Punish Students Who Allegedly Put a Noose Around a Black Student’s Neck

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Target: Gregory K. Davis, U.S. Attorney for Stone County

Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for the students who allegedly put a noose around a black student’s neck and pulled it tight.

Several high school football players placed a noose around a black student’s neck and pulled it tight, reports claim. The NAACP alleges that Stone High School representatives did not report the incident to the police and failed to protect the black student. The Stone County School District reports that it “takes all matters involving students very seriously and will do everything within its power to make sure that all policies and procedures were adhered to and that all of its students have a safe place to receive an education.” Demand justice for this innocent student.

The alleged hate crime happened in Stone High School’s football field house. Reports indicate that the high school did not punish the perpetrators or inform the victim’s parents of what disciplinary actions would be taken. Stone High School football coach, John Feaster, did indicate that the perpetrators were no longer a part of the team. There are no reports on the victim’s condition at this time.

No official charges have been filed, but the NAACP has requested a federal investigation into the alleged hate crime. Sign below and demand justice for this innocent student.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. Attorney Davis,

Several white students reportedly placed a noose around a black student’s neck and pulled it tight. The alleged hate crime occurred in a southern Mississippi High School, where racial tensions have reportedly escalated. We demand the maximum penalty for the perpetrators of this crime.

“There is a level of fear and intimidation in this county,” stated NAACP president Derrick Johnson. Some residents of Wiggins County claim that black students are punished more harshly than white students. Others claim that race-related incidents have been swept under the rug for years. Per reports, the students accused in this case have yet to face legal consequences.

We demand that you do a full investigation into this case and assign the maximum penalty to any students found guilty of this hate crime.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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