A scarecrow painted to have dark skin was hanging by a rope from a tree in front of a home in Kensington.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Can You Expect Another Relief Payment?
Some neighbors say the homeowner gets in the spirit of Halloween every year and believe he meant no harm by the display.
But one councilman argued it was reminiscent of a lynching.READ MORE: Glass Bottle Attack In Chelsea Station Just The Latest Incident As Subway Crime Increases
“It’s unacceptable,” said Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn). “You ain’t speaking for this whole community because some people on this block came by and said it was offensive. They came and said it was offensive. It’s not a cool decoration.”
Police settled the dispute by removing the scarecrow figure from the tree.MORE NEWS: Racism Declared A Public Health Crisis In New York City
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