Noose Found At Obama Presidential Library Site

Former President Barack Obama

( – HAPPENING NOW: A noose was found hanging at the construction site of former President Barack Obama’s Presidential Library in Chicago.

As USA Today reports in “Noose found at Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center, causes $830-million construction to halt“:

A noose was found at the construction site of the new Obama Presidential Center in Chicago — a startling discovery that caused construction to pause on former President Barack Obama’s $830-million legacy project, officials say.

“The noose was discovered Thursday at the center, located in a city park on the city’s South Side. Chicago Police confirmed to USA TODAY they were investigating the incident but did not offer any additional information.

Lakeside Alliance, a Black-owned construction firm building the project, said it was ‘horrified’ over the incident and would offer a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the person ‘responsible for this shameful act.'” [emphasis added]

A statement that Obama presumably authorized was released.

“‘This shameless act of cowardice and hate is designed to get attention and divide us,’ the [Obama Foundation] said in a statement. ‘Our priority is protecting the health and safety of our workforce. We have notified authorities who are investigating the incident.'”