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La. sheriff, FBI investigating racial images found along MS River

11 months ago Thursday, May 08, 2014 3:28:28 PM CDT May 08, 2014 Thursday, May 08 2014 May 8, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BELLE CHASSE - The sheriff of one southern parish said Thursday he won't put up with racist behavior, and is looking for people who set up a symbolism of hate along the Mississippi River.

A rope with a noose-like knot was hanging from a willow tree along Highway 23. Painted on the trunk of the tree were two Ks. Nearby, the words "white power" were also painted on a cement levee embankment.

"This type of offensive behavior is disheartening, unacceptable, and has no place in society," Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco said. "[Whoever did this] will be held accountable," he said.

The FBI is also involved in the investigation, the sheriff said.
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