Ann Arbor, Mich., Police Searching for Racist Thugs Who Tagged Alley Wall With ‘Free Dylann Roof’ Graffiti

WXYZ screenshot
WXYZ screenshot

Do you know these racist thugs? Ann Arbor, Mich., police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and bringing three white young men morons to justice after they were caught on surveillance footage painting the racist graffiti on a wall in an alley.

The wall, which is located in Ant Alley just off the University of Michigan campus, was spray-painted with the words “Free Dylann Roof I hate niggers” in the early morning hours of Sept. 16, WXYZ reports.

Roof, as you know, is the white white supremacist who murdered nine worshippers in the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and is currently awaiting his fate out on death row.


The wall is home to murals featuring giant ants and other artwork, but the art was destroyed as one of the young men painted the awful script while the other two acted as lookouts. Cameras captured them at various points throughout the crime.

Surveillance footage showing the three thugs (WXYZ screenshot)
Surveillance footage showing the three thugs (WXYZ screenshot)

Police are hoping someone recognizes them and turns them in, so do the good work, people, and contact the Ann Arbor Police Department tip line at 734-794-6949 or email

“If your motive here was to draw attention to a cause, you have and you’ve also drawn the attention of law enforcement,” Ann Arbor Police Lt. Matthew Lige told the news station. “We are actively seeking to identify these individuals.”


Read more at WXYZ.

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