Racine teenager faces hate crime charges in vandalism to home
RACINE (WITI) — A Racine teenager is facing charges in connection with the alleged vandalism of the home belonging to a pair of her neighbors.
17-year-old Khadijah James of Racine faces the following charges:
- criminal damage to property (hate crime)
- disorderly conduct (hate crime)
- two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping
A criminal complaint in the case says officials spoke with two men who claimed they are openly homosexual and are partners. The complaint indicates James, a neighbor to the men, was throwing away garbage in their garbage cans, when they politely asked him not to. That’s when, according to the criminal complaint, James began yelling anti-gay slurs at the two.
The complaint indicates James has continues to harass the men since the incident.
According to the criminal complaint, on October 2nd, the men were returning from the store when they were approached by James and a black man. The complaint says the black man approached and asked the men whether they had a problem with his sister, James.
Then, the criminal complaint indicates James broke the window to the men’s home.
The criminal complaint says James is in violation of her bond set to secure her release back in September on misdemeanor charges of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.