During the campaign, conservative websites and social media reported several occurrences of campaign workers for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton taking down campaign signs or removing campaign material from private homeowners’ doors if the material supported President-elect Trump.
Two of those people have been fined, but they are not taking responsibility for their actions.
Two students at Penn State University have been fined by the university after they destroyed pro-Trump signs at a campus rally.
Rather than take responsibility for their actions and pay the fine, the two students, Hanna DeMarte and Trystyn Murphy, launched an online fundraising campaign so that others can pay the fine for them.
Not only that, they are also asking for twice the amount they have been fined. They claim that they plan to donation the excess to Planned Parenthood.
“Both DeMarte and Murphy claimed that they ‘both received notice in the mail that we’re being fined $362 each for criminal mischief,’ and that ‘failure to respond to this charge in a timely manner will result in our arrest.’’
The students are not denying their actions, just that they shouldn’t have to pay for them.
“Another student and I ripped up a couple of Trump signs that bordered their wall,” DeMarte said.
A video also circulated showing the destruction in progress. DeMarte complained that “a video of this, originally posted by the Trump club’s Facebook page, circulated on social media and was picked up by some alt-right news networks.”
The incident was reported to authorities at Penn State by Dimitri Loutsik.
“Fortunately we got it on video, so I and some eye-witnesses went to the university police and reported it,” said Loutsik. “Then fast forward a couple of weeks, and I get my friend texting me telling me that the two people I reported got fined and are asking people to donate money to Planned Parenthood in my name.”