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Tracy City Councilwoman Targeted with Hate Symbols

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Someone moved rocks from the front yard of a Tracy councilwoman’s home, to create a symbol of hatred; a swastika.

“Just shock that someone would blatantly do something like that,” Councilwoman Nancy Young said.

And that’s not all.

“They took rocks and they made a male organ part,” her husband, Pastor James Young said, pointing to a portion of the lawn outside their front door.

“Rocks were under my wife’s tires. Big ones, real big ones,” he told FOX40.

A sack filled with bloodied and dead animals was also found on the property.

Tracy Police are investigating all of this as a hate crime.

“Just a new day and a new age. I’m kinda outspoken but I don’t think there’s anything that controversial. Maybe my just mere existence,” Nancy said.

“It’s very upsetting. Especially when I know she cares so much about this town. She loves everything about it,” Nancy’s mother, Veronica Peterson said, who flew up from Southern California, to lend support.

Pastor Young grew up in Mississippi, and says he endured racism everyday. He says there is no place for hatred, and this should be a time of forgiveness.

“Being a person who loves god, I can’t hold anything against anybody,” he said.

“There’s just so much to do and I know that God has purpose for my life. I’m just going to continue to move forward. Help whoever needs help,” the councilwoman added.

“It’s opened up a healthy dialogue in our community; because racism and hatred is really taught thing, not something that happens naturally,” she said.

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