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10.25.2007

family fears house arson might be a hate crime

In Jacksonville, Florida, the home of the Cai family was recently set on fire by vandals, setting off fears that the arson might've been a hate crime: Family Worries House Fire May Be Hate Crime. The incident apparently wasn't the first time their home was vandalized, and this time had them wondering if they were targeted because they're Asian. There have also been several incidents of vandalism in the neighorhood directed at Chinese people. That's racist! On the bright side, it looks like the police might have a suspect, with a teenage boy taken into custody in connection with one of the fires. Gotcha, sucka. Let me guess, kid: you were bored. And you're racist!