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Vandalism case considered hate crime

Pictured is some of the racial graffiti scrawled on to a car owned by Ed McGilber of Great Bend early Wednesday. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

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 Vandalism was the last thing Ed McGilber thought he’d wake up to.
But, the Great Bend man arose Wednesday morning find racial insignias and slurs scrawled on the windows of his and his wife’s cars at 2223 Adams. McGilber, who is  black, said these included swastikas, the “n” word and other derogatory graffiti, all written with some sort of window chalk or marker.
“This is the first time this has happened,” McGilber said. The McGilbers have lived in Great Bend going on four and a half years.
The employee of said he hasn’t had any ...

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