Illinois Man Charged With Hate Crime In Vandalizing Of Bakery Set To Hold Family-Friendly Drag Event 

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports:

A man has been arrested after UpRising Bakery was vandalized and its family-friendly drag show, set for Saturday, was canceled, Lake in the Hills police said.

A the northwest suburban bakery’s owner said she canceled the event after someone broke the business’ windows and spray-painted slurs on its walls overnight Saturday. An Algonquin police sergeant saw the suspect flee on foot, authorities said. Joseph I. Collins, 24, was taken into custody at about 12:05 a.m.

Collins’ bond was set at $10,000 and he remains in custody, police said. The bakery had been experiencing a flurry of online and in-person backlash against the business hosting it. Since announcing the drag show for all ages, UpRising Bakery and Cafe owner Corinna Sac said she received numerous threats.

Read the full article. There’s much more.

In addition to the groups named below, I’m betting @LibsOfTikTok had a hand in this.

 

Boreal • 13 hours ago

Let me go out on a limb here and say I bet he is a trumpanzee and member of some fringe white supremacy group.

Houndentenor • 13 hours ago

All lgbt and lgbt-friendly businesses need to install cams. They aren’t that expensive any more, and these kinds of attacks are going to become more and more common.

Firecrown Houndentenor • 12 hours ago • edited

We’re losing our freedom of speech. Heck, we’re losing our freedom to even exist. Something more has got to be done to stop the thuggery, but what?

Epic Collision Firecrown • 12 hours ago

Well right now all we can to to affect change is vote, after voting fails let’s see.

Todd20036 • 13 hours ago

Psst, hey MAGAt, you’re a bigger threat to those kids than a bunch of drag queens

And btw, 24? I’ve seen younger looking 40 year olds

Todd20036 • 14 hours ago

Psst, hey MAGAt, you’re a bigger threat to those kids than a bunch of drag queens

And btw, 24? I’ve seen younger looking 40 year olds

Thorn Spike • 13 hours ago

Spraying “groomers” on the wall suggests he doesn’t know the difference between a bakery and a church.

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