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MSU Student's Mouth Stapled Shut In Horrific Hate Crime.
watchdog ^ | 9.25.2012 | watchdog

Posted on 09/25/2012 3:38:43 PM PDT by Morgana

Zachary Tennen, a 19-year-old sophomore at Michigan State University, was at an off-campus party when two college-aged men approached him and demanded to know if he was Jewish.

When Zachary said he was, the men made a Hitler salute, said they were part of the Ku Klux Klan, and beat him unconscious, breaking his jaw in the process.

While he was knocked out, one of them stapled the boy’s mouth shut while guests at the party watched. No one intervened or called the police – instead, the other guests kicked Zachary out of the house the moment the 19-year-old came to.

Zachary is scheduled for surgery this week, but his trials are far from over. As East Lansing police try to find the men who assaulted him, department spokesmen claim they don’t believe the attack was a hate crime, and are refusing to investigate it as such.

(Excerpt) Read more at act.watchdog.net ...


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1 posted on 09/25/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Since the KKK was chartered as an arm of the democrat party I would say the first place to look for the suspects is the local union and democrat party headquarters.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 3:42:00 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Morgana

This wasn’t a hate crime. It was a bunch of drunks at a party.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Morgana

Motive is not an element if crime. We may now punish it, but that doesn’t make it a crime. That merely makes the legal system u just.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Morgana

I think this was from some time ago and there are a lot of questions regarding a lack of witnesses and such.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 3:43:06 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Morgana
Journalism sophomore Zachary Tennen said he was assaulted in what his family has described as an anti-Semitic hate crime on the 500 block of Spartan Avenue early Sunday morning.

Journalism sophomore, off campus party, unidentified party... Why does this smell like yet another fake?

6 posted on 09/25/2012 3:43:08 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Morgana

Good grief, if it wasn’t motivated by hate why would they ask him if he was Jewish?


7 posted on 09/25/2012 3:43:21 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Morgana

Ever get the feeling something in the story is just a little too pat, like that Professor who claimed she was getting death threats and a video was found of her hanging a noose on her own door? I get that feeling in this story. Something’s fishy.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 3:43:40 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Morgana

Typical Democrats.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 3:45:04 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Morgana
There is no dispute that Zach Tennen was seriously injured early Sunday. But witnesses interviewed by detectives have not confirmed Tennen's account that he was attacked after revealing he's Jewish, East Lansing police Capt. Jeff Murphy said.

Police also have no evidence that Tennen's mouth was stapled as he maintains, Murphy said.

....

Murphy said Tennen felt a wire in his mouth that he believed was a staple.

"We haven't found anything about staples. ... This was one punch to the mouth," the police captain said.

10 posted on 09/25/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT by x
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To: Morgana
OMG!!! The Democrat ANTI-SEMITIC arm rises again!!!

The KKK was ALL DEMOCRATS!!!!!

11 posted on 09/25/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: theDentist

I’ve been watching this one in the news and there doesn’t appear to be any there there.

My impression is that the kid got drunk and got his butt kicked and needed a cover story and is now afraid to back down.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RJS1950

On the OTHER hand, Michigan has a sizable population of Muzzies.


13 posted on 09/25/2012 3:50:58 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Morgana
....the men made a Hitler salute, said they were part of the Ku Klux Klan, and beat him unconscious, breaking his jaw in the process. While he was knocked out, one of them stapled the boy’s mouth shut while guests at the party watched....As East Lansing [police try to find the men who assaulted him, department spokesmen claim they don’t believe the attack was a hate crime, and are refusing to investigate it as such.

Meanwhile over in Ohio:

Amish bishop Samuel Mullet Sr. was convicted yesterday of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers to forcibly shear the hair and beards of those who opposed his breakaway Ohio sect. Mullet’s three sons, his daughter and 11 other family members and followers in his ultra-strict Amish order 100 miles southeast of Cleveland also were convicted of conspiracy and hate crimes after a trial that attracted international attention. The 66-year-old bishop could face life in prison for his crimes.

14 posted on 09/25/2012 3:52:16 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: cripplecreek; All

Why not give this kid the benefit of the doubt unless and until the investigation reveals he made the story up?


15 posted on 09/25/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: theDentist
There's something fishy, for certain.

For starters, who was at that party? Among all of them, they should be able to find at least one witness.

If it really went down as he claimed, then I think Tennen must have been an unwelcome guest at the party. If so, it was probably something he said.

