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.
Man faces judge in Warren hate crime, asks for forgiveness
WARREN, Mich. – Michael John Frederick Jr. is accused of firing shots into the home of a family of veterans, slashing their tires, smashing a window, vandalizing their truck with a swastika, expletives and the words “Not Welcome.”Frederick faced Judge Michael Chupa Thursday, where he said he wanted the Hall family to forgive him. I can say it’s not like me,” Frederick said. “People should be able to reasonably disagree about politics without it resorting to violence. Using violence, whether motivated by race or politics or hatred or acrimony," Chupa said. "I don’t care, that is not what America is about.”Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Man confesses to crimes against Warren family in federal hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to release details into the arrest of a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. Teams were sent out to knock on every door south of 11 Mile Road and west of Hoover Road. Investigators believe it was their Black Lives Matter sign that set off a 24-year-old delivery truck driver who lives with his parents around the corner. Police said he confessed to crimes against the Hall family and against another home that had “Pedophile” spray painted on the garage door because they had a Joe Biden sign. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Police canvas Warren neighborhood in hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – Police are going door-to-door in a Warren neighborhood looking for new clues into a series of racially motivated attacks on an African-American family. Warren police stepped up their search for a man who terrorized a family with violent actions and messages of hate. Shon Smith knew someone threw a rock through the window of the Hall family home on Sept. 9. She became emotional when she learned the same man fired shots a the home Sept. 7 and Sept. 10. “It brought tears to my eyes.”The police, the FBI and the two veterans targeted in the attacks believe they were targeted for a Black Lives Matter sign they placed in their window.
Warren veterans spend weeks in hotel after home repeatedly attacked
WARREN, Mich. – Police continue to investigate an apparent hate crime against a family in Warren. The family said they aren’t taking and chances and have temporarily moved out of their own home. They said they’d rather be in their own beds, but have spent the last two weeks in a hotel after their home was targeted in multiple hate crimes. Warren police and the FBI are investigating, but the person has not been caught yet. The family said they feel terrorized and will likely feel that way until the culprit has been caught.