Maryland, Swastikas, And Racist Messages

Monday, July 27, 2009

Even though the area is apparently pretty multicultural and store owners say that a racial crime is out of the norm - it apparently didn't stop someone from defacing a Brooklyn Park hair salon:

Anne Arundel County police are investigating a burglary over the weekend that left a Brooklyn Park hair salon defaced with racist messages and swastikas. Police said in a statement that they believe a single person was responsible for the break-in at Heavenly Hands Unisex Salon. They called the crime an "apparent arson attempt" - gasoline or some other combustible liquid was poured everywhere, including in the hair dryers. Whoever broke in also stole a computer and several other items.

The spray-painted messages used racial epithets - aimed at African-Americans and people of Chinese descent - and promised "more to come." Owner Sharanda Brown is African-American; some of the other store owners and managers in the Brooklyn Park Plaza on Ritchie Highway are Asian-American.
Let's hope they find the perp before more comes.