Disturbing news to report here from the state of Indiana. As felony charges have been filed against a Hobart couple accused of running twin boys off the road because they had pro-Trump flags attached to their bicycles.
Snapchat videos helped officers secure charges against Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones, 23, and Cailyn Marie Smith, 18, in connection with a July 22 incident,
Perry-Jones and Smith have each been charged with two counts of intimidation and criminal recklessness, all felonies. They were also charged with one count each of theft and criminal mischief, which are misdemeanors, court records show.
While Smith reportedly exclaimed on a Snapchat clip “Y’all scared, just like your president … America is not great, (expletive).” Authorities said that the couple turned the car “as if he saw the boys and wanted to hit them with the vehicle” while yelling at the boys and telling them to “pull that flag down.”
This news coming with a rash of violent incidents lately having been reported against the right. Hobart Police Capt. James Gonzales added, “This is an unfortunate event that involved two brothers expressing their support for President Trump.” Tensions most definitely running high as impeachment wounds are still quite raw.
He also expressed, “Our residents in Hobart should be able to express their support for any political affiliation without fear of any adverse recourse. The Hobart Police Department will continue to serve the Hobart residents to ensure they are free to express their support for whomever they choose and we will tirelessly work to preserve their 1st Amendment Rights under the United States Constitution.”
A very volatile political climate is taking shape in the United States. There is no telling what else could possibly happen between now and the presidential election this November.