549. MCSO: Photos of people killed in encounters with law enforcement found hanging from nooses in Riverside Park / The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after six laminated cards were found attached to a tree with nooses in Riverside Park Saturday, June 20.
MCSO officials said in a news re
550. Sheriff Lucas: Placards hung from trees in park were ‘misguided’ attempt at social dialogue / Six placards attached to nooses were hung in a park in Milwaukee. They contained the names and photographs of black people killed by the police and private citizens. It appeared to be racist taunting. / 2020-06-
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Police say the six placards attached to nooses and the names of black citizens killed by the police or by private citizens were not put there by racists, but by a black man who was trying to 'invoke a community dialogue about "how Black and brown men and women are dying"'.
The placards were hung in a park in Milwaukee. It appeared to be racist taunting. But investigators now say that they were put there by a black man. The police decided that no crime was committed.