California Man Displays An Effigy Of Obama In His Front Yard!
The Secret Service showed up after a neighbor complained and the homeowner claimed he didn’t realize it came off as a “racist” threat on the Presidents life.
According to The Daily Mail:
Residents of a quiet southern California neighborhood were shocked by a neighbor’s decision to hang an effigy of President Obama in his front garden and even more astonished when the Secret Service came calling at his house a day later.
Agents arrived at the home of Eddie Million on Tuesday night after police received a complaint on Monday, and questioned the Moreno Valley man as to why he chose to hang a replica of the president from a tree.
Mr Million’s tasteless Halloween decor has offended many as the image of Mr Obama – and in a wider context, an African American man – hanging from a noose, raised questions about the homeowner’s motives and views on race.
An embarrassed Mr Million told The Press-Enterprise that the prank had not intended in any way to suggest he wished the president dead.
‘This is just a misunderstanding. This is getting all blown out of proportion. It’s down. It’s gone. We didn’t want to hurt the president,’ said the flooring company owner. ‘It was just for a party.’
‘A noose is scary. It’s Halloween. We have zombies in the back – figures, ghosts, zombies,’ he explained of his choice to attach the Obama mask to a body and hang it. But not everyone appreciated the joke.
After police were called on Monday, Mr Million said he realized his error.
‘I started thinking how bad it looked, and I took it down immediately,’ he said. But he was too late to save himself from a visit from the Secret Service on Tuesday who told him the effigy could have easily been construed as a threat to the Presidents life.
‘If I had it to do all over again, I absolutely wouldn’t have done it,’ Mr Million lamented. ‘It was not meant to offend anybody. It was just supposed to be a decoration.’
These racist fools keep trying to act like they’re all innocent after they get caught with noose’s in their yards!?!?
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