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Former Mississippi Firefighter Lieutenant Attributes Noose in Locker Room to ‘Lawless Wild West,’ Not Racism

A noose found in a white lieutenant’s locker in a Hattiesburg, Miss., fire department has caused a rift between Black and white firefighters and has resulted in the resignation of the station’s lieutenant. According to the Associated Press, Shelton Russell, a 22-year veteran with the fire department, left his position…

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Elementary School Principal and Four Teachers Placed on Administrative Leave for Photo with Noose

At Summerwind Elementary School in Palmdale, Calif., four first-grade teachers decided to smile and pose for a photo with a noose, and the principal, Linda Brandt, reportedly then shared it in a group email. The educators have been placed on administrative leave. Palmdale School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado said, in…

Archived: Another Noose Found Hanging at National Mall

A noose was found hanging outside on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, authorities reported. This is the third time a noose was found on the grounds over the last several weeks. It was discovered on a light post near the National Gallery of Art. Police are still…