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From: Ann Moore
Received: Oct. 26
As I was driving down a local street, I happened to glance out my window and see an effigy hanging from the front porch of a home elaborately decorated for Halloween. The lifelike figure, dressed in a sweatshirt and jeans with a noose around its neck, dangling from the porch, was quite disturbing.
If this were a figure that had racial overtones or that made fun of the homosexual population, there would be a great uproar. This figure had no prejudicial bias toward either gays or racial minorities. It was, however, an affront to those dealing with mental illness, to those who have lost loved ones to suicide and to those who battle every day with thoughts of suicide.
Outcries about this display, which is in very poor taste, are unlikely to occur. I voice my lack of comfort with such a brazen disregard for a population that is overlooked in our community.
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