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Vandals Leave Racial Slur On Politician’s Campaign Headquarters In South Philadelphia

By Todd Quinones

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are searching for those responsible who splashed paint and left a note with a racial slur on the campaign headquarters for a candidate for State Representative.

The race for the 186th District in Pennsylvania took a drastic turn on Tuesday.

A campaign worker found red paint splashed all over the sign and the front of the campaign headquarters for Damon K. Roberts in South Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

However, the most disturbing aspect of the vandalism was a note with a racial slur that was found stuffed right near the front window of Roberts’ campaign headquarters.

“We found a note that said ‘we out for blood (n-word),’” Roberts said. Roberts said the derogatory word was written out.

Roberts, who is African-American, told Eyewitness News the use of the racial slur took him by surprise.

“It’s just very disappointing and angering, quite frankly, that something like this would occur,” Roberts said. “It’s not good, and that anybody would stoop to this level is disappointing.”

Attempts to reach both of Roberts’ opponents, who are also African-American, were unsuccessful.

So far, no arrests have made. The investigation into the vandalism is ongoing.

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  • Joe

    something seems fishy to me. I think his own campaign drew that

  • Captain Obvious

    Well there’s one way to gain attention for your campaign and pull in the sympathy vote. Sorry but this story sounds mighty fishy. All of the candidates are black yet for some reason racists decide to target just this guy? Not to mention the fact that probably 90% of the already elected politicians in Philly are black but no one is going after them. Ten bucks says he did this himself so that he could get some publicity.

  • Ramse Kfoury

    This is just shameful! In a time where race should be a non-issue, along with a few other trivial differences that exist, prejudice is Satan’s way of reminding us that he is still here among us.

  • Gigi

    After Obama became a president The American shows their real color. It is disgusting and painful. They are preaching they are liberal they are way off than liberal. They are worest than Hitlar and Mosulini. Shame on Americans they whole world knows who they are. They don’t stop God who he choose to be in the White House he will I’m sure sobit.

    • Greg Kells Cleveland OH

      So we can judge a nation of 300 million by the actions of a few people? Liberal doesn’t mean tolerant, and America has never called itself liberal. We are a nation of diversity. We have conservatives, moderates and liberals, Christians, Muslims, Jews, and every other religion known to man, people of EVERY race and ethnic background, and every possible combination of all of those ideologies, cultures, races and religions. To think that you know us, and we are all alike is just plain ridiculous. The next time someone in your country does something you find disgusting, keep this in mind.

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    • david jones

      please fix your grammar>? I’m on your side but its hard to read illiterate comments.

  • Linda D Bryant

    THIS IS NOT THE “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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