Utica has a history of racism being very subtle, but behind a computer screen with no identification required the real attitudes of some within the community shine!<quoted text> He died for 2 reasons. He was into something he shouldn't have been and he was a Spratt. Anyone who was born and raised in Utica has had at least 1 tango with a Spratt. I know I have. Do I hate them? No. Am I racist? Certainly not. The family as a whole has built a bad rep for themselves. Does that justify racist jokes against a dead man? Think about it.
You are a 100 percent right that you should let the dead rest in peace. Also glad I moved and must say the things I have read on this subject matter of the Spratt family are in very poor taste.