Another Day, Another Noose

In what seems to be an alarming trend as of late, a high school principal in New York was mailed a noose. Authorities are treating the incident as a hate crime

Tyona Washington, an African-American woman who is principal of Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, was mailed both a noose and a racist letter on Tuesday.

According to an article in the New York Times, the letter said; “I’ll give you enough rope to hang yourself.”

This incident is one of many that has occurred in New York in recent weeks. A Columbia University professor had a noose hung on her office door. A noose was also found at a police department in Long Island.

The New York State Senate is responding to the flurry of nooses by trying to pass an anti-noose law.

On Monday, the Senate proposed a bill that would make it a crime to use a noose to threaten someone. The proposed bill would make it a felony to display a physical or visual image of a noose.


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