Police show writing samples in NH graffiti case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Concord, N.H., have released four samples of racist graffiti found on three homes last fall and a fourth last week -- rearranging the words to convey warm greetings rather than repeat the original messages.
Police said all of the homes are occupied by African families. The messages were neatly written in black permanent marker. It's possible that the same person wrote all of the messages, but that has not been confirmed.
The messages told the occupants they were not welcome in the area. Police said they altered the sequence of the words to expose the handwriting without conveying the intended messages.
One says, "You are welcome here. This town has culture and hundreds of wonderful people." Another says, "Don't stand for this injustice."