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The second “War Pigs” letter sent to Dolezal was an apology, not a threat

Rachel Dolezal, Spokane’s new NAACP president, meets with Joseph M. King of King’s Consulting, left, and Dr. Scott Finnie, director and senior professor of Eastern Washington University’s Africana Education Program, in January 2015 in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Rachel Dolezal, Spokane’s new NAACP president, meets with Joseph M. King of King’s Consulting, left, and Dr. Scott Finnie, director and senior professor of Eastern Washington University’s Africana Education Program, in January 2015 in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland)

The intent of the original letter is unclear. Though investigated as a threat, the package does not mention Dolezal directly, police note, other than including a copy of an Inlander blog on Dolezal's reaction to a "Shorty Can't Breath Either" sign at a local business.

There are no direct threats against her, the police report says.

One page does contain photographs of old lynchings, apparently drawn from a website of historical lynching photography called Without Sanctuary, along with references to the Zebra killings.

“Dolezal did admit that these photographs appear to be the same ones that she uses in her presentations when discussing the history of racism,” the detective states in the report. Dolezal believed the anonymous sender may have trailed her. Full story. Daniel Walters, Inlander

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