[Update August 23, 2012 1:00 p.m.
According to Omaha police a 78-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a racial slur aimed at Congressional candidate John Ewing.
The woman, who lives near 98th and Fort St., has been cited for destruction of property, a misdemeanor.
She has not been available for comment.]
Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Nebraska Watchdog has learned that Omaha police have a suspect in a case involving a racial slur apparently aimed at Congressional candidate John Ewing, who is black.
According to a photo obtained from the Ewing campaign a graffiti message recently written on a northwest Omaha garage door said, “Don’t put the (n-word) sign back up.”
Ewing’s campaign says the homeowner had put up a Ewing yard sign during the primary and took it down after the May 15 vote.
Both Ewing and his opponent, Republican Congressman Lee Terry, have condemned the incident which Ewing believes to be an isolated case.
Police expect to release more details soon
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