A Missouri man removed his Halloween decorations Wednesday at the request of the Scott County sheriff because they were suspected of being a public disturbance.
A Klu Klux Klan figure and the depiction of a black man being lynched were featured in the display.
Rick Hoskins told KFVS that he puts the decorations up every year as a sign of “white pride.”
“There’s been a bunch of people that’s stopped by since I put them up,” explained Hoskins. “Said they want to shake my hand. They said they’re glad to see a little white pride is still left in this country.”
Sheriff Rick Walter asked Rick Hoskins to remove the decorations after receiving several complaints. Hoskins agreed but promised to contact his attorney.
“It’s freedom of expression,” said Hoskins. “They’re my Halloween decorations.”
“I understand it’s freedom of speech,” one woman told KFVS. “But he needs to get over it.”
This video is from KFVS, broadcast Oct. 20, 2010.
Unemployment may not return to pre-COVID levels for a decade: Congressional Budget Office
On Thursday, Politico reported that it could take a decade for unemployment levels to return to where they were before the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
"The economic outlook for the next 10 years has 'deteriorated significantly' since the independent budget agency issued its last complete set of projections in January, CBO noted," reported Caitlan Emma. "That illustrates the devastating effects of the pandemic and underscores the reality of a slower economic recovery than the 'rocket ship' rebound predicted by President Donald Trump."
Fired SDNY prosecutor to testify before House Judiciary Committee — behind closed doors: report
The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, according to multiple reports.
Geoffrey Berman will testify after the bizarre sequence of events that preceded his ouster from the office. AG Bill Barr announced that Berman was resigning, with the SDNY denied. He was then fired by President Donald Trump.
NEW: Fired US Attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman will appear next week before House Judiciary behind closed doors next Thursday, according to a congressional aide
Texas governor breaks with GOP – mandates masks as state sees huge coronavirus spike but very little testing
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is breaking with his Republican party and mandating the wearing of masks in all public spaces statewide, as the Lone Star State explodes with coronavirus cases. Hospitals are over capacity and Texas is seeing a sharp rise in new cases.
Masks must now be worn in all public spaces in any county that has 20 or more cases of coronavirus, the governor's executive order reads.
BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott mandating masks in public spaces pic.twitter.com/HUfInR5apl
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