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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:27 PM

Black family flees O.C. city after tires slashed, racial taunts

November 21, 2012 | 8:16 am
-- Nicole Santa Cruz in Orange County

An African American police officer and his family said they fled their upscale Orange County community after rocks were thrown through their windows, their tires were slashed and racial taunts were shouted by passing motorists. Last month, someone shot corrosive acid pellets into his garage, which damaged his car.

The family, who asked that they not be identified out of fear for their safety, said they packed up and moved to Corona and reported the alleged hate crimes to the Orange County Human Relations Commission.

Though African Americans account for a small fraction of the county's population no more than 2% they are the most frequently targeted group for hate crimes, said Rusty Kennedy, the executive director of the commission.

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In Yorba Linda, a city of 65,000, African Americans make up a scant 1% of the population, according to census statistics. The city's mayor, Mark Schwing, did not return a request for comment. Neither did the city's Police Department.

More: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/black-family-racism-orange-county-yorba-linda.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29

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Reply Black family flees O.C. city after tires slashed, racial taunts (Original post)
ellisonz Nov 2012 OP
byronius Nov 2012 #1
antiquie Nov 2012 #2
KamaAina Nov 2012 #3
antiquie Nov 2012 #5
Steerpike Nov 2012 #6
antiquie Nov 2012 #7
ROBROX Nov 2012 #4
Iggo Nov 2012 #8
antiquie Nov 2012 #9

Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:52 PM

1. Yes, Teabilly Fucksticks are everywhere, even here in beautiful Cal.

There's parts of this state I don't want to drive through. Not with my bumperstickers on.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:42 PM

3. Richard Nixon's home town.

'Nuf ced.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:14 PM

6. Back in the mid eighties in Tustin

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I was walking down the street and 4 white kids called me over. I went over cool as a cucumber, they were pretty young, maybe 14 to 16 years old. I walked up to them and they jumped me. They pulled my jacket over my head and starting kicking me and punching me. They seemed pretty pissed off. They called me a "beaner" and a "fucking mexican". It lasted about 1/2 a minute and then they quit and just walked off laughing and calling me a pussy.
So Cal is my original home town. I grew up there and have many fond memories, but, it did have many racists including the cops and many young white males...old ones too...

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:30 PM

4. SOUTH L.A. IS PART OF THE SOUTH

 

There are many hold backs from other parts of the country who live in this area. They fear the other parts of the state because they FEAR.

I live in an area that is a throw back to the RED areas in the east.



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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:11 AM

8. I think they got that stat backwards.

Should go more like this: The fact that they are the most frequent targets of hate crimes may be the reason African Americans account for only 2% of the population in Orange County.

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