Local Home Vandalized with Racial Slurs

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A Grand Junction woman has lost her sense of security at home after she and her husband wake up to racial slurs spray painted on their garage door.

"It's really shaken me up and shaken me to the core." said Donna King, the victim of the racial vandalism."

Words depicting a racial slur for African Americans with several other obceneities were grouped with "KKK and "White Power."

I feel like I'm reliving a movie i the 60's from the Civil Rights Era," said King, " Having what happened, happened, I wanted to move away, I don't want to stay here."

King says the behavior she fell victim to is part of a trend she's started to notice.

"We've seen increased intolerance and hate and awful divisiveness in this country and particularly in this town." said King.

Donna King admits, her feelings to move were an emotional response, rather she's now looking to build a better Grand Valley.

"I want to start an anti-bias committee. Starting grass roots and at the school level because you learn prejudice and intolerance. You're not born being fearful of others and being hateful of others." said King.

The Grand Junction Police Department has opened an investigation into the crimes. One of the four offenses pursued is a biased motivated crime.   

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