Vacaville police ends probe of hate mail sent to Filipino-Mexican family

/ 12:47 AM May 16, 2019

VACAVILLE, California — Police have stopped investigating a racist, threatening letter left at a Vacaville Chinese-Filipino-Mexican family’s home.

Marc Yu with his wife, Sandy Yu, and children Jonah, Jordan, Keira, and Kaleb. FACEBOOK

A Vacaville police spokesperson wrote, according to an ABC10 report, “No responsibles have been identified and after investigating at this point the letter while disgusting and disturbing does not rise to the level of a hate crime under current law.”

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“The outpouring of support from our community for the Yu family has been amazing to watch and I believe truly representative of what Vacaville is,” the police statement read.

Marc Yu posted about the incident on his Facebook page after he found the typed letter in his mailbox.

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The letter read, in part, “The community is making this request that you find another place to live. Renters like yourselves can’t possibly afford a home in our area… This is not the ghetto.”

“My wife is 100 percent Mexican. I’m Chinese and Filipino,” Yu explained. “The letter basically targeted my wife and I being interracial couple.”

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