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Help Terry Keep His Family Safe After Hate Crime

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Harvey 'Terry' Williams was born and raised in the Alamo Square Park neighborhood. His family has been homeowners for decades, and they are active and beloved members of the community who have always treated their neighbors with the utmost kindness and respect.

The morning of April 26th at approx 12:30AM, Terry was delivered a package containing a black doll, with a noose wrapped around its neck - with his name and picture of his face on it. The doll along with the other contents of the package were covered in horrifying racial phrases and slurs, including:
“Go pick cotton blackie”
“We found you”
“Chicken a la Noose”
“Alligator bait baby”
“Target on your back”
“Pre frontal cortex atrophy”
“Genetically inferior”

On the morning of May 5th at approx 1:59AM, Terry was delivered a SECOND racist package. Contents were similar to the first package and contained a black face doll with noose. However, this time the threats escalated. With "Terry Williams" printed across the top of the doll's head, threats included "Get out of Alamo Square District", “Pure race whites rule the globe”, “We will continue to exterminate you n***** slaves”, and images of the KKK.

This is a blatant death threat and hate crime. Over the years, Terry has been subject to various accounts of racism, including being called racial slurs and baseless accusations, however this has been the most vagrant and vile.

We are asking the community to rally around Terry to support both him and his family. This money will be used to install a great security system (with cameras), help Terry relocate for a week until the police know more, and help take some financial pressure off the family during a very difficult and scary time.

We will also be hosting a rally against racism to show support for Terry, Saturday May 11 at 10:30AM in Alamo Square Park near the painted ladies. If you are local to SF, please join us!

No one deserves to feel unsafe in their own home. We appreciate the support.

If you have any information on who may be behind this or caught footage of the perp, please contact SFPD at 415 | 575 | 4444 or text a tip to TIP411, beginning the message with SFPD.


This campaign is being run by neighbors of Terry (with his permission). All proceeds will go directly to Terry and his family.

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Disclaimer: All proceeds will go directly to Terry and his family. Terry has visibility into the campaign's progress. We are all just neighbors who love Terry and love this neighborhood. This is pure grassroots organizing.

Please note that this is one of two GoFundMe's live to support Terry and his family. The second can be found at:


  • Jenna Hitchcock
    • $10 
    • 11 hrs
  • Lionel Riley
    • $40 
    • 1 d
  • Leah Jones
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Cheryl Davis
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Meiko Simada
    • $100 
    • 2 d

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Will Hughes
San Francisco, CA
Katrina Queirolo
Harvey Williams
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