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GWU Student's Swastika Claim Unravels (Hate Crime Hoax)
The Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2007 | Valerie Strauss

Posted on 11/06/2007 12:55:43 PM PST by khnyny

A George Washington University student who told school officials that someone had drawn swastikas on her dormitory room door was responsible for the incidents, a university spokeswoman said yesterday.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bogus; boycriedwolf; boycrieswolf; dc; dncbrownshirts; fakehatecrimes; gwu; hatecrime; hatecrimehoax; hoax; swastikas
The WP account of this story claims that the student in question "will not face student judicial action", but Michelle Malkin's account from yesterday states "The individual will now face student judicial action and a determination will be made as to whether District of Columbia and/or federal laws were violated".

So what will happen? Will this student face student judicial action or not?

1 posted on 11/06/2007 12:55:44 PM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny

Michelle Malkin keeps track of this kind of crap. Shoot her the link.


2 posted on 11/06/2007 12:56:33 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: khnyny

Here’s the link to the Michelle Malkin story:

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/11/05/gwu-student-journalist-admits-hate-crime-hoax/


3 posted on 11/06/2007 12:56:41 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: pissant

The WP account doesn’t name the perp either. Her name is Sarah Marshak.


4 posted on 11/06/2007 12:58:09 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: khnyny
The student is behind the times.

Swatiskas are out, nooses are in.

5 posted on 11/06/2007 12:59:01 PM PST by AU72
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To: khnyny
"Will this student face student judicial action or not"

The story doesn't reveal whether of not the student belongs to a protected class so it's impossible to know.


6 posted on 11/06/2007 12:59:32 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: khnyny
It takes a real special kind of person to assault themselves with a swastika...


7 posted on 11/06/2007 12:59:57 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: I see my hands
"Bush don't care about the 'phoney' victims."

8 posted on 11/06/2007 1:00:14 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: khnyny
Daily Colonial names her, says the GW-Hatchet does too.

http://www.dailycolonial.com/go.dc?p=3&s=4660

Daily Colonial also says she's being scrutinized to see if she broke Distict or Federal law. How about filing a FALSE police report for starters?

This is the second fake incident of racism at GWU recently. Adam "Elvis" Kokesh and accomplices faked a racist flyer and blamed the YAF Chapter on campus.

9 posted on 11/06/2007 1:04:37 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Yes, I know. I posted a story on it. GWU seems to have some problems. (rolls eyes)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1908635/posts


10 posted on 11/06/2007 1:08:36 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: AU72
LOL. Yes, whatever happened to that story? Wasn’t there supposed to be video surveillance? That’s the last I heard...
11 posted on 11/06/2007 1:10:04 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: khnyny
In an interview with The Hatchet Monday evening, Marshak, said she only drew the final three of six swastikas on her door in an attempt to highlight what she characterized as GW’s inaction. Only hours earlier, Marshak categorically denied the charges.

That's why you tell her that you have video of her drawing the last swastika. Then, when she cops to the only the last one, you tell her that you have video of her drawing the last two swastikas... ;)

12 posted on 11/06/2007 1:11:18 PM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: khnyny
Such hoaxes are bigoted and hateful, and sadly our society shows far too much tolerance for them. We ought to view fake-victims with the same disgust we view real perpetrators of such actions.

We ought also to recognize the real perpetrators of yesterday tended to be Democrats, just as the fake victims of today. The Democrats were the party dehumanizing bigotry during slavery, the party of KKK bigotry in the old south, and the party of PC hyper-victim-hood bigotry today.

13 posted on 11/06/2007 1:11:54 PM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: AU72
Swatiskas are out, nooses are in.

Speaking of which, whatever happened to that noose at Columbia, and the security tape which allegedly filmed the person who hung it?

14 posted on 11/06/2007 1:14:46 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: khnyny
Sarah Marshak? hmmm...

I wonder if she is related to Megan Marshak?

Name sound familiar?

http://www.ishipress.com/marshak.htm

Turn up your speakers.

15 posted on 11/06/2007 1:18:48 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: AndyTheBear
I agree.

These types of stunts do a lot of damage and create needless fear and paranoia. I think the effects of this would be particularly intense on a college campus, which tends to have a more closed and tight knit atmosphere than the non-campus community.

16 posted on 11/06/2007 1:20:03 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: khnyny

This is a hate crime against white people. You know that she was trying to make a statement that white people are prejudiced.

Nice to know that she’ll get off scot free...


17 posted on 11/06/2007 1:26:22 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: khnyny
These types of stunts do a lot of damage and create needless fear and paranoia.

Yep. That's what "consciousness-raising" actually means in English.

18 posted on 11/06/2007 1:26:50 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Doctor Raoul

“... different student was connected with drawing white-power epithets and symbols in New Hall last week. That student faces the similar possibility of legal action beyond the university, and has been barred from campus, the university said.”

But there remains a question (according to the ever-accurate WaPo) of this student’s facing a campus judicial review?

I don’t really think one is that much worse than the other so why isn’t she barred from campus ? Not to mention, she needs a good shrink. They both do.


19 posted on 11/06/2007 1:27:34 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Doctor Raoul
she's being scrutinized to see if she broke Distict or Federal law.

She did. They are called hate crime statutes and she should be prosecuted under them.

20 posted on 11/06/2007 1:33:43 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Billthedrill
These types of stunts do a lot of damage and create needless fear and paranoia.

Needless for who? The left absolutely needs fear and paranoia just to keep the victim class on the plantation.

