I will burn the house down.

Chesapeake Beach, MD

1974, I was 14 years old; my dad was in the Army, we were moving to Ohio from Weaver, Alabama. The house we lived in we rented. The owner was selling the house and the realtor was in the driveway talking to my dad one day. The neighbor came over to see what was happening. He was a State Trooper, when he heard the house was up for sale he told the realtor “If you sell the house to a n***** I will burn it down.” Then he walked away. Stuck with me for all these years, a police officer, wasn’t he supposed to protect everyone?


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