her neighbor, Chris, remarked they had issues in the past, and he had actually installed cameras around his home due to the issues with Edelen. He described what he saw on the video of Edelen committing the crime.
‘I can see her going across, I can see her shaking a can of spray paint, and we can see this person spraying. We can hear the person spraying and walking back across, and she made multiple trips.’
As shocking as the crime is, the neighborhood came together to help Chris wash away the hateful graffiti.
‘The vandalism is now gone. Several community members and neighbors came together to wash away the racial slurs from the brick home.’
Chris’ neighbor, Pat Balderas commented:
‘The good feeling that came from fixing that situation outweighed the initial shock of “whoa in my neighborhood?”‘
However, Balderas noted that the crime is a hate crime and should be treated as such.
‘It’s a hate crime, it’s more than a misdemeanor. It can’t happen, it has to be stopped.’
Indeed, it does need to be stopped. However, with a president in the White House who is waging war on minorities, how is it even possible to stop the trainwreck that is happening in America? Racist Trump supporters are beyond emboldened and more and more are coming out of the closet to let the world know that racism is strong throughout America.
The few years we’ve had with Trump have irreparably damaged America and will take decades to over – if that’s even possible.
The progress that America made over the past few decades is unequivocally being erased by Trump, his administration, and Trump supporters.
Democrats must ban together and find a candidate for the 2020 presidential election who can take on Trump and his ravenous loyal base. Without someone who can rally the entire Democratic party, another four years of Trump is likely, and the damage that could do to America is unimaginable.
Featured image screenshot from ABC 13.