Nooses — dark symbols of hate — appear across US amid racial tensions
ATLANTA — Nooses hung from trees, a hate symbol linked to lynchings in the Jim Crow era and used today to intimidate Black people, have been anonymously placed in at least nine cities around the country in recent weeks, according to an unofficial tally by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Six separate incidents that were initially thought to be racist displays have turned out to be false alarms, Tuesday’s count of the incidents revealed. One of those false alarms now includes the Sunday incident at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, where a knotted rope was found inside the garage of NASCAR’s ...
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Nooses in cells, poor medical care at US immigration detention site
Los Angeles (AFP) - Inadequate medical care, improper segregation and even nooses found in cells are among "serious issues" found in a surprise inspection at the largest detention site for immigrants in California.The US Department of Homeland Security released Tuesday the results of a visit by the Office of the Inspector General to the detention site in Adelanto, California.The site, located some 90 miles (150 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, holds 1,940 male and female adult immigrants. It is managed by The Geo Group, a government contractor that runs privately run prisons and detention...