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Owner of house offended by cutout

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By David Giuliani

Greg Olyphant is a registered Democrat and says he proudly supported Barack Obama for president.

So he wasn’t happy to find out that someone hung a cutout of the president-elect with a noose around the neck on the front porch of a house at 909 Fourth St., which he purchased earlier this year.

Olyphant, a professor of geology at Indiana University, plans to move into the house. Meanwhile, a contractor is doing improvements.

Last week, the Optic ran a photo of the cutout, which seemed to harken back to the times when blacks were lynched in the United States.


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Las Vegas Optic | circulation@lasvegasoptic.com | 505-425-6796
P.O. Box 2670, 614 Lincoln Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701
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