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Nazi suburbanites f*ck off: See teen schmucks busted for racist graffiti

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More photos below.
We actually love certain kinds of graffiti around here. Witness our November posts featuring a graffiti-scene vet's picks for the best Denver street art.

But unimaginatively scrawled Swastikas and assorted Nazi-centric hate messages belong in the Schmuck of the Week category -- and if Douglas County law enforcers are right, so do Jordan Rockwell and Andrew Whattam.

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Graffiti images courtesy of Fox31.
On May 19, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, deputies received reports of graffiti at Foothills Park in Highlands Ranch. And we're not talking about a spot or two of the stuff.

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As you can see by the assorted images collected here, the spray-paint wielders put their mark on sidewalks, buildings and even playground equipment.

And a lot of the messages harked back to the not-quite halcyon days of the Third Reich.

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Cleaning up this visual spew cost approximately $5,000. But the hateful messages, rather than the expense, explains why the DCSO put such a premium on catching the scofflaws.

Within days, sheriff's office reps announced the arrest of Rockwell and Whattam, a pair of eighteen-year-olds.

Judging by images on his Facebook page, including this one....

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...Rockwell has a variety of interests. But the closest thing to evidence that he's got a soft spot for Nazism is his fondness for American History X, an Edward Norton movie about neo-Nazi brothers that ends with a repudiation of the lifestyle. But his favorite TV shows, including Tosh.0 and South Park, suggest that if he was indeed responsible for the redecoration of the park, he may simply been trying to get a rise out of people as opposed to actually believing that Adolf Hitler had some nifty ideas.

Should that be the case, he certainly succeeded, albeit in a singularly schmucky way. Here are the booking photos of Rockwell and Whattam.

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Andrew Whattam.

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Jordan Rockwell.
More from our Schmuck of the Week archive: "Brandon Heginger allegedly fits bathroom peeping into busy night of burglary, sex assault."


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bogieboss7
bogieboss7

Why get upset Colorado? Hell at least they Honest about the sentiments of about 90% of you glorified Murderers. Yea that's right, You heard me. Especially YOU Denver City Council, YOU and your Criminalizing the Homeless, just like Hitler did you murdering cowardly thugs. The Homeless, mostly Elderly, Disabled, not just mentally I'll or druggies or drunks as YOU so eloquently like to portray them in YOUR Lying media. No your drunks are the rich yuppie assholes walking out if Bars in LoDo at 2 a.m. But hey, as long as they spend that $$ on 16th street Mall why Who Cares if the drunks or rich meth heads or frequent rapists hitting up brothels where trafficked sex slaves are huh, ;) ;), ah yes, Decadent Nazi Germany rounding up the Poor that YOUR greed contributes to the misery and outrageous cost of living, and so what if these vulnerable homeless poor get Mysteriously murdered or tortured in your Well known Documented Denver a Police Jails--especially since you Nazi Trash Consumers can then buy more Cheap goods made in Private Corporate Prisons huh, bet you can't Wait for those poor folk Skin Lamp shades to adorn your Arrogant haughty couture furnishings. Yes YOU Colorado, NAZIs. You're more Nazi than these two, but Difference is, they simply sprayed some paint around....YOU glorified murderers, under the Lies of Sanitized Genocide via Systematic Oppression, are spraying the Earth with the Blood of The Poor, Homeless, Destitute, Broken, and Frail. Yes, Nazis. You have Homeless hiding trying not to be found like Anne Frank, Homeless old women who can't even Pee without a Terror of arrest or torture. So Shut the fuck up about your goddamn rage at these two. Look in the goddamn mirror, and while you're at it, try not to choke on the lattes and booze and food and Trendy Trendy cheap slave made clothes you purchase on the Backs of the Poor YOU slowly drive to death......they should hang up the goddamn Reich flag All over Denver police station, on Every Corporate Gulag Prison Slave camp and on Every Strip mall square. Because that's what YOU are, at least, the Germans weren't Cowardly about their Banality of Evil then, but YOU are. But, not All of us are Deceived, and Neither is GoD.

Stephanie Ann Hast-Clow
Stephanie Ann Hast-Clow

Hmmm, in the nazi world he wouldn't fit. Brown hair brown eyes....not pure arian.....

