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More racist, anti-gay graffiti prompt community meeting in Pasadena

August 18, 2011 |  8:06 am

Racist Several recent incidents of racist and anti-gay graffiti scrawled in northwest Pasadena has prompted a community meeting called for Saturday.

Pasadena police and community leaders will host an informational meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl locker room, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive. The Pasadena Police Department, the NAACP Pasadena branch and El Centro de Accion Social are hosting the forum. Refreshments will be provided, Joe Brown, president of the NAACP branch, told the Pasadena Sun.

Earlier this month, racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti appeared. Then on Sunday, a new set of racist scrawls targeting Latinos was found at a Kentucky Fried Chicken on Fair Oaks Avenue.

“Residents and businesses in the neighborhoods need to know that these hate crimes will not be tolerated,” Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez said in a statement last week. “We will uphold each person’s rights to live in an environment free of such acts.”


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Image: Map shows location where racist scrawls were found at a Kentucky Fried Chicken on Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena. Source: Google Maps