A North Carolina business owner arrived at work Wednesday to find a noose and the words, “We are here! KKK” spray-painted on his property, local Fox8 reports.
Todd Hale, the owner of Clarence Hale Auto Parts near Eden, a town that borders Virginia to the north, reported the incident to police.
“This needs to stop,” Hale said. “Nobody… you shouldn’t have to come in and see this.”
While the Klan message was spray-painted on a motor home parked on his property, other obscene messages were painted on the road, according to Fox8. The noose was tied to the fence that surrounds his business.
“People that’s doing this, stop it,” Hale said.
The incident is the latest in a series of racially-charged incidents in the South since a white supremacist massacred unarmed black church goers in Charleston last month.
Over the weekend, white men in pickup trucks with Confederate flags flying from the back were caught on video driving by a black child’s birthday party and shouting racial epithets. The woman who posted the video said they threatened to “kill y’all n***ers.”
A black Tennessee Army veteran was outside her Tennessee home recently when two white men in a Confederate flag-decorated pickup truck drove by and called her and her family “motherf*cking n***ers.” The veteran, identified only as “Sergeant Briscoe,” has been dealing with harassment by racists for 10 years.
A KKK Confederate flag rally earlier this month ended with chaos after Klan supporters taunted counter-protesters and bystanders with ugly racial remarks, including taunting a person with “gorilla” gestures. The rally was against South Carolina lawmakers’ decision to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds in honor of the Charleston shooting victims.
The weekend after the Charleston shooting, a chapter of the KKK launched a nationwide recruiting drive, dropping candy and flyers in California, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia. A recorded message on the phone number from the flyer hailed the “victory” of Dylann Roof, the self-proclaimed racist that has been charged with the Charleston massacre.
Watch the report from Fox8 here:
Lawrence O’Donnell aired hard-hitting expose on Trump, Jr — and the president tweets ‘presidential harassment’
MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday broadcast a hard-hitting segment on Donald Trump, Jr. for defending his father against claims of rape -- despite the fact his own mom made similar allegations.
The host attempted to understand why Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Trump, Jr. are so obedient to Trump when they both used to despise him.
O'Donnell noted a tweet by Trump, Jr. on the latest allegations against his father.
Moments after the segment ended, the president tweeted.
Robert Mueller subpoena isn’t a ‘friendly’ one: Intelligence Committee Chair tells Maddow
Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined with Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in subpoenaing former special counsel Robert Mueller. But according to Schiff, this wasn't exactly an agreement the committees came to with Mueller or the special counsel's investigators.
"We consistently communicated our committees' intentions to issue these subpoenas if necessary and we now understand it is necessary to do so. Should we see this as a friendly subpoena that Robert Mueller believed had to be issued before he could accept an invitation to testify?" asked MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
Mueller agrees to testify in public about Russia investigation after House Democrats issue subpoena: report
On Tuesday evening, CNN reported that former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public about the Russia investigation, following subpoenas from House Democrats.
"The House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee announced ... the special counsel has agreed to appear in public on July 17th in an open session to testify about what he found as a part of his two-year investigation into Russian interference, as well as potential obstruction of justice in the White House," said CNN reported Manu Raju. "Now, they say in this letter, both the chairmen of these committees, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, that they have subpoenaed Bob Mueller and he's agreed to testify under subpoena."