Oklahoma Hangs Nooses On Property As Warning To Thieves

Instead of getting a security system, an Oklahoma homeowner decided to send a warning to potential thieves in a very different way. Merle Martindale of Okmulgee County hung multiple nooses on a tree in front of his property along the highway with a sign that read, “It’s best not to be hanging around this area after dark.” Martingale denies any racial implications, according to CBS.

Noose Found Hanging From Tree on Duke Campus

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A noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus Wednesday morning.

A picture of the noose and statement was posted to the Duke People of Color Caucus Tumblr:

“To all black students, staff, faculty, and/or Durhamites on campus and in the area: Please take care of yourselves and each other. This campus is not a safe space, and has proven beyond any doubt that it is a hostile environment for any and all black people.”

This incident follows a case of racist chanting just two weeks ago, writes the Duke Chronicle. In that case, a black student claimed that white students chanted the same lynching song as the Oklahoma University SAE chapter at her while she was walking on campus.

Photo: Duke People of Color Caucus