Sun. May 19th, 2024

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This guy is definitely pushing it to the limits. Not only did he build a Ku Klux Klan snowman on his front lawn, he’s also angered residents in the past by flying Aryan Nations flags at his home. At Halloween he passed out bullet casings after he said he ran out of candy. Sad that he has to get attention in such a way and is so hateful. Do you think he should be arrested and prosecuted? Here is a take from MSNBC.

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies told Mark Eliseuson Wednesday that he could be charged with a crime because the 10-foot-tall snowman was holding what appeared to be a noose. Deputies were called by neighbors who were appalled by the pointy-headed snowman with two dark eyes.

Hayden for decades earned notoriety for being near the former rural compound of the Aryan Nations.

Eliseuson could have been charged with creating a public nuisance. Idaho law defines such a nuisance as anything “offensive to the senses” or that interferes with the comfort of an entire neighborhood. Eliseuson removed the noose and toppled the snowman after he talked with officers.

Eliseuson told KXLY-TV of Spokane that he sees nothing wrong with the snowman. But other people did.

“It’s such a message of hate,” said Amber Caldwell, who saw the snowman while visiting her cousin in the neighborhood. “My kids asked me about it and I had to explain what that symbol means.”


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Joyce Lovelace
Joyce Lovelace
13 years ago

As distasteful as I find his snowman and other Aryan showmanship I don’t think he should be arrested. The noose was what put him over the line in my opinion, and as he tore down the snowman after the police spoke to him, I think that is enough.
As for the kids. I think this gives a good opportunity for a social history lesson.

Ken Carman
13 years ago

I’m a little more stringent when it comes to the noose. To me it looks like a threat. I missed the par where they said he tore it down when asked.

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