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SCV: Front-yard noose display was in a “public place” (access required)

A black mannequin hanging from a noose in the defendant’s front yard was in a “public place” because it was clearly visible from a public road. Background Appellant Jack Eugene Turner lived on property adjoining a public road. Several other families also lived on that road, some of whom were African-American. With the intent of intimidating his ...