So, obviously, some white supremacists were trying to scare black voters away from the polls in Mississippi where Democrat Mike Espy, who is black, faces Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in a runoff election Tuesday, so they hung nooses from the trees outside the Mississippi State Capitol.
That’s what you’d think, anyway, from tweets like these:
State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused attention on the state’s history of racist violence. https://t.co/i2v7vHEHkH
— WSPA 7News (@WSPA7) November 27, 2018
Two nooses and several hate signs were found hanging at the Mississippi State Capitol Monday morning around 7:15 a.m., WLBT reports.
State Capitol police took the nooses and signs down and are investigating. https://t.co/DbJOnd7A3R
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 26, 2018
That tweet alone has been retweeted around 1,500 times, but there’s more to the story … judging by the signs that were left next to the trees, it looks like the nooses were hung by supporters of Espy. At least one of the “hate signs” admitted that they were being hung “to remind people that times have not changed.”
Nooses and signs, some referring to the upcoming Senate runoff election, have been found on the grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol. A state spokesman says one of the signs read: “We are hanging nooses to remind people that times have not changed.” https://t.co/5DFWtuGXA4 pic.twitter.com/qMZu9OrB3H
— CNN (@CNN) November 26, 2018
The headlines for this story are very bad. pic.twitter.com/1gyoRq8vCK
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) November 27, 2018
But of course, people blamed Republicans.
GOP campaign workers suppression efforts.
— Russ Hjelm (@HjelmRuss) November 26, 2018
— Boarding Soon (@boardingsoon) November 26, 2018
Trump’s kind of people. Good clean fun from friendly white folks
— Edward Kocur (@EdKocur) November 26, 2018
It was Trump
— Billy Jones (@BillyTheBigBone) November 26, 2018
— Katie Danziger (@KBDnyc) November 26, 2018
Mississippi shows us all who they still are.
— shirl hamps (@sh1359312) November 27, 2018
Not surprised, hopefully he pulls this out because! The voter suppression schemes will probably be heightened more normal this time smh
— Basil (@basil49871314) November 26, 2018
Glad to see the klan is out and about those days
— CZing (@CZing3) November 26, 2018
That was put up by Hyde-Smith’s supporters…or it was a welcome sign to trump going there tonite…
— ResistTrump (@YorkLight98) November 26, 2018
Judging by the signs, they were put up by Espy supporters, whose apparent intention was to remind people of Mississippi’s racist past and get them to vote for the black Democrat and not for the Republican woman who doesn’t “respect the lives of lynch victims.”
Nevertheless, police would like to know who was behind the nooses.
So horrendous that people have such hate filled hearts & minds due to a person’s skin color, nationality, sexual or gender preference.
How does this prejudice, this hate benefit the hater or any human?
— . (@DucksInnaRow) November 26, 2018
Hey, Mia Love, do you see your party now?
— Team Pelosi (@zeebap2) November 26, 2018
Look at these responses to Kyle’s tweet. He whipped up a mob over a hoax and doesn’t give a shit. I’m sure there are plenty of good people in the media but they definitely aren’t the loudest voices. https://t.co/7eqbB74m9e
— Böhm Bawerk (@bohmbawerk1) November 27, 2018
NOT The Onion: ‘Noose’ reported on college campus turned out to be a… WHAT? https://t.co/5baLQ501qj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 6, 2017
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