Legal Flap Brews in Illinois Over Noose

Full story: CBS News 15
Folks in this hardscrabble town still cling to the legend of Charlie Birger, the bootlegging gangster who moments before meeting his maker on the gallows flippantly remarked how lovely the world was. Full Story

“Diff Strokes For Diff Folks”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#1 Dec 16, 2006
The Lady let you borrow the noose in good faith, Now let the family have it back.
Sassafras

Springfield, IL

#2 Dec 17, 2006
Oh, for crying out loud....the noose is a part of Charlie Birger history and should stay in the museum. What the heck is she going to do with it anyway????? This is just about one of the dumbest things I have heard yet !!

“Diff Strokes For Diff Folks”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#3 Dec 17, 2006
Sassafras wrote:
Oh, for crying out loud....the noose is a part of Charlie Birger history and should stay in the museum. What the heck is she going to do with it anyway????? This is just about one of the dumbest things I have heard yet !!
Reead the story, it was in the familys possession, they let the museum borrow it with the understanding it be returned! Does all government have to be like federal, no integrity or honor?
Sassafras

Springfield, IL

#4 Dec 18, 2006
Really, isn't there a few more important things going on in this world than to worry about WHO is going to get custody of a hangman's noose? Come on!!! Maybe it should go to someone with the Pritchard name, that would be more appropriate.
Dang

United States

#5 Dec 18, 2006
Wonder if there is any $$$value on this noose? Maybe that is why all the fuss over it. I agree with the above poster....who cares!

“Diff Strokes For Diff Folks”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#6 Dec 19, 2006
No one cares about anybody anymore, unless its themselves. I happen to live not too far from there, is why I posted. In fact my county government. You?
Sassafras

Springfield, IL

#7 Dec 19, 2006
Franklin county, Illinois !!!!
Sassafras

Springfield, IL

#8 Dec 19, 2006
Actually this topix thing has had me from Equality, Virginia and Springfield, IL, and I have posted from the exact same computer every time. but yes, I am right here in Franklin County, IL !!

“I'm tired of being tired!”

Since: Sep 06

b f egypy

#9 Dec 20, 2006
I would think the museum would be better equiped to maintain the physical integrity of the rope. If taken back, would the family be able to preserve it as well as the museum could? I'd let the museum keep it, and maybe a fair trade would be to put a dedication plaque in the display noting the family that allows the museum to take care and custody of it. Seems to me, more people could be able to enjoy the story, history, and legends that surround it if its in a place for public display. But then, ROFL, it could be a real hot commodity on Ebay

PST

“Psssssst”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#10 Dec 20, 2006
TexasTumbleweed wrote:
I would think the museum would be better equiped to maintain the physical integrity of the rope. If taken back, would the family be able to preserve it as well as the museum could? I'd let the museum keep it, and maybe a fair trade would be to put a dedication plaque in the display noting the family that allows the museum to take care and custody of it. Seems to me, more people could be able to enjoy the story, history, and legends that surround it if its in a place for public display. But then, ROFL, it could be a real hot commodity on Ebay
I think you may be on to something by the mention of Ebay....wondered that my self.....could be valuable to a collector of such things.

Vee

“Man Of Every Hour”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#11 Jul 28, 2010
Did anyone ever find out who got to retain custody of the noose? I'm A FRAYED KNOT.
Beanos Dias

De Forest, WI

#12 Jul 28, 2010
No Noose is Good Noose

Level 2

Since: Feb 10

Ky

#13 Jul 29, 2010
I love reading interesting articles & comments. Then discovering they're almost 4 years old! Talk about continuing to kick a dead horse.
franklincountyma n

Carbondale, IL

#14 Feb 8, 2012
ok i was born and raised in Benton Illinois and my whole life i have known about this noose and it should always be at the museum so generations to come can know about it if you were not born there and don't know what its like to grow up seeing that your whole life you wouldn't understand
franklinthe bear

Medford, NY

#15 Feb 8, 2012
franklincountyman wrote:
ok i was born and raised in Benton Illinois and my whole life i have known about this noose and it should always be at the museum so generations to come can know about it if you were not born there and don't know what its like to grow up seeing that your whole life you wouldn't understand
But thay can learn that by book read'n doncha know. The noose is someone elses property. How'd ja like it iffin someone borrowed your property and kep it?

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