Skip to comments.Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue
Posted on 02/18/2014 2:01:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
OXFORD, Miss. The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.
University police on Sunday morning found the rope noose and, on the statues face, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with a Confederate battle symbol, said campus police Chief Calvin Sellers. Two men were seen near the statue early Sunday and investigators were looking at surveillance footage.
Its a racial hate crime, Mississippi NAACP president Derrick Johnson said Tuesday after a news conference at the state Capitol. At what level do they get prosecuted? I dont know. But as long as we tolerate hate, we will continue to revisit history and the past of this state, and at some point we must move forward.
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OMG, that brings back some memories! :-))
Ole Miss Administration still has not released a description of the two males seen running from the statue shouting racial slurs. Why?
So let me get this straight: if a lefty stomps on a US flag and burns it, or gets his picture taken standing on a US flag published in the NY Times, it’s freedom of speech, but if a college kid hangs a noose on an inanimate statue, it warrants an FBI investigation for a “hate crime”?
So the US flag is footwear fodder and a statue is sacred?
Where’s the outcry over the dozens of times the Nathan Bedford Forrest equestrian monument has been vandalized (actual damages, not symbolic)?
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