“No N-Word Mayor” Painted On Columbia, S.C. City Hall

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Steve Benjamin, the attorney who helped radio host Tom Joyner win a posthumous pardon for his great-uncles who were executed for a crime they didn’t commit, denounced a racial slur spray painted on the side of Columbia City Hall last week that may have been intended to intimidate Benjamin and another African-American candidate for mayor of South Carolina’s capital city.

City workers removed the message, “No n—-r mayor, die,” from the building’s wall early last Wednesday after officials discovered it, city manager Steve Gantt told The State newspaper.
According to The State, Columbia police were reviewing video footage from three nearby security cameras at a neighboring courthouse and a state office building to get leads in the case.

Benjamin and retired Army Lt. Col. Gary Myers, also African-American, are among a group of seven candidates vying to win the April election.

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