Duluth NAACP calls Obama effigy terroristic threat - Bring Me The News

Duluth NAACP calls Obama effigy terroristic threat

The Duluth chapter of the NAACP says an effigy of President Barack Obama hung from an electronic billboard should be prosecuted as a "terroristic threat," the News Tribune reports. Police cut down the effigy after residents reported it on Election Day. The scarecrow had a mask of Obama and a noose around its neck.
Author:
Publish date:

The Duluth chapter of the NAACP says an effigy of President Barack Obama hung from an electronic billboard should be prosecuted as a "terroristic threat," the News Tribune reports.

Police cut down the effigy after residents reported it on Election Day. The scarecrow had a mask of Obama and a noose around its neck.

A homeowner near Rochester also admitted that her display of a chair hung by a noose was a direct reference to President Barack Obama.

Next Up

Related

CBS: Obama wins Wisconsin

President Obama has won the key battleground state of Wisconsin, Fox News, CBS News and NBC projected. The win, paired with another projected win in swing state New Hampshire, makes it tougher for the Romney campaign to get to the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

Chair in noose display aimed at Obama

A homeowner outside Rochester readily admits to KAAL that her display of a chair hung by a noose is a direct reference to President Barack Obama – and his race. As a finishing touch, Laura Mulholland put a bayonet through the chair's seat. "President Obama needs to go, by the ballot box," she says. A number of locals, weighing in on Facebook, think the display is offensive.

Source: President Obama returning to Minnesota

The details of Obama's trip are still being worked out, but he's expected to visit the battleground state on June 1. Obama was in Minnesota last summer when his Midwest bus tour made a stop in Cannon Falls.

Obama to visit Wisconsin in race's final stretch; Paul Ryan stops at St. Paul bar

President Barack Obama, who canceled campaign events for a third day to focus on Hurricane Sandy, will make remarks on the tarmac at Austin Straubel International Airport near Green Bay on Thursday morning. The Obama and Romey campaigns are making last-ditch efforts to win Midwestern states. Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said he would shave his mustache of 40 years if Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania.

Un-Fair Campaign's anti-racism billboard in Duluth defaced with racial slur

A racial slur has marred an anti-racism billboard by the controversial Un-Fair Campaign in Duluth. The billboard, which reads, "Racism: Ignore it and it won’t go away," was defaced with a painting of the Confederate flag -- along with what is considered a variation of the N-word, says Claudie Washington, president of the local chapter of the NAACP.

Gov. Mark Dayton meets with Obama in Washington, D.C.

The Minnesota Governor was among a dozen Democratic governors meeting with the President to discuss jobs and the economy Friday. Dayton declined to predict if Obama will win Minnesota's electorates in November but said "he's the best president we could possibly have."