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Noose controversy in the Brass City (CT)
WTNH Television ^ | 11/06/2007 | Puppage

Posted on 11/06/2007 8:03:26 AM PST by Puppage

Waterbury (WTNH) _ A noose hanging as a Halloween display is sending a frightening message to members of the community.

"Recently there has been a lot of hype around it so you can imagine how it could make anyone feel, African-American in particular," said the president of the Greater Waterbury NAACP, Jimmie Griffin.

Griffin received numerous phone calls about the hanging man so he drove to Homestead Avenue to check it out for himself and to ask the homeowner to take it down.

"It brings back some bad memories about our history in this country," said Griffin.

News Channel 8 approached the unidentified homeowner as he was on his way out.

"You known that this reminds African-Americans of lynchings that were done in the South," said Griffin to the homeowner.

"Yeah, but that was not the intention," the homeowner responded.

The homeowner went on to say that the hanging man is a Halloween decoration and neighbors says the home always gets into the Halloween spirit.

"Yeah, they always decorate their house, they are very likable people," said neighbor Salvatore Boiano.

Griffin says that may be the case, but the symbolism of the noose is extremely sensitive and others should be aware of that.

"It seems to me that lately it's hard for people to not know that nooses are an embarrassment to hang anymore," Griffin said.

The homeowner did say he will remove the noose this evening.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: victimculture
Recently there has been a lot of hype around it so you can imagine how it could make anyone feel

Umm, no, I can't.

"It brings back some bad memories about our history in this country," said Griffin.

And, I suppose car tires remind people of......

1 posted on 11/06/2007 8:03:28 AM PST by Puppage
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To: Puppage

No noose is good noose?..............


2 posted on 11/06/2007 8:04:46 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

How many Black people were hanged at Salem in 1692?


3 posted on 11/06/2007 8:06:17 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Puppage

Ah, yes, the Great Noose Craze of 2007. Brought to you by PC MSM everywhere.


4 posted on 11/06/2007 8:07:32 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Red Badger

LOL!


5 posted on 11/06/2007 8:07:39 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: massgopguy

The people in Salem were hanged for Black Magic, not black skin.............


6 posted on 11/06/2007 8:10:20 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Puppage

“You known that this reminds African-Americans of lynchings that were done in the South,” said Griffin to the homeowner.

I would’ve responded. “Um, ok....how’s that my problem?”


7 posted on 11/06/2007 8:10:54 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Puppage

This is soooooooooo stupid. I’ve been hanging dummies from flagpoles at holloween since I was 12 years old. No one ever complained here in CT before.


8 posted on 11/06/2007 8:10:59 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

A noose bit my sister once.........


9 posted on 11/06/2007 8:11:19 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Puppage

Speaking of nooses, I enjoyed watching Clint Eastwood and Inger Stevens in “Hang ‘em High” last night.


10 posted on 11/06/2007 8:11:45 AM PST by AU72
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To: Puppage

What if the person being suspended is a white coal mine worker?


11 posted on 11/06/2007 8:12:24 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: wastedyears; Lead Moderator

I think I deja vu’ed this.

Mod, if you feel this should be deleted, please do so.


12 posted on 11/06/2007 8:13:19 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: Puppage

I see the OSM (old stream media) talking points emails have went out and they involve nooses.

As a history, in 2000 if anyone recalls it was James Byrd and Churches being burned in the South and Midwest..as a way to gin up the African American vote for Dhimmis, well, the Dhimmis are no longer infavor of churches, so they have to find something to keep the story line alive...and here we have nonsensical Halloween noose refernces in place of Burnt Churches...

The template, unlike the subject, never changes....


13 posted on 11/06/2007 8:14:20 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ No more miller brewing products, pass it on/Isaiah 3.3)
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To: Slapshot68

Lets see, how many whites met the same fate out west?


14 posted on 11/06/2007 8:18:21 AM PST by devistate one four (Nam "68)
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To: Puppage

Come on, Jimmie...get on the ball! This was for a Halloween display, and you’re only just now getting around to complaining about it? Usually you can sniff out those racist white devils almost instantaneously.


15 posted on 11/06/2007 8:18:45 AM PST by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan.)
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To: Puppage
  • "It brings back some bad memories about our history in this country," said Griffin.
  • You known that this reminds African-Americans of lynchings that were done in the South," said Griffin to the homeowner.
  • Griffin says ... symbolism of the noose is extremely sensitive and others should be aware of that.
  • "It seems to me that lately it's hard for people to not know that nooses are an embarrassment to hang anymore," Griffin said.

Get over it mr perpetually offended Jimmie Griffin and NAACP. And if I was the homeowner I'd have two words for you and here's a hint -- they ain't 'Happy Kwanzaa'.

