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Pittsburgh Man Puts Confederate Flag With Black Doll Hung From Noose

A Pittsburgh community up in arms because a local put a Confederate flag with a Black baby doll hanging in a noose with a knife in its back.

According to WTAE reports:

After the photo was shared with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, we called East Huntingdon Township’s supervisor Paul Hodgkiss.

“(I’m) definitely against anything like that in our township,” Hodgkiss said.

He said he found out about the display Tuesday afternoon when a man who lives nearby called. Officials in Scottdale Borough said they’ve been hearing about it for months, however it’s outside their jurisdiction.

“I just hope he has to take it down,” Szolek said. “That’s all I want, you know. I don’t care, I don’t want him punished. I just want him to take it down so we don’t have to look at it.”

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Beau Berman knocked on the Porter Avenue home’s door, but no one answered. Thirty minutes later he drove by again but the doll and flag were gone.

“It probably is allowed to be there at his property, but if we can do anything to stop it we will,” Hodgkiss said.

Township officials said they will meet Wednesday to discuss the situation, however now that the flag is down it remains unclear what action if any they will take.




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