Aramis Ayala is the first black state attorney elected in the state of Florida, and in addition to the hatred she gets for her historic role, she also gets hate for her refusal to seek the death penalty and other unpopular stances that she has taken.

However, some of the hate recently crossed the line into a hate crime when Ayala received two racist letters over the course of two weeks. One of the letters contained a noose made of twine.

Ayala forwarded the two letters to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the sheriff’s office has since launched an investigation into the matter, according to the Orlando Sentinel. In an incident report, it was stated that Ayala “believes the hangman’s noose was meant as a threat to her as a public official.”

This kind of thing is not new to Ayala, who regularly receives hate not only in the mail but online. For example, recently, someone left this racist message on her YouTube page:

“Fucking n***rs. n***rs everywhere. the black woman is sticking up for a convicted COP killer. She should be on trial for her job and fired and thrown to the streets. She should pick cotton for the rest of her life and be whipped.”