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FBI Helping Investigate Possible Hate Crime

Posted at 10:12 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 14:48:16-05

FBI agents have been called in to help look into a hateful message left for a family with three African American children.

Donald Crawford says his daughter saw someone spray-painting a message on his chicken coop Friday night.

That message included a racial slur -- saying African Americans “should be put to death."

The Giles County Sheriff's Office says it's reached out to the FBI for help in investigating this potential hate crime.

Crawford has a message for whoever spray-painted the words on his property.

“I hate that you’re so much of a coward that you can’t approach me directly with your feelings, instead of coming in the cover of darkness and intimidating and frightening my family,” Crawford said.