A Portsmouth teenager was accused Thursday of violating New Hampshire’s Civil Rights Act 22 times
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Portsmouth teenager was accused Thursday of violating New Hampshire’s Civil Rights Act 22 times, including carrying out an antisemitic, homophobic and racist vandalism spree that damaged 18 properties throughout the city in February. Attorney General John Formella filed a civil complaint against Loren Faulkner, 17, alleging that the teen targeted businesses, residences, houses of worship and other locations that supported the LGBTQ+ community, had religious practices inconsistent with his beliefs or expressed support for people of different races. Each violation carries a penalty of up to $5,000. “Hateful acts that are motivated by intolerance for our fellow citizens have no place in New Hampshire and will not be tolerated,” Formella said in a statement.