Obama’s Effigy Hung in Plains, GA, Pres. Carter’s Hometown

Obama effigy

Disturbing news from the Deep South, this time drawing the attention of the United States Secret Service.

From WALB in Plains, GA:

A doll found hanging off a Main Street building in Plains is causing controversy.

Controversial enough to get the United States Secret Service involved.

Witnesses say it was an image of President Barack Obama with a rope around his neck, and the display was found hanging in one of the city’s most recognizable sites dedicated to former President Jimmy Carter.

A few people were able to snap pictures of the black doll before it was taken down.

The Chicago Sun-Times ties the image more closely to President Obama:

Television shows the doll hanging in front of a sign that says "Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President." A witness said the doll had a sign with Obama’s name on it. 

The Secret Service is handling the situation, and will not have a comment until next week, WALB reports.