Detroit Halloween Display Depicts Real Life Tragedies

A Detroit woman says she hopes a display in her front yard this Halloween season will shine light on real-life horrors. MLive reports Larethia Haddon has placed six dummies in her front yard portraying police shootings, slain children, the Flint water crisis and other tragedies.
Last year, Haddon shocked passersby and caused calls to police when she placed a single dummy face-down in her yard, realistically depicting a dead body. Haddon says she wants to encourage critical thinking on the issues this year. Haddon says her 5- and 10-year-old grandchildren inspired the idea when they told her they weren’t afraid of the boogeyman or monsters, but of what’s happening in the world today. Haddon says she sets up the yard by 9 a.m. every day and takes it down when the sun begins setting.