Long Island family receives shocking anonymous hate mail

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Long Island Family Receives Shocking Anonymous Hate Mail

Police in New York are investigating an anonymous hate-filled letter found in a Long Island family's mailbox.

Ronica Copes, 37, says she opened her mail last week to find a single-page computer printed anonymous note demanding that she and her family leave Lindenhurst where they live, because, quote "YOU DON'T BELONG HERE!"

Sooooo, I'm checking my mail and when I come across this I can't help but laugh󾌸...wait, it's not funny though. Where...

Posted by Ronica Copes on Thursday, May 21, 2015


The letter is not addressed specifically to the Copes, however it calls the attention of "AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY" and points out that Lindenhurst is predominantly white.

It reads, "PLEASE LEAVE LINDHURST AS SOON AS YOU CAN. IT WILL BE BETTER FOR ALL OF US. FIND THE TOWN WHERE THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU. SORRY IF THIS IS RUDE, BUT IT'S THE TRUTH."

Ronica posted the letter on Facebook and then decided with the rest of the family to call police.

Her family has garnered support from all over, condemning the letter that was actually pretty rude and clearly not up with the times of accepting others regardless of their skin color...

So far the post has been shared more than 1,700 times across Facebook.

Malaike Chikazunga responded to Ronica's post, saying, "I don't mess around when it comes to things like this... I have no tolerance for discrimination, racism or harassment."

The original letter is now in the hands of the Suffolk County Police Department which is investigating this as a possible hate crime.

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