I noticed that the swastika graffiti along McHenry Avenue disappeared less than a week after I e-mailed Modesto's graffiti abatement team. Thanks to all who contributed to that prompt response.
To those who tagged the traffic signal and street-lamp poles, I don't welcome your activities. I placed calls of support and solidarity to businesses and a church in the neighborhood that seemed to be your possible targets. If you've dedicated your life to hate, I wish you wretched consequences -- not because you're unworthy; you deserve better, and so does your community.