Family Shaken After Finding Racist Graffiti on Home

Maple Shade Police are investigating this as a bias incident.

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    A Maple Shade family arrived home from church last night to find racist graffiti written in chalk on the front of their home. Police are investigating this as a bias incident. NBC10's Cydney Long reports. (Published Thursday, Feb 28, 2013)

    A Maple Shade family arrived home from church last night to find racist graffiti written in chalk on the front of their home.

    "Shock I think first, first was a little bit of shock," said Tamika Rankines, who lives at the home with her husband and three children.

    "When i entered the house, he asked me if I saw the letters KKK written along this wall,  and I did not, so I immediately came back outside the house and there it was," said Eulith Rankines, father.

    The family tells NBC10's Cydney Long that in the seven years they've lived in Maple Shade they've never felt any type of hatred or harassment.

    Maple Shade Police are investigating this as a bias incident. Neighbors were also shocked and saddened by what happened.

    "I think it's atrocious. I think that something like this just shouldn't be. We shouldn't have it in this day and this age," Pat McGovern, neighbor.

    Detectives canvassed the neighborhood today and are asking anyone with information to contact police.

     


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