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Published on May 22, 2021 3:07 AM

by Teresa Pellicano, Bob Wilson, Samaia Hernandez/WTNH, Nexstar Media Wire

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WINDSOR, Conn. – An Amazon construction site in Connecticut is shutting down at least until next week after a seventh noose was found there, according to the NAACP.

The temporary shutdown impacts hundreds of jobs.

The Greater Hartford NAACP on Thursday said they were "outraged that noose number seven" was found at the site in Windsor. The group also addressed other recent forms of hate crimes.

"These forms of hate crimes have had a detrimental stain on the current state of America's reality and for them to hit so close to home and with such consistency, shows a robust disrespect for the not only human decency but also for our ancestors who lost their lives due to the hate represented within the knots in those ropes," the NAACP said.

According to police, on Wednesday at 12:56 p.m., a rope that could be interpreted as a noose was reported hanging within overhead beams on the site.

Nearly a month ago, police found the first noose. Officers came back days later to find five more. This week's discovery makes seven. The nooses are about 15 feet long, police said.

"The New Haven Division of the FBI is lending its resources and support to the Windsor PD for this ongoing investigation," said FBI Special Agent David Sundberg. "The implications of a hanging noose anywhere are unacceptable and will always generate the appropriate investigative response."

Brad Griggs of Amazon said, "We expect the site to be shut down at least until Monday while we work with law enforcement behind us to make sure the measures are installed." NFL families call for end to "race-norming' in brain injury payouts to Black players...