Don't interpret my speculation as condoning what happened. Furthermore, someone should have intervened -- no matter how far out-of-line they thought Tennen might have been.

16 posted on 09/25/2012 3:53:26 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: RJS1950

Thanks, I was wondering how soon someone would try to score political points over this story, if true.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 3:53:34 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ZULU

KKK or sons of pig f’n dogs; what is the difference? Still democrat supporters with like views.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: traderrob6
A cursory Google search indicates that not one of the 50 other people at the same party supports this young man's story. Even the ADL asserts that there was no hate crime.

He apparently just got his ass kicked.

19 posted on 09/25/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Morgana

I believe this story was shown to be half BS. He got punched at a drunken party, but police did not find evidence of many of his claims.


20 posted on 09/25/2012 3:54:46 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Morgana
Anyone with a modicum of sense knows that the American right is pro-Israel and pro-Jewish and anti-Muslim.

If anyone actually did beat this kid up, they were likely Muslims and certainly not Republicans nor right wingers.

21 posted on 09/25/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: ZULU

Michigan does? How much?


22 posted on 09/25/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

May be made up; yet to be seen. Don’t bet that if true it won’t be promoted as an attack by “right wing” (read GOP) extremists.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 3:57:16 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Meanwhile in Ann Arbor a judge just handed down a restraining order against a kid who got his ass kicked by several members of the UofM hockey team.

Yeah he got his butt kicked but good but then he shouldn’t have been stalking the ex girlfriend he beat up a few days earlier.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 4:00:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RJS1950
The original KKK was a Souvrn' phenomenon and it was pret' near a Democrat deal. The later KKK of the 1920s was an Ohio Valley phenomenon ~ and they took over the Republican party in numerous places.

There were competing KKK operations in the 1920s.

The KKK in the immediate post Civil War period was dedicated to corraling Negroes and murdering Republican politicians. The KKK in the 1920s was dedicated to supremacy over Negroes, Catholics and Jews ~ giving it an entirely different flavor.

Today's KKK is mostly irrelevant.

25 posted on 09/25/2012 4:02:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: x; Morgana
Good to see someone was on this one before I saw it.

Short story (from various sources): he drunkenly provoked another drunk, who gave him a single [undeserved] shot to the jaw. A couple people put frozen veggies on his jaw, put him in a cab, and sent it to the hospital. No Nazis, no extended beat down while witness did nothing, no anti-semitism, no mouth stapling.

He is the victim of assault and battery. He's also a liar, possibly to belatedly save face (multiple puns intended).

The Anti-Defamation League actually withdrew its statement on this being a "hate crime..."
26 posted on 09/25/2012 4:03:04 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: RJS1950
Don’t bet that if true it won’t be promoted as an attack by “right wing” (read GOP) extremists.

I'm betting nothing . . . your comment simply was like "blaming it on the "local union and democrat party headquarters."

27 posted on 09/25/2012 4:03:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: x

“Police also have no evidence that Tennen’s mouth was stapled as he maintains, Murphy said.”

Well,,,, with my experience with staplers,,,, the kid would have to have really, really thin lips for them to be stapled shut.


28 posted on 09/25/2012 4:03:52 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ZULU

Michigan ranks about 6th in the muslim population of the USA. I believe NY tops the list.


29 posted on 09/25/2012 4:04:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yeah, so?


30 posted on 09/25/2012 4:04:30 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Morgana

A little web research revels that this article is a little over board. The police investigation states one punch no hitler salutes no witness to the mouth stapling etc. One suspect questioned but not arrested yet.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 4:05:54 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: muawiyah

I would agree with that, mostly irrelevant, except when the democrat party ties them to conservatives.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 4:06:13 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Knee-jerk reactions are just that, just sayin’,


33 posted on 09/25/2012 4:10:12 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Morgana

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012309170031&nclick_check=1

even the ADL says not a hate crime. now the kid and the parents are silent.


34 posted on 09/25/2012 4:11:17 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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clearly someone punched him, but witnesses and that he (zach) was drinking and knocked unconscious could have tinkered with his memory.

the news media can’t find him, but he’s twittering away

https://twitter.com/ZJTbasketball11


35 posted on 09/25/2012 4:14:30 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

@ZJTbasketball11

“I am a self-proclaimed NBA expert. Don’t compare me to anybody else.”

If that kid acts like that every day I imagine its not the first or last time he gets his butt kicked.


36 posted on 09/25/2012 4:22:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Morgana

These police are effing stupid.


