A Republican black mayoral candidate in Jackson, Mississippi wants to bring back the noose to fight crime.
George Lambus is the only Republican in the dozen-candidate field for the office. He is considered a long shot in the heavily African-American and Democratic city.
The racially explosive subject has brought consternationÂ to many residents. One resident said of Lambusâ€™ platform: â€œItâ€™s offensive, but itâ€™s so ridiculous you donâ€™t even know how to get mad.â€
Still, Lambus feels it is the only way to get a handle on widespread crime. In his homemade flyers, Jackson wrote:
â€œCrime can only be alleviated by a noose and a stout tree limb. I will provide the noose and when the economy improves, I will get the jobs here.â€
Despite being the only Republican in the field, the GOP is not backing Lambus because of his explosive views. Since Lambus is the only Republican, he will automatically advance to the run-off against the top Democrat.
The pistol-toting Lambus claimed that the Bible approves executions.
â€œIf we look at the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, itâ€™s driven with blood.â€
Lambus may be the first African-American politician advocating the lynching of other African-Americans.
Lambusâ€™ flyers refer to Jacksonâ€™s leaders as â€œincompetent negro Democrats.â€ He is distributing them in mostly white neighborhoods.
Lambus said things are getting worse for Jackson.
â€œWe have a whole generation of blacks that will soon be negroes because they arenâ€™t going to have an education or be able to marry.â€
Lambus said many people slam doors in his face and walk out of forums when he is speaking. He doesnâ€™t seem surprised by that either.