E. Shreveport skate park defaced with racist, anti-gay graffiti - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

E. Shreveport skate park defaced with racist, anti-gay graffiti


The graffiti has been cleaned up at Shreveport's Stoner Avenue Skate Park, but locals say it isn't the first time it's had to be done and probably won't be the last.

Now, the president of the local chapter of the NAACP is calling for action, because much of the obscene painted scrawling is also racist in nature.

Lloyd Thompson says the park should be a place for family activities, and has asked local police and city officials to find a way to put a stop to the offensive vandalism, which has also included anti-gay slurs.

"I think that the police department as well as city officials need to look at methods to make sure that when people take their families out to take a walk at the park that not only should they have to hear the "N" word but they also shouldn't have to endure those cuss words written on those facilities."

Crews from the city's parks and recreation department there on Monday morning blasting the paint away and re-painting.

Shreveport Police Cpl. Marcus Hines says, while he had not heard of any vandalism reports filed in that area, he encourages the public to contact police when they see it.

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