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Home of Only Black Family in White Neighborhood Torched, Police Suspect Hate Crime

A Manhattan community rallied around a black family that recently escapedhome fire a house fire which investigators believe was intentionally set.

According to CBS Los Angeles, over 700 people rallied on Friday evening to show support for the family.

Ron Clinton and his three kids escaped the blaze after someone set a tire on fire near their front door at around 2:15AM on Wednesday. Ron’s wife Malissia, who was away on a business trip, believes the fire was a hate crime.

“Someone set a tire there and they used some accelerant to ignite it,” Clinton told reporters.  “All I know is that when I woke up, I woke up to a loud blast.”

He continued: “We don’t know who could have done it, but being that we are the only African American family in that area, it was brought to my front door and it feels like it’s personal.”

Investigators have not ruled out hate being behind the blaze.

“The fire was extinguished and found to be confined to the front entrance, with significant smoke damage to the second and third floor. The cause of the fire is suspicious in nature,” explained the fire department.

The family is happy to have escaped with their lives, even though the fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

“The motive in this is still under investigation. Racial motivation and hate crime are being considered, but we have not ruled out any possibilities,” Manhattan Beach Fire Department Chief Robert Espinosa said.

The Clinton family says even with all they’re going through, they are happy at the support they’ve witnessed from the community.

“I just want to say thank you. Thank you for coming out and showing your love; it means everything to us,” said Ron Clinton.

His wife echoed the sentiment.

“I was shocked twice. I was shocked by the atrocious act I awoke to Wednesday morning when my husband called me. And I’m shocked by the outpouring of emotion,” Malissia Clinton said.

 

 

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26 Comment

  1. SATANIC WHITE MANIAC MURDERING REPUBLICANS BULLYING AMERICA INTO HATING ANYONE THEY CHOOSE TO HATE!!! AMERICAS MORAL PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS SHOULD HAVE SHUT AMERICA DOWN ALONG TIME AGO UNTIL ITS TRUTH AN JUSTICE FOR ALL IN AMERICA NOT JUST FOR SOME!!! WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE THE NEWS MEDIAS ARE NOT STATING ANYTHING ABOUT THE CRIMES OF THE REPUBLICANS COMMITING TREASONS AND MORE AGAINST US AMEIRCANS OF ALL COLORS!!! NO JUSTICE NO PEACE NO PEACE NO JUSTICE!!! INVESTIGATE MY LIFE TO SEE WHY I HAVE TO TAKE THE LAWS INTO MY OWN HANDS AGAINST THESE SATANIC WHITE MANIAC MURDERING CRIMINAL REPUBLICANS IN AMERICA!!! NO JUSTICE NO PEACENO PEACE NO JUSTICE!!!

  2. I think you need a Valium.

  3. Taking the law into your own hands won't work out well for you. You might want to rethink that one.. 🙂

  4. They accused Blacks of being lazy and not taking advantage of the so-called "many opportunities" to succeed, but when they do succeed, the same people can't stand their success. Hateful pretentious lairs. They rather see us in orange jumpsuits than grey pinstripe suits.

    I bet you the culprits were right there in that group showing support as well.

  5. What is shocking is that in this day and age we still have "only white" communities. That's the problem right there, because these are the very bigots and racists who commit such evil.

  6. I THINK THEY NEED TO MOVE! I DO NOT LIKE LIVING AMONGST RACIST DEMONS ANYWAYS. SOMEONE DOWN THE STREET FROM THEM PROBABLY DID IT, IN OTHER WORDS ONE OF THEIR SO CALLED NEIGHBORS.

  7. Well more Christians died marching peacefully with MLK than Muslims affiliated with Malcolm X. A coward dies a thousand deaths. A soldier dies but once.

  8. Why can't successful Black people build our own communities. That's my American dream. Here in Atlanta the spanish, asian, white people do it.Why do we continue to ffollow other people. We are the most educated and make more money than any people of Afrikan descent in the history of this country so it's time for a change.

  9. EXACTLY… when are we going to learn to quit trying to fit in. As soon as we get $50, we go running to the whitest neighborhoods we can find. History is best qualified to reward ALL research… "they" have NEVER truly accepted, and respected us, and they never will. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream was just that… A FREAKING DREAM THAT WILL NEVER BE A REALITY.

  10. IT'S CALLED BOLLYWOOD FOR A DAM REASON!!!

  11. We need to be segregated and that's only because integration was/is the root of the problem…you intergrationist

  12. So you mean that in America today, White people are still 'Burning out' Africiods from their homes just as they did to MALCOLM X's father Mr EARL LITTLE before the Klu Klux Klan MURDERED him, because he was fearless and would NOT coward away like they wanted him to.

