A Black family in a Dallas suburb want answers after their two cars were set ablaze and vandals spray painted "Trump 20" on their garage door.
The family believes the vandals struck because of a Black Lives Matter sign in front of their home.
"It's definitely a hate crime," Jayla Gipson, 36, told NBC News. She said that her 21-year-old son initially smelled smoke from the burning cars around midnight on Wednesday. "'Trump 2020' was sprayed on our garage, our 'Black Lives Matter' sign was spray-painted, and our cars were engulfed in flames."
"Had that sign not been in my yard, I don't think this would have ever been an incident for us," she said.
Gipson told reporters, "My life does matter, and regardless of how anyone feels or what their beliefs or opinions is — it's something that I'm voicing to the universe. Black Lives Matter."
An investigation is underway, but police have no suspects. The vandalism is not considered a police priority because it's a property crime. And similar hate crimes were determined to be hoaxes committed by the 'victims' themselves.