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Doll found hanging from noose at church
The Washington Post ^ | 11/02/2010 | Matt Zapotosky

Posted on 11/02/2010 12:10:58 PM PDT by Abathar

Laurel police were trying Monday to determine who hung a doll from a noose in front of an African American church on Laurel Park Drive late Saturday or early Sunday, authorities said.

A maintenance man found the doll, which was hanging from a tree in front of the City of Zion Church, about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, said Gregory Strong, the pastor. Someone had written racial slurs on the doll, along with references to President Obama, he said.

"This was meant to rattle our congregation," Strong said. "Very disturbing, very disturbing."

Strong said he called police, and the doll was removed before congregants arrived for services. He said he thought the doll was meant to scare congregants in the days before Tuesday's election.

"This was not coincidence," he said.

Jim Collins, a Laurel police spokesman, said that officers collected fingerprints from the doll and rope and remained in the area, undercover, looking for suspects. There were no leads Monday, he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: noose; planted; racebaiters

$10 says it was done by a member of the church or the black community to stir things up today.

How many lately have been proven fakes? Enough that I'm pretty skeptical of any until there are more facts.

1 posted on 11/02/2010 12:11:01 PM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar
$10 says it was done by a member of the church or the black community to stir things up today.

I'll see that and raise you $100. This is exactly the sort of cheap stunt that ONLY the racists on the Left pull to get some sort of payoff on their investment in victimhood.

2 posted on 11/02/2010 12:13:44 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Abathar

A doll? Come on. People really need to get a grip.


3 posted on 11/02/2010 12:13:56 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Abathar
Oh pish posh! This was clearly done by an agent provocateur to gin up the racial vote for Democrats. Too easy.
4 posted on 11/02/2010 12:14:12 PM PDT by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4)
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To: Abathar

Maybe a depressed doll?


5 posted on 11/02/2010 12:14:41 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Abathar

Someone would have to be monumental stupid to do something like that.

I’m going to take “Church Member Perpetrator” for $100 Alex.


6 posted on 11/02/2010 12:15:44 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: Abathar

Hey guys at church... buy some cheap security cameras. No excuse not to.


7 posted on 11/02/2010 12:15:48 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: Abathar

Obama Voter did it.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 12:16:08 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (First they laugh at you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you WIN. -Ghandi)
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To: Abathar

Totally agree. It’s an inside job.

Guaranteed.


9 posted on 11/02/2010 12:16:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Abathar

Another Munchausen “attack”?


10 posted on 11/02/2010 12:16:15 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ( From Angry White Men to Bitter Clinging Slurpee-Sippers -- we've come a long way, baby!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


11 posted on 11/02/2010 12:16:16 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Abathar
$10 says it was done by a member of the church or the black community to stir things up today.

And/or a Democrat operative.

12 posted on 11/02/2010 12:17:28 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Abathar

GOTV baby


13 posted on 11/02/2010 12:18:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: Tax Government

And again, church guys, if you have any gang-bangers in there, train some of them to set up security cameras. Get them out of gangs and into a good, community-helping business. Again, not excuse not to.


14 posted on 11/02/2010 12:18:27 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: Abathar

I don’t care if this was done by a member of the black community or the white community. Who ever did it should be locked-up for a few days in the local jail with the entire population of that jail knowing exactly what the slime-ball did.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 12:18:43 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: lowbridge

Yep, I sense a set-up here too.


16 posted on 11/02/2010 12:19:14 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Abathar

Message: better get out and vote or its Jim Crow all over again.


17 posted on 11/02/2010 12:20:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: trumandogz

Agreed, he would be scared sh*tless once word got out what he was in for.


18 posted on 11/02/2010 12:22:29 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: skeeter

No it was a message from homosexual activists that the church causes gay dolls to kill themselves.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 12:30:44 PM PDT by Augustinian monk (NAFTA/GATT- How 's that free trade thingy workin out, America?)
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To: Abathar

Looks more like a David Caradine “copy-cat” stunt...


20 posted on 11/02/2010 12:30:58 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: PGR88
I'll see that and raise you $100

I'll raise you $1000. This was an inside job.

21 posted on 11/02/2010 12:31:39 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: Abathar
$10 says it was done by a member of the church or the black community to stir things up today.

You know it.

22 posted on 11/02/2010 12:32:33 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Abathar

Would love to see if they could recover some DNA, as I believe they can often find markers for the race of the perp.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 12:34:20 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Abathar
I appreciate and enjoy people who can be terrorized by a cabbage patch kid and a shoe lace.

Years back I got busted by personnel for hanging a dozen stuffed bunnies my cube neighbor was selling. I made little hang mans nooses, and did my best to recreate the group hanging that was photographed after the Lincoln Assassination..

They were not as concerned about the prank as the fact that I wasted rubber bands tying their hands behind their back and made little blindfolds from company post-its.

What a strange world.

