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Confederate flag, hanging skeleton no longer outside of Oriskany home

A day after we first reported that neighbors were upset about a Confederate flag and black skeleton hanging outside a home in an Oriskany neighborhood, both items have been removed.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 4:58 PM

A day after we first reported that neighbors were upset about a Confederate flag and black skeleton hanging outside a home in an Oriskany neighborhood, both items have been removed.

Neighbors on Elm Street in Oriskany didn’t like the flag, but it was the skeleton painted black with a noose around its neck that had them calling the police.

NEWSChannel 2 reporter Gary Liberatore left a note for the homeowner requesting an interview to get their side of the story on Monday, but received no response.

On Tuesday, neighbors reached out to NEWSChannel 2 once again to say that the flag and skeleton were gone.

The Oriskany police chief says the homeowner is protected under the First Amendment and that the activity is not illegal.

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