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(Video) BLM Spray Paints Trump Hotel / Historic PO Building In D.C.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjU_5otbyO0

Black Lives Matter slogans spray painted on historic Old Post Office building

Donald Trump's brand-new Washington hotel was vandalized Saturday with messages supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, according to D.C. police.

The spray-painted slogans appeared on either side of the entrance to the Trump International Hotel, which opened its doors last month. Photos posted on social media indicated that the hotel attempted to cover up the defaced portions of the facade with wooden boards.

"On October 1st at approximately 4:03 p.m., officers received a call about destruction of property at the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, which is also the Trump International Hotel," Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said. "We are investigating an offense of defacing public and private property."

One of the phrases said simply, "Black Lives Matter." The other said "No Justice, [No] Peace," with the second "no" conveyed by a red slash. Photos posted online suggested the two tags were signed by someone using the name "Van."
 http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-dc-hotel-vandalized-229022

Plywood boards cover the phrase "Black Lives Matters" and "No Justice, No Peace" which was graffitied on Saturday night on the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC on October 2. | Getty

Trump's D.C. hotel vandalized

Black Lives Matter slogans spray painted on historic Old Post Office building

By Josh Gerstein
10/02/16 02:17 PM EDT

Donald Trump's brand-new Washington hotel was vandalized Saturday with messages supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, according to D.C. police.

The spray-painted slogans appeared on either side of the entrance to the Trump International Hotel, which opened its doors last month. Photos posted on social media indicated that the hotel attempted to cover up the defaced portions of the facade with wooden boards.

"On October 1st at approximately 4:03 p.m., officers received a call about destruction of property at the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, which is also the Trump International Hotel," Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said. "We are investigating an offense of defacing public and private property."

One of the phrases said simply, "Black Lives Matter." The other said "No Justice, [No] Peace," with the second "no" conveyed by a red slash. Photos posted online suggested the two tags were signed by someone using the name "Van."

Brown said that as of early Sunday afternoon there had been no arrests in connection with the incident.

Removing the spray paint could be routine at an ordinary building, but the Trump Hotel operates under special requirements imposed by its 60-year lease with the federal government.

Many of the restrictions requiring consultation with preservationists and federal officials are aimed at preserving the historic Old Post Office building even as Trump attempts to operate a luxury hotel in the 125-year-old facility.

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title should say "Somebody Spray Paints ..." 02.Oct.2016 16:11

-_-

a movement cant "spray paint" a building

a person "can" spray paint a slogan

Movements Cannot Spray Paint, Nor Represent 02.Oct.2016 17:30

blues

That is the power of movements. They are not responsible for those who proclaim to be part of them. By definition, they could not be anyway.

I could paint "The CIA Loves You" on the town hall.

That would not prove that the CIA actually, like, you know, loves you. (And the CIA is, in fact, an actual organization!)

RE: movements 02.Oct.2016 17:58

_

Trump specifically calls his voter support, peoples' attendance at events 'a movement' at all of his speeches.

(actually he's been calling it that since mid-2015 at least)


like Hillary on Bengazhi 02.Oct.2016 20:05

.i.

On 9/11 2012 you would have thought that every US embassy would have tripled the security. Nope.

You would think that Trump would know better than leave one of his hotels unguarded.

"one of his hotels" — not exactly 'his' 02.Oct.2016 20:46

_

^^above article on the incident doesn't go into great detail, but the 'new hotel' is actually a redevelopment (by Trump) of the Old Post Office Pavilion. (The building has had a food court and retail space since the time of its 1983 renovation.)

The 60-year lease agreement permits Trump's organization to rent it from the United States General Services Administration for $250,000 per month, with annual increases tied to the Consumer Price Index. The agreement is to turn most of the existing building into a 260-room hotel.

as part of concern for default on developments Trump also agreed to provide a $40 million personal guaranty as well as a "bad acts" (to cover failure to pay taxes, fraud, or other forms of misconduct). The Trump Organization agreed to pay all taxes, although the lease did not bar the company from seeking a historic preservation tax credit.

National Park Service rangers provide tours of the Old Post Office Pavilion's Clock Tower. It's still 'government'-administered in many ways (+ now thanks to BLM for defacing a D.C. historic landmark building) :


No, It's Not "Hystoric" 02.Oct.2016 23:00

blues

If you have ever actually gone to "Washington D.C." to protest anything, you would know that everything in "D.C." is "hystoric", since all the power freaks there truly believe that they themselves are "hystoric". (Even though they mostly create wars and other assorted disasters.) The Dot Gov part of "D.C." is nothing more than a Disneyland for power freaks, just a theme park, so nothing there can be legitimately called "hystoric". Yea I agree painting slogans on the old "post office" was a dumb-ass idea, but I don't really care.

Oddly enough, the greater part of "D.C." which is not Dot Gov is a giant slum full of poor dark skin people. And it's just another U.S. urban hell. In the wonderful U.S. of A. it's much better to be rural if you must be poor. But the politicians can take their shining "hystoric" buildings and shove it up their ass.

RE: It's Not "Hystoric" — that might be yr opinion, blues but... 02.Oct.2016 23:24

_

(yeah I know about D.C.'s 'urban atmosphere'/old neighborhoods-buildings blues, lived and worked there myself and get / understood the 'gist' of what you claimed )

You're free to think it's all a joke and the 'old' / stone-concrete gov't building part of D.C. is a sham ("Disneyland/power freaks") etc.
Yes we get that. Also that you, blues don't even respect or recognize the U.S. government's own legitimacy. whatever dude.

