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Hospital chief explains rope found in break room (Noose alert)
katc3 ^ | 10/25/2007 | katc3

Posted on 10/27/2007 3:43:49 AM PDT by chemicalman

SHREVEPORT, La. -- A noose found in a doctors' break room at LSU Health Sciences Center might be a piece of rope fashioned with a knot and a loop used to treat orthopedic patients, the head of the facility said.

After a maintenance worker found the rope on Wednesday, administrators at the hospital and medical school notified federal authorities because they were concerned the rope with loops on each end might have been placed in the break room to intimidate blacks.

But on Thursday, Dr. John McDonald, the hospital's top administrator, said the rope might be one used by surgeons to give traction to fracture patients.

To someone unfamiliar with medical procedures, the series of knots and loops could appear to be a hangman's noose.

University police are investigating how the rope got there and they will turn over their findings to the U.S. attorney's office and the FBI in Shreveport.

Since the Jena Six case made headlines, there have been a number of other nooses found in high-profile incidents around the country _ in a black Coast Guard cadet's bag, on a Maryland college campus, and on the office door of a black professor at Columbia University in New York.

The Jena case involves six black Louisiana teenagers charged with the beating of a white student. The incident happened after nooses were hung from a tree on a high school campus there _ a symbol of the lynching violence of the segregation era.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: louisiana; lsu; noose
"Guns don't kill people...."

"Nooses don't kill people...."

Wonder why this maintenance worker didn't ask any of the staff at the hospital what that rope was? He went straight to the Feds. "What a maroon." as Bugs would say.

1 posted on 10/27/2007 3:43:50 AM PDT by chemicalman
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To: chemicalman

I think this worker needs to be investigated by the feds for reporting a non existent hate crime—actually, a hate crime in reverse.


2 posted on 10/27/2007 3:48:51 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: chemicalman

http://www.nola.com/newsflash/louisiana/index.ssf?/base/news-35/1193318116304070.xml&storylist=louisiana

previous story


3 posted on 10/27/2007 3:49:33 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: chemicalman
Another one wanting their 15 seconds of contrived fame...

"And their it was! And I courageously wrestled it and put it in a bag so no one else could get hurt..."

4 posted on 10/27/2007 3:50:45 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: chemicalman

The concept of “hate crime” is a liberal contrivance used to justify a punishment that goes beyond that prescribed by law merely to achieve satisfaction by the acuser.
It ought to be illegal if the criteria of cruel and unusual punishment is used.


5 posted on 10/27/2007 3:58:18 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: chemicalman

Shades of the DC government niggardly fiasco.


6 posted on 10/27/2007 3:58:46 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: chemicalman

Anybody remember the “church fires” of 1996? This is straight out of the clinton playbook. Gotta get out there and scare the black folks. Hillary has no hope if she doesn’t get 110% of the black vote.


7 posted on 10/27/2007 3:59:13 AM PDT by bad company (How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization)
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To: Dahoser

That’s noose to me.


8 posted on 10/27/2007 3:59:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: chemicalman
Burning an American Flag which millions have shed blood to defend....well that's free speech.

Wearing pink T-shirts with hateful anti-President Bush slogans and shouting during Senate and House committee meetings thus disrupting procedings....well that's free speech.

Tying nooses and hanging them from trees-HATE SPEECH, HATE SPEECH!

Brandishing the Confederate Battle Flag-HATE SPEECH, HATE SPEECH!

Now it has become...finding any piece of rope left lying around with a loop in it-HATE SPEECH, HATE SPEECH!

Funny how anything, no matter how objectionable it may be, as long as Liberals agree with it is "free speech," but if Liberals disagree with it, no matter how benign it may be, it is automatically "hate speech."

Anyone out there detect a double standard? Just pondering...
9 posted on 10/27/2007 4:31:04 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Liberals love "McCarthism," they just believe he was targeting the wrong side.)
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To: Dahoser

That was wonderful...I am responsible for someone else’s ignorance and illiteracy. That was a killer.


