REDUX: KANSAS CITY AREA PREZ OBAMA EFFIGY HANGING HATE CRIME?!?!
For just a brief moment, let's revisit the most politically and racially divisive traffic jam in Kansas City this week.
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KANSAS CITY NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST CONTENDS PREZ OBAMA EFFIGY HANGING FROM I-70 WAS A HATE CRIME!!!
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Columnist Lewis Diugid: Mannequin of Obama hanging from I-70 overpass must be thoroughly investigated
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"Some Kansas City area clown disrupts the presidential flow by hanging a fully clothed mannequin wearing a mask of Obama off an Interstate 70 overpass. The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m. Monday between Grain Valley and Oak Grove in a mostly white section of Jackson County.
"Authorities closed a part of I-70 for several minutes to remove the mannequin and investigate the area, The Kansas City Star reported. The incident is nothing to be taken lightly.
"This country has a long and terrible history of lynching African Americans, and Obama is the nation’s first black president. The Secret Service and the FBI should be investigating this awful occurrence as a hate crime against Obama and the first family."
We always come down on the side of free speech/expression on this blog BUT there's no denying this is an interesting argument worthy of consideration amid our increasingly divisive local discourse.
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