Dave Edgell
Dave Edgell

Hash tag Rich bored white kids! Morons..

Bengy Martinez
Bengy Martinez

I guess the education level down there is sub par at best.

Lynne Van Bebber Rerucha
Lynne Van Bebber Rerucha

The best reason there is to make sure we have rich, honest history and social studies in schools and not allow it to get pushed out. Smart, caring, well-informed citizens are the best defense!

Chris Heller
Chris Heller

These morons are clueless about Nazism anyway. It's own both sides with nearly any and all Hitler analogies being a very tired fail.

Wyatt Scott
Wyatt Scott

These kids are gonna get fucked up someday

Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez

^^^leave it to an idiot to focus on another person's grammar than have anything intelligent to contribute to the thread/conversation...

John Mccall
John Mccall

Lets ship this Nazi to Germany so he can spend his life with the other Nazis.

A-stitch Saves Minds
A-stitch Saves Minds

Idiot can't spell, & if by some chance, I doubt he's ever read a history book or googled the history of the Holocaust. Take him to see the Jewish museum & to talk with the families of survivors. Yet, this type of stupidity often turns into full sociopath behavior.

Balazs Rau
Balazs Rau

Not arguing with anything you're saying, but "responcible" isn't correct spelling either.

Michael Salazar
Michael Salazar

Political parties do not have a monopoly on idiots or racists. Brian Martinez is a prime example of this. People who view every aspect of their life through the prism of the political party they decided to suck off are such narrow minded fools.

Tracie Smith
Tracie Smith

What fucking idiots. Let's go to a predominantly rich white neighborhood and graffiti "white power". What a dumbass.

Matthew Nelson
Matthew Nelson

Holocaust survivors once thought forgetting was the biggest threat to WW2's legacy. Looks like they should be more worried about stupidity

Craig Struthers
Craig Struthers

He wrote hail hitler. Little turd ball doesn't know how to spell very well. People that glorify hitler are such f-n morons. The history of hitler... Bailed on 1/4 million of his own troops in Stalingrad (left them to die only 8,000 made it back to Germany in 1955.) Destroyed his own nation (wasn't reunified until 40+ years later.) Responcible for well over 56 million deaths (including his own country men.) He was a flatulating douche bag that the allies decided it was better not to assasinate him because he was such a crap tactician (his own general staff wanted to kill him because he sucked that bad.) The last thing he did was to bail on the country he destroyed and kill himself. Yeah a real f-n hero there.

James Paoli
James Paoli

^ I agree with Billius. Jordan is my friend and I know he is a good person. He made a mistake. All of you who are demeaning him should spend your time reading and getting fired up by issues that actually matter. When he is sentenced he will probably be ordered to pay for the damages and learn his lesson.

Billius Eugenius Dietz
Billius Eugenius Dietz

Hey I know that kid and this article is fuckin wrong. He did some dumb shit but he is certainly not a racist

Carlton Balfe
Carlton Balfe

Cool ! Someone raising there kids to be proud or freedom of speech is not tolerated anymore wtf Westword is the only judgemental d bags here!

Clark Snyder
Clark Snyder

I bought the first edition of Westword. The content hasn't improved any.

Mato Standing High
Mato Standing High

"But his favorite TV shows, including Tosh.0 and South Park, suggest that if he was indeed responsible for the redecoration of the park, he may simply been trying to get a rise out of people as opposed to actually believing that Adolf Hitler had some nifty ideas." Are you serious? Don't lessen the seriousness of this ignorant filth. Judgment based on TV shows? Behavior this reckless can't be seen as trying to "get a rise out of people". Get real. But yes, F off to them.

Sangelia
Sangelia

Neither would hitler fit the bill either. Since he was brunette and brown eyed.

These two are just a couple of morons.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

These radical right wing nuts aren't very logical.

FoCoSucks
FoCoSucks

This ignorant comment. Right here people. Wow.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Actually, he is the spoiled entitled child of liberal progressive parents.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

The rise of our own home grown brown shirts IS an issue that matters. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... his life will be ruined with a permanent Felony conviction.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... funny, the author(s) of the article -- the collective staff of Westword -- actually proposed that the kids were more "acting out" than actual Nazi racists.


Were they wrong about that, or did you not read the article?



