PASADENA (CNS) – Pasadena police sought the public’s help today in the
search for the vandals who have been plastering racist and anti-gay graffiti on
surfaces in Pasadena.
The graffiti spray-painted along Washington Boulevard between Lincoln
and El Molino avenues surfaced earlier this week and was recently removed, the
Pasadena Police Department said. The targets included residential, commercial
and city-owned buildings.
“Residents and businesses in the neighborhoods need to know these
crimes will not be tolerated,’ said police Chief Phillip Sanchez. “We will
uphold each person’s rights to live in an environment free of such acts.’
The graffiti has included racist and homophobic slurs and Swastikas.
One of the vandals’ targets was in the area of Kings Village, a
Northwest Pasadena apartment complex. It unnerved leaders in the neighborhood.
The NAACP “is always gravely concerned when we hear of epithets being
marked on walls in this city,” Joe Brown, Pasadena-branch NAACP president, told
the Pasadena Star-News earlier this week.
Added Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard: “Any action or event that suggests
racial bigotry or discrimination or hatred is tremendously disappointing.”
Police asked that anyone with information on the graffiti vandals call
the department at (626) 744-4241.
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