Illinois Attorney General Filing First Hate Crime Lawsuit Against Woman & Son Who Intimidated Neighbor

Illinois Attorney General Filing First Hate Crime Lawsuit Against Woman & Son Who Intimidated Neighbor

(IOCI RADIO) – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is filing his office’s first hate crime lawsuit.

Raoul filed the suit in Carroll County against a mother and her son who allegedly intimidated their Black neighbor for months. This included displaying swastikas, the N-word and the Confederate flag, as well as hanging a bound and shackled mannequin-type likeness of their neighbor by a noose in their front yard.

The suit seeks civil penalties and equitable relief and is meant to “send a strong message that hate and bigotry will not be tolerated,” Raoul said.

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