Police search for vandals who spray painted 'KKK' on homes, cars
One town's mayor is blaming Donald Trump's political rhetoric for vandals who spray painted cars, homes, and political signs with "KKK" markings. The vandalism happened in a predominately minority neighborhood.
The Kokomo Police Department says up to seven people's property was targeted between during the week. All the families targeted were minorities and displayed support for the Democratic Party.
"Came home, pulled up, and saw KKK on each individual sign," Monica Fowler told WXIN. "I feel like that was politically charged."
The town's mayor, Greg Goodnight agreed: "I think it has to tie into it. The timing is too suspect," said Goodnight. He also blamed the Republican Presidential Nominee for inspiring the attacks.
"You have a presidential candidate who has tried to legitimize racial divisiveness," he explained. "There's just a lot of rhetoric going on at the national level I have to tie it directly to this."
"I just want to make sure my community is not afraid to stand up for who they support," said Fowler.
The incident has been reported to the FBI.