LAPEER, MI — A Lapeer resident is fighting back against hate speech in her own way after finding a swastika painted on the door at her home earlier this week.
Erin Zettle posted a message on Facebook Jan. 31 stating someone vandalized her family’s home with the symbol that caused “fear and rage and disbelief” and left her distraught.
“I wondered who could have done it and do they known me and was it religious or political or just nasty?” reads her post. “And I cried, and cried.”
That’s when she took a different view of the situation.
She decided to leave the symbol up to make people aware things like this do happen in the community, to someone they know and “so maybe the next time they hear something in line at the grocery store they will say “no, thank you … not here, not today, not ever.”
Most of the symbol, other than …