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Former Claremont professor who faked vandalism gets year in jail (phony "hate crime")
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/15/04 | AP

Posted on 12/15/2004 2:01:29 PM PST by TFFKAMM

A former Claremont McKenna College psychology professor convicted of falsely reporting her car was vandalized and spray-painted with racist and anti-Semitic slurs was sentenced Wednesday to a year in state prison.

Kerri Dunn, 40, of Redlands, was convicted Aug. 18 of one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report and two felony counts of attempted insurance fraud stemming from the March 9 incident. She had faced anywhere from probation to three years in prison.

She had claimed her car was targeted in what at first appeared to be a hate crime while she was speaking at a campus forum on racial tolerance.

The allegations prompted college officials to cancel classes at Claremont's five undergraduate campuses the next day as thousands of students took part in demonstrations calling for tolerance.

During Dunn's trial, two witnesses testified that they had seen her drive her gold Honda Civic into the campus parking lot with the graffiti already on it.

Dunn continues to deny the charges. Her attorney, Gary Lincenberg, said he would appeal the conviction because jurors were barred from hearing testimony from an electrician who "clearly identified a man who should have been the primary suspect in the vandalism"...

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; claremont; claremontmckenna; college; crime; dunn; fakehatecrime; fakehatecrimes; fraud; hatecrime; hondacivic; kerridunn; law; mckenna; psychology; redlands; university
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1 posted on 12/15/2004 2:01:31 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!


2 posted on 12/15/2004 2:04:37 PM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: TFFKAMM

She will be a Democratic congresswoman or senator in a few short years.


3 posted on 12/15/2004 2:07:38 PM PST by MisterRepublican ("I must go. I must be elusive.")
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To: TFFKAMM
Here is a picture of her:

http://thomasgalvin.blogspot.com/2004_03_18_thomasgalvin_archive.html

She is the one wearing the tent.

4 posted on 12/15/2004 2:11:01 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: TFFKAMM
Faking 'hate crimes' is really getting old

Bring back 'fairy tales'. Obviously these 'grown-up perps' have never heard of 'the boy who cried wolf'.

5 posted on 12/15/2004 2:11:18 PM PST by cricket (I)
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7 posted on 12/15/2004 2:14:04 PM PST by newzjunkey (Demand Mexico Turnover Fugitive Murderers: http://www.escapingjustice.com)
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To: newzjunkey

Thanks. I need to learn how to do that.


8 posted on 12/15/2004 2:14:51 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: adamk75

I agree; by faking this event she committed terrorism.


9 posted on 12/15/2004 2:15:17 PM PST by newzjunkey (Demand Mexico Turnover Fugitive Murderers: http://www.escapingjustice.com)
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To: TFFKAMM

Good riddance, lib-dem skank.


10 posted on 12/15/2004 2:21:54 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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EARLIER THREAD:
Professor Gets Year in Prison for Fake 'Hate Crime'
11 posted on 12/15/2004 2:22:10 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (We shall overcome)
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To: adamk75

Absolutely correct.


12 posted on 12/15/2004 2:24:43 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (We shall overcome)
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To: TFFKAMM

Oh SWEET JUSTICE; how lovely when thy sing!


13 posted on 12/15/2004 2:25:39 PM PST by Shqipo (What's Christmas about? Charlie Brown, Linus, and Snoopy have it down.)
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To: TFFKAMM; All

I'm pleasantly surprised, nay, absolutely shocked, that she received serious jail time.


14 posted on 12/15/2004 2:26:39 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: vikingchick
I bet this is what really clinched it for her:

"two felony counts of attempted insurance fraud"

LOL!

15 posted on 12/15/2004 2:34:29 PM PST by BossLady (A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: TFFKAMM

Sending a fat lesbian to a women's prison is not really punishment.


16 posted on 12/15/2004 2:36:01 PM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The allegations prompted college officials to cancel classes at Claremont's five undergraduate campuses the next day as thousands of students took part in demonstrations calling for tolerance.

If I were the judge, I'd throw in an order for her to pay a pro-rata tuition refund for every student for the day they paid to learn rather than listen to protests over a phony crime.

She would not get her voting rights back until the students were compensated for rallying and protesting as well as the police for investigating.

Since she is appealing, sounds like there may be opportunity to do exactly that for wasting further time of the court.

17 posted on 12/15/2004 2:40:38 PM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: TFFKAMM

Kerri Dunn? Anti-semetic slurs? Am I missing something?


18 posted on 12/15/2004 2:49:13 PM PST by Hildy ( The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue)
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To: Vigilanteman
" Since she is appealing, sounds like there may be opportunity to do exactly that for wasting further time of the court "


I disagree. I don't think she is very appealing at all.

(sound of rim shot and cymbal hit) :^)
19 posted on 12/15/2004 2:49:51 PM PST by spinestein (Intolerance will not be tolerated !)
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To: TFFKAMM

For attempting to incite racial hatred and strife, you get one year in MEN'S PRISON!


20 posted on 12/15/2004 2:54:38 PM PST by FierceDraka ("Megatons Make It Fun!")
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