Racist arrested in cleveland interracial couples
Authorities in Ohio said they are investigating the explosion of a home belonging to an interracial couple as an arson and possible hate crime after racial slurs were found painted on the garage and two nearby vehicles. Around a. Wednesday, police were called to the two-story house in Sterling, Wayne County, after reports of a fire and blast, Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson said. When firefighters and police arrived, they found the house engulfed in flames with the side of the home blown out. The house appeared to be abandoned, Hutchinson said. He said that authorities also found racial slurs and a swastika spray-painted on the home's garage and two vehicles parked next to the home.
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According to an investigation by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution , the mayor of a city in Georgia barred a candidate for a spot on the City Council simply because he was black. The mayor reportedly made her comments to a member of the council in an overheard whisper during a closed-door session of the council March 4. Councilwoman Hope Weeks said she repeated them to her in the parking lot after the meeting, according to a document released by the city in response to an open records request from the AJC. Things are different here than they are 50 miles down the road.
House explosion in Ohio being investigated as arson and possible hate crime: Authorities
The couple moved from Brook Park to their home in June of and, from day one, the interracial couple dealt with issues from city ordinances to break-ins, racially-charged vandalism and a cross burning on their front lawn. For the past seven years, the couple and their six children say they have been subjected to violent burglaries and possible hate crimes. Last month, someone spray painted two swastikas on the family's garage and vinyl siding. Repeated phrases of "white only," "ns," "get out," "u don't belong here," "KKK" and "f--k you" covers each side of the home.
The mayor reportedly said the city wasn't ready for a black administrator after reports she withdrew the application of a black candidate a couple of months ago. Council member Cleveland added to the controversy with a comment that he's Christian and doesn't believe in interracial marriage. A slew of ethics complaints against Kenerly and Cleveland led to a new ordinance to establish an ethics board.