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Man accused of destroying Iowa Satanic Temple display now charged with hate crime

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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The former Mississippi Congressional Candidate accused of destroying a Satanic Temple display at the Iowa State Capitol last month is now charged with a hate crime in the case.

Michael Cassidy is being charged with third-degree criminal mischief charges in violation of individual rights, under Iowa's hate crime statute.

The display at the capitol was organized by the Satanic Temple of Iowa under the law that allows religious displays at the statehouse during the holiday season.

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