Police Identify Suspects In Texas Anti-Gay Graffiti Case

Police in Arlington, Texas, a city tucked between Dallas and Fort Worth, have identified five suspects in relation to nearly a dozen incidents of anti-gay graffiti. One, 18-year-old Daniel Sibley, is already in custody. The messages included anti-gay epithets like “faggots,” images of human anatomy, and other vulgarities that seemed to target same-sex families in one particular neighborhood. Originally, police were hesitant to classify a hate crime, but have now said they will list the incident as such and work with the FBI to determine how to prosecute. Fines for the graffiti could be as high as $20,000.