How is the Santa Ana Police Department in California reacting to charges of indifference after volunteers at Equality California’s office found a noose hanging on the door? With similar indifference.
After finding the noose today while opening up EQCA’s office doors, staffers called the police in to report the hate marker. Except when officers arrived on the scene, they told volunteer Mel Distel that “Sometimes you just have to live with being a victim.” Asked for comment, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says if EQCA really feels there’s an issue, then “should come in and we can remedy the problem through our Internal Affairs process.”. Way to take charge, bud! (EQCA says it will file a complaint.)
So remember, Santa Ana community: Next time you awake to burning crosses on your lawn, or “faggot” spray painted on your garage, remember that sometimes you just have to deal.