Oklahoma woman charged in racist graffiti case
Epithets were painted on Democratic Party offices
NORMAN, Okla. — Charges have been filed against an Oklahoma woman suspected of spray painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on Democratic Party offices in Norman and Oklahoma City.
Court records indicate 45-year-old Allison Christine Johnson of Norman was charged in Cleveland County Monday with one felony and three misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property and one misdemeanor count of malicious intimidation or harassment.
Norman police spokeswoman Sarah Jensen says the vandalism was discovered early Wednesday on the windows and sidewalk outside the Cleveland County Democratic Party headquarters, the Firehouse Art Center and McKinley Elementary School.
Similar epithets were spray-painted last week on the front door, walkway and other areas outside the state Democratic Party headquarters in Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City office of the Chickasaw Nation.
Jensen says Norman and Oklahoma City police are working together.
Cleveland County Democratic chair Krystal Golding-Ross says the black-and-red graffiti found Wednesday in Norman is “atrocious” and “not in alignment with our values.
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