Councilwoman victim of hate crime
by Joel Danoy
Jul 05, 2013 | 8471 views | 31 31 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy police are investigating a hate crime that involves a swastika in the front yard of a City Council member.

Councilwoman Nancy Young went out of her house on the morning of Tuesday, July 2, to find the fascist symbol just feet from her front door. It was outlined in rocks, ranging in size from a softball to football, which Young said were dug up from around palm trees in her front yard.

“It’s unnerving to think that someone was so close to my house doing this,” she said. “It’s hard to think about what kind of person would do this.”

Around 1:35 a.m., Young said her doorbell rang numerous times, however neither she nor her family members answered the door.

When Young left for work at 6:15 a.m., she noticed the rocks. The shape of a penis was also outlined in her front yard with rocks, and large stones were placed behind the rear tires of her vehicle. Her husband’s and son’s cars, also in the driveway, were untouched.

“When I saw the rocks under my car, ... that really made me think this was about me,” she said. “It was statement that I’m talking to you. I didn’t think somebody would be so bold.”

Tracy Police Department Chief Gary Hampton confirmed on Tuesday night that the department is investigating the incident as a hate crime.

“Any hate crime, no matter who the person is as far as we are concerned, is a high-profile crime that we take very seriously,” Hampton said. “In this case, obviously, a council member is an elected official, and that’s an added component to it.”

He declined to speak further about the investigation, because it’s still ongoing. However, Hampton said he was “disappointed that she would go to the media.”

“It’s very frustrating that she has likely compromised our ability to solve this crime,” he said. “We’ve spent a significant amount of resources investigating this today. Candidly, I will now have to ask my staff to reassess how we’re investigating this and whether or not all of our efforts today have been for naught.”

When asked why the case would be reassessed, Hampton only spoke in general terms about investigating hate crimes.

“There are certain behaviors we see in people who engage in hate crimes, and the first 72 hours or so, we conduct a very comprehensive investigation knowing that we have a high probability of apprehending a person through investigative techniques we use,” the chief said. “The fact that she has disclosed this investigation is likely to scare this person off.”

Young said she doesn’t see herself as a controversial figure in government, but she mentioned that she experienced racial attacks and slurs leading up to her election in November.

She said officers were patrolling her neighborhood Tuesday on foot and in their vehicles.

“I’m just concerned because I have kids and I mentor young people,” Young said. “I just don’t want their parents to be afraid to let them come to my house because they think there’s danger or anything.”

• Contact Joel Danoy at 830-4229 or jdanoy@tracypress.com.
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EllieS
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July 10, 2013
Is it possible the person who is wanting to go to the press and make a big deal about it is actually the person who placed it???? This happened years ago in Brentwood. But it turns out the person who was the supposed victim was actually the person who placed the 'racist' object.
LuckyInTracyNot
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July 09, 2013
I mean who really cares, like Wobbley said it was probably just delinquents acting out, it's always a hate crime and they are always being picked on. I'm still trying to figure out what cody01 is talking about.
backinblack
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July 09, 2013
"I'm still trying to figure out what cody01 is talking about."

You're not the only one.
PublicCitizen
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July 09, 2013
For English press one.
Wobbley
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July 09, 2013
Someone CARVED swastika's in the tree's in front of my house a few years ago. It was 99% probably KIDS. Most likely, it's one of her kids friends that did this. It's NOT always about race.

Did I go crying to the cops because of a hate crime??? NO, I scratched them off.

Since I moved to Tracy 10 years ago, I've been the victim of several opportunistic crimes.

cody01
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July 07, 2013
Part "I";Had a gal break into my online accounts. I know, what does that have to do with anything. Point of O got it. This gal broke in, wrote a bunch of racial BS and took it to the right ppl. As if it was me. That's what ID theft is all about. I picture a couple guys placing these stones in the shape of a penis and a swaztika. Wait! almost forgot the "LARGE" rocks under the wheels, All stealth like they were. Don't know if the swaztika was facing the right way, fact, don't even know how to spell it.

See, this chic, she got busted for a criminal DV against my person. She sent the biggest guy she could find to finish the job.He called and threatened my life and everything, left it right there on my answering machine he did. Even left his name and phone # before hanging up(Terrorist threats). That is another Criminal Domestic against her.Soooooo, she made me out to be a racist. Can't blame her, that would have been strike #2. Then I saw the guy. He is white. Complicated. White with an explanation. Claims 1/2 black, does not claim 1/2 white. During his threat, "White Trash" was used. He was going to send (2) of the biggest, blackest, something or anothers to "Cut" me.
cody01
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July 08, 2013
He used her phone to do it. Was right there on my caller ID.

(2) days after this threat was left on my answering machine, I get served with a restraining order. Go figure.

Took me 4 years to find out what she did. How? Had another gal do the same thing. This one left a trail. Even stumbled upon some of her work.

Seems to be the M.O. of the new MILF.

This is where I part from "POINT of O". Not sympathy, or, attention. It is staged. Why? Because it works and, she probably knows both my Ex's.lol.jkjk.

People get so caught up in this, they forget why they were there. Whatever the issue, throw this on it, It becomes the issue. This is smoke. It is a fairly new angle because of the computer in my case but, in reality, there is no racism.

(Accept for what I read in these comments) .

