Police scoured 56 hours of videotape from Columbia University but have not come up with anything yet on the noose incident this week.
A four foot long noose hangs from a door knob of a Columbia University professor’s office, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2007 in New York. The NYPD’s hate crime unit was examining whether the twine noose was the work of students or colleagues at odds with professor Madonna Constantine, who is African – American. (AP Photo/NYPD)
Following this noose incident Assemblyman Joseph Lentol says he will introduce legislation that makes hanging a noose a felony.
The New York Daily News reported:
Meanwhile, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) said he will introduce legislation to make displaying a noose a felony akin to showcasing a burning cross or a swastika. “I think it is high time that the law recognizes the racial and historic hatred that a noose symbolizes,” Lentol said.
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