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Claremont [CA] professor suspected of staging hate crime
sfgate.com ^ | Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Posted on 03/17/2004 8:00:02 PM PST by vikingchick

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:46:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A professor who claimed she was targeted in a hate crime that stirred student protests at the Claremont colleges is suspected of staging the vandalism herself, police said Wednesday.

Kerri F. Dunn's car was vandalized and covered with racist, anti-Semitic and sexist epithets on March 9, leading faculty to cancel classes and students to stage rallies the following day.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: California
KEYWORDS: academia; ca; california; claremont; cmc; dunn; fakehatecrimes; fraud; hatecrimefraud; kerridunn; la; losangeles; mckenna; passiveaggressive; psychology
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1 posted on 03/17/2004 8:00:02 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: zoyd
ping. new thread
2 posted on 03/17/2004 8:01:37 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
Somebody faked a hate crime? Gee, I don't recall that ever happening before! (sarcasm off)
3 posted on 03/17/2004 8:02:47 PM PST by zook
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To: vikingchick
Dunn, a visiting professor of psychology

Psychologist, cure thyself.

4 posted on 03/17/2004 8:03:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: zook
One charge that could result, he said, is a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report.

Sickening. She causes all this hysteria, and might get a slap on the wrist. Make it a felony and make em do time if they lie about this kind of thing, I say!

5 posted on 03/17/2004 8:05:20 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
"Tawana Brawley" redux..
6 posted on 03/17/2004 8:06:23 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: vikingchick
I suspect, that given this report, she'll be offered tenure with a shot at the Dean's chair....
7 posted on 03/17/2004 8:08:17 PM PST by Drango (Liberals give me a rash that even penicillin can't cure.)
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To: vikingchick
The Socialists will do anything to promote their corrupt agenda.

They are the Enemy Within America, in some ways far worse than foreign terrorists.
8 posted on 03/17/2004 8:10:19 PM PST by Enduring Freedom (Don't Let the Free World Go Spanish - Destroy Kerry)
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To: vikingchick
It doesn't matter that it was faked. The important thing is that she brought attention to the scourge of racism.

And the moon is made of green cheese.
9 posted on 03/17/2004 8:11:07 PM PST by Buck W.
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To: vikingchick
Claremont is a very conservative college and home to the Claremont Institute..a Deeply conservative think tank that specializes in the culture war and foreign policy issues.
10 posted on 03/17/2004 8:14:08 PM PST by tcuoohjohn (Follow The Money)
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To: tcuoohjohn
Maybe that was her motive all along: to try and bring shame on Claremont.
11 posted on 03/17/2004 8:16:36 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
You know, it's been a while since I heard of an honest-to-goodness hate crime in this country that WASN'T faked by the scab-picking diversity peddlers.

I think it's time to assume that this kind of thing is a hoax by the racial grievance mongers, until proven otherwise.

-ccm

12 posted on 03/17/2004 8:17:22 PM PST by ccmay
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To: tcuoohjohn
Ah ha! Here's her motive: Legal action urged against Mel Gibson film


http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-religion/1095698/posts
13 posted on 03/17/2004 8:20:30 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
Kerri F. Dunn doesn't sound particularly Jewish..
14 posted on 03/17/2004 8:24:10 PM PST by tcuoohjohn (Follow The Money)
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To: vikingchick
My, my... Dunn also has a JD. If she's licensed to practice, it seems some disciplinary action is in order. If she's not licensed, I can guess why.
15 posted on 03/17/2004 8:27:45 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: tcuoohjohn
Probably her married name.
16 posted on 03/17/2004 8:28:21 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: ccmay
You know, it's been a while since I heard of an honest-to-goodness hate crime in this country that WASN'T faked by the scab-picking diversity peddlers. I think it's time to assume that this kind of thing is a hoax by the racial grievance mongers, until proven otherwise.

I was thinking the same thing after reading this story. I don't know how many times I've seen one of these "hate crimes" get huge attention. Then, when it inevitably turns out to be a hoax, the story gets very little play.

