Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


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

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

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.