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Police in North Carolina are looking for a vandal who was caught on surveillance video spray-painting swastikas on the front of Sen. Kay Hagan's Greenville office.

Investigators made the footage public and are hoping viewers will help them identify the suspect.

Greenville Police said along with swastikas, the phrases "criminal government," "what good is justice if the scales are bent" and "blind follow blind" were scrawled Thursday in purple paint outside the Democrat's office and on other nearby buildings.

ThinkProgress pointed out that some of the graffiti appeared to be lyrics from the song "Black Panther" by folk singer Mason Jennings.

The U.S. Capitol Police Department is working with Greenville Police, according to WITN-TV.

Hagan's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

Watch the surveillance video:

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kmills1019

I believe some of you guys hate America. Defacing federal property is not free speech.

December 21 2010 at 10:32 AM
kmills1019

It is unbelievable to me that some people believe criminal activity is appropriate. Disagreement and debate is fundamental to democracy within the boundaries of the law though. Also Tolstoy's book on civil disobedience was very clear, if you break the law to make your point you must be willing to pay the penalty. Without paying the penalty you are just a criminal.

December 21 2010 at 10:30 AM
Michyle

To many politicians are insulated from the real opinions of their constituants.
E-mail filters, secretaries screening mail and denying entrance into the hallowed halls of Politics....I do not agree with what this person did, but I can understand his frustration and anger....Hopefully this will remind Congresswoman Hagan that she is not immune from the public and that she can be held accountible for her actions.

December 21 2010 at 10:29 AM
Herb

Know they usally go in with money and come out with means to make much,much more.This crime has nothing to do with anything but being a crime and free speech is what we our doing on this site right now not by spreading hate with paint etc.Dont justify this crime because you dont like the party in power,what would you be calling it if it was your party making mistakes. I dont remember hearing from you when you party were doing there thing and where were you over the past years.

December 21 2010 at 10:19 AM +1
mstoflet

Free speech would be carrying a sign outside the office with the slogans on it.
Spray painting someone else's property is vandalism. What congress has done is due to us the voters letting them get away with it for too long. Term limits and no retirement for elected officials. The constitution specificaly forbids a ruling class.

December 21 2010 at 10:10 AM +2
nbbg1

although not justifiable, his actions speak for most americans. Politicians go in offfice middle class come out wealthy, money & power is their motivation not what is best for AMERICA. -;(

December 21 2010 at 10:01 AM +3
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cazsue

His actions DO NOT speak for most Americans! Way to embolden the terrorists, saying our representatives deserve swastikas vandalized on their offices. This behavior is not what is best for America.

December 21 2010 at 10:21 AM +2
Donna

Seems to be a lot less damaging then what the Congress did the last two years. I thought this was free speech?

December 21 2010 at 9:19 AM +1
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Gil

Another D who's constituents are not necessarily pleased with her performance. I wonder if this act had anything to do with a THIRTEEN PERCENT approval rating that Congress has? Whether or not you agree with me it sure should give pause to the performance of YOUR representatives. Sure is food for thought, is it not?

December 21 2010 at 8:45 AM +5
cbrad4334

Re: Alzheimer's Food Cause

Why do all the headlines insist on repeating Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's is only one of the diseases of Dementia.

So, from now on, why not call these negative brain changes DEMENTIA?

Thanks for reading this

December 21 2010 at 8:12 AM -1
spikeritz

When it comes to the Dems I agree with the messages. However, there are legal and non-distructive ways of using freedome of speech. The bad part is the politicians are not listening....... especially the Dems.

December 21 2010 at 7:42 AM -1

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