*In two different locations in Oregon, two severed deer heads were found in places clearly designed to send a message. One was in front of a Black Lives Matter sign, while the other one was found in front of a Biden-Harris sign and a Black Lives Matter Sign.
Lake Oswego police are investigating the situation but can’t say right now if this was a form of voter intimidation or a hate crime, reports KATU. In an email to the outlet, a spokesperson said “whether or not we classify the case as a Bias Crime or Incident or some other classification has no bearing on how we investigate the incident. We will take the case where the facts lead us and, if we are able to determine there was bias involved, then we will add that classification to the cases.”
At Steven and Ellen Gass’ home in West Linn, sign vandalism has become a common occurrence. Their surveillance cameras have captured people tearing down their American flag and Biden-Harris signs three times in the last month.
The Gass’ believe that at least one of the incidents at their home was meant as a form of intimidation. Instead of taking down their signs, they add two more each time it happens. Now there are eight signs on their fence.