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

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:28 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: May 8, 2014 8:00 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: racism, images, mississippi river, sheriff, plaquemines

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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