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State Rep. Joyner shaken by racist remarks



Tampa police are investigating racist and profane comments left on the office door of state Rep. Arthenia Joyner. The House Democratic office released a statement saying staff found the remarks this morning and that it appeared the locks were tampered with, though no one got inside.

"After spending decades of my life fighting for equality, it saddens me that to think someone could spew such hatred and venom at another human being in the 21st century," Joyner said. "Clearly, the fight against evil and hatred is far from over, and we must continue to strive for equality if we are to rise above racism and intolerance."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:10pm]


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