NUTLEY, NJ - A TAPinto Nutley reader stumbled on a racist graffiti in Essex County Yanticaw Park while walking with her twins on Monday afternoon. The chalk message also used a slang term for the police.

Shortly after the message was discovered, the Nutley Police Department was alerted to the message and its contents.

The origin of the link between "12" and the police is not entirely clear. Some urban folklorists believe it to be a reference to the 1960s/ 1970s Los Angeles based police drama "Adam-12." Others believe the term comes from those involved in illegal drug trade, still others believe it comes from the police code "10-12." Whatever the origins, "the 12" is a reference to the police.

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