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Mayor Condon, Gov. Jay Inslee respond to racist graffiti in Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Mayor David Condon and City Council said the community gave them hope following the discovery of racist graffiti on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center Tuesday morning.

"To see more than one hundred people assemble with very short notice to stand with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center staff and the families they serve sent a strong, clear and undeniable message that hate will not be tolerated in our community. Not today. Not ever," Condon said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

Spokane Police did respond to the center, took a report and canvassed the area, looking for anyone who might have seen something. The MLK Center says the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.  

If you know anything that might help police catch the person or persons responsible for this, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233. 

You can read the full statement below:

“The outpouring of community support for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center today was remarkable, humbling and exemplified everything that is right about Spokane. To see more than one hundred people assemble with very short notice to stand with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center staff and the families they serve sent a strong, clear and undeniable message that hate will not be tolerated in our community. Not today. Not ever.

The emotion, conviction and unity reaffirmed for all of us that community, neighbors and family are what Spokane cherishes most. The community’s response was a proud moment and another reminder that we are all Spokane.”

Governor Jay Inslee also made a statement on the graffiti on his Twitter page, saying in part, "We will stand strong against those emboldened to act out of hate, fear and division."

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