‘Hate Crime’ Charges Dropped for Christian Vet Who Beheaded Satan Statue

SHARE
TWEET
'Hate Crime' Charges Dropped for Christian Vet Who Beheaded Satan Statue

Iowa prosecutors dropped hate crime charges against Michael Cassidy, the Veteran who beheaded a statue of Satan inside the Iowa Capitol last year.

Polk County Democratic Attorney Kimberly Graham enhanced Cassidy’s charges to include hate crimes, which increased the potential sentence to five years in prison after he was convicted.

Cassidy entered a guilty plea for third-degree criminal mischief on Friday.

The Post Millennial reports: In return, he avoided prison time in exchange for the payment of a fine and the dismissal of the hate crime enhancements.

Cassidy’s attorney, David Younts told the paper that prosecutors “finally agreed to drop the hate crimes enhancement after months-long legal battles over every aspect of this case.”

“It is because of the people that came to his aid and an outstanding legal team that we were able to back the prosecutors into a corner and get this resolution,” Younts said.

“Instead of a felony hate crime and jail time, Cassidy received deferred judgment for damage to property and the conviction will be expunged once the court process is complete.”

“Forcing the prosecutors to drop the hate crime is a huge victory for Cassidy and for religious freedom.”

In December, Cassidy beheaded the Satanic Baphomet statue at the Iowa State Capitol on Thursday.

The statue caused outrage after the Satanic Temple received permission to place it on display at the Iowa State Capitol.

Cassidy said he destroyed the statue to “awaken Christians to the anti-Christian acts promoted by our government.”

However, objecting to Satanic displays makes you a “hateful” person.

Rather than charging Caddidy with a misdemeanor damage to property or vandalism, prosecutors charged the veteran with felony third-degree criminal mischief, arguing that the act was “in violation of individual rights” under Iowa’s hate crime statute.

READ: British Pop Star Claims Taylor Swift is ‘Performing Satanic Rituals’

NOTICE: Our comment section is currently disabled due to malicious attacks preventing our readers being able to comment properly. We are in the process are implementing a new system which will be live soon! Sorry for any inconvenience!

SHARE
TWEET
Telegram
Email
Reddit

Breaking

Trending

Democrats Arrested for Election Fraud After Abusing Absentee Ballot System
Democrats Arrested for Election Fraud After Abusing Absentee Ballot System
Four Democrats in Connecticut are facing election fraud charges after they allegedly abused the absentee...
Jack Black Roasted after Endorsing Joe Biden: 'How Much Are They Paying You?'
Jack Black Roasted after Endorsing Joe Biden: 'How Much Are They Paying You?'
Actor Jack Black is receiving blowback after continuing to double down on his endorsement of Joe Biden,...
Nurse Who Exposed Illegal Kids Gender Program Gets Intimidating Visit from FBI Agents
Nurse Who Exposed Illegal Kids Gender Program Gets Intimidating Visit from FBI Agents
A nurse who helped expose an illegal gender program at a Children’s Hospital in Texas was captured...
Former Democrat Mayor of Detroit Endorses Trump: 'I Can Never Thank Him Enough for What He's Done for Me'
Former Democrat Mayor of Detroit Endorses Trump: 'I Can Never Thank Him Enough for What He's Done for Me'
Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit Democratic Mayor and former Obama supporter, broke ranks on Saturday...
Saudi Arabia Ditches U.S. Dollar, Bringing End to America's Global Dominance
Saudi Arabia Ditches U.S. Dollar, Bringing End to America's Global Dominance
Saudi Arabia will not renew its 50 Year ‘Petro-Dollar’ Agreement with the United States as...
Biden Visibly Struggles Mid-Speech While Announcing Mass Amnesty
Biden Visibly Struggles Mid-Speech While Announcing Mass Amnesty
President Joe Biden experienced another noticeable malfunction while introducing a new executive action...
Top Obama Fundraiser Ditches Democrats, Backs Trump
Top Obama Fundraiser Ditches Democrats, Backs Trump
A former major fundraiser for former president Barack Obama, who raked in millions for his campaign,...
Another Electric Vehicle Startup Goes Bankrupt, Joins 3 Others in Failed Green Effort
Another Electric Vehicle Startup Goes Bankrupt, Joins 3 Others in Failed Green Effort
Electric vehicle (EV) maker Fisker filed for bankruptcy on Monday after imploding due to its rapid cash...
15 Biden Officials Subpoenaed Over 'Scheme' to 'Tip the Scales' in 2024 Election
15 Biden Officials Subpoenaed Over 'Scheme' to 'Tip the Scales' in 2024 Election
House Republicans have sent subpoenas to 15 top Biden officials after new intell emerged over a “scheme”...
Confused Biden Wanders Off during G7, Italian PM Reminds Him Where He Is
Confused Biden Wanders Off during G7, Italian PM Reminds Him Where He Is
President Joe Biden embarrassed America again on the international stage after wandering off during the...

JOIN THE FIGHT!

SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE BREAKING NEWSLETTER STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX! 

We don’t spam! Read our Privacy Policy for more info.