37 posted on 09/25/2012 4:30:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: cripplecreek

This was his tweet about the incident. (aug 26th)
“I’d really appreciate a retweet. I got my jaw fractured by 2 kids as a hate crime and they stapled inside my mouth.”

“@mcuban tweeted me? No way! One of my biggest supporters is @DirkRoberts, but what about Nowitzki? I’d like to hear from him! “ (aug 29th)

Someone started a support FB page for him, but the lasts posts are around the time (Sept. 6th), that witnesses were saying something different, a lot different and apparently he was walking party row, and no one in that house knew him. It happened out on the sidewalk in front. Plenty of more differences than Zach’s recollection. His father was very vocal, now they both have shut up.

He was apparently assaulted (while drinking underage), with one punch. That punch could have killed him. The alleged perp is 18 and hasn’t been arrested yet. The media of course, hyped the story and when the investigation to a hate crime turns up no Nazi-hate-crime, the MSM has moved on. The MSM has a duty to follow up.


38 posted on 09/25/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Morgana

When I go to off-campus parties to drink, I always carry a stapler. You never know when you’ll have to prepare a report.


39 posted on 09/25/2012 4:32:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: cripplecreek

https://www.facebook.com/ThoseInSupportOfZachTennen?ref=ts


40 posted on 09/25/2012 4:33:16 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Morgana

I was just wondering what the Septuagint said to do in the case of a Jew being shown to be a lying p*ssy:

Deuteronomy 19

16 If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime,

17 the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time.

18 The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite,

19 then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you.

20 The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you.

21 Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Seems fair.


41 posted on 09/25/2012 4:48:30 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Tuanedge

I’ll believe it when I see the police report and photos. Sound legit to me so far. Really I do kinda believe it because kids have gotten so out of control anymore noting surprises me.


42 posted on 09/25/2012 5:02:16 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Well,,,, with my experience with staplers,,,, the kid would have to have really, really thin lips for them to be stapled shut.

Indeed.

Moreover, imagine using a Swingline stapler to staple the lips shut of someone resisting it being done to them. It takes both my wife and I to administer one single pill to an 18 pound housecat, with me pinning the little bastard down like I'm an NFL outside linebacker trying to strip the ball fat the bottom of a dogpile, so you know trying to staple the lips of a grown man intent on preventing it from happening would be harder than trying to pour a whole bottle of Robitussen down the throat of a harbor seal.

43 posted on 09/25/2012 5:13:57 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Morgana
First of all, the dateline is Aug 29, which is easy to miss. Further news since then:

Police also have no evidence that Tennen's mouth was stapled as he maintains, [Lt.] Murphy said.

"There's a lot more to it than what is on the surface," he told The Associated Press.

He said something to the effect that he’d been stapled, but there’s nobody that saw anything like that," Murphy said. "And the witnesses that watched the assault happen didn’t see a stapler and indicated to us there was no way the suspect could have done anything with a stapler because it was one punch to the face and the suspect left the area. We haven’t determined how he got that piece of metal in his mouth. But it was not put there by the suspect."

44 posted on 09/25/2012 5:20:02 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: cripplecreek

It is never a “HATE CRIME” if a muzzie that does it. I expect more of this in Michiganstan.


45 posted on 09/25/2012 5:26:54 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

“It takes both my wife and I to administer one single pill to an 18 pound housecat,”

Big cat! I usually wrap mine up with a bath towel, with just their head sticking out. Saves a lot of wear and tear! A pill shooter is a must! Years ago, a friend in Milwaukee had two “Super Cats.” One weighed 42 pounds, and was not fat at all! Was as big as a medium-sized dog! They used to knock over furniture when they were playing with each other! The little one only weighed 30 pounds, and, again, was not fat.


46 posted on 09/25/2012 5:28:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Maybe you should think more and expect less. Many states have far larger muslim populations.


47 posted on 09/25/2012 5:32:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: traderrob6
if it wasn’t motivated by hate why would they ask him if he was Jewish?

Because "they" didn't......look for the original thread. His lips weren't stapled shut either, he was drunk and was punched out while at a party over some chick.......

Regarding the stapling, in the news interview he stated that he found a staple lodged in his gums......

48 posted on 09/25/2012 5:34:49 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: cripplecreek

Name them. No other state kotows to the muzzies more than Michiganstan!
Maybe you like sharia law?


49 posted on 09/25/2012 5:38:59 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: cripplecreek

Name them. No other state kotows to the muzzies more than Michiganstan!
Maybe you like sharia law?


50 posted on 09/25/2012 5:38:59 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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