After Black Church Was Fire-Bombed and ‘Vote Trump’ Written on Wall, Community Rallies Together
News| | By Mauricio Castillo
After seeing the lack of response, Reeves decided to take matters into his own hands:
I look forward to seeing the GOP-led GoFundMe account for helping to repair this church firebombed by Trump supporters. #hopewellbaptist— Blair Reeves (@BlairReeves) November 2, 2016
In a single day, the campaign’s original goal was raised and passed, as the post was shared and celebrated on twitter:
Okay, well – I’m gonna try it. Standby.— Blair Reeves (@BlairReeves) November 2, 2016
Wednesday. Greenville Police Chief Freddie Cannon called the incident “a form of voting intimidation,” local news outlet WDAM 7 reported. The fear that comes with something like this is due to escalation, that as it gets closer to Election Day, more “voting intimidation” may occur. NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney Deuel Ross, whose organization will preside over elections in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, and South Carolina, stated, “The idea that people would be standing outside the polls with guns, or even inside the polls with guns, clearly has the potential to turn people away. There’s a long history of this. These are places with a history of voter intimidation and also very liberal gun laws.” Let’s hope nothing else of this magnitude occurs. Instead, let’s applaud the solidarity and willingness to assist that people of this country have showed in the wake of this horrible incident.
Someone has set up a fundraising page for that MS black church that was burned: https://t.co/Fp7jSFFT8g— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 2, 2016