Nobody put rocks on her lawn.

Nobody knocked on her door for her not to answer(She would have called the cops). But, again, Not what folks are looking at. ppl are looking where they are directed, Racism. Can we talk about something else, Plz. It doesn't look good on any of you. The one that is leaving to be with her own "KIND". No matter where you go, There you are.
ChrisRoberts
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July 09, 2013
Thanks for telling use your tweaked out life story, bro.
lovin'life
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July 07, 2013
Luvmylifemore,

Your comment alone shows how ignorant you are. You literally named all major races so I can only assume you are a mutt. So your goal must be to find a town with only multiracial people and zero crime. I am not sure if cities break down their race population like that but good luck. 2 weeks isn't fast enough to get a douch like you outta here if u ask me. But good luck in all your near future endeavors. P.S. when you find that place, come back and post so the rest of us can join you in that perfect place.
Point_of_order
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July 07, 2013
Hmmmm... called the Press before the police?

Could Nancy be seeking attention?

And what better way than a staged "hate crime".

Attention and sympathy....
MrSycamore
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July 06, 2013
I bet you these clowns who did this heinous act drives an imported vehicle, owns a Sony tv, loves the nfl, and loves Mexican food.
backinblack
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July 07, 2013
Welcome to the path of idiocy and bigotry blazed by LMLM, enjoy the stroll.
Wobbley
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July 09, 2013
More likely they attend Junior High, smoke pot and carry iPhones.
backinblack
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July 06, 2013
"Way too much white trash, black people, Mexicans and Indian people for my taste."

Great, start using foul language again and the amlee persona will be back in full force. I'll take the hispanic, black, & Indian people I know over you anyday, and oh yea, you are obviously part of the white trash crowd, hypocrite.

Oh wait, you're above everyone else because hubby makes big bucks and you live in Hidden Lake. Isn't that the hood where some of the recent major crime headlines have centered on? Hmmm.

Although it fits with your history on this site, it seems your goal is to insult as many people as possible before leaving? Can't you simply ride off to utopia and leave us pathetic morons alone?
bobrod
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July 08, 2013
Bib-you are 100% right! This little rock we all live on is big enough for everyone, if she says she wants to move, don't say anything-maybe she will move faster and we wont have to deal with her and her narcissistic comments too! She will soon find out that it doesnt matter where she moves to, this BS is everywhere. Thats the world we live in! Hidden Lake ? Really? She's no better than anyone else in this town.........
LuckyInTracyNot
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July 06, 2013
Tracy is still a good town despite what some people are doing if they know what they are doing that is. I see this made it on the local TV news, really? I bet if crackers were tossed on a Caucasian family's lawn living in Oakland nobody would pay any attention to it.
BenDaigo
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July 05, 2013
Where was public citizen at that day?
ChrisRoberts
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July 05, 2013
Nancy Young is finding out the hard way. Tracy is a trashy town, filled with simple minded yokels. Do the right thing for your family and get out of this horrible town, Nancy. Many long time families such as ours are planning to do the same. There is a reason most people never stay in Tracy!
Macpup
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July 05, 2013
I hope you are able to find the Utopia Town where there aren't any stupid people that think that defacing someone's property is funny. I'm sorry that Mrs. Young or anyone has to wake up to having their property vandalized, but that does not make Tracy a trashy town. As to people staying in Tracy, since I moved here the population has increased by 65,000 , so someone has stayed.
bobrod
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July 05, 2013
Chris, you are correct but it really doesnt matter where you go this kind of BS is everywhere. I feel for the victim and her family and I hope they can get on with their lives. Ya it it's wrong, ya who ever did it should be made to answer as well. It sounds more like kids than anything else but who knows, in this town there are all kinds. Tracy has its share of neighborhood punks who do this kind of crap because they are COWARDS, and thats the way we should all look at it.
EQ620
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July 05, 2013
Macpop, I don't think you are getting this. It's not about vandalized property, it's about being the victim of a hate crime. True, the vandalism is bad, but finding out that while you were in your home someone was on your property doing what has happened here is terrifying. As a former resident of Tracy, yes there are some trashy parts of town. I hope that your Finest are able to locate and arrest the culprits responsible for this harassment so that Ms. Young and her family may live in peace.
cody01
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July 08, 2013
There is a reason "Most" people never stay in Tracy!

The housing market was #1.,. Lost their house in Tracy. The statement you made,That's just plain bad grammar.

Go to the Southwest side of Modesto(Robertson).

How about Airport in Stockton. Or, around 8th Street.

Hired a secretary out of Manteca, showed up her 1st day of work with her truck riddled with bullet holes. She explained; Not shooting at her. Her truck was in the way.

No! Tracy is a good place to live. Been here since 83.
sb2482
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July 05, 2013
I am sorry to read that this happened. There are far too many dirtbags in Tracy, and yes, if outlining a swastica and a penis in someone's yard is your way of making a statement, you are a dirtbag. Reasonable people discuss political differences and use the voting booth.
doors17
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July 05, 2013
Unfortunately this is another example that we share the world with stupid people and you can't even begin to reason with those who are that ignorant.

I'm sorry what happen to you and your family Mrs. Young and I hope they find who did this.
Nicki2
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July 06, 2013
LuvMyLifeMore

We are moving also. What state are you moving to?


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