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Couple Finds Crosses Burning Outside Trenton (MI) Home
WDIV ^ | 7-5-05

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickondetroit.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: arson; crossburning; fierycross; funnyprank; justaprank; kkk; klan; prank; trenton
Assclowns.
1 posted on 07/06/2005 7:11:14 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan

Where is KKK Byrd at?


2 posted on 07/06/2005 7:13:20 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Dan from Michigan

At least they didn't burn a koran.


3 posted on 07/06/2005 7:15:24 AM PDT by evets (</sarcasm>)
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To: Dan from Michigan

What part of Dixie was this in?.................


4 posted on 07/06/2005 7:16:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: evets

That would have really done it.


5 posted on 07/06/2005 7:16:27 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Dan from Michigan
If it weren't for the fact that J.William Fulbright
(political mentor of The Most Ethical President In History)
was deceased,he'd be a prime suspect,for sure!
6 posted on 07/06/2005 7:17:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Dan from Michigan

They are probably Officers in the local contingent of the Democratic Party. They are known for tire slashing, burning etc.


7 posted on 07/06/2005 7:18:11 AM PDT by 26lemoncharlie ('Cuntas haereses tu sola interemisti in universo mundo!')
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To: Red Badger

You consider Michigan as part of Dixie???


8 posted on 07/06/2005 7:19:41 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
They are probably Officers in the local contingent of the Democratic Party. They are known for tire slashing, burning etc.

They are either socialist NAZIs or socialist Democrats. Either way, I would bet they are not registered Republicans.

9 posted on 07/06/2005 7:20:58 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: cweese
You consider Michigan as part of Dixie???

Perhaps some sarcasm...

10 posted on 07/06/2005 7:21:28 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Dan from Michigan

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.


11 posted on 07/06/2005 7:22:05 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (Hillary Clinton must be kept far, far away from the White House.)
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To: wardaddy; bourbon

This must be a mistake!!


12 posted on 07/06/2005 7:23:12 AM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: PilloryHillary

This makes me want to knock the piss out of someone.


13 posted on 07/06/2005 7:23:52 AM PDT by mpackard
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To: Always Right

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 :-)


14 posted on 07/06/2005 7:23:54 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: mpackard

Yes, it makes me very angry as well.


15 posted on 07/06/2005 7:25:00 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (Hillary Clinton must be kept far, far away from the White House.)
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To: Red Badger
"What part of Dixie was this in?................."

Missigican.... :-D

16 posted on 07/06/2005 7:25:16 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: Always Right
Trenton's in the "Downriver" part of democrat stronghold Wayne County. Trenton's a very white (95%) union area. It went 51% for Kerry and 53% for Gore.
18 posted on 07/06/2005 7:27:35 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Stop the Land Grabs - Markman, Taylor, Young, or Corrigan for SCOTUS)
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To: cweese

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.


19 posted on 07/06/2005 7:27:37 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: cweese

Then again, some folks here never bother reading the articles :-)



No they just "ass ume" MI stands for Mississippi!!


20 posted on 07/06/2005 7:27:47 AM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

worse than murder


21 posted on 07/06/2005 7:28:10 AM PDT by johnb838 (I know S.p.e.c.t.e.r. and the truth is not in him. -- Robert Bork)
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To: ch3ian6

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.


22 posted on 07/06/2005 7:29:18 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: azhenfud

Ypsi-tucky?


23 posted on 07/06/2005 7:31:11 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (lex orandi, lex credendi)
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To: cweese

It may have been in the SOUTHERN part of Lancaster County MI. How about a break!!!


24 posted on 07/06/2005 7:32:08 AM PDT by 26lemoncharlie ('Cuntas haereses tu sola interemisti in universo mundo!')
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To: Dan from Michigan

Amazing! Kerry lost to Gore on a write-in campaign?


25 posted on 07/06/2005 7:32:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (lex orandi, lex credendi)
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To: ch3ian6
The head of the Klan never lived in Brighton.

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.

26 posted on 07/06/2005 7:32:48 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Stop the Land Grabs - Markman, Taylor, Young, or Corrigan for SCOTUS)
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To: 26lemoncharlie

Wayne County - Ironicaly one of the most democrat counties in the entire country.


27 posted on 07/06/2005 7:34:12 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Stop the Land Grabs - Markman, Taylor, Young, or Corrigan for SCOTUS)
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To: cweese

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.


28 posted on 07/06/2005 7:39:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: cweese
You consider Michigan as part of Dixie???

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............

29 posted on 07/06/2005 7:44:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: Dan from Michigan

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."


30 posted on 07/06/2005 7:47:12 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: Red Badger

OK, thanks for clearing that up.


31 posted on 07/06/2005 7:48:20 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: daybreakcoming

"Hence, the irony in the poster's comment."

An ironically poor grasp of irony. Ironic, ain't it?


32 posted on 07/06/2005 7:48:40 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: azhenfud

"Missigican.... :-D"


LOL!


33 posted on 07/06/2005 7:53:18 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("Many Democrats are not weak Americans. But nearly all weak Americans are Democrats." M. Bowers)
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To: WKB

"No they just "ass ume" MI stands for Mississippi!!"


And, we all know what "ass u me" does. ;o)


34 posted on 07/06/2005 7:54:35 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("Many Democrats are not weak Americans. But nearly all weak Americans are Democrats." M. Bowers)
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To: Dan from Michigan

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.


35 posted on 07/06/2005 7:54:44 AM PDT by zook
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To: Red Badger

Some people don't get sarcasm. I was going to make a similar comment, but you beat me to it.


36 posted on 07/06/2005 7:56:42 AM PDT by eyespysomething ( A penny saved is a government oversight)
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To: WKB

Well...it was "southern" Michigan



(/sarcasm off)


37 posted on 07/06/2005 7:59:44 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: eyespysomething

Yes, I know what you mean. /S


38 posted on 07/06/2005 8:02:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: daybreakcoming

This is how I have always felt, too.


39 posted on 07/06/2005 8:04:06 AM PDT by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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To: Dan from Michigan

I would have gone to Sam's Club and bought one of their
security camera systems..cheap and you get at least four
cameras..

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


40 posted on 07/06/2005 8:04:42 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Dan from Michigan

Hey I just remembered we have a couple like that living
next door...

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
(almost)


41 posted on 07/06/2005 8:08:37 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Dan from Michigan
It went 51% for Kerry and 53% for Gore.

104% and all for Democrats. Sheesh, no vote fraud there...

;-)
42 posted on 07/06/2005 8:21:58 AM PDT by BJClinton (I bend the microphone to the furthest point like a Germanic tribesman)
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To: Dan from Michigan

When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.


43 posted on 07/06/2005 8:34:30 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (IN GOD IS OUR TRUST! from the National Anthem, last verse.)
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To: Red Badger

"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??


44 posted on 07/06/2005 10:05:14 AM PDT by Frank T
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To: Frank T

Correction,

A lefty Marine officer?


45 posted on 07/06/2005 10:05:56 AM PDT by Frank T
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To: Frank T

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............


46 posted on 07/06/2005 10:21:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: PilloryHillary
It's very sad that this still goes on.

agree, worth repeating.

47 posted on 07/06/2005 1:01:15 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: PilloryHillary

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".


48 posted on 07/06/2005 6:31:34 PM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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