Oakland Workers Find Noose Hanging in Back of City Truck

Some Oakland city workers say they were shocked to find a noose in the back of their work noose Oaklandvehicle.

Several carpenters tell KTVU that they’d returned from working overtime when they spotted the noose hanging in the city vehicle. The noose had been attached to a ladder on the truck.

Employees at the center say racial tensions have been simmering for quite awhile and now they’ve reached a boiling point.

“I’m very disturbed about this and very uncomfortable,” one worker told the station.

Another noose was previously left in a filing cabinet at a city office.

“There’s been some issues going on there for quite some time now,” Service Employee Union worker Al Marshall told CBS San Francisco.

“There’s the general stuff around who gets promoted, who doesn’t get promoted – that kind of thing, but nothing that has been a racial issue,” Mayor Jean Quan told KPIX.

From KTVU:

City Administrator Henry Gardner says he believes that somebody who works there planted it, and there is evidence of racial tension that will be addressed accordingly.

Several city employees met with Gardner for two hours Wednesday to talk about what happened. They all say the incident is completely unacceptable.

“There is an investigation underway, it will be vigorous, it will be thorough, it will be complete and there will be severe consequences if we can identify who put it there,” Gardner said.

Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson also confirmed that the police take the incident “very seriously.”

This is not the first time in recent weeks that a black employee has complained about a noose at the workplace. Not long ago, a black worker claimed that a FedEx driver left a noose at his job after a disagreement. The driver was put on a different route after the incident.



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  1. I would not be surprised if these start popping up everywhere. The Fraternal Order of Police and the KKK likely have a few of the same members. If Ferguson was any sign things are going to get real. Europeans/Caucasians are not to be trusted we must do for ourselves, stop spending with them buying from them, working for them and create our own. The time is up for peace. It’s War.

  2. And they say Mississippi is racist.

  3. This bigotry is like a cancer burning through the American landscape. The animosity aimed at the very people who were stolen and shipped here, forced into slavery and 'emancipated' is way overdue for a cure. Get it together America, we're here to stay.

  4. Mr Mc coy im with you. Im armed to the teeth. They are convinced we are the reason they have failed in life. They blame us for this failing nation theyve destroyed. As a black man my family and i are prepared for anyband all eventual outcomes.

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