The news is out: [An Indiana man accused of trying to intimidate his Black neighbor, including an instance in which he burned a cross near the neighbor’s house, was charged in federal court Thursday with a hate crime.
Shepherd Hoehn, 50, is charged with making threats to with his African American neighbor in Lawrence because of the neighbor’s race and two counts of unlawfully possessing firearms, the Justice Department said in a news release.
According to a criminal complaint, Hoehn had grown angry when a construction crew began removing a tree from his neighbor’s property in mid-June.
Hoehn allegedly tried to intimidate and interfere with his neighbor and the construction workers by burning a cross and displaying a swastika above the fence line facing the property.
Next to the swastika, he allegedly displayed a large sign of racist slurs and a machete, played the song “Dixie,” on repeat, and threw eggs at his neighbor’s house.]
There are a lot of these morons floating around this country.