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Black Edinboro Student Sends Racist E-mails To Blacks
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 16, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 11/16/2006 5:09:05 PM PST by mcg2000

EDINBORO, Pa. -- A black student at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania illegally accessed another student's e-mail account to send racist and threatening messages to about 20 other black students, university police said.

Douglas A. Spadey, 18, of Philadelphia, was arraigned yesterday on charges of unlawful use of a computer, harassment by communication and terroristic threats, Cpl. Robert Burns said.

The messages were sent Monday and Mr. Spadey admitted sending them, Cpl. Burns said.

"This individual was trying to call attention to himself . . . (and) it blew up in his face," police Chief Tom Nelson said. "He didn't understand that this is a big issue."

The university closed the e-mail account used to send the messages and notified all students, faculty and staff of the incident.

"Acts of this nature will not be tolerated at Edinboro University," President Frank Pogue said in a statement.

Mr. Spadey was in Erie County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bond, Cpl. Burns said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: boycriedwolf; fakehatecrimes; hate; hoax; liberalbigot; phonyhatecrime; playtheracecard; racebaiting; racialdivision; racism

1 posted on 11/16/2006 5:09:06 PM PST by mcg2000
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To: mcg2000

Philadelphia, I've heard, is the city of brotherly love ...


2 posted on 11/16/2006 5:11:27 PM PST by Ken522
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To: mcg2000
You know, I'd really be interested to see how many "hate crimes" turn out to be fake. Because just in haphazardly following them, it seems like they all are.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

3 posted on 11/16/2006 5:11:40 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: mcg2000

Cynthia McKinney in drag?

Jesse Jackmo?

Danny Glover?

Harry Belafonte?


4 posted on 11/16/2006 5:12:50 PM PST by Stallone (Only RINOs Can Squander Political Power & Opportunity)
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To: mcg2000
Douglas Spadey??? You can't be serious.
5 posted on 11/16/2006 5:13:18 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Do what you love and the ridicule will follow.)
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To: mcg2000
When I worked at Nortel Networks, we used to do that stuff only within our group.

For example, one of our collegues would leave to go somewhere but forget to lock his computer, then next thing you know, we are all sent an email from him describing his desire to be named "Suzy" and his destined sex change operation.

It was some great practical joking.

6 posted on 11/16/2006 5:13:35 PM PST by lormand (Weinerism is a mental disorder)
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To: mcg2000

Things are pretty slow when you have to concoct racism whole cloth. Racism in America will stop when calling someone a racist stops being popular, and effective. Racism has transformed from a hurdle to a crutch.


7 posted on 11/16/2006 5:14:42 PM PST by Jaysun (Let's not ruin this moment with words.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

"Douglas Spadey??? You can't be serious.

Well, er, that's what they call him....


8 posted on 11/16/2006 5:23:19 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: mcg2000

Glad this wasn't at Slippery Rock.


9 posted on 11/16/2006 5:25:42 PM PST by moonman (`)
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To: mcg2000
Was he trying to portray himself as white, making these threats? Trying to cause racial problems? Oh, of course not, blacks do not do things like this. Only whites and conservatives do these types of thing.
10 posted on 11/16/2006 5:29:48 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The US Military Services are THE BEST PEOPLE on the planet. God protect them.)
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To: mcg2000
"This individual was trying to call attention to himself..."

...and succeeded beyond his wildest expectation.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

11 posted on 11/16/2006 5:40:31 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (Build more lampposts... we've got plenty of traitors.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Sometimes you just gotta call a spadey a spadey...


12 posted on 11/16/2006 5:42:02 PM PST by RWR8189 (Mike Pence for Minority Leader)
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To: RWR8189

Do you suppose his nickname is Ace?


13 posted on 11/16/2006 5:45:58 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Do what you love and the ridicule will follow.)
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To: mcg2000

Affirmative Fiction "bump"


14 posted on 11/16/2006 5:46:53 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: mcg2000

We have such a shortage of bigotry in this country that blacks have to create their own hate crimes.


15 posted on 11/16/2006 6:30:45 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: Dan Evans
We have such a shortage of bigotry in this country that blacks have to create their own hate crimes.

You know, that may be true? Since Clinton left office, I have never heard of a black church burning?

16 posted on 11/16/2006 6:36:19 PM PST by ErieGeno
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To: mcg2000

Sounds to me like the perp was trying to cause conflict on campus.


17 posted on 11/16/2006 6:47:19 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Dan Evans

And so do whites. Especially OJ's ex.


18 posted on 11/16/2006 6:51:51 PM PST by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: mcg2000

Is this being treated as a hate crime?


19 posted on 11/16/2006 7:36:24 PM PST by Figment
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Douglas A. Spadey

What was the name of the student whose e-mail account he used? 'Ima Honkey'?

20 posted on 11/16/2006 7:39:50 PM PST by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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To: ErieGeno

You know, that may be true? Since Clinton left office, I have never heard of a black church burning?


We had one recently, but it was black on black. Rev. scamming the congregation and the insurance company. He'll get some hard time at community service


21 posted on 11/16/2006 7:41:19 PM PST by Figment
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To: mcg2000

If this had been Durham, NC, the student whose computer was accessed without his knowledge would spend the next year waiting for a trial (for a hate crime), while the prosecutor went around making sure everyone in the county was convinced he was guiilty.


22 posted on 11/16/2006 8:54:10 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Sloth
SmileyCentral.com
23 posted on 11/16/2006 9:32:35 PM PST by abigailsmybaby
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