OH Rep. Alicia Reece Issues Statement On Hate Crimes Targeting Cincinnati Alma Mater
Withrow High becomes second school this month defaced with swastikas, hate speech
January 23, 2017
 
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State Rep. and former president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) issued the following statement after touring her alma mater, Withrow High School in Cincinnati, where vandals defaced the school with swastikas and threats:  


“With two similar acts of hate, ethnic intimidation and property damage targeting educational institutions in Cincinnati, it is important the state steps up to become an active participant in the investigation and enforcement of state laws against these appalling and hostile acts. To that end, I will formally ask the state attorney general to investigate these as an emerging criminal pattern. 


“As an alumnus and class president of Withrow High, I am personally discouraged and troubled by this intolerable affront to students, families, our community and state. Though these violating and hateful offenses seem to be too common these days, we must remember this hate does not reflect our values as a community and nation.” 


 

 
 
 
  
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