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The People Behind This Hateful Incident Have Been Arrested

Last month, a family in Koyltown Township, Mich., woke up to find a stack of boxes in their driveway emblazoned with the words “Mexicans Suck,” “Take Back America” and “Trump.” The boxes were stacked and taped together to give the appearance of a wall.

The family also found this doll made of balloons near their driveway:

Credit: Tuscola County Sheriff's Office
CREDIT: Credit: Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office

“This is a crime. This sort of thing will not be tolerated,” said Tuscola County Undersheriff Glen Skrent in a statement. According to Michigan Live, one of the family members is Hispanic.

Earlier this week, the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Department took to Facebook to announce they have arrested the suspects connected with the crime:

Here is an update to the ethnic intimidation complaint that had occurred in Koylton Twp in early November and was originally posted on November 14, 2016 by the Sheriff’s Office…

In early November Deputy Roland of the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of possible ethnic intimidation. He completed a scene investigation and was then assisted by Det. Baxter and Det. Jones. In following up with the case, the Detectives were able to collect evidence and identify suspects. The detective’s conducted many interviews and were able to obtain good information to complete the investigation. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by agents from the FBI. The report has been completed and forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office for review.

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Here's The Parody About Deporting Racists And Punishing White Rapists The Internet Is Talking About


Here’s The Parody About Deporting Racists And Punishing White Rapists The Internet Is Talking About

Let’s cut right to the chase: 2016 sucked. Whether we’re talking about the turbulent election season, the horrors that happened daily in the news – or any world issue for that matter, it was a rough one. Because it was so exhausting, a lot of us are heading into the holiday season feeling drained.

This is exactly why comedian and actress Carla Valderrama’s parody of the Christmas classic “White Christmas” is spot on and necessary.

“I’m dreaming of a Woke Christmas, unlike the ones I used to know. Where the police listen, and quit filling prisons, and Colin Kaepernick’s a hero,” Valderrama croons in a strong voice.

Valderrama addresses the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, calls out Hollywood white-washing and racist sports logos in her song.


It’s pretty friggin amazing.

Valderrama told mitú she got the idea for the song way back during Halloween while at the mall.

“I decided I wanted to write a Christmas song that addressed all of the things that I and many others were feeling right now. ‘White Christmas’ is the most popular Christmas song and every year I put it on blast all day. This year I didn’t want that. I didn’t want a ‘White Christmas.’ I wanted a ‘Woke Christmas.’ I wrote the song that night.”

Valderrama’s video is not only hilarious, but truthful and unapologetic.


She hopes people can take away the “true meaning of Christmas” from her video.

“I hope people are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas, which for me is love, and realize that there is more than one reality to life in this world and we should love each other,” Valderrama told us.

And for Latinas that dream of breaking into comedy and acting, Valderrama has some great advice.

“Create your own work!” she says. “Don’t wait for something to come along because it most likely won’t. It’s up to you to show people what you do. Also, if you’re in Los Angeles, take Eric Moneypenny’s sketch class at the Pack Theater.”

Praise, queen! Now go forth and be woke, people!

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