Amazon Offers $50,000 Reward for Information on Nooses Found at Warehouse Site

Amazon Offers $50,000 Reward for Information on Nooses Found at Warehouse Site

The racist antics that have been ongoing for years continue to affect the lives of people of color. In an Amazon warehouse that is being built in Connecticut, there were a number of nooses spotted in the facility several weeks ago.

According to NBC Connecticut, an incident was reported to the local authorities that there were nooses visible at a construction site for an Amazon warehouse between April 27-April 30. The Windsor Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the report.

Initially, the construction company, RC Andersen LLC, had placed a $25,000 reward for information on the incident. Now Amazon has added an additional $25,000 to the reward for a total of $50,000.

“Amazon remains deeply disturbed by the incident that occurred in Windsor a couple of weeks ago,” spokesperson Kelly Nantel told NBC Connecticut in a statement. “Hate, racism, and discrimination have no place in our society and are not tolerated in any development associated with Amazon — whether it be under construction like this one, or fully operational. We are committed to working with the Town and Windsor Police Department, as well as our development partners, to hold the perpetrators accountable and ensure that all members of our community feel valued, respected, and safe. We are contributing towards the reward to find and bring to justice those responsible.”

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According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a supervisor at the construction site that is located on Kennedy Road north of Hartford had told police that he found a “hangman’s noose” hanging from a steel beam on the second floor of the building on April 27.

Police had been called to the scene and the rope was removed and an email was sent to all the site employees “informing them of the incident,” according to a news release from Windsor Police Capt. Andrew Power.

The very next day, the police were called back to return to the work site after a “report of a rope that was thrown around a beam,” Power said, but the police officers determined the item was “not a noose.”

Police were then called to the site another time on the morning of April 29 when five more pieces of ropes “that could be interpreted as nooses” were found hung on different floors throughout the facility, officials said.