Duncan M. Lloyd as an attorney employed by the solicitor’s office of Philadelphia who went on a tear when he allegedly participated in painting an obscene graffito on the wall of a supermarket. A surveillance video captured the lawyer, wearing a natty ascot and sipping a glass of wine, while he observed another person painting the words “F--k Trump” on the side of a grocery store.
 
 
In a public statement, Joe DeFelice -- executive director of the Philadelphia GOP -- called for Lloyd to be dismissed. “Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the ‘progressive’ elite’” while adding that it was “an astonishing feat of idiocy.”
 
 
DeFelice asked whether “the extra glass of Shiraz gave him some sort of delusional confidence that there are no cameras on Germantown Ave.” 
 
Here is DeFelice’s statement:
 
“If the image of an upper-middle class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is.
 
 
“Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the ‘progressive’ elite in response to this earth-shattering election, when residents of Chestnut Hill and similar neighborhoods across the country discovered – gasp – that other people have a voice too. The assistant city solicitor in question had ostensibly taken the law into his own hands, since a democratic election didn’t yield his preferred outcome.
 
 
“For somebody with extensive legal training to feel entitled to vandalize a newly opened super-market strikes us at the Philadelphia Republican Party as an astonishing feat of idiocy. Did the extra glass of Shiraz give him some sort of delusional confidence that there are no cameras on Germantown Ave? The taxpayers should be entrusting exactly none of our faith into this man. He should be fired from our city’s law department immediately.”
 
 
So far, Lloyd has not been charged in connection with the November 25 vandalism. According to the newspaper, the graffiti caused damages valued at between $3,000 and $10,000 to a Fresh Grocer store located on Germantown Avenue. Lloyd is currently cooperating with police. Philadelphia’s First Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw told the Philadelphia Inquirer that his office will soon decide on a  “course of action” once more information becomes available.”
 
According to his LinkedIn bio, Lloyd is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the law school of Temple University. He has worked for the city since 2011.

 



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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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