Gilbert resident finds “nigger” written in yard

A Gilbert resident received a rude awakening on Sunday when he found “nigger” written in 6-foot tall letters, made out of toilet paper, on his front  lawn.

The resident is White and did not feel victimized, but reported the incident  in the 2800 block of E. Bridgeport to police, said Sgt. Bill Balafas, a Gilbert  police spokesman.

The resident believed that his house must have been mistakenly targeted,  Balafas said. Officers checked with a Black family and a family of  Indian-descent that live in the neighborhood, but neither felt as if they had  been harassed in any manner.

“We don’t want to underestimate what happened. It will be sent to our  hate-crimes detective,” Balafas said. “It was probably just poor-judgment  mischief. It’s all bad, but it doesn’t look like anyone was specifically  targeted.”

Neighbors reported to police that there had been a large teenage party in the  area near Higley and Williams Fields roads.

On Christmas Eve, a racially mixed family in Gilbert that included a Black  man and his White wife were victimized when someone burned a wooden cross on  their front lawn. A hateful note was attached to the cross.

The victims were involved in a federal lawsuit that focused on a business  dispute. Balafas said the previous incident also remains under investigation as  police await the results of forensic tests.

Beth Lucas, a town spokeswoman, said the Human Relations, Culture and Arts  Promotion Board has discussed the matter and proposed that the city hire a  diversity manager.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/05/21/20120521gilbert-resident-finds-racial-slur-written-yard.html#ixzz1vuo18YFn

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2 thoughts on “Gilbert resident finds “nigger” written in yard

  1. Racism just needs a place to happen.

  2. Pingback: Rowe Entertainment, Inc. v. William Morris Agency et al. (98-8272) — Breakdown of Racial Epithets (Including “Nigger”) Used By Execs at WMA and CAA « innerstanding isness

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