NBC reports that police in Newark, Del., have made two arrests in the case of a recent hate crime in which a white cross decorated with a racial slur and the words "burn in hell" was placed in the front yard of the home of a black family.
Wayne Parson, who has lived at the home with his wife for more than 20 years, says that while they were the only black family in the neighborhood for some time, they've never encountered such hostility:
"It said 'I hate the n-word,' three times," said Parson. "At the bottom it said 'burn in hell.'"
Detectives conducted numerous interviews throughout the neighborhood before identifying a 16-year-old boy residing in the unit block of Delaplane Avenue in Delaplane Manor as the suspect.
The teen is charged with harassment and a hate crime. His arraignment is pending.
Police also arrested a 15-year-old boy who lives on the 200 block of Oakfield Drive in the Scottfield community in Newark. Police named the teen as a suspect and he responded to county headquarters early Tuesday night.
Read more at NBC Philadephia.
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