Note to white supremacists: You can still hang your noose in the privacy of your own home. "Publicly" means hanging the noose where other people can see it; around your own necks would be a start.
House Bill 726, which makes intimidation in the form of a publicly displayed noose a crime punishable by a year in prison.
The bill stems from the Jena 6 uproar in which the hanging of a noose sparked a fight between white and black high school students. One of the black teens was held in jail, leading to a march and international attention.
I wonder if displaying a noose is a free speech issue? Any lawyers out there?