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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009, 1 P.M.

Nazi Sticker Perp Committed Felony

Employees of the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene arrived at work Thursday morning to discover a swastika sticker on the front door. Director of Operations Donna Cork took a photo of the six-inch-square decal then called the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, which is investigating the matter under Idaho’s malicious harassment law. The 1983 law makes it a felony to intimidate another person based on race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin. The intimidation includes defacing property, which is defined in part as "the placing of any word or symbol commonly associated with racial, religious or ethnic terrorism on the property of another person without his or her permission"/Alison Boggs, SR. Full story here.

Question: Do you agree that this crime should be considered a felony?

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