Obama signs defaced with racial slurs

By David Edwards
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 15:50 EDT
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CBS 13 reported on the vandalism of Obama signs in Sacramento.

“Racial slurs and insults were spray painted onto a Sacramento homeowner’s fence, which had Barack Obama’s name in support of the senator’s presidential campaign, but the owner says she will leave the vandalized fence as it is to serve as an example of racism and prejudice.”

“Matt Martinez and his partner painted the pro-Obama signs on their fence two weeks ago, and it remained untouched until Monday night. Apparent white supremacist slogans and racial slurs now surround the original painting, turning heads and shocking commuters Tuesday morning.”

“Martinez says he and his partner knew their pro-Obama display would elicit emotion, but not vandalism. Despite the graphic nature of the slurs, he plans to leave the vandalism untouched for now, believing it would serve a bigger purpose than painting over it.”

This video is from CBS 13, broadcast October 14, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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