More Donations Pour Into Wakulla Sheriff's Office To Help Catch KKK Graffiti Culprit

Dec 15, 2014

Credit WCSO's website

Thanks to a couple more donations, the reward to help catch who’s responsible for the KKK Graffiti in Wakulla County has increased to more than $6,000.

So far, a number of predominately black churches, some signs, and a box truck outside a country club have been defaced in Wakulla County. And, positive responses from the community include several donations to the reward for help in catching the culprit.

According to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office facebook page, the latest is $1,000 from the Tallahassee Jewish Federation. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, another $100 came from an anonymous source—moving the total to $6,100. As the probe continues, the Reverend of Bethel Missionary Baptist church in Tallahassee weighed in.

“And, I think the way we answer what’s happening in Wakulla County—the resurgence of the KK—is kindness, kindness, kindness,”  said R.B. Holmes, at the unveiling of the nativity scene in the Capitol Monday. “And, I think in this day that we’re living in, we need the message of hope, we need the message of peace…we need the message of Jesus Christ.”

In addition to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office, the FBI as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been called into investigate this as a hate crime. But, Sheriff Charlie Creel believes it’s a prank.

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