FBI Investigates Moraga Hate Crime Report

By Lori Preuitt
|  Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009  |  Updated 3:15 PM PDT
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FBI Investigates Moraga Hate Crime Report

This was found on the driveway of a Moraga home where a bi-racial couple was spending the night.

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What was supposed to be a Labor Day Weekend full of barbeques and bocce ball turned into an ugly situation for one San Francisco couple.

Tni and David Newhoff spent the night with their in-laws in Moraga at their home on Wandel Drive. The family awoke to find a cross covered in a white cloth with "KKK" scralwed on it in the driveway early Monday morning.

Tni is black and her husband is white.

Police are calling the case an apparent hate crime.

Tni told NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas that she had stayed at the home many times over the couple's ten years together and have never had any trouble with neighbors.

David said he wants people to know that this kind of thing still happens all over the country, even in upscale Moraga.

Tni told the Contra Costa Times, "The obvious answer is it happened because I am black and someone was unhappy about my being there."

Moraga police and the FBI are both investigating the case.

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