The FBI is now investigating the vandalism of another predominately black Wakulla County church and some signs on Wednesday. It comes after a number of the “KKK graffiti” incidents have struck the rural community.
Since the weekend, the KKK graffiti has shown up on three churches—most recently Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church—a box truck, and some road signs. And, Wakulla NAACP Chair Anginita Rosier says if the culprit isn’t caught, they’ll strike again.
“Only because it seems that whosever’s responsible for this is getting some type of thrill out of it,” said Rosier. “They’re senseless acts that make absolutely no sense to anyone. And, for them to continue to vandalize things in the area, after it’s been widely publicized that now it’s being investigated as federal hate crimes. I don’t think they really know and understand the seriousness of what they’re doing.”
Some have drawn a link between the incidents and the recent suspension of Wakulla County deputies for posting what Sheriff Charlie Creel calls “insensitive” comments on Facebook. But, Creel believes it’s just a couple of teenagers playing a prank. With donated help, the Sheriff’s department is offering a $5,000 reward for any information.
A prayer vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist on Spring Creek Road.
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