Racial Slurs Left on Couples Property

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Thursday, September 14 2006 Sep 14, 2006 Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:30:39 PM CDT September 14, 2006 in News
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SEDALIA - Two interracial couples in Sedalia say they are the target of racial slurs that have been written in marker on their car and home. Ronald and Ginger Clay awoke Sunday morning to find a racial epithet nearly covering the passenger door of their car. Two days later and two blocks away, LaShawnda Potts and her boyfriend, Josh Hammond, found a similar remark written on their house. The Clays say they think they know who is behind the racial epithets, but police told them it would be difficult to prove. Potts said officers from the Sedalia Police Department referred to the remarks as merely property damage. But Commander Larry Ward says the department will treat the graffiti as hate crimes.

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