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... since when is Vandalism of OTHER PEOPLE's property considered "free speech" ?



muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, it's just conservative speech.  Mean old Westword for judging conservative speech.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... then you got suckered, since Wasteword is a FREE rag.



muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues The Liberal parents produced conservative offspring.  Nazis are conservative.

Remember, Prescott Bush funded hitler's rise to power.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay After the conservatives on the supreme court legislated from the bench that money is speech and corporations are people, the definition of speech doesn't make much sense to me. 

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafuga Poor little hairless, wrong on everything.  You produce spew, brown scented conservative love jelly."

There are indeed some similarities between the right wing of the GOP, and the most reprehensible regime ever inflicted on mankind, Hitler and his Nazi rat henchmen.

1. The general feeling, whether spoken out right, or kept not-so-subtly-hidden, of being better than others. Nazis, like Republicans, and Republicans, like Nazis, think they’re better. They’re white. They don’t like, not necessarily in this order of dislike, niggers, spics, gooks, zips (Koreans), dinks (Chinese), wops, Jew kikes, Japs, wet-back greasers, camel-jockeys and sand niggers (A-rabs), Frogs, foreigners, immigrants, faggots and butch lesbians, and a host of others. Republicans often talk about (white) Americans as though they’re God’s chosen people, the only people who matter (in the war in Iraq, no mention has ever been made of the number of Iraqis killed because they don’t matter). The Nazis of course called themselves the Master Race.

2.   Religious Xenophobia. God is a Republican. The Republicans tie religious belief to their supposed superiority, and to politics and policy-setting. They know God. You don’t. God favors them, not you, if you disagree with them. The German Nazis had belt buckles that read, “Gott Mitt Uns” (God is with us).

3.   Patriotism as propaganda. Republicans consistently and improperly display the flag, often from car antennas, to demonstrate their patriotic resolve, when the flag was meant to be displayed properly, only in places where decorum would allow dignity. The flag was not meant to be a feckless political prop to back a right wing world viewpoint. For their part, the German Nazis had rallies with thousands of flags.

4.   Love of war. The Republicans used to pride themselves as the party that didn’t start wars, the Democrats did. No more. Today, they never saw a war they didn’t like (they won’t admit it), and view war not as a purely defensive measure as the Founding Fathers intended, but as a useful tool, an instrument of shaping foreign policy. The German Nazis use of war is well known to the world.

5.   Love of radio propaganda. Political talk radio is a largely right-wing creation, to counter what conservatives endlessly contend is the liberally biased mainstream media, and has mushroomed across the country, fed by angry white boys who like to listen to it. It is hosted by a host of American Joseph Goebbels (German minister of propaganda) imitators, who dispense false accusations, right-wing claptrap and mocking, thinly-disguised hate for those who disagree with them. Their most recognizable traits are smugness and the school-yard bully mean spirit.

6.   The cult of the leader (fuehrer). Democrats may praise the tough pluck of little Harry Truman, or the dignified wisdom of FDR, but mythologizing conservatives as some kind of gods brought down from on-high is a right-wing phenomenon that has recently grown in scope. Current deification efforts include among others, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne and the pre-posthumous Rush Limbaugh. The Germans of course had Hitler.

7.   Use of diversions. The Germans used the Reichstag fire of 1933 to suspend civil liberties under emergency decree. George W. Bush used 9-11 to invade Iraq under the guise of false weapons of mass destruction, and to re-make the Middle East. He did illegal wire taps of American citizens to make Americans supposedly safer. Both German and American citizens largely accepted these measures with docility and without debate or protest.

8.   Use of scapegoats. The Germans called people they didn’t like “sub-humans.” The right-wing Republicans call them “bad Americans.”

9.   Contempt for Democracy. Hitler said Democracy was corrupt, soft. Bush said being a dictator would be easier than being president.

10.   The blame game, or denial of bad news. Conservatives, in power for eight years, blame Obama for the country’s impending economic collapse. Hitler said his generals let him down

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@muhutdafuga


Seriously mutt, you are too stupid to breathe.  Although  you produce much  hot air, none of it is fresh.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@muhutdafuga ... the U$A -- and the world -- would have been a better place had Timothy McVeigh implemented what was his "Plan B" ...



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