‘Get A Noose!’ Black Man Says He Survived Attempted Lynching In Indiana Forest

Screengrab / Vauhxx Rush Booker / Facebook

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“It hurts my soul, and my pride, but there are multiple witnesses and it can’t be hidden or avoided” said Vauhxx Booker.

According to The Bloomingtonian, Vauhxx Booker, a prominent civil rights activist in Bloomington and a member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, said he was “assaulted, injured and threatened with a noose by a group of men on public property near the shore of Lake Monroe on Saturday the 4th of July.”

  • Booker said he was “pinned to a tree, and a group of men threatened to break his arms, and made the statement ‘get a noose,’ while telling Booker’s companions to leave the area. Booker said the individuals, who had Confederate flags, and made statements about ‘white power’ claimed he and his companions had trespassed on private property,” The Bloomingtonian reported.
  • Booker called 911 after being assaulted, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) came to the scene, but refused to arrest his attackers, the report said.
  • Booker posted about the assault on Facebook, along with videos of the attackers during the incident.

“I don’t want to recount this, but I was almost the victim of an attempted lynching. I don’t want this to have happened to me or anyone. It hurts my soul, and my pride, but there are multiple witnesses and it can’t be hidden or avoided,” Booker wrote. “I was diagnosed with a minor concussion, some abrasions, bruising, and some ripped out hair patches,” he told the Bloomingtonian.

The Bloomingtonian reached out to the DNR for comment, and received the following response:

“The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division can confirm our officers responded to this call for service. The incident is under investigation and the final report will be forwarded to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Officer upon completion.”

Read the full report here.

Comments (16)
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Kradek
Kradek

White supremacist pigs, I wonder if they took the offenders ID. I can assure you that Mr. Booker will be served and protected with stop and frisk pig harrassment from now on

saganhill1963
saganhill1963

This is why I believe POC should carry concealed at all times. I am a white guy and carry concealed not because of the mythical bad guy portrayed by the NRA but by this type of behavior carried out by conservative white people. If I had been there I would have helped that guy and shot those white fascist pigs.

WTFagain
WTFagain

Smollett , Bubba , when ppl make up shit , that means there is nothing on that burger.

liaisonsus
liaisonsus

Please do not compare these pieces of human excrement with Pigs who are intelligent and sensitive animals.

Jerry N. Wesner
Jerry N. Wesner

Shooting, or even shooting at, those "pigs" would have resulted in a charge of attempted murder. Guns only help if you're being shot at.

Felix Carter
Felix Carter

It seems obvious the entire thing is made up. Did we learn nothing from Jussie Smollett?


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