Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Other Local Black Leaders Receive Racist, Threatening Letter

More than a dozen Charlotte leaders, all of them African American except for one, received a letter in the mail to their respective offices that was threatening and racist.

“If I can assume the intent was to intimidate,” Councilman Braxton Winston said.

“We get hate-mail all the time,” he said. “But this one was unique … It was pretty intense, pretty intense, [and] pretty well thought out.”

The letter read in part, “…Each of you despicable BLACK democrats should be tarred and feathered and run out of town (my town) on a rail…”

“I’m turning my letter over to the FBI,” said Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake.

CMPD told NBC Charlotte they are aware of the letters and are looking into them.

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Source: WRAL