Racist signs appear in Flint neighborhood, threaten some - WNEM TV 5

Racist signs appear in Flint neighborhood, threaten some residents

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Signs posted in a quiet Flint neighborhood seem to be clear. Somebody isn't happy with some of their neighbors, so they're writing intimidating and disturbing things to make their feelings be known.

"Die [n-word] die, we will kill you, you know, and that's too much," Pamela Sealey explained.

Sealey said racist threats have been popping up on telephone poles in her neighborhood for more than a month.  And then on Tuesday morning, Sealey's daughter found a note while waiting at the bus stop with her own daughter for the first day of school.

"It says, don't get you get it [n-word], we don't want you in our hood. Get out before we kill you. White people, something's coming," read Sealey.

She thinks this is more than just a tasteless joke.

"I am really scared, I'm terrified," Sealey said.

And she said so far, Flint police haven't responded to her calls. But on Tuesday when TV5 called police and explained the situation, Flint Police Lieutenant Cindy Herfert said the department will jump on it.

"It'll be assigned to a detective tomorrow, and he will be working on it as much as he can right away," said Herfert.

That's good news for Sealey, who said her family, and other black families in this neighborhood, don't deserve this harassment.

"I hope it stops after today," Sealey said.

In addition to looking into the harassment claims, Herfert said the department will also investigate why Sealey's calls for help seemingly slipped through the cracks.

Of course, Count on TV5 as this story moves forward.

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