Skip to comments.Couple Finds Crosses Burning Outside Trenton (MI) Home
Posted on 07/06/2005 7:11:13 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan
Couple Finds Crosses Burning Outside Trenton Home
Detectives Await Return Of Evidence From Crime Lab
TRENTON, Mich. -- A biracial couple that moved to a Trenton neighborhood two weeks ago received a harsh welcome this weekend, Local 4 reported.
The man who lives at the home with his wife and 1-year-old daughter told the station that the family woke to find a cross burning outside their daughter's window two days in a row.
"I thought it was a dream," he said. "I just actually couldn't believe that people would do something like that."
Police caught two men leaving the area in a U-Haul van. A floor mat in the van appeared to have a stain or wet mark in the outline of a cross. It was soaked with what police suspect is a flammable liquid, the station reported.
A can of lighter fluid was also found near the home, but the men in the U-Haul deny being involved in the incident.
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Where is KKK Byrd at?
At least they didn't burn a koran.
What part of Dixie was this in?.................
That would have really done it.
They are probably Officers in the local contingent of the Democratic Party. They are known for tire slashing, burning etc.
You consider Michigan as part of Dixie???
They are either socialist NAZIs or socialist Democrats. Either way, I would bet they are not registered Republicans.
Perhaps some sarcasm...
Saw the report on WDIV about this story. The owner of the house seemed really frightened & angry, as anyone would be. It's very sad that this still goes on.
This must be a mistake!!
This makes me want to knock the piss out of someone.
I hope so. It'd be a stretch to include Michigan as part of the old south. Then again, some folks here never bother reading the articles :-)
Yes, it makes me very angry as well.
If you lived in the south - you would understand. The south has always been portrayed as racist and the north a haven from it. Hence, the irony in the poster's comment.
Then again, some folks here never bother reading the articles :-)
No they just "ass ume" MI stands for Mississippi!!
worse than murder
I don't doubt Klan members live all over the US, but Michigan never was, nor ever shall be considered part of the old south (my only point). Welcome to FR.
It may have been in the SOUTHERN part of Lancaster County MI. How about a break!!!
Amazing! Kerry lost to Gore on a write-in campaign?
He moved from someplace in the NE (New Jersey?) to a farm in Cohoctah Twp about 10 miles north of Howell.
He's been dead for about 15 years.
Wayne County - Ironicaly one of the most democrat counties in the entire country.
We won't ever be considered part of the south but you would be suprised at the number of native Michiganders who speak with a southern accent. A lot of southerners came here in the 40s to build bombers and stayed. There are a lot of American born hispanics here for the same reason.
To liberals who haven't progressed past the civil rights era of Freedom Marches and Sit-ins believe that these kind of things happpen ONLY in Dixie. They NEVER happen in Liberal Land! I speak from experience. I served in the USMC with a snooty liberal from Golden, Colorado, who, after finding out I was from Florida, automatically labelled me a racist and a red-neck moron because I was from the South. I could not convince him otherwise. His condescending attitude was almost unbearable, but I had to put up with it because he was my superior officer. So, from day one, I FED his stereotype mindset with every action and comment I could. To him, anyone from South of the Mason-Dixon line was a KKK-Cross burner............
I'd love to see a thorough followup on this, but don't count on it. Just like the cross burnings in Durham, NC... if the perpetrators are of a leftist political bent, and are doing this to "raise awareness," it'll get dropped like a rock.
So, my bet is on leftie "activists."
OK, thanks for clearing that up.
"Hence, the irony in the poster's comment."
An ironically poor grasp of irony. Ironic, ain't it?
"No they just "ass ume" MI stands for Mississippi!!"
And, we all know what "ass u me" does. ;o)
My hunch is that there are many interracial couples in Trenton, Michigan and that this may be one of those "look at me" hoaxes. We'll see.
Some people don't get sarcasm. I was going to make a similar comment, but you beat me to it.
Well...it was "southern" Michigan
Yes, I know what you mean. /S
This is how I have always felt, too.
I would have gone to Sam's Club and bought one of their
security camera systems..cheap and you get at least four
Make a nice hide for them and sit back wait and watch...
Naturally a few other surprises should have also been planned..
A well trained 'street protection' dog might come in handy
Hey I just remembered we have a couple like that living
I wish the rest of us took half as good care of our places as he does his...
He is like an uber 'yard neatnik'
Makes me want to get off the 'innernet' and work on my deck
When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.
"I served in the USMC with a snooty liberal from Golden, Colorado, who, after finding out I was from Florida, automatically labelled me a racist and a red-neck moron because I was from the South. I could not convince him otherwise. His condescending attitude was almost unbearable, but I had to put up with it because he was my superior officer."
I lefty Marine officer??
A lefty Marine officer?
Yes, It's true. He was a true-to-form-lib. Drove a car that no one ever heard of, Thought he was intellectually superior to just about anyone (a lot of officers are like that, though), was more interested in showing concern for a problem than actually doing something to fix it, and (IMHO) was educated far beyond his intelligence............
agree, worth repeating.
Here in NC, we had a couple claiming a burning in Winston-Salem. Some suspect the culprits are the owners, since the all black neighborhood is unlikely to have missed a couple of white guys hauling a cross and gasoline around.
This could simply be a copycat looking for "monitary sympathy".