Two nooses were discovered hanging from trees in the Crown Heights area, and the NYPD is investigating both incidents as possible hate crimes against the African-American community.
From the Gothamist:
Two nooses were discovered hanging from trees in central Brooklyn this month, according to local City Council member Robert Cornegy, Jr. and the NYPD.
A 31-year-old man was walking on Eastern Parkway near the corner of Classon Avenue around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7th, when he saw a noose hanging from a tree, police said. The intersection is a block east of the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights.
The following Thursday, around 8:00 p.m., someone hung a white noose from a tree outside of the Brooklyn Library branch at 496 Franklin Avenue near Hancock Street in Bed-Stuy.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.