A Texas A&M Corpus Christi student returned from Spring Break to the cowardice of not only vandals had broken into her apartment, but left racial graffiti for her to revel in.
Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson called a sudden news conference Monday to discuss the findings.
He made it very clear that part of the reason for calling the news conference is the number of similar cases involving racism happening across the country right now, including several at other college campuses.
Simpson hoped to bring this case to the public as a way of talking about it and also finding those responsible.
Photos from inside the apartment show an image of a person being hanged and reads “White Power. We’re coming for you”.
Another says, “Die (n-word). Where is your protector? White Power”.
Several of the messages also include misspelled words or bad grammar, not the type of writing expected from a college student.
“I think the community ought to be hurt by this. I think that we all ought to take it very seriously,” said Simpson.
The Islander Village complex on Alameda is gated and appears to have security cameras, but the student who found the messages left town for Spring Break, so it’s unclear exactly when the break-in happened.
Other students at the complex and on campus can’t believe it happened here.
Chief Simpson told the press that his department may have “a bead” on who was responsible for the hate crime.
Check out the racist vandalism in the gallery below. We have to do better, America.