Threatening, racist note left at interracial family's home
An interracial family in Washington state has been targeting in what police are calling a hate crime.
A threatening, racist note riddled with curse words and slurs was left on the porch of Stephanie Endres and her family.
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Endres works as a caseworker at a non-profit in Seattle and has two 4-year-old children who are mixed-race.
The note was left when the family was running errands, and she noticed it when she returned home. It criticized the Black Lives Matter movement and praised Donald Trump.
She wrote on her private Facebook page, "When you have two beautiful mixed-race babies and you find this on your front porch. I am just thankful they can't read yet. This hate has got to stop."
Endres continued, "The coward who left this couldn't even do it while we were home. Truly makes me uncomfortable to know people like this are in my neighborhood/community."
PHOTOS: See Endres at her home
According to the Seattle Police Department, hate crimes in the city are on the rise; there have been 208 cases reported in 2015 as opposed to 126 in 2014.
"It's really sad there's at least one person in our neighborhood that feels this way," said neighbor Stu Hennessey.
Endres plans on installing surveillance cameras in front of her home. She expressed fear for her family's safety: "Feels like a personal threat to just my own personal kids so it makes it even worse."