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'No illeagles here' painted on building considered for immigrant children's shelter

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A vandal painted the words "No illeagles here," on a Carroll County building that had been under consideration as a temporary shelter for undocumented immigrant children.

"No undocumented Democrats," continued the message painted on Westminster's former Army Reserve Center.

While the graffiti provoked online banter about sick birds of prey, the Maryland State Police took the incident seriously.

The Carroll County Times reports that the state police are investigating the graffiti as a hate crime due to its ethnic implications.

"This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident," McCrory said. - See more at: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/crime/ph-cc-graffiti-20140715,0,5723369.story#sthash.rqLMdqk8.dpuf

The Obama administration had been considering the 3.8-acre site as a potential shelter to house some of the influx Central American children who have been illegally crossing the border in recent months.

"This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident," McCrory said. - See more at: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/crime/ph-cc-graffiti-20140715,0,5723369.story#sthash.rqLMdqk8.dpuf

Following pushback from county commissioners and Rep. Andy Harris, the administration decided late last week that the site was not suitable.

So far the State Police have not identified any suspects or witnesses. 

The commander of the Westminster barracks told the paper he "wouldn't be surprised if someone starts bragging about it."

 

"It's going to be difficult if there's no witnesses unless somebody speaks up or starts talking about it on Facebook or tells a friend," McCrory said. "Usually, that's how these people get caught … I wouldn't be surprised if someone starts bragging about it." - See more at: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/crime/ph-cc-graffiti-20140715,0,5723369.story#sthash.rqLMdqk8.dpuf"It's going to be difficult if there's no witnesses unless somebody speaks up or starts talking about it on Facebook or tells a friend," McCrory said. "Usually, that's how these people get caught … I wouldn't be surprised if someone starts bragging about it." - See more at: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/crime/ph-cc-graffiti-20140715,0,5723369.story#sthash.rqLMdqk8.dpuf

 

 

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