Burned Cross Found on Gilbert Man's Lawn; African-American Victim Threatened in Note

Categories: Hate Crimes
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Has the KKK moved into Gilbert? A 43-year-old African-American resident reported finding a charred wooden cross on his front lawn on Christmas Eve.
An African-American man in Gilbert found on Saturday morning that someone had given him the Christmas Eve gift of a charred wooden cross on his lawn.

On his porch was a threatening letter attached to a rock.

The 43-year-old victim, who hasn't been named by Gilbert police, reported the crime just before 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Cops aren't saying much about the situation, except that detectives are on the case, and "it should be noted that this crime does not appear to be a random act."

Ya think?


A bulletin from Gilbert police says that to "protect the integrity of this case," no further information will be released until the investigation has concluded.

No doubt town leaders also are concerned about the integrity of Gilbert with this sort of a shocking hate crime.

It's unclear from the short police write-up whether the cross had been burned on the victim's lawn or before it was installed. We'll update this case when we learn more.


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efilnikufesin
efilnikufesin

The guys name is Ignatius griffin. He runs a subcontracting company that installs directv systems. His original contract with directv was terminated when his employees couldn't perform their job to directv standards. He then decided to sue directv claiming racial bias. This is something he is doing in an attempt to bolster his case against directv. If you do crappy work your contract gets terminated, not because you are black.

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Tina
Tina

I don't live in Gilbert but was very favorably impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the Gilbert Police Department earlier this year.  I was  a crime victim (not a hate crime) with about 16 others, same kind of crime that had gone on for about a year and a half throughout the east valley.    They've got a crackerjack of a Gilbert PD detective over there (he knows who he is) whom I believe is their lead detective, who worked with other police departments, and is an excellent communicator with victims as well as being (what I called) a born detective with great instincts who asks all the right questions, and he follows through on every lead.

With that kind of an ugly crime, they were wise not to release any further information. After my experience, I feel certain this hate crime victim is in good hands with Gilbert PD. (In my case, they finally were able to nail the guy after having rock solid evidence and he was sentenced to 5 years in the slammer.)      

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Typical chicken shit republican way of doing things. In the cover of night so no one can see their slimy snake-like forms crawling across the ground away from their flaming cross.

I hope they catch whoever did this and try them under the hate crimes law and punish them for their hatred and ignorance.

Wanumba
Wanumba

Russell Pearce and JT Ready out on a bender again?

Scypher
Scypher

Well it was just a matter of time before we saw this type of shit,fuckin racists !

alehound
alehound

they did it themselves. it always comes back to them...

Carl Toersbijns
Carl Toersbijns

There is so much hate out there in Maricopa County.. whether its towards the Anglos, the Hispanics, the Afro Americans, the Native Americans or just Americans / people.... its so sad to see we have not evolved enough to leave it all behind.. When the police find this perp, he or she must be tried under our hate crime laws and punished accordingly... It's only right to do so.

Drag Nut
Drag Nut

 Atheist do alot of shit like this.

YOUR BRO
YOUR BRO

  You  should have been around in the southern Dixie states in the 1960s? it was real and  bloody mean back then and not nicey nice cuddly pooh poo butt shit like this soft stunt. DONT BRO ME IF YOU DONT KNOW ME.

alehound
alehound

whooo! git that boy yeehaw. git  a rope.

Nycerie
Nycerie

You poor demented drunk. No one does this to themselves. You must realize that this is an age old tactic and symbol of the white supremist movement. For better or worse this movement has been forced to redirect to a white survival movement due to the melting pot which is the United States of America. ONE LOVE

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

right, I'll bet it was you that did it to them sicko.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

What the fuck are you all fake pissed off about BRO?   Nobody even knows how you feel about it except maybe it wasn't violent enough for you.   I don't see where anyone was talking to you or called you anything.     Have some more malt liquor BRO.

WALTER BLOCKHEAD
WALTER BLOCKHEAD

It seems Walter has already lost that loving Christmas spirit in less than 48 hours he is now back to the unhappy nobody know it all he has always been.

YOUR BRO
YOUR BRO

 DONT BRO ME IF YOU DONT KNOW ME.

Mothers Worry
Mothers Worry

 Dear Walter Blockhead you sound very unhappy sad and possibly violent so get some mental anger help before its to late.

Drag Nut
Drag Nut

 You were talking to him from what I read. he has a right to free speech just like you do. do you know what free speech is? are you a commie? he was just telling the story of old Dixie and how bad it was back in the day. it was way worse than it is today.

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