San Diego hate crimes

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY MARRED BY HATE SYMBOLS SPRAYED ON CARS, SCHOOLS AND PARK IN PENASQUITOS AREA

January 17, 2011 (Rancho Penasquitos) – Vandals spray-painted swastikas and “666” (numbers symbolizing the devil) on at least 14 vehicles early this morning, also defacing property at Hilltop Community Park, Black Mountain Middle School, and Sunset Hills Elementary School. A witness reports seeing two white teens spray painting in the area around 1 a.m., the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Another source indicates they were driving a green car.

“It’s disturbing and shameful,” said Kevin Keenan, San Diego director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

HATE CRIMES, TERRORIST THREAT AMONG CHARGES TO BE FILED AFTER RACIAL SLUR LEADS TO LAKESIDE BRAWL

 

January 1, 2011 (Lakeside) – An argument that began with racial slurs resulted in a fight involving 30 to 40 people shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve. The brawl ended with multiple injuries and five arrests in Lakeside.