Firefighter’s home burns after racist threat
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. - Police arrested a former volunteer firefighter after he admitted to setting fire to the home of an ex-colleague, who is the only black volunteer firefighter in an upstate New York town. Two days before the arson, the victim Kenneth Walker said he received a letter in his mailbox. It demanded he resign from the fire department by the end of the week and that he leave the small town of North Tonawanda. The letter used the N-word several times.