Monday, November 1, 2010
Missouri Man Uses Racist Scene Of Black Man Hanging For Halloween Decoration
People in a community in Missouri were outraged at one family's attempt to express themselves for Halloween.
According to KFVS 12, homeowner Rick Hoskins was forced to remove a racially charged Halloween display in front of his home that featured a Ku Klux Klan figure alongside an effigy of a black man hanging from a noose.
"It's my property and my scene for Halloween," Rick Hoskins said. "It's freedom of expression, so to each his own."
The display, which could be seen by drivers on Interstate 55, has caused quite a stir in the small community and after at the request of the county Sherriff, was finally removed.
“There's been a bunch of people that's stopped by since I put them up,” Hoskins told KFVS.
“Said they want to shake my hand. They said they're glad to see a little white pride is still left in this country.”
Hoskins states that although he complied with the Sherriff's request, he planned to consult with an attorney with the intent of putting the decorations back up.