Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.
From the Mayor’s Office Saturday:
“Mayor Bowser issued the following statement regarding the nooses found in Washington, DC over the past week:
“We are an inclusive city, and we do not tolerate signs of hate, ignorance, and fear. I have directed the Metropolitan Police Department to investigate these incidents, the Office of Human Rights to activate our hate crimes protocol, and the Office of Religious Affairs to engage faith leaders to be a resource for residents. We also ask the public to call MPD at (202) 727-9099 or text 50411 if you have information about these incidents.
Our diversity is what makes us stronger, and we will not relent in promoting and defending DC values. We do not take these incidents lightly, and we will not accept that signs of hate are signs of our time.”