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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A former NFL player allegedly created a fake hate crime at his Georgia business in which he claimed burglars spray painted racial slurs, swastikas and "MAGA" at his bakery. Edawn Louis Coughman, 31, was arrested Thursday on charges of filing a false report of a crime, insurance fraud, and concealing a license plate after he told police a burglar was responsible for spray painting racist language and imagery on the walls of his bakery, according to Gwinett County Police. ... Photos taken by police at the scene show spray painted words and images, including the n-word, a swastika and "MAGA" " an abbreviated version of President Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

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At least he vandalized his own business instead of somebody else's.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 12:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Don't people who engage in this unlawful activity understand they are hurting their cause, not helping it? Crying wolf and being caught just makes people question the veracity of a true racially based incident and the real ones get questioned.

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Like Smollet he thought he'd get away with it.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 12:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

See? I'm not so bad. Everybody does it.

--Jussie

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-18 12:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This place is becoming a Trumper support group.

Get it all out, guys. Get it all out. It will be ok.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 01:00 PM | Reply

What about this, was anti Trump?

Did Coughman imply Trump had robbed him?

Was it the MAGA tag? MAGA, like the swastika, has become a symbol of the white supremacist.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-18 01:10 PM | Reply

We are laughing at how deranged some of these loons with TDS are and the lengths that they are willing to go to try and make Trump supporters look bad.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ

TDS *squawk* TDS

You sound as bad as the idiots who say NPC.

And Trump supporters look bad by virtue of being Trump supporters. There's simply no way to support that schittheap and not walk away coated in his stench.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 01:11 PM | Reply

Let's see. Bankruptcy or insurance fraud? I wonder why he went with the crime. Because Juicy Smolay got away with it? Something tells me he can't afford Juicy Smolay's lawyers and Chicago ain't Atlanta.

#10 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-18 01:11 PM | Reply

For someone who claimed to be a never Trumper you sure carry tanker fulls of water for him.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-18 01:12 PM | Reply

We are laughing at how deranged some of these loons with TDS are and the lengths that they are willing to go to try and make Trump supporters look bad.

I believe you're overthinking this.

He could have just as easily spray painted swastikas. (Which, MAGA has become interchangeable with.)

His intention was theft and insurance fraud.

Everything else was secondary.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-18 01:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course they're overthinking it.

They're so amused by the TDS *squawk* TDS they have to find their victimiz...ahem...amusement everywhere.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 01:15 PM | Reply

Why doesn't the link to the article work?

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-18 01:20 PM | Reply

Speaking of deranged loons

Did you ever get the "real" Obama birth certificate, jeffyj?

How about overthrowing his invasion of Texas

Or reversing all that "shariah law" Obama imposed

Or freeing all those people from his internment camps

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-18 01:21 PM | Reply

The link of the summary points to itself.

I found an article about this:

www.wsbtv.com

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-18 01:22 PM | Reply

Why doesn't the link to the article work?

#14 | Posted by danni

Because there is no web address for the crocodile tears of Trump cultists.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 01:22 PM | Reply

"What about this, was anti Trump?
#8 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

MAGA was Trump's campaign slogan and is associated with him.

You honestly didn't know this?

#18 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 01:32 PM | Reply

I'm laughing about this guy faking a hate crime and burglary and you clowns somehow think that is defending Trump.

You loons are pathetic.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

TDS *squawk* TDS

Followed by:

Trump cultists.

#17 | POSTED BY JPW

The lack of self-awareness is astounding.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 01:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm laughing about this guy faking a hate crime and burglary and you clowns somehow think that is defending Trump.

You loons are pathetic.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ

Then why drag in the "anti-Trump hoax" nonsense?

The lack of self-awareness is astounding.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ

Mocking you for jumping onto that lame TDS train isn't TDS.

Jesus H this place is sinking faster than the Titanic.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-18 01:39 PM | Reply

Every time a thread like this is posted i'm tempted to post links to all the triggered rightwing cucks who call the police every time they see a black person chew gum or breathe air. If we're going to discuss fake victimhood and wasting police resources let's really talk about it.

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 01:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Every time a thread like this is posted i'm tempted to post links to all the triggered rightwing cucks who call the police every time they see a black person chew gum or breathe air. If we're going to discuss fake victimhood and wasting police resources let's really talk about it. - #22 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 01:52 PM
I'd like to see that. Make sure to include the evidence that they are rightwing.

#23 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-18 02:05 PM | Reply

"What about this, was anti Trump?
#8 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

MAGA was Trump's campaign slogan and is associated with him.

You honestly didn't know this?

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 02:07 PM | Reply

Accusing Trump supporters of "overthinking" anything is kind of hilarious.

#25 | Posted by rcade at 2019-09-18 02:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

If we're going to discuss fake victimhood and wasting police resources let's really talk about it.
#22 | POSTED BY JOE

Good idea. Try starting with the article JeffJ posted above.

Go ahead, Joe. talk about it. I mean, "really talk about it".

#26 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-18 02:25 PM | Reply

MAGA was Trump's campaign slogan and is associated with him.
You honestly didn't know this?
#18 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-09-18 01:32 PM

MAGA was Trump's campaign slogan and is associated with him.
You honestly didn't know this?
#24 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-09-18 02:07 PM

Calm down grandpa. I'll give you all the attention you want, when real life allows.

