‘KKK’ painted on ‘dozens’ of Missouri homes and cars

By David Edwards
Monday, November 5, 2012 9:59 EDT
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"KKK" painted on Missouri homes and cars
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Police in Richmond Heights, Missouri have arrested a man suspected of a hate crime for spray painting “Ku Klux Klan” and “KKK” on houses and vehicles.

KSDK reported that “dozens” of residents of one neighborhood woke up on Sunday to find racist symbols of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacists group painted on their homes, cars and other property.

“It was my first, something like this, seeing it,” 14-year-old Jerve Hughes, who was power-washing the offensive letters off his home, told the station. “We didn’t do anything to them so why did they have the right to come on our property and do things to us? I say, it isn’t fair.”

Resident Diane Rusan said she had not seen this kind of racism in the 41 years that she had lived in the area, but it was a reminder that “it does exist.”

“To explain to another generation what is still lingering on is mind boggling,” she observed.

Watch this video from KSDK, broadcast Nov. 5, 2012.

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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