(Los Angeles Times) A black police officer and his family said they fled their upscale Orange County community after rocks were thrown through their windows, their tires were slashed and racial taunts were shouted by passing motorists. Last month, someone shot corrosive acid pellets into their garage, which damaged a car.
The family, who asked that they not be identified out of fear for their safety, said they packed up and moved from Yorba Linda to Corona (Riverside County) and reported the alleged hate crimes to the Orange County Human Relations Commission.
Though African Americans account for a small fraction of Orange County's population - no more than 2 percent - they are the most frequently targeted group for hate crimes, said Rusty Kennedy, the executive director of the commission.
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