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Graffiti in Lancaster 'advocated the killing of gay people' Say LASD

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Authorities in Lancaster are investigating several pieces of graffiti that "advocated the killing of gay people," according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputies responded to a call regarding graffiti, which was put up in a business area, on the 44200 block of 10th Street West.

The perpetrators are not known, and an investigation is under way. The vandalism could be ultimately deemed a hate crime; the LASD work in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) via a joint Hate Crime Human Trafficking Task Force, which aims to identify hate crimes that should be prosecuted federally.