The police forced a homeowner to remove a Halloween display depicting what appeared to be a lynched black man hanging from a tree after neighbors protested. According to Indiana news station NWI Times, the 15-year-old daughter of Toya Griffin, a resident of Lansing, Il., discovered the figure hanging from a tree on the sidewalk.. a black mannequin with its hands and ankles tied on Wednesday while chatting with her mom on the phone.