Victims describe shock of receiving angry missives, print-outs of innocuous Facebook comments
GENEVA – When Geneva resident Jill Johnson suggested on Facebook in May that she felt sad about several immigration raids at Kane County businesses, she had no idea it would gain such attention.
She didn't even make a comment, just posted a sad face emoji, indicating her reaction to the issue at hand, on a Facebook page about the area.
A week later, Johnson said she received through the mail a printout of that Facebook post with an added hand written message that included a slur and other derogatory statements about Hispanic people.
“My jaw dropped,” Johnson said. “My husband had a huge engagement in Chicago that night and he stayed home with me. Someone was doing this to me, to my house. I have three little kids.” Johnson said they bought new security cameras for the house after receiving the anonymous letter.
“I’m really active in the community in campaigns and elections and who knows who I ticked off?” Johnson said.