MAGA was Trump's campaign slogan, three years ago. Since then it has become coopted by white supremacists across the nation.

Which is why I compared it to the swastika, you could think Hitler, but most people think Nazi.

Either way. There's nothing anti Trump about this article.

Perhaps I'll simply credit Jeff for a trolling headline and move on.

#27 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-18 02:34 PM | Reply

"Calm down grandpa.
#27 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Who said I was anything but calm? Starting a rebuttal with a strawman is lame.

"Either way. There's nothing anti Trump about this article."

Except the MAGA thing.

#28 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 02:36 PM | Reply

And headline has changed. At least it accurate now.

Good for the cops. Screw Edawn Louis Coughman.

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-18 02:37 PM | Reply

Except the MAGA thing.
#28 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Has to do with white supremacy.

Which. Trump is the champion of.

Much like Hitler.

Thanks for convincing me.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-18 02:39 PM | Reply

Then why drag in the "anti-Trump hoax" nonsense?

The things he spray-painted on the walls of his restaurant make it quite evident that he was, at least in part, staging an anti-Trump hoax. If I had to wager I would guess that his primary motivation was an insurance scam and he threw in the fake hate crime for fun.

Mocking you for jumping onto that lame TDS train isn't TDS.

I wasn't suggesting it was. You misunderstood what I was driving at.

You mocked my use of "TDS" and then a few posts later you used "Trump cultist", which is every bit as overused on this site than TDS, arguably more over-used.

My point was if you are going to mock the use of TDS (which is a real thing, just like ODS, BDS, etc) you probably shouldn't follow with "Trump cultist."

#31 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-18 02:42 PM | Reply

"Thanks for convincing me.

#30 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

Actually, you and Godwin convinced yourself.

#32 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 02:42 PM | Reply

Actually, you and Godwin convinced yourself.
#32 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

No. Seriously.

Thanks for making sure we all realize that MAGA, the slogan of white supremacists across America, was gifted to them by Donald Trump.

Donald Trump has personally motivated racism across the nation in the name of white nationalism.

So much so, that now when people want to create fraudulent hate crimes, they spray MAGA, as a replacement for the swastika. Because in America, MAGA has become the new Swastika.

Again. Thanks Goat. You really opened my eyes.

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-18 02:52 PM | Reply

"Again. Thanks Goat. You really opened my eyes.

#33 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

I don't use Hitler references.

So again, no thank yourself and Godwin

#34 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-18 02:54 PM | Reply

I'd like to see that. Make sure to include the evidence that they are rightwing.

I'm sure you would, if for no other reason than to endlessly pettifog each example provided. Nonetheless, for everyone else's entertainment, here you go.

Self-Identified Trump Supporter Calls Police On Black Man Passing Out Fliers On City Sidewalk

Self-Identified Trump Supporter Calls Police On Black Lyft Driver For Not Turning On The Radio

Self-Identified Trump Supporter Calls Police On Black Customer For Using Coupon

#35 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 04:06 PM | Reply

I do not condone any of the actions of those in your linked articles. The first one certainly was wasting police time and money.
In your 2nd link the gay gentleman was calling the police because he was being recorded without his consent. He only said that to the 911 operator about 20 times. I don't believe that the guy had an expectation of privacy, but he certainly felt that it was illegal for the lyft driver to be recording him. His calling the police for what he thought to be an illegal invasion of his privacy I do not believe to be a waste of the police's time or money.
In your 3rd link, the gay gentleman did call the police over the woman using a coupon. I certainly think that this is an abuse of police time and money.

I'm not sure what is going on with all the blatant racism in New York and Chicago. It's a damn shame to see that kind of stuff.

#36 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-18 06:49 PM | Reply

Was that an attempt to impute these specific racist acts to liberals? Because as stated in each article the culprit was a Trumper.

Better luck next time, ABigBore.

#37 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-18 07:40 PM | Reply

Not at all. I agreed that your premise was worth discussing. I asked you to move forward with it. I read the articles that you indicated you wanted to discuss. I digested them, made some comments, and awaited your response.
You resorted to petty name-calling.
Go figure.

#38 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-18 08:36 PM | Reply

Antonio Brown gets cut by the Patriots. Will anyone hire him now? What a loser.

#39 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-20 06:21 PM | Reply

"Antonio Brown gets cut by the Patriots. Will anyone hire him now? What a loser.

#39 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN"

Michael Vick did almost two years time for dog fighting, then was signed by the Eagles (I think it was) for five years when he got out. NFL doesn't care. I sometimes think this 'bad boy' behavior brings out more fans.

#40 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-20 06:25 PM | Reply

#40 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Would you agree that since Vick completed his sentence (i.e., paid his debt to society), he should have been given an opportunity to EARN his job back in the NFL?

#41 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-09-20 07:20 PM | Reply

"Would you agree that since Vick completed his sentence (i.e., paid his debt to society), he should have been given an opportunity to EARN his job back in the NFL?

#41 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 "

Of course he has that right. But that doesn't make the NFL any less sleazy for hiring him.

#42 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-20 07:25 PM | Reply

"But that doesn't make the NFL any less sleazy for hiring him."

^
Cancel Culture.

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 07:28 PM | Reply

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