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Police Find Hate Graffiti at Massachusetts Skate Park

The phrase "kill police" was found written on a ramp



    (Published Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016)

    Police in Tewskbury, Massachusetts, are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who wrote “kill cops” at a local skate park.

    The graffiti was discovered written on a ramp in the Livington Street park last Tuesday but has since been covered up.

    With recent police shootings including ones in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the graffiti is generating plenty of discussion with area residents.

    “It is kind of crazy, I guess, it is scary when it happens close to home,” said parent Gabe Testa.

    Residents who were watching their kids play at the park on Sunday were quick to say that the town and its police force have a great relationship.

    “Obviously with the headlines and everything that's going on lately, it's a bigger deal than it should be,” said parent Mark Veits.

    Some did point to current events, including recent police shootings, and said with uncertain times, nothing can be left to chance.

    “You have to take everything seriously these days, because you never know,” said Testa.

    Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Tewksbury Police Department at 978-851-7373.

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