Graffiti probe is 'moving very slow' -Lunenburg police

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Dec 10, 2013
 
LUNENBURG -- An investigation into racist graffiti painted on a Chase Road home is moving along slowly but surely, according to police officials.

Police Chief James Marino told the Boston Herald it's "very possible" that more than one person will be charged in the case but declined to say who the other suspect or suspects may be besides Andrea Brazier, the boy's mother, who reported the graffiti on Nov. 15.

A police affidavit shows that Brazier made false statements and misled investigators. As of Monday evening, she had not been arrested or charged with any crime.

Marino did not return calls seeking comment Monday.

Lt. Mike Luth said he would neither confirm nor deny that claim in the Herald.

"There's not a lot new to tell," he said. "It's moving very slow, which is fine. There's no news yet. There's one of those things where there's multiple agencies involved. Because of that, it'll likely take longer than if just the Lunenburg police were working the case."

Brazier and her family were put in the spotlight when she told police that they awoke on Nov. 15 to see the phrase "Knights don't need n******" on the foundation in the back of their home. Lunenburg High School's team mascot is the Blue Knight.

Brazier alleges that her son, 13-year-old Isaac Phillips, had been the target of racial bullying and harassment. She said his football cleats were taken, doused with water and thrown in the trash. On the same day, she said, one of his bike tires was slashed.

The family initially said they believed the high school's football team was responsible, but the team has since been cleared. The annual Thanksgiving Eve football game was canceled by school officials, citing safety concerns.

On the advice of an attorney, the family has stopped cooperating with the police and school officials, and has made no comments to the media.

A search warrant was executed at the home last week, and police seized two cans of spray paint and ammunition.

The two canisters were found in the family's fire pit outside their home.
The stories told by Brazier and her husband, Anthony Phillips, changed multiple times when they were questioned about the spray paint, according to the affidavit.

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Dec 10, 2013
 
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Mayor: Transfer after graffiti right move
Leominster to review decision to accept student

Allowing a 13-year-old Lunenburg student to transfer to Leominster schools after racist graffiti was found on his home last month was the right decision, Leominster’s mayor said — even though police have since turned the vandalism probe on the teen’s mom.

Mayor Dean Mazzarella, who doubles as the chairman of the School Committee, said the board will review eighth-grader Isaac Phillips’ transfer after cops wrap up their investigation, but that “at that time, it was best to move the student.”

“We’ll certainly take a look at it,” Mazzarella said.“But you’ve got a young kid, so I think whatever’s best for him will be what the end result will be.”

Phillips’ mom, Andrea Brazier, pulled her bi-
racial son off the Lunenburg football team and out of the town’s schools after reporting the graffiti — which included a racial slur and a reference to the school football team — to police Nov. 15. Police say she pointed them toward Phillips’ teammates, telling investigators the boy had been bullied and his cleats had been thrown in the trash.

Cops have since cleared the team in the vandalism probe, but school officials say some unidentified teammates did spew racist insults at an opposing team in a separate, prior incident.

Police yesterday declined to comment on the investigation.

The case saw several bombshell developments last week, including a search warrant at the family’s home, an affidavit saying Phillips’ mom lied to police and stopped cooperating with cops, and a statement from the police chief to the Herald that more than one person may be charged in the probe.

Brazier referenced her son’s transfer to Leominster schools during a Nov. 25 interview with police, saying “her son was doing good at the Leominster middle school and that she wanted the investigation to end,” according to the affidavit.

Leominster schools take part in school choice, a state program that allows students who live in one town to enroll in classes elsewhere, with the home district paying tuition.

Mazzarella said he did not know how much Lunenburg schools are paying to send Phillips to Leominster. Efforts to reach both school departments’ superintendents and several school committee members were unsuccessful last night.
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I like Mazzarellas' judgment on a lot of matters. In this matter he states, "what ever is best for the kid".

Now Stamos, you want to bring it to another level.

