CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — New Hampshire State Representative James Spillane is under investigation by the State Attorney General for a comment he made on Facebook. Spillane, a Republican, wrote, “Public Service Announcement: If you see a BLM sign on a lawn it’s the same as having the porch light on for Halloween. You’re free to loot and burn that house.”

He is being investigated to determine if his conduct violated the New Hampshire Civil Rights Act.

New Hampshire State Representative James Spillane is under investigation after posting this on Facebook (WBZ via Facebook)

“We received several complaints from members of the public that had forwarded the Facebook post to this office, along with their interpretation of the Facebook post and concerns that they could be victims of targets of violence as a result of the Facebook post,” said Sean Locke, Assistant New Hampshire Attorney General.

A statement from New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Raymond Buckley said: “Dangerous calls to violence from Spillane and other members of the Republican party are enabled by Donald Trump who has routinely attacked and belittle people of color and the Black Lives Matter movement, and by Chris Sununu who doesn’t believe systematic racism exists in New Hampshire.”

WBZ reached out to Gov. Sununu’s office for a comment but did not hear back.

Comments (12)
  1. JimStark says:

    Is this a joke? How can anyone be this stupid. I think the BLM stuff is grossly misguided rhetoric set up for a political ploy, but Spillane’s statement is more than just a little inflammatory and ignorant.

  2. JimStark says:

    One more thing, Buckley is a liar and a fool too

    1. John Carvalho says:

      My guess is that you know Buckley is a liar and fool is because you two both attend the same Liar and Fool meetings?


  3. AEdyn Allen says:

    When the protests and riots began, I (like many) were fooled into believing they were being conducted by different groups – those who were peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights, and people taking advantage of the situation to do as they damn well pleased. Then came Chicago and the BLM banner, “Our futures have been looted from us… Loot back.”

    Even more damning was BLM member Ariel Atkins stating that the looting was considered a form of reparations. He then went on to say, “I don’t care if somebody decides to loot a Gucci, or a Macy’s, or a Nike, because that makes sure that that person eats, that makes sure that that person has clothes, that makes sure that that person can make some kind of money because this city obviously doesn’t care about them.”

    I fully support the use of free expression, efforts to hold police officers accountable for their actions, and the equality of all; however, I no longer support BLM as an organization. After what came out in Chicago, it’s clear that BLM is no more than a domestic terrorist organization and should be addressed as such.

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  4. Is this supposed to make us mad? I fully support him. This is what the press supports tribal violence from one-side only. The other side decides it can be violent too. You pukes have no one else to blame.

    1. John Carvalho says:

      Really, wait while I get a pencil and you tell me your address subhuman.

  5. Juan Santiago says:

    I can’t believe how out of touch these media people have become. Don’t they see that we are all turning on them??? We don’t want ANYBODY burning our cities down, looting our businesses, and destroying what has been built. They are making things so much worse by supporting the groups of savages that are ruining civil society. Liberalism is clearly a mental disorder!

    1. John Carvalho says:

      So you are saying that this swine Spillane is a Liberal?

      He is advocating that (inhabited) homes be burned down because of a sign they have out front?

      You are soulless.

  6. This is what you call a perfect example of how the script is flipped. They (BLM) have been all about burning and looting all this time, and the media has all been for it, and Law Enforcement had stood by and done nothing, for the most part, and in the areas where it’s happened, prosecutors have refused to prosecute.

    Then this guy turns it against them, and look what happens, they all lost it. Yeah, it’s all good when they want to burn OUR houses down, but let us turn it against them, then suddenly it’s not so funny anymore, right? Time to investigate and prosecute. What a joke.

  7. Karen Langlais says:

    I can’t understand all this hate. Don’t you ever get tired of it? You shouldn’t judge a whole group of people by what one person says or even one group of people. Do you really think that the only goal that black people have is to destroy white people’s homes and property? You cannot control what other people do or say – only yourself. You have to decide two things. One, if you think black people have been/are being treated fairly and two, if the answer is “no”, than how can you help make it right.

  8. Copyleft says:

    So an elected official openly calls for violence and everybody’s cool with it. Got it. Good to know where you stand, Republicans.

    1. AJI says:

      Well, that is the republican playbook, so…

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