At least one of the many shocking Noose hangings has been exposed as a fraud, perpetuated by a black person attempting to create the illusion of a white-on-black "hate crime". In this case, the perpetrator was a Baltimore firefighter who had flunked a certification test after an effort to crackdown on test cheating. The note he displayed with the noose attempted to characterize the anti-cheating effort as an anti-black racism effort. Previously in the same fire department a media maelstrom erupted when a moose head got decorated with an afro, gold chain, and gold teeth. Local NAACP & municipal leaders naturally declared this an example of persistent anti-black racism in the fire department. That stunt also got traced back to non-honkeys, in this case, some black firefighters having some fun.