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Vincent J Hughes
Racist note sent to nominee for Pennsylvania State Police

A note apparently hand-delivered to the home mailbox of Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee for Pennsylvania State Police commissioner has raised the issue of race in one of the nation's largest police forces. The handwritten note arrived in Col. Marcus Brown's suburban Harrisburg mailbox on Monday night amid an increasingly ugly battle over Brown's nomination to lead the state police. It said: "No (racial epithet) lover will wear my uniform." It was signed "didnt-dont," an apparent reference to criticism by retired troopers of Brown's decision to wear the state police uniform despite not having graduated from the State Police Academy, as every trooper...