Say Parks Dept. tried to hide noose incident
By John Marzulli
Anthony Crum leveled the allegations in a notice to sue the city for emotional distress filed this week with the city controller’s office.
Crum, who is part Shinnecock and Blackfoot American Indian, made the discovery on Dec. 20—a baby doll hanging by the neck from a chain fashioned into a noose—and immediately reported it.
The notice states that Crum’s co-worker Fariz Ahmemulic “admitted to him and other employees that he hung the doll as a ‘joke.’” Crum, 50, contends two Parks Department supervisors allegedly told Ahmemulic to remove the doll, which he did, then put it back in the spot in the garage.
For more on the subject, see Native Employee Taunted with Hanging Doll.
Below: "Black doll hanging from noose at Parks Department's Bronx garage."