Students accused of painting anti-gay slurs, swastika and ‘Trump’ in chapel
Two Northwestern University freshmen have been accused of spraypainting anti-gay slurs, swastikas and the word “Trump” in a chapel.
Judge Peggy Chiampas attacked the two men, Anthony Morales, 19, and Matthew Kafker, 18.
The judge said: “These allegations are disgusting to me,” during the hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Cook County.
The defendants did not speak during the hearing.
They are accused after being caught on surveillance cameras entering the nondenominational chapel.
They are accused of painting racist slurs, anti-gay slurs, multiple pictures of penises and the word “Trump” in the chapel.
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“I don’t know if any of you know how lucky you are to be at Northwestern University,” said the judge.
She later addressed Morales’ mother, who cried in the gallery, saying: “I don’t mean to upset you. I mean to upset them.”
Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Brooke Shupe told the court the details of the allegations.
Both of the men are out on $50,000 bonds.
It is unclear why the men felt compelled to undertake the vandalism, the damage of which is expected to be over $300.