Sat. Oct 24th, 2020
santa-rosa-police-investigate-hate-crime-after-official-meeting-‘zoom-bombed’-with-racist-content

Police in Santa Rosa are investigating a hate crime after someone used racist content to “Zoom bomb” a meeting of government and nonprofit officials who gathered virtually Friday to discuss homelessness in the area, a supervisor confirmed.

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins said that she was late to the meeting but when she joined there was “an image of a shirtless man holding his crotch, and someone speaking… and the ‘rick-rolled’ music video began.’”

She also said that the Director of Health Services reported that
the images used during the intrusion included at least one black person being hung,
and use of the N-word.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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