There’s a new mural on Elgin St. that’s causing quite a stir. A predictable racist backlash occurred immediately, with Soldiers of Odin (SOO) Vice President Jason Lafaci threatening to paint over it.
As far as we can gather, Jason’s righteous pretext for this was that he was banned from a Facebook page.
This prompted Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) to issue a statement. The Soldiers of Odin (SOO) are not named, in the usual fashion we are used to by now.
Why remind people there are cameras? You trying to help the criminals?
This resulted in some brief hilarity over on Facebook, where some of the cop’s loudest supporters suddenly became their loudest critics.
Sudbury Star’s coverage was especially favorable towards GSPS, but also towards SOO VP Jason Lafaci. Again, the SOO are not named. Everybody is a winner here, except for the community, because it’s not like it’s the police and media’s job to report a hate group threatening a hate crime.
We received the following email from Jason. It was sent to us, BLM Sudbury and to the police; suggesting he had to prove to the police that he apologized.
We don’t know what to think of Jason’s statement that SOO have disbanded, since we’ve been in a similar situation before with him and the PPC and he just went right back to it after.
To our knowledge, he’s not repeated the claim that SOO have disbanded publically, which we also find a tad conspicuous.
This is going to be a big wait-and-see from us.