Police recover noose found outside Crown Heights church

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Police were searching for a suspect who they say left a noose outside of a Crown Heights church on June 22, according to authorities.

The hangman’s knot was discovered in some bushes surrounding United House of Prayer for All Church, located at 1323 Park Place between Schenectady and Utica avenues, Saturday morning, and police arrived at around 9 a.m. to remove the ominous length of rope, cops said.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation by the Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force remains ongoing, according to authorities.

The incident at the non-denominational church follows Mayor Bill de Blasio creation of the Office of the Prevention of Hate Crimes earlier this month to combat rising hate crimes stats throughout the city.

“In New York City, we celebrate and uphold our differences and reject any attempt to hate or divide,” de Blasio said at the time. “We will never stand idly by while our fellow New Yorkers are targeted because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or any other quality that makes them who they are.”

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Updated 8:16 am, June 26, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Local from Here says:
Probably a white guy who is afraid of people of color. They get off on garbage like this. Find him and send him to the sun.
June 24, 2019, 1:49 pm
Local from Here says:
Probably one of those gentrifying yuppies that keeps telling the locals that they can’t have cars anymore.
June 24, 2019, 2:52 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆Probably my racist scumbag doppelganger.⬆⬆⬆
June 24, 2019, 3:07 pm
Amir from Bay Ridge says:
Please change this awful headline. A) This is too serious a story for some cute pun. B) This is a terrorist. Not a “Nutjob” or a “wacko”
June 24, 2019, 6:42 pm
Caitlynn from Ex-Catholic says:
It’s less creepy than the torture devices displayed in the church itself, to scare the congregants. They have a wooden cross that is designed to nail a human being to while they are still alive. They display it to children!
June 25, 2019, 1 am
Marx says:
All of this attack on religion from the press and the school system visa v John Dewey was planned long ago to disrupt the American family and way of life. Communism has been alive and well long after the fall of the Soviet Union.
June 25, 2019, 1:45 am
Gregory Hubbard from The City says:
Whoa folks! 1. 'A white guy who is afraid of people of color? 2. 'one of those gentrifying yuppies that keeps telling the locals that they can’t have cars anymore? 3. 'less creepy than the torture devices displayed in the church itself, to scare the congregants? Each one of you has selected your favorite group to bash! They don't wear name tags. Yuppies don't wear a particular color, or vote as a block. I'll bet you see them every day, and don't know it. Bigots and Neo-Nazis don't wear swastikas, or shove people they don't like out of the way. And people who attend one church or another probably do not agree with you with regard to the crucifixion symbols that have obviously scared or offended you. I worked with a Nazi for two years before his deadly hatred leaked out; no one had any idea he could spout such garbage. He was always well dressed. He wasn't particularly friendly, but does that mean that all people who aren't particularly friendly are Nazis? Don't be silly. He liked me because of my appearance - I look Nordic. When he discovered that half the members of my family are Jewish, and I'm Gay, that set off his tirade about people he didn't like in the office. Last I checked neither was these is contagious. However, setting up stereotypes is. Don't start.....
June 25, 2019, 8:09 pm
Fellow Journalist from Crown Heights says:
Please do not make fun/puns about serious topics. It demeans the people involved, insults the intelligence of your readers, and lowers the quality of your product. This happens far too often in your publication. Either you are trying to be serious journalists or you are trying to be high schoolers again. (And I suspect the reporter was not "in on the joke.")
June 25, 2019, 8:56 pm
Concerned from Brooklyn says:
Brooklyn Paper style is ridiculous and childish. I don’t blame reports, who don’t write the headlines and subscribe to the tone, but the whole outlets style is so awful. It’s like the style of an illiterate child.
June 25, 2019, 10:58 pm
Sonia from Fort Greene says:
Ask Jussie Smollett.
June 26, 2019, 12:34 am
Benny from Park Slope says:
The comments here are so often eye-opening and laughable. Usually it's whiny pseudo-intellectuals from all over the political map with an ideological axe to grind (All whites are racist! Democrats are commies!) and more often that not, the arguments are incoherent and logically bogus. I do like Caitlynn's comment, though. She's right. The Catholic church has always been horny for public displays of torture (and private displays of pedophilia).
June 26, 2019, 7:33 am
Pam says:
Is it acceptable at this paper to make fun of the mentally ill? Discrimination against their illness for the sake of “entertainment “?
June 26, 2019, 5:02 pm
Wendell Williams says:
It’s spelled NEWS! A NEWS !!
June 27, 2019, 5:20 pm

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