The hate crime occurred Sunday night in Nassau, NY.
A black family living in Nassau woke up Sunday night, May 14, 2017, to find their detached garage spray-painted with a hateful graffiti and engulfed in flames.
Laquan Madison, his wife and five underage children were physically unharmed but emotionally traumatized by the fire. Madison says he believes the fire was set intentionally.
“From the way I perceive it, it’s like someone saying like, ‘Go,’ know what I mean?” he said. “I saw the N-word right there. [And then] I was told there was a swastika on the other side.”
Despite being melted by the flames from an adjacent garage, a swastika can still be seen on the side of a home.
“It’s home to us,” Madison said. “We’re staying. Why would I let somebody [scare me]? I mean, if you want me to go, it’s better for you to come and ask me as opposed to doing some foolishness like this.”
Police investigating racially offensive symbols as a possible hate crime. Investigators are waiting to learn the cause and origin of the fire as well as looking for suspects.
But do we really have any doubts that it was a hate crime? Come on! There was the N-word, there was a swastika, there was a fire. Looks like we are back to lynching again.