Skip to comments.Racial slurs spray-painted across Obama billboard in Pittsfield Township (Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti)
Posted on 09/17/2008 12:34:48 PM PDT by Darren McCarty
Racist slurs were spray-painted across a large Barack Obama presidential campaign billboard alongside a heavily trafficked stretch of US-23 in Pittsfield Township sometime overnight Tuesday.
And the U.S. Secret Service is investigating what now appears to be two threatening letters against Obama that were received in Livingston County, according to news reports.
Michigan State Police were on the scene of the billboard Wednesday morning, and have called in for tracking dogs, police said.
Black spray paint was used to draw three swastikas, symbols of Klan hoods and to write "KKK," "Rebel" and two racial slurs.
The billboard, roughly 10 feet tall by 50 feet wide, is located where Textile Road deadends near US-23, east of Carpenter Road.
It's not clear how many similar incidents have happened nationwide. Mark Potok, executive director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based organization that tracks hate crimes, said he's aware of only one other incident in Virginia - and that appeared to involve a regular campaign sign rather than a billboard. In that case, "KKK" was painted on the sign.
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Wouldn’t be surprised if 0bama’s campaign did it.
I’m not so sure its not leftists who are doing this.
And is many times perpetrated by the left to help their own cause.
My thoughts exactly.
Yep. It's totally their style. Probably one of those anarchist protestor types that were rioting in Minneapolis.
I’ll bet that the OBAMA camp did this......just like “Iron my shirt” was a Clinton supporter that did that.
Leftist agent provocateurs.
Sounds like something the lefties would do.
Rebel? What's that about?
Was “Sheets” anywhere in the vicinity? Now I feel white guilt. Guess Obama is the man with the plan. Right....
Your certain some blacks didn't do it?
Not that they have ever done that in the past. /S
Take it from someone who went to University of Michigan, and who cheered on Clinton’s election in 1992. The people doing this are liberal activists who want to make Republicans look bad. Now, if it happened in West Virginia, I might be suspicious. That is the state that elected Henry KKK Hyde [D].
Which is exactly why they do it. Only these morons were stupid enough to add "rebel" up in Michigan!! Good grief.
Do you mean like like the black female professor at Columbia last year.
My first thought is that Obama’s little helpers are playing the race card. He needs a diversion.
Just like the racist words used on youtube, I would bet this is actually from obama supporters trying to stir the pot.
Note the media is also floating the race angle today.
Well it comforts the left, but I think most sane people understand the GOP is not the KKK, Skinheads, etc, etc. The people who defaced Obama’s ad would just as quickly deface J.C. Watts.
O needs to grow a pair. My bet is his supporters did it so he can play the victim card as he has been! I hope it is a landslide and it will really give him something to whine about!
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