  13. Remember "1921" in Tulsa, OK… "100% Black Community called… "The Black Wall Street"… this community was the wealthiest All Black Community in the United States… Racism took over… they bombed and torched ALL the homes.!! This Community consisted of three streets… several.. several blocks per Street (name: "G" A" "P
    are the first initials of the streets… (The famous "GAP BAND" was named after this tragedy as they are from Tulsa, OK). A lot of homes with average family size 6 or more. Remember, families were larger during that era. Many died and many were inquired seriously. Someone told me yesterday, their husband lived there and he is now age 40 and they didn't have anything "all black there"… not even a "Radio Station" during his "teen" yrs… he has since moved to North Carolina at age 20 for College and never went back to live because of it. Soooooo… "Is America really really READY for an "ALL BLACK UPPER MIDDLE CLASS – LIVING AREA. I don't think so!!

  14. Ms. Tucker stop being concerned about what other people are ready, are you ready? We have to learn to love each other again. I remember when were brothers as Black men but we went in reverse now we're niggers. Our women were sisters now they are bitches and whores. It's time for us to show our kids not just tell them about us. We have to start living together again so we can protect our kids and grandkids. Let's stop eating all the bullshit their feeding us

  15. Read; Our Own Worst Enemy, by David G. Bowman!

  16. My only questions is: if they live in a high end community in NY, then, where are the surveillance cameras? Usually in those communities security cameras are everywhere. The videos could have captured the perpetrators

  17. This isn't a Republican, KKK or Hate Group this is WHITE SUPREMACY hiding in plain SIGHT.

  18. They aren't "only white" because people say black people can't live there. It goes by what people can afford and some neighborhoods cost more to live in then others. So what is your point? You can either afford the neighborhood or you can't.

  19. We (Black People) Must accept our own and be ourselves… Lets pool our resources together (economic blue print… From The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad) and create a future for our children!!! And stop spending with white America when they don't respect us!!! If it's up to them we won't exist. We have created their heaven for them! Now lets creature one for ourselves… Black America! They want us to go back to Africa!!! But we built this here America! And if we told them to go back way they came from…WHERE will they return to?

  20. Laura Wilmot, my point is exactly the analysis you just made. As a teacher you really believe that there are neighborhoods that people of certain origin

  21. Laura Wilmot, my point is exactly the analysis you just made. As a teacher, do you really believe that there are neighborhoods that people of certain origin or race cannot afford? If you as a teacher is carrying around such mentality, then ignorance has really permeated the noble classroom. In any demographically studied society, you should fined rich, middle income or poor people of every origin and race. Therefore, people of all walks of life, gender, race or origin should have equal opportunities to afford whatever neighborhood they so choose. This socio-economic tendency should be normal in any society except where racism is endemic and beyond any cure.

  22. Laura Wilmot, my point is exactly the analysis you just made. As a teacher, do you really believe that there are neighborhoods that people of certain origin or race cannot afford? If you as a teacher is carrying around such mentality, then ignorance has really permeated the noble classroom. In any demographically studied society, you should fined rich, middle income or poor people of every origin and race. Therefore, people of all walks of life, gender, race or origin should have equal opportunities to afford whatever neighborhood they so choose. This socio-economic tendency should be normal in any society except where racism is endemic and beyond any cure.

  23. Black folk do a lot of talking. Where is the action behind your words?

  24. I'm flabbergasted at the level of hate crime and how these sad news in it's strides keep flowing out of America recently. Despite its horrific history America still hasn't lived past its dark days when being black was a curse. You watch movies Like 12 Years a Slave, Django, The Butler …etc., you end up thinking the sad things that happened to the protagonists wouldn't happen in real life then all of a sudden you switch on your TV and guess what, BREAKING NEWS!
    Despite how racist certain people might be here in EUROPE, things of sort rarely happen.
    Che mondo che viviamo, che Dio ci salva ! 🙁

  25. Adam Attah , first of all, who's a teacher? Not me. Second of all, you said " Therefore, people of all walks of life, gender, race or origin should have equal opportunities to afford whatever neighborhood they so choose". THEY DO!! Get an education, a good job or career, and you CAN afford any neighborhood you want. Just like this family did. She is a lawyer and he is a pharmacist, I believe. They studied hard, work hard and can afford any neighborhood they want. So, your point again?

  26. Racists hate successful, educated Black people much more than those of us who happen to fit racist stereotypes. This is a fact. Look at what they did to Black Wall Street (Tulsa, OK). They hate it when we prove them wrong. They built themselves up on the falsehood that they are superior and we are inferior. But they don’t seem to realize that keeping us down, oppressing us only proves one thing: They are the ones who are truly inferior. If they weren’t, they would not continually put up roadblocks to prevent us from succeeding as a people. We would be much better off as a people if we had our own country. We need to accept the fact that they will never, ever, EVER allow us to succeed as a people as long as we are under their rule.

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