Sheriff and DA employees accused of destroying BLM sign

June 21, 2020

Darrin Stone cutting a BLM sign

Deputies cited employees of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office over the weekend for allegedly vandalizing a Black Lives Matter sign in Thousand Oaks.

For three weeks, a large tarp with the letters BLM hung on a fence on Westlake Boulevard. After the sign was vandalized multiple times, the owner set up a surveillance camera nearby.

The property owner then posted photos on social media of multiple men vandalizing the sign.
Ventura County deputies recognized sheriff department employee Darrin Stone cutting the sign on two separate occasions.
On June 13, Stone used a knife to cut down the tarp. On June 19, he returned and slashed at the sign with his knife, according to photos.

Deputies cited Stone for misdemeanor vandalism. He is now on paid administrative leave from his job supervising inmates at a pre-trial detention facility in Ventura.

Investigators also discovered Ventura County District Attorney investigative assistant Craig Anderson cutting the sign down. Anderson then attempted to take the sign, but noticed the camera and dropped the tarp.

Deputies also cited Anderson for vandalism. He resigned over the weekend.

Deputies cited a third vandal, Jeffrey Moore, who sprayed paint on the sign. Moore was located because of information on the work truck he used during the vandalism.


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Boldguy

I doubt that The Black Lives Matter Organization got the necessary permits to have a sign there in the first place, were they also cited for vandalism/graffiti?

Unless the rules don’t apply to them!

Removing a illegally placed sign should be considered community service of litter removal:)


FoxtrotYankee

Notice how the article sites the “property owner” as the one who posted both the sign and the camera?


Reading comprehension.


You can post a sign on your own property and have a reasonable expectation that off duty law enforcement won’t swing by to vandalize it.


Rambunctious

So tearing down historic works of art that belong to the American public is ok?….but touch a BLM sign and lose your job?…..has the world gone nuts?….


Nuclearlogic

“Every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” — 1984, George Orwell


Nuclearlogic

Honestly this is news ? Upon examination, we quickly find that Black Lives Matter has very little to do with ending racism in America, and everything to do with destroying the foundations upon which our Constitutional Republic sits. (History)

We are looking at the radical Socialist and Marxist roots of Black Lives Matter, the aggressive militia groups they are aligned with, and their struggle to rip apart and tear down American society in 2020. Divide ,Destroy & Conquer. See Quote below

” Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so future-less in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future”. Saul Alinsky


Wildrnes

Nuclearlogic, way to flex your Poly civics intellect. You may have stretched this more than Trump’s underoos.


FoxtrotYankee

People don’t want to get killed for unjust reasons. It’s a reasonable request. If BLM has to carry the torch, at least someone is doing it.


What the police did to Breonna Tailor and Duncan Lemp should strike fear into the hearts of people on both sides of partisan lines.


Don’t even have the right to defend ourselves in our own homes anymore.


Mitch C

Damaging others property is not good and should meet the consequences spelled out in the law. This should apply to damaging signage, other’s businesses or public statutes.


KAG2020

Yeah, but much WORSE behavior is tolerated and, in fact, extolled as honorable and virtuous.


mazin

Off the force … officers with this type of history sound awful to a jury


IronHub

That darned Darwin. These blokes of all folks should be cognizant of the pervasiveness of surveillance cameras. They could probably find work in SLO County.


fish

shameful behavior