After another rope was tied this week as a loop at the Windsor, Connecticut site, Amazon said in a statement Friday that it will close the site until Monday so additional security measures can be put in place.
Amazon has temporarily closed a new warehouse construction site in Connecticut in the United States after a seventh noose was found hanging on a beam, in a series of incidents that local police called “potential” hate crimes.
Another rope tied like a bow was discovered Wednesday at Windsor site, about 16 miles (16 miles) north of Hartford, prompting an intensive investigation by law enforcement and a call by from the state branch of the National Association for the Advancement of People of Color (NAACP) on Thursday for suspects or suspects to go to court.
Amazon said in a statement that it will close the site until Monday so that additional security measures can be put in place.
“We continue to feel deeply disturbed by the incidents that happened at the Windsor construction site,” Amazon said. “Hatred, racism or discrimination have no place in our society and are certainly not tolerated in an Amazon workplace.”
Windsor police said he worked with the FBI and state police. The reward has been doubled to $ 100,000 for information leading to the identification of the culprits. The first loop was found at the site last month.
Connecticut NAACP leaders joined an off-site press conference Thursday with state and local officials to condemn what they called racist acts.
“We’re here to make sure people are safe,” said Scot X Esdaile, president of the state NAACP. “We make sure that the voices are heard and that this situation is dealt with in a professional and appropriate manner.”
Carlos Best, an iron worker and site foreman, said he had heard racist comments there, including some facts from a worker he fired.
“Personally, in this job here, I’ve seen a lot of racism,” he told the news conference. “This isn’t the only construction site where these things happen and it has to stop.”