New Hampshire Union Leader:
A hatchet- wielding juvenile was arrested inside the city’s Planned Parenthood office Wednesday morning, police said.
Police were conducting a building check of the Planned Parenthood office at 136 Pleasant St. in the early morning hours Wednesday when the juvenile was discovered.
Earlier this month, police had increased patrols and building checks of the office after an Oct. 6 vandalism incident in which the outside of the building was hit with black spray paint, including the word “Murderer” painted on the front window.
“It became immediately obvious that the intruder had done significant damage to the facility,” Scott said. “The intruder, a juvenile, was caught on scene and taken into custody. Seized at the same time was a hatchet and a can of spray paint.”
The teen did significant damage to the clinic which included destroyed computers, axed office and medical equipment, and broken water pipes.
The Vice President of public policy for Planned Parenthood knows exactly why this attack took place:
These acts have no place in New Hampshire. For decades, we have provided high-quality essential health care and information to thousands of women and men, and we know that the Claremont community and the State of New Hampshire stand with us against extremism. Unfortunately, this latest crime is a predictable ripple effect from the false and incendiary attacks from anti-abortion groups and politicians whose rhetoric fuel violence.
I am sure that this kid is as dumb as a rock and is simply responding to a barely understood emotion which resulted from watching doctored videos that were designed to elicit such an emotion.
In my opinion the bill for the damage to this clinic should be mailed to the folks who created that video, and if they fail to pay they should be taken to court immediately.