Delaware police investigate “today’s version of a cross-burning”

Police in Delaware are investigating after weed killer was apparently used to write the word “Trump” on a front lawn that has had signs supporting Joe Biden and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Delaware State News reports that the incident was reported Friday in the city of Lewes.

Charlotte King and Aimee Wiest live at the home. They said they had a poster supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris outside the home until shortly after the election. They also have a Black Lives Matter flag outside their house.

Delaware State Police said the case is not being investigated as a hate crime. But King said it is “today’s version of a cross-burning.”

King chairs the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice. She said the incident has prompted many in the state to reach out in support.

The office of Attorney General Kathy Jennings said it’s coordinating with law enforcement and will “proceed appropriately after a full investigation is complete.”

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice said a webinar is scheduled for Saturday where community stakeholders will discuss recent incidents in Sussex County and “what we can do to bring people together.”