10 posted on 10/27/2007 4:32:38 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Liberals love "McCarthism," they just believe he was targeting the wrong side.)
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To: chemicalman
A noose and a slip knot are very different in appearance.
11 posted on 10/27/2007 4:37:21 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: bad company
This has rahm the terrorist (emanuel) and paul the forehead’s (begala) prints all over it. satan is hard at work in America... and from the tone on FR lately... he is working overtime here too!

LLS

12 posted on 10/27/2007 4:37:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: chemicalman

“...administrators at the hospital and medical school notified federal authorities...”

The federal government has its nose in everything. Too many useless bureaucrats. If a bureaucrat isn’t involved in national defense, fire him, give him a cardboard box and a map to the nearest bridge.


13 posted on 10/27/2007 4:38:16 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Tofu burgers are the last gasp of a dying society)
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To: normy

You don’t use a slip not to apply traction. That would end up being a tourniquet.


14 posted on 10/27/2007 4:42:36 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: chemicalman
.....administrators at the hospital and medical school notified federal authorities because they were concerned the rope with loops on each end might have been placed in the break room to intimidate blacks.

If this indicates the intelligence level of the administrators at the medical school, remind me never to visit that place.

15 posted on 10/27/2007 4:54:12 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob
...they were concerned the rope with loops on each end might have been placed in the break room to intimidate blacks.

Huh? Maybe a rope with a loop on both ends can be used to hang two blacks at once? These medical staffers are efficient!

16 posted on 10/27/2007 5:04:39 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: chemicalman

So now all you have to do if you want publicity is go to Home Depot, buy a rope, make a noose, plant it somewhere (at your workplace, if you don’t like your boss) and then “find” it and start screaming bloody murder to the police and the ever-gullible press. Gee! What fun! And all for the price of a piece of rope!


17 posted on 10/27/2007 5:09:35 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: chemicalman

“He went straight to the Feds. “What a maroon.” as Bugs would say.”

No, he isn’t. He is a foot-soldier in a war that some don’t even know is going on.


18 posted on 10/27/2007 6:07:31 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: chemicalman

Of course, we all agree that every time somebody plants or finds a noose somewhere, the whole world needs to know about it.


19 posted on 10/27/2007 6:28:34 AM PDT by Mmmike
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To: AmericaUnited

I doubt it was fame the accuser was seeking. My guess would be a quick paycheck.


20 posted on 10/27/2007 6:30:53 AM PDT by mort56
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To: chemicalman

Union members are trying to get people pissed off. It is another DEMS stupid trick.


21 posted on 10/27/2007 6:33:06 AM PDT by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: chemicalman
(Correction)

Of course, we all agree that every time somebody plants or finds a knotted string somewhere, the whole world needs to know about it.

22 posted on 10/27/2007 6:34:31 AM PDT by Mmmike
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To: chemicalman

Jeeze, I have FOUR looped ropes hanging from the rafters in my garage. I use the to hang (Oh,oh, make that “suspend”) furniture parts for staining and drying.

Probably better take them down before it becomes a federal case.


23 posted on 10/27/2007 6:44:27 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build refineries and nuke plants, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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To: Mmmike

We have to know about all of them because otherwise we wouldn’t know about the campaign of racist terror sweeping across our nation. In the meantime, how many blacks have died at the hands of other blacks in the short time since the original Jena nooses were hung? My guess is that the numbers would rival the total number of blacks lynched in the 100 years after the Civil War.


24 posted on 10/27/2007 6:48:14 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Sudetenland

As in 6-year old’s stick figure drawing of someone holding a gun results in suspension, (a lefty-detested symbol), in the seething, intolerant, lefty sponsored, 1984-like future, play hangman in school, get suspended or worse.


25 posted on 10/27/2007 6:56:53 AM PDT by GregoryFul (is a bear a bomb in a bull?)
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To: chemicalman
To any chip-on-the-shoulder racist, no noose is bad noose.

