A Sacramento Family having a reunion at a Rollins Lake campground last weekend say they were the victims of a Hate crime, they suspect simply because they are black. Family spokesperson Kanisha Allen says the problems started when another group came to the campsite next to theirs and some of them became rowdy and started staring and screaming racial slurs.
Allen says her family tried to ignore them and shurgged it off, until they had enough, and reported the incident to the Campgrounds manager.
At that point she says one of the men from the rowdy camp started running towards her family, she thought he was carrying a gun and Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says his office was called.
The sheriff’s office requested other agencies to assist because they didn’t know what they would be dealing with.
Once deputies got into the Campground and talked to those that were present they learned that there had been a disturbance between some campers and the family that was having the reunion.
Royal says later they determined that the person they contacted, that was leaving the campground when they first arrived was the same person who had been making the threats. Royal says no charges have been filed or arrests made at this point. Once deputies conduct all witness interviews and complete the investigation, that report will be forwarded to the District Attorney for potential prosecution.