- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A white construction superintendent must visit the African-American Museum in Philadelphia as part of his sentence for waving a noose at a black man.

The Intelligencer of Doylestown reports (https://bit.ly/1oSk1Go ) 59-year-old James Staab will also spend the next four weekends behind bars.

Authorities say the victim was a subcontractor who transported appliances to the Fort Washington construction company where Staab worked.

Police say Staab held a noose over the victim’s head on May 9, 2013, while his truck was being loaded. The victim told police that Staab asked him, “Why don’t black people like the noose?”

Authorities say Staab also showed the noose to another black worker.

Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy sentenced Staab on Wednesday after finding him guilty of disorderly conduct.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, https://www.theintell.com


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