17 posted on 03/17/2004 8:28:26 PM PST by NYCVirago
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To: vikingchick
Poor Frank Rich is probably trying right now to retrieve and revise his next column, enttitled "See, I told you so" before it goes to print.
18 posted on 03/17/2004 8:29:03 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: tcuoohjohn
Nope, I'm wrong.

Dunn is a Catholic who is converting to Judaism.

19 posted on 03/17/2004 8:31:26 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Bonaparte
Forgive me, but JD...does that mean she's a lawyer? [not afraid to say I don't know...LOL]
20 posted on 03/17/2004 8:31:54 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
What themes in pornography lead to perceptions of the degradation of women?
Gloria Cowan, Kerri F. Dunn. The Journal of Sex Research Feb 1, 1994 v31 n1 p11
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We assessed ratings of nine themes in commercial pornography to test feminist theory about what is degrading to women in pornography. Ninety-four female and 89 male college student volunteers rated nine brief excerpts of sexually explicit material. Seven of the nine themes depicted two types of inequalities--actiue subordination and status inequality; one theme depicted female indiscriminate availability; and one theme depicted equal sex. Participants viewed the themes either with or without accompanying definitions. Consistent with feminist theory, both men and women who viewed the excerpts rated active subordination more degrading than status inequalities and both types of inequalities more degrading than sexually explicit material with equality, with one qualification. Women rated all inequalities and availability more degrading than equal sex, whereas men rated active subordination themes and status inequalities more degrading than nonreciprocated sex, female availability, and equal sex. In general, video clips without the definitions were rated as degrading as those presented with definitions, with some variations in ratings of status inequality themes. Suggestions for future research to assess degrading aspects of pornography are provided.

Social influence strategies among Japanese and American college women. Kerri F. Dunn, Gloria Cowan.
Psychology of Women Quarterly March 1993 v17 n1 p39(14)

Social influence strategies of 40 Japanese and 41 American college women were compared. With the use of a free-response format, respondents were asked to describe how they get their way with their mother, father, male teacher/boss, female teacher/boss, male friends, and female friends. Contrary to expectations, content analysis indicated that Japanese women reported using strong and neutral strategies more frequently and weak strategies less frequently than American women. American women used manipulation (especially sexual manipulation) more frequently and reasoning less frequently than Japanese women. Analyses by target of influence indicated that these differences were not found when the target was a female friend but were demonstrated across most of the other targets.

21 posted on 03/17/2004 8:34:14 PM PST by Monti Cello
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To: NYCVirago
"...the story gets very little play."

See the link at 19. This b*tch's stunt wound up shutting down these campuses for 5 days, while minority students cowered in fear, distrustful of white students.

She didn't seem to mind that she'd done this sort of thing to other people. But since she's a social psychologist, she would know the name given to people like her: Sociopath.

22 posted on 03/17/2004 8:37:19 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: vikingchick
No problem, vc. It means she graduated law school.
23 posted on 03/17/2004 8:38:35 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: nopardons; MEG33
This is exactly why Joe McCarthy was right and still is right.
24 posted on 03/17/2004 8:39:01 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (Borders, Language, Culture, Straights - now more than ever)
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To: Cicero; mikrofon; martin_fierro; mhking
She shouldn't have Kerri Dunn like that.

But with a name like Kerri. . . .

