Monday, 29 October 2007

Should hanging a noose in public be considered a hate crime?

By P.J. Burns

The answer to the question, "is this a hate crime," is so obviously yes I am finding myself at a loss of words.

The object for all who look at it symbolizes death and there are few that would argue that fact. For some people it represents suicide. For others it represents execution or capital punishment. But for African Americans it symbolizes so much more than death. A noose hanging in a...

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