What I would like confirmed is "who" Makis sold the paint to? Was it the owner of Makis wife? Or the owner of the house that was painted wife that bought the paint. What date, is there video and what color???
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Lynch wrote:
I like Mazzarellas' judgment on a lot of matters. In this matter he states, "what ever is best for the kid".
Now Stamos, you want to bring it to another level.
What I would like confirmed is "who" Makis sold the paint to? Was it the owner of Makis wife? Or the owner of the house that was painted wife that bought the paint. What date, is there video and what color???
Nobody gives a shit what you "would like confermed" because you are a nosy busy body. If you don't understand how reciepts and security surveilance works in a store try getting a job.
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Lynch wrote:
I like Mazzarellas' judgment on a lot of matters. In this matter he states, "what ever is best for the kid".
Now Stamos, you want to bring it to another level.
What I would like confirmed is "who" Makis sold the paint to? Was it the owner of Makis wife? Or the owner of the house that was painted wife that bought the paint. What date, is there video and what color???
You sound like you are mentally challenged. Do you live in a group home? Do they know you have access to a computer?
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You sound like you are mentally challenged. Do you live in a group home? Do they know you have access to a computer?
the leominster city and FSU both run by Italians, anybody up for a free spaghetti dinner? I can serve up two meatballs .
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<quoted text>the leominster city and FSU both run by Italians, anybody up for a free spaghetti dinner? I can serve up two meatballs .
Certainly not an unexpected response from a low-income, mentally challenged individual. I hope the people at your group home take care of you and don't let you wander off or stick bitter knives into the electric sockets.
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So the Mom did it huh? What was the point? To get her kid out of the school? To draw attention to her "poor me" family? I hope she does time for hate crimes. She ruined many kids final game they will ever play but didnt care. She has nothing but pure evil in her heart to attend a "rally" in support of her kid when she was the perp the whole time. I feel bad for the kid to have to look at that scum bag of a mom every day.
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Dec 17, 2013
 
Race Card loses wrote:
So the Mom did it huh? What was the point? To get her kid out of the school? To draw attention to her "poor me" family? I hope she does time for hate crimes. She ruined many kids final game they will ever play but didnt care. She has nothing but pure evil in her heart to attend a "rally" in support of her kid when she was the perp the whole time. I feel bad for the kid to have to look at that scum bag of a mom every day.
agreed I'm a victim of reverse discrimination.
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Dec 17, 2013
 
There are only minor charges that can be pressed such as not "fully cooperating" with the police.

Law enforcement has no hate crime charge since she painted her own house. That has already been addressed. Remember freedom of speech protects her when she utilizes her "own property" for any type of written language. All it took was for her to get a defense attorney.

The most current news is that no charges will be pressed. Even though this incident consumed the time of several agencies they cannot press for reimbursement for the cost of the investigation. Why? Because that is what they get "PAID" to do anyways. That is their job. It's the taxpayers money. This is why law enforcement agencies can never push for reimbursement in any criminal case.

The family will most likely have to move anyways as they will not be accepted in their community.
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Dec 17, 2013
 
Your incorrect use of the word "anyways" is annoying. It's anyway. No "s" on the end. Smarten up idiot.
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Dec 17, 2013
 
The kid and his male 14 year old lover find it after they had a 69 hahahahahahaha
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Dec 17, 2013
 
Civil Servant Supporter wrote:
Your incorrect use of the word "anyways" is annoying. It's anyway. No "s" on the end. Smarten up idiot.
Take it easy suckballs. and that is with an "s" on the end. HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Dec 17, 2013
 
Wow If its not the hero firefighter taking about sucking-balls. Mr know it all
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Dec 18, 2013
 
Raelly wrote:
Wow If its not the hero firefighter taking about sucking-balls. Mr know it all
I just like messing with you because you feel everything has to be printed in the paper first and no one else should have any information before you do.
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The kid and his male 14 year old lover find it after they had a 69 hahahahahahaha
You let your ignorant thoughts out into the nethers too often Renee, no wonder nobody likes you and you hate all your co-workers and ex co-workers and everyone else too!

Now start guessing who I am as if THAT matters and not your instability.
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Dec 18, 2013
 
Working Stiff wrote:
There are only minor charges that can be pressed such as not "fully cooperating" with the police.
Law enforcement has no hate crime charge since she painted her own house. That has already been addressed. Remember freedom of speech protects her when she utilizes her "own property" for any type of written language. All it took was for her to get a defense attorney.
The most current news is that no charges will be pressed. Even though this incident consumed the time of several agencies they cannot press for reimbursement for the cost of the investigation. Why? Because that is what they get "PAID" to do anyways. That is their job. It's the taxpayers money. This is why law enforcement agencies can never push for reimbursement in any criminal case.
The family will most likely have to move anyways as they will not be accepted in their community.
So Mr hero firefighter what about the money the school lost when the game was canceled? All that money goes towards sports. That's a loss about $15,000 they lost that day. But hey what do you care you got a good job you can afforded to give the school money!!
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Dec 18, 2013
 
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You let your ignorant thoughts out into the nethers too often Renee, no wonder nobody likes you and you hate all your co-workers and ex co-workers and everyone else too!
Now start guessing who I am as if THAT matters and not your instability.
how dud yo know it was me?
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Dec 18, 2013
 
No worries my red wig will protect me.
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Raelly wrote:
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So Mr hero firefighter what about the money the school lost when the game was canceled? All that money goes towards sports. That's a loss about $15,000 they lost that day. But hey what do you care you got a good job you can afforded to give the school money!!
Right on, that's why I say school is for fools! If they had a football game everyday of the year the school could clear around $5,475,000 a year. That's a lot of footballs. Yayyyyyy!

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