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Doll hanging by chain found at Parks Dept. office

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

An act of racial bigotry and a message of hate are under investigation in the Bronx.

A New York City Parks employee found an African-American doll hanging by a chain wrapped around her neck Tuesday morning.

The doll was found by a seasonal employee who is also African-American and who was just returning from sick leave.

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The facility just off the Bronx River Parkway is the Bronx headquarters for the Parks Department.

Many workers there are black or Hispanic.

The parks commissioner issued a response: "The Parks Department does not tolerate hateful acts such as this or any form of discrimination."

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