NAACP has demands on noose discovery at Amazon site in Windsor

NAACP has demands on noose discovery at Amazon site in Windsor

WINDSOR — The Greater Hartford branch of the NAACP has outlined a list of various demands in connection with the seven possible nooses discovered at the construction site for the soon-to-be Amazon fulfillment center.

The organization is demanding that the Windsor Police Department request and accept additional support from state police and the FBI in its investigation of the incidents.

The NAACP also is demanding that the construction contractor at the site, RC Anderson LLC, “devise and implement a visible and effective plan for cultural and diversity awareness among workers on their site with immediate effect,” the organization said in its statement, released Friday.

Plus, the organization is demanding that Amazon should take action to address the discoveries.

The organization’s demands stem from a series of possible noose discoveries two weeks ago. Police said they responded to the construction site on Kennedy Road three days in a row after construction supervisors discovered a total of seven possible nooses between April 27 and April 29.

State Rep. Jane Garibay, D-Windsor, said she was briefed on the situation last week and said the FBI is involved, but is not physically on site.

“Obviously it is outrageous what happened, and we have to stand up against hate,” she said.

Garibay said Amazon is putting together a meeting involving town officials and state representatives.

“Every town official and every state official is outraged. To have something like this happen is very sad, and people need to know that a lot of people are working towards a solution,” Garibay said.

Police on Friday said in a statement that RC Anderson LLC has been receptive and accommodating to law enforcement requests and the evidence recovered at the site is at the state lab for processing.

Police also said they are continuing to work with state and federal authorities.

“To date, no specific group has been identified as a target of this hate incident,” police said.

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