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Support for man targeted by racist vandals

Posted at 11:34 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 23:34:34-04

An outpouring of support from politicians, community members and friends following a story first on 7 regarding South Buffalo resident Henry King. King says he's been the target of racist vandalism.

"I really don't want to go home because I don't want to be heckled or intimidated by neighbors," King said.

"It's 2017, it's ridiculous," said South Buffalo Councilman Chris Scanlon. "The unfortunate part about it is it's not the South Buffalo I grew up in. It's not the South Buffalo I know."

Since our story aired Monday Night, Scanlon says his office has received numerous phone calls and e-mails regarding what he calls a "despicable" act that shouldn't be tolerated.

Buffalo Police say they are looking for the people responsible for painting these racist remarks on the King's truck. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident Thursday into Friday on Seminole in South Buffalo to come forward.

"Those derogatory statements only show the ignorance in people," said King. 

King has since received numerous offers to take the graffiti off the vehicle free of charge and has had the racist language removed.