A lesbian couple who felt discriminated against when their home owners association asked that they pick up after their dog are being accused of staging a hate crime against themselves.
Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin of Parker, CO were arrested and charged with criminal mischief and false reporting and Whitchurch is also being charged with forgery over an incident that took place last October. At that time the couple reported to police that someone had spray painted “Kill THE Gay” on their garage door. The following day they reported finding a noose hanging on their front door. The women reported to police at that time that they felt their “attackers” were their HOA and neighbors after run ins over unclaimed dog crap.
Whitchurch denied that they had staged their own attacks and said, “This is a fight I started. This is a fight I’m going to finish. This is a fight I’m right on, I have every right to live where I want to live.”
While I agree with the ladies that they have every right to live wherever they want, I also know that they signed a contract to live where they do and apparently letting your dog crap all over the place and not picking up after him is against the rules…go figure.
So now this community has been not only terrorized with the belief that there was some crazed hater among them, but they’ve also had a couple who vow to keep living there attack, slander and then demonize all of them by implying that a request to pick up after their dog equates to an attempt to run them out of the neighborhood.
Now to put things into perspective, were one of the neighbors charged and convicted of this act they would be charged with a hate crime and likely lose the house while doing their time.
I’m going to do my best to follow how this one ends but really the charges say it all.