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HAYDEN, Idaho -- While most see the holiday season as one of joy and merrymaking, at least one Hayden, Idaho, resident is taking the opportunity to spread a little hate courtesy of a noose-carrying, KKK hood-wearing snowman on their front lawn,
Several area parents first noticed the offensive snow sculpture, located in front of a home in the 9000 block of Hillview Drive, while taking their kids to school Tuesday morning. The sculpture depicts a snowman with a pointed hat and an outstretched right hand with a noose in it. Residents in the neighborhood say the homeowners also have an Aryan Nations flag on display.
The homeowner who had the offensive snow sculpture in front of his home is Mark, who was profiled by KXLY back in July for posting flags ranging from an Aryan Nations flag to an SS flag at his home, drawing the ire of his neighbors. Then in October he angered residents further when, according to neighbors, he passed out bullets on Halloween. A self-described White Separatist, Mark, who declined to give his last name during an interview in July, said Tuesday there was nothing wrong with his snowman. He says he put the snowman on his front lawn about a week ago. At first the snowman was much smaller, but someone attempted to knock it over within the last day or two, so he rebuilt it. It was about 10 feet tall Tuesday morning.
Originally posted by laiguana
I think it's funny....It's his property, so if he wants to make a kkk snowman...I really don't care.
Originally posted by anon72
Yes, the cops wen to his house. Read the story to get it all..... One messed up Dude. Or, is he just expressing himself in a non-violent way? Is his rights to Freedom of Expression being violated?
Does he have the right to display this on his own property? It's an object made of snow.... Or is it the noose? Or the Neo-Nazi flags? Crazy, sick, maddening BUT is it really illegal?
Two Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies went out to Mark’s home Tuesday and said there is a statute in Idaho against hanging nooses, which could have led to a criminal complaint against Mark if the noose hadn’t been removed from the sculpture.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
and if people ignored the idiot, he would probably stop.
the noose indicates a violent threat