Two accused of painting over Black Lives Matter mural charged with hate crime in California

Two accused of painting over Black Lives Matter mural charged with hate crime in California
Phil Helsel and Diana Dasrath

Two San Francisco-area residents accused of painting over a "Black Lives Matter" mural are facing hate crime charges. Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, both of Martinez, were charged Tuesday with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime violation, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. In the video, which had previously been shared on social media and by the Martinez Police Department, a man can be heard saying, "the narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism, it's a lie."