7 Nooses Halt Construction At Connecticut Amazon Shut Down Warehouse.

WINDSOR — Amazon shut down a new factory building site in Connecticut after a seventh noose was discovered dangling from a beam, the first in a string of “potential” hate crimes, according to local authorities.

Another rope tied like a noose was found at the site in Windsor, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Hartford, on Wednesday, sparking a stepped-up police investigation and pleas from the state NAACP on Thursday for the perpetrator or perpetrators to be taken to justice.

Amazon said in a statement that the site would be closed until Monday to allow for new security measures to be implemented.

lgnews-7-Nooses-Halt-ConstructionAmazon said, “We continue to be profoundly concerned by the events occurring at the construction site in Windsor.” “Hate, bigotry, and sexism have no room in our culture, and they will not be accepted at Amazon.”

Windsor cops claim they’re collaborating with the FBI and state cops. The reward for tips leading to the arrest of the criminals has been increased to $100,000. Last month, the first noose was discovered at the place.

At a news conference outside the site on Thursday, Connecticut NAACP leaders joined state and local politicians to reject what they considered racist actions.

Scot X. Esdaile, president of the state NAACP, said, “We’re here to make sure the people are safe.” “We’re ensuring that all voices are heard and that this situation is handled professionally and appropriately.”

Carlos Best, a foreman, and ironworker at the factory said he has overheard racial comments, including those made by a worker he shot.

“I have personally seen a lot of racism on this job,” he said at the press conference. “This isn’t the only building site where this happens, and it needs to end.”

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