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Hate crime investigated in Cedar Rapids


This news story was published on March 25, 2021.
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Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Local police and the FBI are investigating a hate crime in Iowa’s second-largest city.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a hate crime that was reported at 2307 Bever Avenue SE on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 around 7:30 a.m. Officers found that the front of the home had been spray painted and the graffiti included a racial slur. The racist slur and all graffiti has been removed or painted over.

Police Chief Wayne Jerman said, “The Police Department is committing resources to finding the person or persons who committed this hateful act so they can be held accountable. Cedar Rapids is both a welcoming and inclusive community, and this type of behavior will not be tolerated.”

Currently, there is no one residing at the home. As the investigation proceeds, the Police Department will work with both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa to determine if federal hate crime statutes are applicable.

Later, the hateful words were removed from the house.

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4 Responses to Hate crime investigated in Cedar Rapids

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    For anyone wishing to defend the perp- vandalism is against the law, discrimination is against the law. Try spray painting your own doors/houses/garages instead of other peoples’ property.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 26, 2021 at 9:42 am

      Tell that to the people rioting in Minneapolis!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 26, 2021 at 8:04 pm

        Or how about all the victims in all the cities last summer. Or all the victims of “the knock out game” that the young (15-25) year old black men played out on the streets for a couple of years. Usually Asians or old white men(post retirement age).
        Oh, those didn’t count because they were against the lefts narrative, huh, imagine that.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 4, 2021 at 10:48 am

          Stick to the topic. You have no defense except the weakass ‘what about’ bs.