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Noose Display Not Protected Speech (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds defen­dant’s conviction of displaying a noose with the intent to intimidate for hanging an all-black, life-size dummy by a noose from a tree in his front yard, next door to his African-American neighbors; defen­dant’s conviction under Va. Code § 18.2- 423.2 is affirmed. When questioned by a local law en­forcement officer ...