Racist Graffiti Discovered on Fence in Fairhaven, Mass. - NBC10 Boston

Racist Graffiti Discovered on Fence in Fairhaven, Mass.

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Racist Graffiti Discovered Outside Fairhaven Home

    Police in Fairhaven are investigating racist graffiti on a fence outside a home.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019)

    Police in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, are investigating after they racist graffiti was found on a fence outside a resident's home.

    The racial slur was painted on the Castle Avenue resident's backyard fence, according to police.

    One of the homeowners was walking her dog when she saw the racial slur.

    "I was horrified," she said. "It is disgusting thing to write."

    Which Airlines and Airports Are Delayed the Most?

    [NATL] Which Airlines and Airports Are Delayed the Most?

    Data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reveal which airlines and airports have had the most delays from January to August, 2019. They also show which carriers and airports have done a great job getting you to your destination on time.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019)

    Police don't think the family was targeted.

    The fence sits along a trail that's a popular cut-through, and the words that were sprayed on the fence are lyrics to a rap song. Though they initially said they were investigating as a hate crime, police later said it appears to be a random act of vandalism.

    "This has got to stop," the woman said. "It's just not right. It's been very upsetting, to say the least."

    The husband and wife do not want to be identified.

    They couple has lived in the home for over 20 years and never had a problem until recently.

    They're not sure if they are being targeted, but someone threw eggs at their home in December.

    AP Probe: Aging US Dams Pose Risk to Thousands

    [NATL] AP Probe: Aging US Dams Pose Risk to Thousands

    An Associated Press investigation has found that thousands of people in the U.S. may be at risk from aging dams that are in poor condition. The two-year investigation identified 1,688 'high hazard' dams in 44 states and Puerto Rico.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 11, 2019)

    "I don't know why," said the wife. "I don't understand it, but yes, I am feeling attacked, I think anybody would."

    Neighbors say the graffiti is disgraceful.

    "The neighborhood is a very quiet neighborhood, but that doesn't mean things like that don't happen," said neighbor Leanne Dupras. "I think it's a sad commentary on what people are behaving like now."

    "It's horrible," said neighbor Casey Baker. "It's ridiculous, there's kids that play in this neighborhood, and it's asinine, really."

    The homeowners have one message for the person responsible for the words on their fence.

    "Paint the fence," said the husband. "Take the words out of there. Whoever did it, come back here and clean it up."

    Investigators are looking for leads in the case, especially if anyone saw anything suspicious in the immediate area over the weekend.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.