Remember those days when metal bands were accused of satanism and hate speech? Well, they’re back. At least in Commack Patch, New York, where some punk kids defaced a wall in Wicks Park with Slayer’s name and accompanying symbology. Apparently, Commack Patch’s finest mistook the graffiti for a hate crime, until one hardcore office recognized the markings. This crack reporting on Commack Patch’s website sums it up nicely (via Dangerous Minds):
Wicks Park, which is home to the Commack South Little League, was vandalized Tuesday night, police said. One of the buildings on the town park property was marked with black graffiti. Police were initially investigating the vandalism as a hate crime after a resident called in the incident, but officials then realized the markings, which included a pentagram, were symbols from the band, Slayer.”
Can’t wait till this storyline is incorporated into a future episode of Law and Order SVU.
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