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Noose hysteria

PostSat Jul 27, 2019 1:31 am ... 1096321463

Stanford University investigating noose in bush
It was found near a campus residence
By: Madeline Holcombe, CNN

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 02:02 AM MDT

Updated: Jul 17, 2019 02:02 AM MDT

(CNN) - Stanford University is looking into reports of a noose found hanging near a campus residence -- which could become a hate crime investigation.

Over the weekend, Stanford Department of Public Safety deputies found a white rope, about three feet long, suspended from a tall bush, according to a statement released by the California university Tuesday.

The noose was found near a residence for summer students.

The incident is currently being investigated as a "suspicious circumstance," according to the statement, but if more evidence is found, it may be re-classified as a hate crime.

"We feel it is important to state that a noose is recognized as a symbol of violence and racism directed against African American peoples. Such a symbol has no place on our campus," the university said.

A student visiting the campus took pictures and video of the rope.

The university's Department of Public Safety says that the incident is still under investigation.

CNN's Sarah Moon contributed to this report.
Lawdy, someone made a noose and hung it from a the po-leece!!

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PostSat Jul 27, 2019 1:35 am ... 529500001/

Dean calls noose found at University of Michigan hospital 'symbol of hate'
Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press Published 7:59 p.m. ET June 21, 2019 | Updated 8:17 p.m. ET June 21, 2019

Law enforcement authorities at the University of Michigan are investigating the discovery Thursday of a noose at University Hospital.

In a message to faculty and staff, Marschall Runge, dean of the University of Michigan Medical School, executive vice president for Medical Affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine, said the "symbol of hate and discrimination" was found at the workstation of two employees.

"We have taken immediate action to have this investigated as both an act of discrimination and a criminal act of ethnic intimidation," Runge said. "This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated."

Heather Young, public information officer for the university's Division of Public Safety and Security, said an employee found the noose at 11:25 a.m. on a desk in a staff area at the hospital.

"There (are) some leads that we have" in the investigation, she said Friday night. No further details were released.

Ian Demsky, a spokesman for the health system, provided Runge's statement to the Free Press but declined to answer any questions, citing the ongoing investigation.

Runge asked anyone with information to contact Security at 734-936-7890 or, or Compliance at 866-990-0111 or

"This incident impacts our entire community, and we stand strong as we make it clear to all that this organization — its leaders, faculty, staff and learners — fiercely value and defend equality, inclusiveness, respect and dignity for all, and the elimination of discrimination," Runge said.

Contact Ann Zaniewski: 313-222-6594 or Follow her on Twitter: @AnnZaniewski.
How these people can infer intent tells me that they're mind-readers! :roll:

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Re: Noose hysteria

PostSun Jul 28, 2019 1:13 am ... n/5397547/

Customer finds noose hanging at Home Depot in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Home Depot says it is investigating after a customer found a noose hanging in a Wilmington, Delaware store.

Lyonni Flowers says she found a rope, fashioned into a noose, at the store on Miller Road this past Friday.

Flowers said a store manager initially refused to respond when she and her sister made the store aware of what they'd found.

In an interview with Action News, Flowers said she was disheartened by the manager's response, and crushed by what she called an act of hate in her community.

In a statement Monday, Home Depot says the company is "appalled and disturbed by the incident, and has notified law enforcement."

The chain has not yet confirmed if there's any surveillance video that may identify who left the noose.
If you see a noose,call the cops!

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Re: Noose hysteria

PostTue Sep 03, 2019 11:45 pm ... i-elevator

Hate Crime: Student Charged After Noose Found In U of I Elevator
Andrew Smith, 19, faces hate crime and disorderly conduct charges.
By Shannon Antinori, Patch Staff
Sep 3, 2019 1:53 pm ET

CHAMPAIGN, IL —A 19-year-old University of Illinois student is charged with a felony hate crime after authorities say he placed a noose inside an elevator at a residence hall on Sunday. Andrew Smith, of Urbana, also faces a disorderly conduct charge.

University of Illinois police said staff at Allen Hall reported finding the noose at around 1 a.m. Sunday. The noose was hanging in an elevator in a public area in the residence hall, police said, adding that their investigation identified Smith as the offender

"Our mission at the University Police Department is to maintain a safe and secure environment where our campus community members feel supported and successful," Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Craig Stone said. "We do not tolerate incidents that are perceived by others to be a threat to their safety, and we will always respond quickly to identify offenders and hold them accountable for those actions."

After the incident, police said university officials communicated with residents and campus community members about the available resources. University Housing professionals and Student Affairs staff across campus were available to help students access support services.

Campus police said the investigation is ongoing, and asked anyone with information to contact the University of Illinois Police Department at 217-333-1216.

Smith was reportedly arrested late Monday and scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Champaign County jail records indicated Smith remained in custody early Tuesday afternoon.
Should he get the same justice Jussie Smollett did? You can comment here or at the above listed website and weigh in on this.

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