Vandals Target East Bay NAACP Office

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010  |  Updated 11:14 AM PDT
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Someone broke out windows at the NAACP on B street in Hayward two weekends in a row. Police believe rocks and a BB gun were used in the latest attack on Sunday.

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Hayward police are looking into a possible hate crime in the East Bay after someone vandalized the NAACP office there twice in two weeks.
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Hayward police are looking into a possible hate crime in the East Bay after someone vandalized the NAACP office there twice in two weeks.

Someone broke out windows at the NAACP on B street in Hayward two weekends in a row. Police believe rocks and a BB gun were used in the latest attack on Sunday.

Police say there's no evidence it was a hate crime and are investigating but the chapter president, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King when she was a teenager, sees the incident as a disturbing reminder of history.

"I'm very familiar with rocks being thrown in people's homes." Chapter President Freddye Davis said. "It happened in Birmingham. So when I walked in this office, for a moment I thought I was in Birmingham."

Davis said the office has received a number of phone calls recently from people upset over political hot button issues, like gay marriage, pot legalization and the organization's recent condemnation of extremists in the Tea Party movement.

"There's a lot to tension going on there ought not to be," David said.

Hayward police are looking at surveillance video to see if they can put together any clues in the investigation.

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