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4.23.2008

hate crime in wisconsin

In Wisconsin, authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after a Hmong family's truck was set on fire and spray painted with the letters "KKK": Possible hate crime in Windsor. Tell me, how is this a "possible" hate crime? That sounds like a definite hate crime to me.

The suspected arson happened at about 1:00am Sunday in the Town of Windsor, just north of Madison. Authorities disocvered the pickup truck in the driveway of a duplex where a young Hmong family moved in several months ago. The vehicle's interior had bee set on fire, and both sides of the truck had been spray painted, with the letters "KKK" in red on one side.

Detectives processed the truck Monday for evidence and are asking the public to come forward with any information about the crime. It might have just been some punk ass kids getting their kicks, but that doesn't make it any less disconcerting. I don't think it's any coincidence that the Hmong family on the block was targeted. That's racist!