Leni

26 posted on 10/27/2007 6:59:45 AM PDT by MinuteGal ( Mother Freep Nursery Rhyme Winner/Loser Announced Today on Freepathon Thread!....5 PM ...EDT)
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To: samtheman

Don’t get caught, you’ll be swinging from it, thanks to the madmen surrounding us.


27 posted on 10/27/2007 7:01:43 AM PDT by GregoryFul (is a bear a bomb in a bull?)
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To: chemicalman

Ban ROPE!!!!!


28 posted on 10/27/2007 7:02:25 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: chemicalman

Has a noose been found in the Western United States? Say West of the Mississippi?


29 posted on 10/27/2007 7:07:31 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: puroresu

The numbers of lynchings listed in each source varies slightly. The NAACP lynching statistics tend to be slightly higher than the Tuskegee Institute figures, which some historians consider “conservative.” For example, in 1914, Possible.

“Tuskegee Institute reported fifty-two lynchings for the year, the “Chicago Tribune” reported fifty-four, and The Crisis, the official organ of the NAACP,gave the number as seventy-four.2 The reason for the discrepancies in these figures is due in part to different conceptions of what actually constituted a lynching, and errors in the figures. According to the Tuskegee Institute figures, between the years 1882 and 1951, 4,730 people were lynched in the United States: 3,437 Negro and 1,293 white.3 The largest number of lynchings occurred in 1892. Of the 230 persons lynched that year, 161 were Negroes and sixty-nine whites.”

http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/2/79.02.04.x.html


30 posted on 10/27/2007 7:07:50 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: chemicalman

one of the first knots Boy Scouts learn to tie early in their training is a Bowling Knot which resembles a noose.

Will the government remove that knot from acceptable knots to be tied by Scouts and firemen??


31 posted on 10/27/2007 7:16:23 AM PDT by elpadre
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To: CPOSharky

Hanging furniture parts? Oh sure.

Your neighbor told me it was for hanging some special plants to dry them out before you chopped them up. hmmm...


32 posted on 10/27/2007 7:23:10 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Mmmike
I find it extremely condescending to think of blacks as some sort of bug-eyed cretins cowering in terror at every piece of knotted rope they come across,
Oh! Oh! Massa, feet don’t fail me now! I done seen a ghost!
Talk about ridiculous stereotypes.
33 posted on 10/27/2007 7:25:00 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: ladyjane

That neighbor ain’t getting no more favors. ;-)


34 posted on 10/27/2007 7:27:03 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build refineries and nuke plants, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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To: Old North State
I find it extremely condescending to think of blacks as some sort of bug-eyed cretins cowering in terror at every piece of knotted rope they come across, Oh! Oh! Massa, feet don’t fail me now! I done seen a ghost! Talk about ridiculous stereotypes.

Nailed it!

35 posted on 10/27/2007 8:25:35 AM PDT by steelwheels
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To: elpadre

that’s “bowlin knot”.


36 posted on 10/27/2007 9:28:17 AM PDT by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: CPOSharky; ladyjane

Careful folks. That kind of talk could earn you a surprise visit from the No Knock Night Shift of the your neighborhood’s anti-smoking patrol.


37 posted on 10/27/2007 9:33:28 AM PDT by SWO
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To: Old North State

welcome to knee jerk paternalistic racism

where the racists decrying racism at every corner don’t realize it’s really them

fits in well with the notion that the white man is both the black man’s disease and cure

as if blacks have no free will

usually also goes hand in hand with those who think racism (interchangable with slavery) without question is the worst thing to ever happen since Adam and his rib.

we have plenty of suckers just like this right here


38 posted on 10/27/2007 9:46:56 AM PDT by wardaddy (Behind the lines in Vichy Nashville)
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To: tired1

spell check didn’t help - thanks


39 posted on 10/27/2007 11:20:55 AM PDT by elpadre
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To: SWO

The No Knock Night Shift?

Then we’d have to share what we have!

Those guys are baaad.


40 posted on 10/27/2007 7:06:00 PM PDT by ladyjane
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