I would like to address the local media response to the May 1 vandalism. First off, I would like to point out that there has been a total lack of journalistic objectivity in this case. It sickens me to watch the [Asheville] Citizen-Times on their little witch-hunt for "anarchists," like we did not know Asheville was full of said crazies.
Look, no one has been convicted of anything at this point, and as we can see from the surveillance footage, the police did not show up while any actual vandalism was taking place. So I strongly urge everyone in town to take a deeeep breath and calm the hell down. We need to remember that this is a liberal town, not Salem, and these are college kids not evil witches.
Plus, according to the Citizen-Times, the damage was only $18,000 worth, how does the APD justify giving 11 people felonies for that small amount of damage? Not that I want my car destroyed, but seriously, they want $65,000 bail for each person, that just does not add up.
— John Wednesday