Punish Shooter in Apparent Racially Motivated Attack

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Target: Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court

Goal: Punish the person responsible for an apparent racially motivated shooting at a campaign office.

An attacker reportedly shouted racial slurs before firing a shot at the campaign headquarters of an African American candidate for sheriff. Demand the maximum punishment for the person responsible for this ignorant hate crime.

Zena Stephens, who is seeking the role of sheriff in Jefferson County, stated that she was standing outside of her campaign office when a white male shouted racial slurs and fired a gun at her. The bullet shattered the glass front door of the campaign office. No one was injured, but it could have been much worse. Volunteers were present at the time and Stephens’ parents and niece also occupied the building.

Police have questioned five suspects, but charges have yet to be filed. Hate crimes cannot be tolerated. Sign below to demand the maximum penalty for the person convicted of this ignorant crime.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Justice Hecht,

An African American sheriff candidate was recently victimized in an apparent racially motivated shooting. A shot was fired at her campaign office while she stood outside. We demand the maximum penalty for those responsible for this hate crime.

Zena Stephens, a candidate seeking the role of sheriff, claims that she was verbally assaulted with racial slurs before a bullet shattered the front door of her campaign office. Stephens’ family and volunteers occupied the office at the time. Though no one was hurt, it could have been much worse.

Hate crimes are a serious threat and cannot go unpunished. We demand the maximum penalty for the people convicted of this ignorant act.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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