21 posted on 11/06/2007 1:37:46 PM PST by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: khnyny

Why am I not surprised?


22 posted on 11/06/2007 2:05:09 PM PST by Christopher Lincoln
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To: 17th Miss Regt
She did. They are called hate crime statutes and she should be prosecuted under them.

And if the school administration lets her skate, it's time for GWU alums to begin withholding donations, and to let them know why they're being withheld.

23 posted on 11/06/2007 2:13:50 PM PST by E. Cartman (Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: khnyny

^


24 posted on 11/06/2007 2:28:38 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: khnyny
I have heard about enough of these cases to guess that a huge majority of these “hate crimes” are perpetrated by a member, or members, of the very group that would seemingly appear to be the victim of such an act. I would say 80 percent or higher.
25 posted on 11/06/2007 2:33:35 PM PST by Signalman
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To: khnyny

Duly filed under
KEYWORD: FAKEHATECRIMES
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=fakehatecrimes


26 posted on 11/06/2007 2:35:51 PM PST by VOA
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To: All; khnyny
She was probably just being "fake but accurate" and just revealing the racist feelings that she knows must exist in her fellow students.

Maybe she takes after Kerri Dunn, the professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College, who vandalized her own car and was later charged with misdemeanor filing a false police report about a hate crime and two felony counts of insurance fraud.

This type of thing seems to happen frequently enough I think we need a new hate crime statute that makes it a felony to commit hate crime fraud. It is, after all, a kind of terrorism by making "protected classes" fearful that such roving bands of ethnic supremacists or cleansers are in their community.

27 posted on 11/06/2007 2:39:16 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: khnyny

“So what will happen?
Will this student face student judicial action or not?”

Never. Because for liberals, fraud often is “false, but true and part
of showing a greater truth”.

This student will get spanked...
when Rigoberta Menchu has to give back her Nobel Prize for having
manufactured her whole personna.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.aspx?GUID=46498785-CBA0-4F6E-852B-873CF849AB64

Or the Pulitzer Prize given to Walter Duranty of The New York Times
is retrieved by the Pulitzer committee.
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=669

Being a liberal means....
never losing anything just because you tell a string of whoppers!


28 posted on 11/06/2007 2:45:15 PM PST by VOA
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To: Bobkk47

There was another nutjob at Iowa City, Iowa University about a decade ago who claimed racist grafitti was applied to his Mercedes, there was suitable outrage and candlelight vigils, at least until a local car shop offered that the alleged victim was shopping for a paint job the week prior. He quickly caved under police questioning, and as far as I know moved back to Cali or wherever.

The really sad thing is this kind of fraud is apparently fairly common and so tends to make people dismiss real live incidents. Another moron was caught sending out racist e-mails to herself and others at the same school. The computer science lab made real quick work of that!

What’s telling is that the penalties for “hate crime” fraud are not equal to genuine “hate crime”; which is all I need to know about “hate crime” legislation.


29 posted on 11/06/2007 2:52:00 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: ladyjane
Not really.

(after reading the linked article) And I thought I had a good memory for trivia.

I bet Megan got $1,000,001 from Happy, and a non-disclosure to sign.

Sarah will hopefully get expelled.

My guess is she'll end up as a commentator on Rosie O'Donnell's new show.

Or the new head of the reeducation curriculum at Columbia U.

30 posted on 11/06/2007 2:55:12 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: puroresu

“Speaking of which, whatever happened to that noose at Columbia, and the security tape which allegedly filmed the person who hung it?”

Haven’t heard a thing about it since. Funny how they played the tape immediately and disclosed it in this case.


31 posted on 11/06/2007 3:14:11 PM PST by BerryDingle (Illegitimi Non Carborundum (Don't let the bastards wear you down))
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To: ladyjane
Megan ~ Sarah?

The name Marshak is referenced 767,000 times on Google.com

32 posted on 11/06/2007 4:12:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tzimisce
This is a hate crime against white people.

Sarah Marshak is a Jewish white person.

33 posted on 11/06/2007 4:37:25 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Ron Paul Criminality: http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2007/10/paul_bot)
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To: khnyny

Very interesting. I received a mass e-mail from the Dean of my law school last week informing the students that a minority student had passed by “what can only be described as skinheads, wearing swastikas, and spewing racial epithets” in an apartment complex just off campus.

Now, this is a small, rural school, and a significant portion of my class lives in that complex. I have a hard time believing that no one else would have noticed a bunch of skinheads hanging around there before now, so needless to say, my BS sense started tingling.

This story makes me wonder even more.


34 posted on 11/06/2007 5:28:51 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.... Valor.)
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To: khnyny

“student journalist” was the first clue. “journalists” today think their job is to create news, not report it.


35 posted on 11/06/2007 5:57:03 PM PST by enough_idiocy (www.daypo.net/test-iraq-war.html)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

>Sarah Marshak is a Jewish white person.<

....so? It’s still a hate crime against white people.

Swastika graffiti - who’s the first people you think of as guilty? Blacks? Jews?

No, it’s whites...


36 posted on 11/06/2007 8:31:25 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: khnyny

Funny thing. When I was a boy, some jerks down the street spray painted a swastika on the wall in front of our house. This was in the 80s. It wasn’t a news story back then and we didn’t report it. I didn’t know for a fact exactly who did it, but I knew generally who did it. Just some mental midgets who by virtue of getting held back a grade or two were bigger than the other kids. Now they’re both cops. Go figure.


37 posted on 11/07/2007 5:41:47 AM PST by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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