Palin Doll Hung by Noose at Hollywood Home

Man who hung Palin says part of Halloween display

Monday, Oct 27, 2008  |  Updated 12:40 PM PDT
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Palin Doll Hung by Noose at Hollywood Home

A Halloween themed effigy has generated several complaints because a mannequin -- dressed in vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's trademark updo, glasses and a red business suit -- is hanging by the neck from a noose.

Some concerned callers have reported the display as a hate crime so a special hate crime unit is investigating, West Hollywood Sheriff Sgt. Kristin Aloma said.

The home also has an effigy of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, popping out of a chimney surrounded by fake flames.
 
Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, said drivers and bus passengers have been stopping to snap pictures of the macabre scene.

Morisette said if the noose scene had featured Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, there might have been more outrage and maybe even vandalism to the home.

"The image of a hanged black man is a lot more intense than the image of a hanged white woman, for our country and the history of our country," Morisette told KCBS-TV.

Morisette said the effigy would be out of bounds at any other time of year, but "it's Halloween, it's time to be scary, it's time to be spooky."

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