24 posted on 11/02/2010 12:34:41 PM PDT by mmercier (Show me how to live)
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To: Abathar

Of course this was done by lefties. This was done by union thugs to get their black exploited serfs to go vote to keep the union lackeys in power to suck the blood of this country including our black compatriots.


25 posted on 11/02/2010 12:36:01 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Abathar

Here we go again.

All the BS about the “racist” Tea Party, and suddenly this, on election day. Anybody know if Madonna Constantine was in the neighborhood recently?

One good thing about the left, and one promise they have kept: They are completely transparent.

Now, at least, the CBC will have something to keep them busy, and out of their home districts, after losing the House.


26 posted on 11/02/2010 12:36:57 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Abathar

Of course this was done by lefties. This was done by union thugs to scare their exploited black serfs to go vote to keep the union lackeys in power to suck the blood of this country including our black used and exploited compatriots.


27 posted on 11/02/2010 12:38:00 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Abathar
How come there was no outrage against muslims when they bound up this doll?


28 posted on 11/02/2010 12:40:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mmercier

LOL - They were more worried over the realism and going the extra mile, I love it.

If an employee of mine did that I would laugh and compliment his effort on the little details. Of course when you work in the tool and die industry we have a much different view on things than most office HR people, hell we could probably invade Cuba with what is stashed in the toolboxes around here.


29 posted on 11/02/2010 12:43:33 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Every one of these has proven to be a hoax, perpetrated by the “victim.”


30 posted on 11/02/2010 12:43:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I love the smell of napalm in November. Go Sharron! Go Christine!)
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To: Abathar
"This was meant to rattle our congregation," Strong said

Got that right.

31 posted on 11/02/2010 12:45:36 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: TSgt

“I’m going to take “Church Member Perpetrator” for $100 Alex.”

LOL. This is a pretty cheap and probably a pretty effective GOTV tool. It cost the rats a lot less than the “george bush drags black people behind his car” ad in 2004.


32 posted on 11/02/2010 12:46:32 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Abathar

The FBI, CIA, Secret Service, National Security, NCIS, Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guards, Coast Guard and Salvation Army need to mobilize on this IMMEDIATELY!


33 posted on 11/02/2010 12:48:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: Tax-chick

What is a hoax publicly perpetrated by a victim against the base opposing that ones perceived self image as the victim...?


34 posted on 11/02/2010 12:54:35 PM PDT by mmercier (psychosis)
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To: Abathar
Tawana.

Brawley.

35 posted on 11/02/2010 12:54:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: Abathar

I have a deer hanging in the garage...........


36 posted on 11/02/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The IRS thinks I'm made of money.............)
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To: Osage Orange

I use that knot all the time, have for years. I must be a racist, I even use a close version of it to tie my fishhooks.


37 posted on 11/02/2010 1:01:03 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
Well my deer isn't hanging from a noose....Ha!!

But I too..tie a noose-like knot..for my fishing hooks.

It's an easy knot..and a good knot.

38 posted on 11/02/2010 1:03:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The IRS thinks I'm made of money.............)
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To: ModelBreaker

This is a pretty cheap and probably a pretty effective ...

Good point. Who else would have ready access to a “doll of color” ?


39 posted on 11/02/2010 1:16:09 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Tax-chick

Exactly.


40 posted on 11/02/2010 1:21:54 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Abathar

I agree with you entirely.

Also I’m rooting for the beavers to ultimately de feet you in their quest to be masters of your pond.


41 posted on 11/02/2010 1:39:01 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Less gubmint is best gubmint.)
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To: Abathar

The congregation never saw it. But they sure got a good picture for the media.


42 posted on 11/02/2010 1:51:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Abathar

****”This was meant to rattle our congregation,” Strong said. “Very disturbing, very disturbing.”*****

Oh for heaven’s sake, it is a doll! What if it had been a dead cat nailed to the church door?


43 posted on 11/02/2010 2:03:30 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Abathar
$10 says it was done by a member of the church or the black community to stir things up today.

I wouldn't be at all surprised.

44 posted on 11/02/2010 2:08:51 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: trumandogz
Who ever did it should be locked-up for a few days in the local jail with the entire population of that jail knowing exactly what the slime-ball did.

Oh, I don't know. If it happened to be a couple of teenagers just being stupid as teenagers tend to be, I think that's a bit much.

45 posted on 11/02/2010 2:13:21 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Abathar

OK, exactly how many knuckle dragging KKK members would just happen to have black cabbage patch doll lying around?

NONE!


46 posted on 11/02/2010 2:27:36 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Abathar

who cares?

it’s a hard world...somewhere some cracker is getting his face kicked in or his woman assaulted just for being white

where’s the outrage on that?


47 posted on 11/02/2010 2:30:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: Abathar

This is going to depress the black doll vote! Oh, wait. I forgot that the doll can still vote DemocRAT once it’s deceased.


48 posted on 11/02/2010 2:46:24 PM PDT by joseph schlitz
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To: ColdOne

Oh, a hate crime. Oh, the humanity.


49 posted on 11/02/2010 6:27:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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