25 posted on 03/17/2004 8:39:45 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Kerri is like that or so a crack sausage.)
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To: NYCVirago
I remember reading about this story when it happened, and I recall thinking it was probably faked.
26 posted on 03/17/2004 8:39:52 PM PST by TheDon (John Kerry, self proclaimed war criminal, Democratic Presidential nominee)
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To: vikingchick
Professor + Psychology = CRAZY CRAZY
27 posted on 03/17/2004 8:40:25 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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To: vikingchick
Now, if a hate crime is worse than a regular crime, shouldn't faking a hate crime be punished more severely than faking a regular crime?
28 posted on 03/17/2004 8:41:23 PM PST by lambo
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To: Plutarch
LOL! I guess all the other commies in the media figured that if she was sharp enough to earn (?) a JD and PhD, she'd be smart enough to keep her story straight. Guess they figured wrong.
29 posted on 03/17/2004 8:42:08 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: vikingchick
You know, she committed a hate crime against Christians. Truly a devil's advocate.
30 posted on 03/17/2004 8:42:17 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: tcuoohjohn; Bonaparte; vikingchick
Good Evening All-

"Kerri F. Dunn doesn't sound particularly Jewish..."

From the picture shown in Bonaparte's post, she doesn't exactly look Jewish, either. The news accounts mention she is converting to Judaism from Catholicism. It looks like Ms. Dunn is about as Irish as cabbage and corned beef on St. Patrick's Day...which makes this wacky story even more ironic! LOL!

Regards,

~ Blue Jays ~

31 posted on 03/17/2004 8:42:22 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Absolutely!

And it's long past timed, that we are vocal about ALL of this, as well as about the fact that McCarthy really wasn't hard enough on stinking Commies, pinkos, and fellow travelers.

32 posted on 03/17/2004 8:42:39 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Cinnamon Girl
You hit that one top dead center, CG!
33 posted on 03/17/2004 8:43:02 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: vikingchick
"She was not taken into police custody."

Why not? Any other person that had evidence of these crimes against them that this woman had would be arrested and their faces would be all over the news.

I live in Orange County. We have two 12 or 13 year old girls sitting in jail right now. Why? One of them didn't want to get in trouble for being late, so they conspired to accuse someone of attacking them. The police were called, and they did a lineup. The girls had decided before seeing the men in the lineup that they would both pick #5. #5 was then convicted and spent months in jail.

How far was this woman willing to take her hoax. Was she going to allow an innocent person to go to jail for a crime that never happened?

So once again, why wasn't she taken into police custody?

34 posted on 03/17/2004 8:43:23 PM PST by passionfruit (passionate about my politics, and from the land of fruits and nuts)
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To: Bonaparte
Here's the car:


35 posted on 03/17/2004 8:43:48 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Kerri is like that or so a crack sausage.)
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To: Bonaparte
Thanks!
36 posted on 03/17/2004 8:44:38 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
JD=Juris Doctor

Doctorate in law.
37 posted on 03/17/2004 8:44:38 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: passionfruit

38 posted on 03/17/2004 8:47:04 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Kerri is like that or so a crack sausage.)
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To: Blue Jays
It looks like Ms. Dunn is about as Irish as cabbage and corned beef on St. Patrick's Day...which makes this wacky story even more ironic! LOL!

Our St.Patrick's Day surprise! B' gosh and b' gorra (sp?)

39 posted on 03/17/2004 8:47:44 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: Bonaparte
Wow, she's quite the little workerbee:

Department: Psychology
Phone: (909) 607-8504
Campus Address: Seaman Hall 231

Office Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Current Course Schedule
PSYC 030-04 MW - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM BrC 1
PSYC 092-01 MW - 12:00 PM - 1:10 PM BrC 1

So that's what - a total of 9 hours a week on duty? She'd have plenty of time to molest herself, it seems.

40 posted on 03/17/2004 8:47:48 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never let your life be directed by people who could only get government jobs.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Who says "kike" any more? I can't remember the last time I heard that silly word --- I wouldn't think college students are up on such archaic terms. Definitely the work of a professor.
41 posted on 03/17/2004 8:48:56 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA

Kerri "F." Dunn

42 posted on 03/17/2004 8:50:06 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Kerri is like that or so a crack sausage.)
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Claremont should sue her, and she can defend herself.
43 posted on 03/17/2004 8:50:35 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
From the other thread:

I'm Pitzer College, class of 95. Been getting emails on this "hate crime" for days. I sooooo haven't been giving a damn about it. But this is hilarious.

