Less than one week left until the election, and the tension—and the violence—is at an all time high.
Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss. was set on fire last night. The call was received by 911 at 9:15pm, with firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.
The 111-year-old historically black church suffered a fair amount of damage, specifically in the sanctuary. Thankfully, no one was in the building and there are no reported injuries.
A vandal spray-painted the words "Vote Trump" on the side of the church in white paint. Police are investigating the act as a hate crime and not an act of vandalism.
— Simon Helberg (@simonhelberg) November 2, 2016
"It tries to push your beliefs on someone else, and this is a church, a predominantly black church, and no one has a right to try and…pressure someone into the way they want to decide to vote in this election," Greenville Police Chief Delando Wilson said at a news conference.
Six more days.