16 posted on 11/06/2007 8:21:19 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Puppage

Grow a spine people - get a sense of humor.


17 posted on 11/06/2007 8:28:20 AM PST by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: padre35

Actually the church problem was earlier in the ‘90s.


18 posted on 11/06/2007 8:40:34 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Condor51

“Griffin says ... symbolism of the noose is extremely sensitive and others should be aware of that.”

You know, I was NEVER aware of this “sensitivity” until this year.


19 posted on 11/06/2007 8:41:47 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

They (Dhimmis) used it all the time to try and push for so called Federal Hate Crimes Legislation, the NAACP used Byrd’s death against GWB because he vetoed TX hate crimes laws..


20 posted on 11/06/2007 8:42:56 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ No more miller brewing products, pass it on/Isaiah 3.3)
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To: Puppage

I remember seeing nooses at Halloween beginning many years ago. I think it’s stupid, ghoulish, ridiculous and a total waste of time and money. But it’s not racist. In the past few months the race-baiters decided that they would add one more thing to the huge list of things that are automatically called racist: ropes. Now the FBI investigates ropes. Why didn’t it investigate ropes last year and the year before? Because NO ONE considered ropes racist!


21 posted on 11/06/2007 8:47:08 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (it's sick out there and getting sicker - bob grant)
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To: Puppage

Why we could all guess that if an abortion suction aspirator machine was depicted as Halloween decor, that folks would be up in arms about that, too.


22 posted on 11/06/2007 8:47:36 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: the OlLine Rebel

These nooses have probably been used as Halloween displays for years. As you say, why is it only becoming a problem now?

In any case I have to wonder how much longer this country can last when certain segments get offended by simple meaningless child like holiday decorations. If this is something that is going to divide us, how can we stand up to the terrorists?? Just like certain presidential candidates and their supporters flying off the handle because reporters ask them tough questions. And then they have the nerve to say Bush treats the media badly!


23 posted on 11/06/2007 8:47:59 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Puppage

I wonder if this is more “frightening” then when people leave the downtown office late to walk to their cars, or when they get onto the mass transit and realize they’re the only white person there?

I wonder if the author of this report has ever been so “frightened” and whether he/she chose to editorialize on that experience?


24 posted on 11/06/2007 8:51:07 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: the OlLine Rebel; TigersEye

Wait until we can’t buy white sheets anymore because they offend somebody. Shaking my head again.


25 posted on 11/06/2007 9:10:58 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: Puppage

I collapse and break into tears at the sight of a knife because of the history of scalping settlers by “Native Americans”. My lawsuits against any store with a housewares section have been very lucrative.

Not to mention how the sight of a box of saltines puts me in a suicidal depression because of the decades of abuse by “African Americans” calling us “crackers”.


26 posted on 11/06/2007 9:22:34 AM PST by Master Shake
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To: Master Shake

If you put up a heated outhouse as a hallow’en decoration it wouldn’t be long before you were accused of being and Ezra Taft Benson!


27 posted on 11/06/2007 9:38:41 AM PST by mathurine
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To: Puppage

I had a hanging man in my front tree also, probably purchased from the same internet merchant. I was waiting for someone to complain but it never happened. In fact, I always get compliments on my halloween decorations..........


28 posted on 11/06/2007 9:44:52 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I could be Agent "HT")
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To: massgopguy
I seem to recall cattle rustlers being hanged, I did not realize that they were predominately black.
29 posted on 11/06/2007 9:52:45 AM PST by Dmitry Vukicevich (Learn something new every day.)
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To: Puppage

...geez, what is the world coming too?


30 posted on 11/06/2007 10:07:10 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Puppage
I have a former neighbor (Caucasian) that would also be a bit sensitive to it:

He’s served/serving (not sure about his release date) time in the Wyoming state pen for cattle rustling.

Considering some of his other local dealings, including with us before we found out what a shady character he is, I wouldn't be surprised to find out he was related to Mr. Haney, and had stolen & eaten Arnold.

31 posted on 11/06/2007 10:34:13 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: pandoraou812

Does this belong in Breaking Noose?


32 posted on 11/06/2007 12:43:46 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye
lol... But seriously if a noose is going to offend then what about the racks of white sheets in all the stores? Or white sheets drying on a clothes line ?

It is insane & I have had it. I can go to a black part of the town next to me & be called all kinds of nasty names & nobody is going to say sh-t about it if I complain. They will say well you shouldn’t have been in that part of town. These asinine double standards need to stop asap.

33 posted on 11/06/2007 7:59:07 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: pandoraou812
They will say well you shouldn’t have been in that part of town.

The authorities have been droning out that lame excuse for decades.

34 posted on 11/06/2007 8:49:04 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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