D.C. man accused of racist vandalism at Montgomery College

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Scott McCabe,Montgomery County

A 32-year-old District of Columbia man has been accused of vandalizing Montgomery College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus with racist graffiti.

Takoma Park police said 32-year-old Dawit Bezuneh used spray paint to tag "Death to America" and green and red markers to write "Cracker is inferior race," "white crackers" throughout the school.

Cracker, sometimes "white cracker," is sometimes a pejorative expression for white people, police said.

The vandalism occurred between October and April and appeared to be racially motivated, police said. Graffiti was written inside classrooms, bathrooms, in the library and on computer equipment.

Bezuneh was charged with malicious destruction of property, malicious destruction of property scheme, and race, religion ethnic property damage. More charges are pending, police said.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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