Where the Hell Are the Police? Another Noose Found on National Mall

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Surely, with all of the camera surveillance as well as several branches of police (federal, local, military, etc.) patrolling one of the most tourist-laden places in these United States, one would think that there would be an arrest or some movement in this noose-hanging frenzy going on all over the National Mall.


However, these noose-placing cretins have been able to move about and do their dastardly, not to mention cowardly, acts with no repercussion thus far.

And so, perhaps because the perpetrators have been emboldened, USA Today reports, there was yet another noose found on the National Mall on Saturday evening, this time near the National Gallery of Art, hanging from a lamppost.

Who’s on the case—Inspector Clouseau? Or maybe it’s just not a priority. Or maybe, for those more cynical, it’s an inside job? I mean, that is what any logical person might assume.

The continued placement of these terror symbols is a mar on the United States as well as the police protecting our most prominent monuments.

So far, there have been no arrests in connection with the four or five nooses placed on or near the National Mall and elsewhere in or around Washington, D.C., in the last few weeks, but police say they’re on it—and “investigating” this latest incident.

Read more at USA Today.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.



Is hanging a noose really a crime? I have never seen anyone arrested or an investigation launched when people throw tied shoes or some such on power lines, or any other object you can hang things from. I dont even know if it would be a hate crime unless it had something hanging from it that specifically targeted a group of people.

Any lawyers in the house that could answer this for me?