My latest email:

******************************************************************* Alumni Newsbytes Distribution List ******************************************************************* We apologize to all alumni who received a handful of emails last week following our announcement regarding the hate crime that took place in Claremont. We experienced a glitch with our email server which allowed anyone on the recipients list the ability to send email through the distribution list. The Alumni Office would also like to offer our sincere apologies to Jeanne Gural '00 graduate of the New Resources program. Because of this glitch, Jeanne was placed in a situation of having a private message publicly displayed. This alumni-newsbytes list is intended for limited communication from the Alumni Office only, and is not meant to be a discussion distribution list, and we apologize for the barrage of emails generated last week. The Alumni Office encourages open discussion, debate and the sharing of thoughts and feelings, and we invite you to make use of the Alumni Talk Discussion Forum: Please use this place for thoughtful and respectful exchange and dialogue in the Pitzer spirit. ******************************************************************* Recent Events In Claremont - UPDATE ******************************************************************* Press release from the Claremont Police Department: HATE CRIME INCIDENT ON MARCH 9TH, 2004 Detectives from the Claremont Police Department and Agents from the FBI are continuing to follow-up on many leads regarding the hate crime incident that occurred on 3-9-04 at the Claremont Colleges. As a result of the continuing investigation, several witnesses to the incident have come forward and provided significant information. The Claremont Police Department is urging any additional witnesses or anyone with information relating to this incident to contact either Lieutenant Stan Van Horn or Detective Eric Huizar at (909) 399-5420.

As the investigation continues Pitzer administration, faculty and students continue to explore issues related to tolerance and to discuss ways that an academic community can address these issues in our world.

Quote from Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley at a rally on the Mounds last Wednesday: "These events are tragic, disturbing and unacceptable. They have created a climate of fear in people and made us less secure in our community. The hate crime that occurred last night deeply affects our mission and personal safety. The vicious, hateful crime was designed to destroy the heart of our community, but as long as I am president of this college I will not let it happen. As one faculty member reminded me, we are the conscience of the Claremont Colleges consortium. I believe we are the leader. People who commit these kinds of acts will not succeed in their aim."

44 posted on 03/17/2004 8:51:31 PM PST by Oschisms
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To: Charles Henrickson
Wearing her native African garb I see.
45 posted on 03/17/2004 8:52:21 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Oschisms
Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley

rofl! Where do these chicks get their names?

46 posted on 03/17/2004 8:53:07 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: Charles Henrickson
What a stooooooopid sign!
"We will not stand for hate"
Why is she standing?
Does that mean they were planning a campus sit-in?
47 posted on 03/17/2004 8:55:01 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Charles Henrickson
Good Evening All-

Couldn't the FBI compare handwriting in her notes to what was scrawled on the car to see if there are any similarities? This woman is still innocent until proven guilty.

If completely different, it would tend to point towards another person's spraycan, but if similar, she's in deeper doo-doo.

~ Blue Jays ~

48 posted on 03/17/2004 8:56:33 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: vikingchick
What's worse, she wrote an LA Times op-ed about junking the SAT as an admissions requirement that was the most disjointed piece of dreck I ever tried to read.

http://www.pitzer.edu/offices/president/speeches/latimes_op_ed.asp

"Looking back on its history, the institutionalization of the SAT strikes me as an utterly American invention, one promising inclusive equality while simultaneously guaranteeing exclusion. We Americans desperately want to be reassured that we are the best when it comes to equalizing opportunity and rewarding merit, and the SAT affords us the chance to indulge our appetite for seemingly objective measurement. But at the underside of our meritocracy is a car-crash culture, filled with such wrecks along the self-esteem highway as television programs like "Survivor," "The Bachelor," "American Idol" and "Extreme Makeover.""
49 posted on 03/17/2004 8:57:08 PM PST by Oschisms
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To: Blue Jays
I don't think spray can writing is comparable to handwriting.
50 posted on 03/17/2004 8:57:43 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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