A possible hate crime is being investigated in Fort Dodge, Iowa after "racial epithets" were spray painted on a mobile home inhabited by an African American family. As if this community doesn't have enough to worry about with children missing from a town just an hour away, now there are racial attacks being made making the region look like it's straight out of the 1950s.
Police Chief Tim Carmody isn't releasing the wording used by those responsible, but he says the language used is what's leading them to believe this is a hate crime. If this is a trailer park, chances are the perp isn't that far away, so hopefully they figure out just who did this. If a family can't feel safe where they sleep at night, then there is a problem.
Racism isn't dead in the United States, even with the POTUS being a black man. This hatred for other races is despicable and needs to end. When someone takes their bigotry to the next level by actually acting on it, then this is a despicable crime that deserves extremely strict punishment.
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