AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Attacks fueled by racial hatred have police in Aurora and city leaders speaking out.
A woman who asked to not be identified says her home has been attacked for the second time in two weeks.
“You’re putting people at risk by doing this and allowing other people to show their hatred in ways that is not acceptable,” the woman said.
CBS4 reported on the first case last Tuesday when hateful messages were spray-painted on the woman’s door. Now officials want it to stop.
“Hateful graffiti and other crimes have no place in our city,” Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan said at a news conference on Wednesday. “Absolutely no place in our city.”
There have been 25 hate-related crimes reported in Aurora this year. Among them, on Nov. 9 juveniles were heard shouting, “Now that Trump got elected you are going to become a slave.”
Then there were racial slurs to a black store employee and a few days later an envelope on a car with a racial slur.
On Thursday there will be a forum for immigrants at Aurora Central High School beginning at 5:30 p.m. to discuss any concerns they have since the elections occurred.