Monday, July 18, 2016

A police car was set on fire in Daytona Beach, Black Lives Matter note found nearby

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:49 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY DAYTONA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA VIA DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL
  • Photo by Daytona Beach Police Department via via Daytona Beach News Journal
An unmanned police cruiser was firebombed in Daytona Beach, Florida, and a note referencing the Black Lives Matter movement was found nearby.

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the cruiser was parked near the Islamic Center at 347 S. Keech St. as a "ghost car," to deter crime in the area. 

Authorities say the incident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 17.

The fire was put out and no one was injured. 

Besides mentioning the Black Lives Matter movement, the note, which was found near the scene, also referenced the most recent victims of police shootings Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, and ends with "Fuck the police."

 

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