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Police say attack on Mich. student not hate crime
Associated Press ^ | August. 28, 2012 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER

Posted on 08/28/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

DETROIT (AP) -- Police say an attack on a Michigan State University student at an off-campus party is not being investigated as a hate crime.

Zach Tennen says he was at a party when two men asked if he was Jewish, and when he responded "yes," punched him in the face.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; hatecrime; michigan; michiganantisemitism; michiganstate; outrighthatecrime; zachtennen

1 posted on 08/28/2012 1:08:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Witnesses must not be backing up the “victim’s” story.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 1:10:53 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Neither was Danny Pearl’s death...


3 posted on 08/28/2012 1:13:13 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1317 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Detroitistan........


4 posted on 08/28/2012 1:14:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Sorry, buddy, wrong race, wrong religion. You probably had it coming.”


5 posted on 08/28/2012 1:14:23 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Red Badger

Its not Detroit.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 1:15:37 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: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Story still unfolding.

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7 posted on 08/28/2012 1:16:46 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: Free ThinkerNY

Of course it’s not a hate crime. The victim is White, not a female and, furthermore, is not Muslim.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 1:17:47 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fat, Drunk & Stupid is no way to go through life son!


9 posted on 08/28/2012 1:18:25 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More likely some of that old “Fort Hood Workplace Violence”


10 posted on 08/28/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: cripplecreek

I’m sure Michigan State has a contingent of Muzzies there to keep everything politically correct.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s alot about the latest manifestation of western society I’m beginning to despise.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 1:20:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I haven’t been to Lansing in years. I avoid all cities like the plague.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 1:21:35 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: Free ThinkerNY
everybody knows that hate crimes are only committed against blacks, muslims and gays. everyone else is fair game, especially when any of those three groups are the purps
14 posted on 08/28/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When a guy gets his lips stapled shut and his jaw broke after getting a Nazi salute then how the hell isn’t it a hate crime?

If he were gay and the guys slurred their sss’s while hitting him they would get 10 years minimum.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 1:25:32 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We were sold on bills that stated that people who were harmed because of race creed or color should be revenged more so than other victims. What we did not realize is at the end of the bill someone tacked on “whites need not apply.”


16 posted on 08/28/2012 1:27:22 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Abathar

Perhaps because that is not what happened.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 1:28:55 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: redpoll
“Sorry, buddy, wrong race, wrong religion. You probably had it coming.”

More likely the underaged kid was drunk (alcohol was admitted to) and he got punched out for whatever reason and had to come up with something to tell his parents.........Might as well blame it on the Nazi's and the KKK.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 1:29:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

True enough. Things happen at those parties that need explaining.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 1:30:33 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: Signalman

what happens if he’s gay? then it’s a hate crime...


20 posted on 08/28/2012 1:33:51 PM PDT by årskjærø
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To: AppyPappy

You may be right, usually 20 people don’t stand around while two guys staple someone’s lips shut without trying somehow to intervene.

Still, if he was stapled that goes far beyond just breaking his jaw with a couple of punches, there must have been something to motivate them taking it that far.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This means that the victim is white and the perps are Eric Holder's people.
22 posted on 08/28/2012 1:34:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Other information: According to the victim, the attackers said “they were with the KKK”.


23 posted on 08/28/2012 1:44:04 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Old Sarge; TheOldLady

årskjærø
Since Aug 24, 2012


Another n00bie during the RNC convention.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 1:44:18 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Abathar
while two guys staple someone’s lips shut

Watch the kid's interview, his lips were NOT stapled shut. He found a staple lodged in his gums.......Drunk college kids are known to eat the stupidist things so it's likely that whatever he ate on a dare had a staple in it........

25 posted on 08/28/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or muzzywuzzies.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 2:08:21 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Hold these test papers and watch this...


27 posted on 08/28/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Of course it was a “hate crime.” But I never have agreed that a murder or a grievous assault is more serious because the perpetrators hated the victim.
28 posted on 08/28/2012 2:46:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Signalman
The victim is White, not a female and, furthermore, is not Muslim.

Three strikes and you're out.

29 posted on 08/28/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: luvbach1
Of course it was a “hate crime.”

Why?

30 posted on 08/28/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cripplecreek.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The left never commits hate crimes.
32 posted on 08/28/2012 3:35:13 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Not on Michigan State campus. “Victim” attended MSU, attacker of unknown origin, nor if any relationship to MSU.


33 posted on 08/28/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Abathar
When a guy gets his lips stapled shut and his jaw broke after getting a Nazi salute then how the hell isn’t it a hate crime?

That is the story reported by the beat downee and apparently no evidence to support it. The story as reported this morning was fishy, and the subsequent actions by kid via twitter etc. really made it stink. Romney is a felon, racist, murderer, someone said so.

34 posted on 08/28/2012 3:49:36 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: circlecity
Witnesses must not be backing up the “victim’s” story.

I'm guessing that's what happened. If he didn't know anyone at the party, why would they ask him if he was Jewish? It sounds like a couple of drunken jerks just decided to pick on him and no one stepped in to help. He got pissed (which I don't blame him) and decided to make a hate crime out of it to really nail their asses. That's my theory- but I could be totally wrong.
35 posted on 08/28/2012 3:58:40 PM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady Strolling slowly towards the sun)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How can it possibly be a Hate Crime?

The victim is not black.

The victim is not a muslim.

The victim is not queer.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 4:25:49 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Of course it was a “hate crime.” Why?

It is by the defintion given it by the proponents and advocates of that law, of which I am not one. As far as I'm concerned it was an assault. I don't believe it's a lesser offense if one doesn't hate his victim.

37 posted on 08/28/2012 6:45:12 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Krankor
It sounds like a couple of drunken jerks just decided to pick on him and no one stepped in to help.

Latest story on this morning's news is police are denying a hate crime charge. It's also been revealed that it was a fight over a girl, which explains alot.

Kid probably got suckerpunched and ended up with the broken jaw, nobody called the cops because there wasn't a beat-down going on plus since alcohol was on the premises, both parties involved as well as the witnesses were likely all drinking.

In the interview at the kid's home the only sign of injury is the kid's swollen jaw....no black eyes, no stapled lips.

As typical of over reactive parents, instead of them looking at this as a valuable life lesson for their under age, 19 year old drunk kid, they're lawyering up ......

I've been in several fights while in the army, witnessed many more, and at the end of the night you just go back to the barracks and the next morning you try to convince the guys that the other guy looked worse than you. You didn't run home to mom and dad........

38 posted on 08/29/2012 3:42:50 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yeah that’s the way it looks to me.


39 posted on 08/29/2012 4:35:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These folks stapled his mouth closed out of love.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 5:22:08 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: circlecity

East Lansing police are notorious bigots, and left leaning communists.


41 posted on 08/29/2012 5:23:14 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

And the perps, being [probably] black muslims, could never be charged under the “hate crime” statutes.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: cripplecreek
See my post 41, I spent 4 years at Mi State.

If one is right leaning, do not telegraph that fact in East Lansingstan.

43 posted on 08/29/2012 5:26:31 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I read where the kid is now claiming they had shaved heads. So the attackers claimed to be KKK, gave a Nazi salute and had shaved heads- and carried a stapler around with them. I think this kid watches too much television. I’m guessing this kid has some psychological issues- and I bet his parents know it.


44 posted on 08/29/2012 4:45:27 PM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady Strolling slowly towards the sun)
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