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Secret Service Looking Into Threats to Obama Voiced at Palin Rallies

From Fishbowl LA – Now before you go comparing John McCain/Sarah Palin rallies where there have been four separate incidents of people in the crowd screaming things like ‘terrorist’, ‘kill him’ and ‘treason’ – before you go comparing those to Klan rallies – know that the Klan no longer has a crowd draw because they decided to stop using incendiary language. So the comparison is unfair…to the Klan.

The reports sounds like they are whipping up a lynch mob. Bridge to nowhere? Bridge to the 17th century.

Anyway, Radar Online is reporting that the Secret Service is now looking into the threats. What exactly are they looking into? Shh it’s a secret.

The question is – when does the media call a spade wielding racist mob a spade wielding racist mob?


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Man indited over nooses hanging from his truck at Jena march

The Louisiana resident, 18, faces federal hate-crime, conspiracy charges for allegedly displaying hangman’s nooses from the back of a pickup truck during a civil rights march last year in Jena, Louisiana.  As you will recall , thousands of marchers were protesting handling of several racially charged incidents.

Jeremiah Munsen, 18, of Grant Parish, repeatedly drove slowly past a group of marchers gathered at a bus depot in Alexandria, which is near Jena, as they awaited buses to return them to Tennessee, federal authorities said Thursday.  Munsen and an unnamed conspirator had attached nooses to their pickup on September 20 and driven to Alexandria specifically to threaten and intimidate the marchers, the authorities said.

A juvenile passenger was apprehended with Munsen, according to the arresting officer’s report.  The juvenile told police he and his family are in the Ku Klux Klan and that he had “KKK” tattooed on his chest, the police report said. He also said that he tied the nooses and that brass knuckles found in the truck belonged to him, the report said.

“This indictment accuses the defendant [Munsen] of conduct that constitutes a federal civil rights conspiracy violation and a federal hate crime,” said U.S. Attorney Donald Washington.

Source: CNN.com

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Noose found on door of African American professor at Columbia

The noose still has lasting significance in the African American community. There are some people out there that are very aware of that. Here is another NOOSE story…this time in the NYC!

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NEW YORK (CNN) — A rally Wednesday afternoon at Columbia University was held to protest the discovery of a noose on the office door of an African-American professor.

The noose was found Tuesday at Columbia’s Teachers College, said Joe Levine, executive director for external affairs at Teachers College.

The New York Police Department is investigating the matter as a hate crime.

The apparent target, Madonna Constantine, 44, is a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College. She co-wrote the book “Addressing Racism: Facilitating Cultural Competence in Mental Health and Educational Settings.”

Constantine issued a statement saying, “I am upset that the Teachers College community has been exposed to such an unbelievably vile incident, and I would like us to stay strong in the face of such a blatant act of racism.

“Hanging the noose on my office door reeks of cowardice and fear on many levels. I want the perpetrator to know that I will not be silenced.”

The noose was discovered about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday by a colleague of Constantine. It appeared to have been placed on the door between 8 and 9:15 a.m., police said. – (click here for the rest of this article from CNN)

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