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'Noose' found in university hospital sparks hate crime allegation. Turns out employee was practicing

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A month ago the outrage seemed palpable.

    "Yesterday, in one of our hospitals, a noose — a symbol of hate and discrimination — was found at the work station of two of our employees," Dr. Marschall Runge — executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Michigan Medical School — said in a June 21 email to employees, MLive reported.

    Runge wasn't through: "We have taken immediate action to have this investigated as both an act of discrimination and a criminal act of ethnic intimidation," he added. "This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated."

    With that, the office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience was made available to those who experienced "distress" over the incident, MLive also said.

    Oops
    But it turns out it wasn't a noose or a hate crime, University of Michigan police said, according to a follow-up MLive report.
    UM's Division of Public Safety and Security conducted an investigation and determined that an employee on a break actually was practicing tying a "Uni Knot," which is used in fishing, with spool rope used for medical procedures, the outlet said.

    After the spool was returned to the storage area, the knot was still in place and discovered the following day, MLive added.

    The rope is typically used for traction after surgical procedures, DPSS Director of Strategic Communications Heather Young told the outlet, adding that the loose end of the rope was tied in the knot while still connected to the spool.

    "It was a case of (the rope) getting moved by several different people," Young also told MLive, adding there was no evidence to indicate a bias crime was committed.

    'Noose' found in university hospital sparks hate crime allegation. Turns out employee was practicing tying a fishing knot.
     
  2. davidtaylorjr

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    Interesting the perspectives. Some see the noose as a symbol of hate and discrimination, I see it as a symbol of justice. Just saying.
     
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    Betcha Joe Friday would not have jumped to that immediate confusion - Just the facts ma'am.
     
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    dum de dum dum. dum de dum dum duuuummmmmmmm!
     
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    When I lived in Delaware, they found a "noose" on the campus of the University of Delaware. They literally shut the university down for two days, had police and security all over the place, had a demonstration by black students, demanded the president be fired, instituted all kinds of tolerance and sensitivity training programs, and leveled accusations of racism at nearly every non-minority student and group on campus. I lived across the highway from the campus at the time and it was completely insane.

    Turns out, it wasn't a noose. It was a cord used to hang banners from campus-wide event the previous weekend.

    Idiots.
     
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    I also see it as a symbol of justice. U.M. must have some real morons to not know a noose from a uni knot.
     
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    Well, it is a modern university. Just sayin'. :Wink
     
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    What about a symbol of someone with depression?
     
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    Regardless, the incident will undoubtedly be included in the "hate crime" database and used to somehow prove that racism and hate crimes have increased since Trump got elected.
     
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    David Duke, Ilhan Omar, and Tulsi Gabbard walk into a bar........
     
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