Racist symbols spray-painted on a man’s car in Salem

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SALEM, S.D. (AP) – After a swastika and racial slur were spray-painted on a Black man’s car in Salem, South Dakota, the sheriff’s office is investigating the incident as a hate crime. Josh Gadsden says he woke up early Thursday to find his Dodge Charger spraypainted with racist symbols, including the N-word, a swastika and what he said appeared to be the Confederate flag, KELO-TV reported. Gadsden, who has lived in Salem for five years, says that this is not the first time he has experienced racism. The McCook County Sheriff’s office says if the perpetrator is caught they would face felony vandalism and hate crime charges.