(also interesting RE: the Old P.O. building is that around the time of its turn-of-the-century opening, there was even back then a lack of relative use of its huge amount of open office space and that this has actually been an ongoing issue for the building itself and its surrounding neighborhood through the years...with the Trump hotel plan only the latest phase. There had been plans to tear the Pavilion down around 1970. But all of this is now part of the building's own history.)


The fact remains though the Old Post Office Pavilion is one of historic districts on the National Register in Washington, D.C.
in part due to the old Post Office itself... NPS still provides guided tours of the clock tower. And of course, Trump is renting (doesn't own) the building via his agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration

so the building is, officially, a Historic place registered (as of April 11, 1973 to NRHP — see below) as such with local and federal government.


telling quote by _ 03.Oct.2016 08:24

quack quack

(quote) Also that you, blues don't even respect or recognize the U.S. government's own legitimacy. whatever dude. (end)

haha this explains author _ all to well: "respect or recognize the U.S. government's own **legitimacy" (give me a break!) (quack quack)

all the while/time this person trolls indymedia with spin & negativity that they can "pin" on the people of color that are trying to rise up

in this spin job somebody (?) wrote a BLM on a building (property in DC) and the article titles "claims" that the 'group did it'

worse than the mainstream news this marginalizing crap is good old boy whitewashing and is intended to shut down the conversation regarding "people of color lives do matter"

""respect the U.S. government LOL"" (quack quack)

**In political science, "LEGITIMACY" is the right and acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a régime.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legitimacy_(political)
respect the U.S. government
respect the U.S. government

Donald J. Trump is nuttier than squirrel shit 03.Oct.2016 16:32

gwai lo

A panel of Independent Physicians recently did a thorough examination of Donald Trump's past and current medical records, and has recommended that Donald Trump undergo an OPTARECTOMY.
The medical procedure severs the cord that connects Donald Trump's eyes to his rectum, and doctors hope this will improve his shitty outlook on life.

" haha this explains author _ / trolls pin" on the people of color" 03.Oct.2016 18:21

_

if anyone (no matter 'color' or ethnicity) wants to "rise up" (??)


You must recognize what the ACTUAL THREAT is.


(Hint: it's not Donald Trump. or identity-politics-based "racism", though of course institutional racism is an overarching problem. But that isn't the reason 50% of all gun violence deaths are African American males while they constitute only 12% of U.S. population. anyway the other "Black Lives Matter" ?? threads around here have extensive facts and presentation on that already...)


Racism, Racism, Racism, Racism, Racism, Racism, Racism, White-Cop-Shoots-Innocent-Black, White-Cop-Shoots-Innocent-Black, White-Cop-Shoots-Innocent-Black, White-Cop-Shoots-Innocent-Black, White-Cop-Shoots-Innocent-Black, White-Cop-Shoots-Innocent-Black, Spraypaint-The-Building, Spraypaint-The-Building,Spraypaint-The-Building, Spraypaint-The-Building, Spraypaint-The-Building, Hold Up Signs, Hold Up Signs, Hold Up Signs, Hold Up Signs, Hold Up Signs -

you can't base a "movement" on this illogical, non-factual, not grounded in actual events mantra.

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 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433217.shtml#447932
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433217.shtml?discuss#447912
John McWhorter:
The reason Black Lives Matter has a lot of eyes rolling is not because people don't care about black people and don't understand the problem with police. The problem is that the typical black man in a particular kind of community is at much, much more risk of being killed by another black man. And you can't argue it away. There are all these sophisticated feints such as saying that there's a difference between the state murdering and citizens murdering. But none of it goes through.
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Don't ask me what the 'actual threat' is.

( the exact topic does, btw happen to be in the left-hand column of Portland Indymedia's home page though if you have the skilz + attention span ..... )

I pointed out the "legitimacy" because it's obvious from blues' posts here that he doesn't think much of the U.S. government's

QUOTE:
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"somebody (?) wrote a BLM on a building"
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Yes indeed they spray-painted the 2 phrases: 'Black Lives Matter' and 'No Justice No Peace'. Each of these 2 is exceedingly connected to and identified with the BLM movement (which as others have defined here, has no explicit "leader" therefore anyone such as the dude in the posted video, can participate in the movement and share/disseminate its slogans. Of course this guy, in the video, perhaps ? didn't consult with the BLM genius organizers at either Portland or D.C. IMCs, but hey? Who the heck are they to TELL HIM WHAT TO DO? .....


Whenever anyone (from BLM / related) can present supportable facts and evidence to back up their position feel free to do so.


until then continue with the butthurt "WAAAHHHMBULANCE" / "trolling indymedia" and other ad hominems. You always (including this guy in the video) make yourselves look amazingly credible and only gain tens of thousands of supporters with each new IMC post and public action!

p.s. Why take offense when you can't factually back up yr position? 03.Oct.2016 18:33

_

( "i'm so Offended by this trolling, waa-aa-aahhh" .... )

most of these BLM / cop-shot-African-American discussions from the past year or so have all gone the same direction (instant namecalling / fingerpointing 'Wsupreme' etc. along with instantaneous slew into 'deep ideological rhetoric')....

ever heard of Keep It Simple Stupid? concentrate on defending, and protesting / organizing around, the police violence/murder incidents in which you HAVE AN ACTUAL JUSTICE-DEFENSIBLE CASE THAT WILL REALISTICALLY GAIN SUPPORT FROM MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, instead of persons like e.g. Keith Scott, who are a waste of good energy.

and also, as extensively discussed on the other threads and hinted a few posts up, BLM needs to branch out from hysterical One-Note-Only rhetoric and only-protesting-cop-shootings, into actual community organizing (Social Work with violent felons, anyone? Those are the majority of poster persons BLM has publicly 'defended' thus far)

in this way it's like (directionless) Occupy, but gone on 3 years too long. And will have less historical impact too.