A dummy wearing a mask of President Obama was seen hanging from a busy highway in Missouri.

Fox4KC reports:

“The item that we had, we thought possibly could have been explosive, so we went ahead and shut down I-70 is both directions to ensure that if it was explosive there was nothing that was going to cause a hazard to any passerbys, and once we removed that from the scene we opened up I-70 almost immediately,” Sgt. Ronda Montgomery said.

There are now a lot of unanswered questions. Police don’t know who hung the dummy with a mask of President Obama or why it was done. The only thing investigators know for sure is this incident is being taken very seriously.

“The Dummy did have a presidential mask of President Obama, not sure what it means until we put the pieces together to see if it’s a credible threat,” Sgt. Montgomery said.

While the Secret Service investigates threats against the president, former FBI agent Jeff Lanza said law enforcement officers may not know the motivation behind this incident, but he says it won’t be taken lightly.

“Most of those things are not going to be serious, but you can’t take a chance, so what they’ll try to do is figure out who put it there, and if they can trace it back to the person responsible then they can see if it’s a credible threat or not,” Lanza said.

University of Missouri-Kansas City political science professor Max Skidmore said America has a long history of hate and he says this is an unfortunate example.

“You’re never going to eliminate hate and you don’t want to eliminate political dissent, ‘cause that’s part of the system,” Skidmore said. “Condemning the president, condemning the government is a long and honorable tradition, but threatening is another issue.”

Skidmore says any threat against the president, regardless of the intent, is a serious matter.

“It’s some person who is simply vicious and whose hatred overwhelms what little good sense he or she may have,” he said.

Almost eight years into his presidency and we still see the most disrespectful things surrounding our President.

Are you surprised?

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9 thoughts on “President Obama Effigy Hanging From Bridge Shuts Down Highway

  1. americanize. on said:

    There are hundreds of thousands of white people who hate this president.An please its not because of his politics.Its because a black man is in the white house.That frightens a lot of white people.So to disrespect him or even call for his lynching doesn,t surprise me. Racism is still alive an well.

    • There are hundreds of thousands of black people who love this president.An please its not because of his politics.Its because he’s black…………..How’s that?
      Nowhere in this article does it say that racists did it. No one has been caught, so you truly have no clue who did it.
      Just about every POTUS has been hung in effigy, Bush was burned in effigy, does that mean that because they were white that black racists did it?
      Would y’all please grow up and quit throwing out the race card, in this story, your immediate claims of racism, are not based on fact.
      Fact is, people voted for Obama for no other reason than he is black and people didn’t vote for him for the same reason. Guess what, makes both of those sides racist, black and white.
      Wanna have some fun, ask lecia, what his policies are.

      • tewdeeq on said:

        Obama was not elected because he was black. He was QUALIFIED; Qualified to be President over
        $#it Romney.

  2. Linda on said:

    So much HATRED for this man-President Barack Hussein Obama,
    just goes to show the amount of IGNORANT folks out here who only see the color of his skin!

    Hanging a dummy in effigy is tantamount to an actual LYNCHING!!

    May God continue to Bless our President and his family until they leave the “White
    House” in 2017.

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