Warren family returns home few months after hate crime incident
WARREN, Mich. – On Thanksgiving, we’re hearing a message of gratitude and forgiveness from a Warren couple forced out of their home for a few months following an apparent hate crime against them. In September, shots fired into the home of military veterans Eddie and Candace Hall. “We celebrated with a nice meal, playing some family games and first of all, we started with prayer,” said Candace Hall. “For something to happen like that because of what we believed in, that was just shocking,” said Eddie Hall. Now a few months later -- on a day of Thanksgiving -- the Hall family said they’re giving thanks.
White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family's home
A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)WARREN, Mich. – A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Frederick told Judge Michael Chupa that he wanted Eddie and Candace Hall to forgive him, though he didn't specify what he did to make him seek their forgiveness. Outside, they discovered the swastika and found that someone had written “terrorist Black Lives Matter,” “not welcome” and a phrase containing an expletive on their pickup truck. A neighbor’s home surveillance video showed a masked and hooded man carrying what appears to be a handgun outside the Halls' home.
Man arrested in Warren hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. It was exactly at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday when Eddie and Candace Hall heard about an arrest in their case. I ran in the house and I really caught the end of the news clip, so we were excited,” said Candace Hall. Some people came by and prayed with us,” said Eddie Hall. We can’t hurt each other for our beliefs,” Candace Hall said.
Kids Give Mom Sweet Surprise When She Finishes Her Dissertation
Right after Candace Hall turned in her dissertation, wrapping up her time as a student at Maryville University, she walked out to a sweet surprise. They were doing the floss dance to 1K Phews song We Did It. After the dancing, they picked up signs that read "I love you mom!" Halls dissertation examined the factors that contribute to job satisfaction in academia, especially among faculty of color. I just hope my kids remember this when they get older and they feel like, 'Oh, I cant do it.' I hope they look back to this moment, like, Look what mom did, Hall said.