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Charlotte Mayor, others receive racist letters

More than a dozen Charlotte leaders, all of them African American except for one, received a letter in the mail to their respective offices that was threatening and racist, reports “If I can assume, the intent was to intimidate,” Councilman Braxton Winston said. “We get hate-mail all the time. But this one was unique … It was pretty intense, pretty intense, [and] pretty well thought out.” The letter read in part, “…Each of you despicable BLACK Democrats should be tarred and feathered and run out of town (my town) on a rail…”Said Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake. “I’m turning my letter over to the FBI.” CMPD told NBC Charlotte they are aware of the letters and are looking into them.