The following article, HATE HOAX: African-American Suspect Targets Kansas City Church’s Black Lives Matter Signs with Repeated Vandalism, was first published on Big League Politics.
A repeated vandal of a Kansas City, Mo. church’s Black Lives Matter signs has turned out to be an African-American male after surveillance footage revealed a black man committing the property damage.
“As fate would have it, he did strike again and he was apprehended,” Ruling Elder at South-Broadland Presbyterian Darron Story said.
“It’s been frightening to be honest with you to know that someone would go to such lengths to vandalize our building,” Story said.
There were several instances of vandalism that occurred between November 2020 and February 2021. Chidera Okolo was apprehended by police who were watching security footage as he tried to break in once more. He resisted arrest and allegedly attacked police as they attempted to subdue him. Okolo was reportedly armed with a baseball bat.
“We all are broken in some way, some shape, form, or fashion. That brokenness comes out in various ways and for him it came out in anger and destruction,” Story said. “I would jus