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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…

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…

Noose Found at Smithsonian's African American Museum

A noose was found hanging at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday the second noose to be found on Smithsonian grounds this week. Museum officials condemned the act as a symbol of hatred. “Our museum is a place of learning and…