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Cable Holding Flag at Central Connecticut State U. Perceived as a Noose

Cable Holding Flag at Central Connecticut State U. Perceived as a Noose

“We have to think about intention versus impact. If that’s not the intention then think about the impact you’re having on the community.”

When did this noose craze begin? In recent years it seems like people see them everywhere.

FOX 61 reports:

Crane cable at CCSU perceived as noose; university says it’s not but will remove it

A flag hanging from a cable at a construction site at Central Connecticut State University drew some attention Saturday night, because for several people the cable ended in what resembled a noose.

The university says it was not a noose. Rather, the construction company had hoisted an American flag for the holiday weekend, and the cable ended in a loop for a cable hook.

With the recent discoveries of nooses at an Amazon construction site in Windsor though, some people said they are on edge, and a group gathered at CCSU to ask the university to take it down.

Ronald Davis, President of the New Britain NAACP said “Regardless of what someone else says about that, what I see, as a Black man? That’s a noose. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Take it down.”

Community organizer Mimi Gonzalez said, “We have to think about intention versus impact. If that’s not the intention then think about the impact you’re having on the community.”

“Their perception is mine as well, and it’s all of ours,” said Sal Cintorino, CCSU’s Chief Operating Officer. “We want to be respectful and understand when we look at that from afar it’s concerning. You can certainly perceive that as looking like a noose and so even though it’s a loop hook, and it’s a steel cable, we’re gonna lower it and we’re gonna remove it.”

The university said it had contacted the construction company and the cable was being taken down as soon as possible.

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If you give in to crazy you get more crazy.

The Friendly Grizzly | May 31, 2021 at 2:34 pm

It’s knot a noose. It’s a garage pull rope from a NASCAR pit garage door.

Maybe Democrats are right. Some in our midst are so stupid and so gullible they can’t think for themselves. They need feeding, care, and oversight. All in exchange for simple, menial tasks…

There a picture somewhere?

“If you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” If the national playbook says “get media attention by demanding removal of all nooses from the campus and the surrounding community — even in New England where the history of witch trials outnumbers the historic number of lynchings== then every loop you can see must be a noose.

For the same reason, UW Madison must remove its statute of Abe Lincoln, and we must rename “Morrill Hall” that can be found on many land-grant campuses It is all “performative”. It can keep us from debating substance.

Although I can’t see a good picture of the entire rigging assembly I’m assuming it’s a wire rope sling to which they attached a flag and then hung from the crane’s hook. Wire rope slings are as common to cranes as nails are to hammers. (See earlier comment by lawgrad.)

To someone unfamiliar with rigging it might look like a noose from a distance.

Of course, it would be a simple matter to demonstrate that the device has nothing to do with a noose nor is it even similar.

Of course, that is not the world in which we seem to be living.

healthguyfsu | June 1, 2021 at 1:07 am

I’m sure if it was hoisting a BLM flag it would have magically not resembled a noose.

healthguyfsu | June 1, 2021 at 1:16 am

Ronald Davis, President of the New Britain NAACP said “Regardless of what someone else says about that, what I see, as a Black man? That’s a noose. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Take it down.”

It’s downright assinine that the blacks have decided they suddenly have a monopoly on hangings. Lynching was a drop in the bucket of the history of unjust hangings. Cry me an f’n river…not one person alive today was even present at a lynching but see something circular in the air and suddenly its noose fear central!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 1, 2021 at 3:28 am

    It’s not so much a monopoly on hanging as it is on sniveling, complaining, and finding racism in everything.

    I, for one, am sick to death of it.

“Ronald Davis, President of the New Britain NAACP said “Regardless of what someone else says about that, what I see, as a Black man? That’s a noose. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Take it down.”

Regardless of what someone else says about that, what I see, as a human being? That’s a moron. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

henrybowman | June 1, 2021 at 3:23 pm

Entry #423 at fakehatecrimes.org.

Keep ’em coming, crybullies!

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