OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student […]
Someone hung a noose with a stuffed animal outside the office a Meridian mayoral candidate.
Meridian police tell WTOK-TV they found a hooded baby blanket with a stuffed dog’s head hanging by a noose Thursday morning. It was outside the insurance office of Percy Bland, a Democratic candidate for mayor. Bland is black.
The Meridian Police Department characterizes the incident as a hate crime and sent evidence to the FBI for analysis. […]