Local politicians decry noose found in Black family’s yard
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) - State and federal representatives from St. Lawrence County, New York, say they were disgusted by the targeting of a Black family who found a noose on the ground outside their home.
A resident of Massena, New York, posted a photo of a rope tied in a noose to Facebook on Sunday.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and other local elected officials condemned the “hateful display,” in a statement on Tuesday and says they stand with the family.
The family has asked local news outlets not to name them out of fear for their safety and started a petition calling for charges to be brought against the perpetrators.
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