"N-word," "KKK" written on mailboxes in Greenwood, LA

"N-word," "KKK" written on mailboxes in Greenwood, LA

Neighbors are upset after obscene words are found written on their mailboxes.
This is the message that greeted a Greenwood, LA, woman as she checked her mailbox Saturday morning: “Dumb N-word.”
 
"It just disturbed me that the racial word was on there, you know?” says a neighbor who wants to protect her identity. “They could've written that on anybody's box, but it was on mine, and that tells me that they know that we're African-American and we live in this home."
 
Mailboxes on Golden Meadows Street and Bea Lane in Greenwood Subdivision were vandalized over the weekend.
 
Sexual references, graphic pictures and "KKK" were plastered on eight mailboxes, and a stop sign.
 
The neighbor who didn't want her face to be shown says as soon as she saw the racial slur on her property, she called police.
 
"We've lived here 11 years, great neighborhood in Greenwood, no problems, and the Greenwood Police have a zero tolerance for this type of incident," she says.
 
By the messages written on particular mailboxes, she thinks people were targeted.
 
"The things written on certain mailboxes were almost like for the families in that house."
 
Neighbors say they were shocked to see the messages, but some know who's responsible.
 
"I just think it's just some of these neighborhood kids, you know?” says James Campbell. “They walk up and down the road sometimes at night and stuff, you know, this that and the other."
 
Campbell didn't know what to think when he found out what happened.
 
"Ma'am I've probably lived out here 20 or 21 years, you know, maybe 22, and it's nothing like this has never happened like this before that I know of, you know?" says Campbell.
 
One woman didn't know her mailbox was hit, until we told her.
 
While Greenwood Police are looking for those responsible, one woman says these writings show a deeper message.

"You know, I kind of feel sorry for them, and I'm kind of disappointed, because it almost tells me that what people are teaching their children in their household,” she says. “It's, you know, being displayed on our property and on our mailboxes, you know, and that's what I hate."
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