“Go Back to Africa” Spray-Painted on Pro-Obama Home with Signs

Vandals spray-painted swatiskas and racial slurs on the home and cars of several Torrance residents who had displayed campaign signs or bumper stickers supporting President-elect Barack Obama, authorities said today.

The incidents occurred Saturday night in the Hollywood Riviera section of the city, said Sgt. Bernard Anderson. Four separate incidents were reported the next day between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., he said.

No arrests have been made.

At one home, the phrase “Go Back to Africa” was spray-painted across the wall, in addition to a racial epithet on the garage door, Anderson said. Several parked vehicles on the streets also were spray-painted with racial slurs, he said.

“We’re taking this very seriously,” Anderson said, noting that investigators had been working closely with residents, community groups, and other local police agencies. “We’re putting all of our resources into this investigation.”

The incidents are being investigated as possible hate crimes.

Anyone with information about the incidents can call police at (310) 328-3456.

Source: Associated Press
Photo: Daily Breeze Newspaper

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  • kimykali


    This thing also happened in the suburbs of the Bay Area. One black family on the block, several other families had Obama signs on the same block, yet only the black family’s house was vandalized…the police ruled it wasn’t a hate crime! Yah right.

  • Marc

    Not going to hold my breath on the popo doing anything about any of these hate crimes since they seldom do.

  • *sigh*

  • Saskplanner

    Too bad about this. I read your piece in SFGate and it’s totally flawed logic. Civil rights isn’t an ‘All or nothing’ or a ‘zero sum’ game. To say black rights essentially supercedes gay rights is wrong.

  • Angry American

    Obama’s presidency is proof of just one thing: STUPID PEOPLE SHOULDN’T VOTE!

    The only difference between Obama’s speeches and Hitler’s speeches is that Hitler did not use a teleprompter, thus making even Hitler a more intelligent person.

    To hell with gay rights. Why should the rest of America bend their morals over the perverted sexual preferences of about 3% of the population?? Homosexuality is a mental illness, not an alternative lifestyle, and definitely not a genetic trait. Physicians have yet to prove that people are “born gay”.

    Hatred is a RIGHT, not a crime! Support RIGHT TO HATE!


  • Da Black Man

    I agree with American. Obama is not a black man. He is bi-racial. He is actually only about 7% African (black). He is half white, and he is about 43% Arab. Thus the middle name “Hussein”. Voters must have been stupid to vote in a man who’s middle name is Hussein and who’s last chosen name is Obama, just one letter different from Osama. Obama is not a black man, so he is not “one of us”.

  • Bo is an embarrasment to the American Black people…. we don’t care if our ancestors came from Africa. THANK GOD WE ARE NOW IN AMERICA! BO and MO should go back to thier roots. PLEASE move back to Africa!!!!!!!!! The American people will thank you!

  • Obama and his black wife should move to Kenya. PLEASE MOVE BACK!!!! Yo and your “friends” need to go. You do not appreciated the nation of American. You do not appreciate that it was founded on CHRISTIAN VALUES. You do not even know the outline of the the Constituion. Yes there as been issue in the history of this country. However, it still provides the greatest freedom in the WORLD. No matter what color of your skin. I say as a “black” American, go back to Africa if you don’t believe in the Constituion and the American way. Obama, you and your wife are “ASSES”. PLEASE go back to Africa and see if life is better for you and your beliefs. You make people of color ashamed.

  • Obama and his followeres are a disgrace to all the Black people have accomplished. Tell me please, what other place in the World can a person be free to be what they are??? Kenya? Nigera? Ethopia? Saudi Arabia? Iran?

    Bo you need to go. Go back to the land of your father. You know, the one that abanoned you. Go back and live there PLEASE the USA is begging you.

  • Do you find this interesting? NOT all black people are decentants of slaves? HMmmmmm do a tally, the majority of Black people are NOT a decendent of slaves. I challlenge you; Prove me wrong. IF I am correct, which I already know that I am, what is thier excuse???? Michelle Obama: what is your excuse now? Same schools, same freedom, same society, same opportunities, we could go on forlets say two or three generations, I mean years.

  • As an African American, I believe Obama is a disgrace to the American way of life. He doesnt even know the basics of the Constifution. I firmaly believe he should move to Kenya with his wife and kids. America would be a better place. Thank you Bo for being such a bad example of what America should be. You truly would be better off taking your family and all the other that think they have it so bad back to the land of your roots. Do America a favor, go back to the land of your fathers.