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Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue
Washington Post ^ | 02/18/2014

Posted on 02/18/2014 2:01:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.

University police on Sunday morning found the rope noose and, on the statue’s face, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with a Confederate battle symbol, said campus police Chief Calvin Sellers. Two men were seen near the statue early Sunday and investigators were looking at surveillance footage.

“It’s a racial hate crime,” Mississippi NAACP president Derrick Johnson said Tuesday after a news conference at the state Capitol. “At what level do they get prosecuted? I don’t know. But as long as we tolerate hate, we will continue to revisit history and the past of this state, and at some point we must move forward.”

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KEYWORDS: education; fakehatecrimes; noose; olemiss
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Also FTA..... The Ole Miss Alumni Association is offering at $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 2:01:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

I cannot remember any incident like this where the perpetrator was not a “teen.”


2 posted on 02/18/2014 2:04:13 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: Responsibility2nd

Will the university reveal the true culprit when the $25K leads him/her to be ratted out by his bros/hos?


3 posted on 02/18/2014 2:04:56 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: forgotten man

I can’t remember a recent event like this where the perpetrator was not the victim or part of the aggrieved group.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:00 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If itturns out to actually be a “racial hate crime”, you can lay the blame squarely at the feet of Barack Hussein Obama.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:34 PM PST by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: Responsibility2nd
We all know the anecdotes ... but is anyone aware of a consolidated tracking report on how many of these incidents are real, vs. the hoaxes vs. drunken frat boys trying to be funny?

A noose and a confederate flag ... yep, that proves who did it, alright. Someone stupid. Probably a leftist, but one should interview the Ole' Miss chapter of the Klan as well, just for due diligence.

6 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:41 PM PST by sphinx
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To: forgotten man

Let me see here.

Black thug knocks out elderly white victim. Not a Hate Crime.

Somone puts a rope on a statue. HATE CRIME!!!! OH MY GOD!!

(freaking out here)

CALL THE FBI. OFFER A $25,000 REWARD.

/geez


7 posted on 02/18/2014 2:10:12 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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8 posted on 02/18/2014 2:10:39 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Racial hate crime? Against what? A statue? LOL


9 posted on 02/18/2014 2:11:07 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Responsibility2nd

Fake.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 2:11:31 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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To: MortMan

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!!!


11 posted on 02/18/2014 2:12:22 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I betting: HOAX, perpetrated by leftists to rub salt in old wounds, healed long ago......................


12 posted on 02/18/2014 2:13:27 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m gonna go ahead and predict that when the perpetrator is found, not only will they be a member of the supposedly aggrieved group, but it will be excused because it helped create a “dialogue” on race.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 2:14:50 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d start by investigating members of the racist NAACP. If that turned up nothing, try interrogating members of Holder’s Just-Us department.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 2:15:03 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: WKB; Black Agnes; LibLieSlayer; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Magnolia State ping
15 posted on 02/18/2014 2:15:38 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
All that is silliness.

I think they should set up a bunch of TSA agents to frisk every kid going back and forth to class.

16 posted on 02/18/2014 2:17:15 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Responsibility2nd; All

Lookie here.

Could Ole Miss football players have been to blame?

Ole Miss linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested this weekend in separate incidents.

17 posted on 02/18/2014 2:17:52 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

A “six 9’s” probability there.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 2:22:28 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We have a thread winner


19 posted on 02/18/2014 2:22:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jim Noble
Or maybe the perp is black? Al Sharpton to the rescue!
20 posted on 02/18/2014 2:24:38 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Mears

bfl


21 posted on 02/18/2014 2:25:44 PM PST by Mears
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To: Responsibility2nd
Number of Englishmen hanged during the reign of Henry VIII: more than 70,000
Number of black Americans lynched during the era of Jim Crow: less than 2,000.

Now remind me again which race has more right to be intimidated by a noose.

22 posted on 02/18/2014 2:27:31 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Walrus

23 posted on 02/18/2014 2:27:49 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Responsibility2nd

They need to determine the whereabouts of one Madonna Constantine.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 2:32:36 PM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: MortMan

Well, this being a college you can’t rule out a drunken student thinking this would be funny. Nothing good happens after midnight.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 2:32:52 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ole Miss is an open campus, and any trouble maker, like a democrat politician, could have easily done this. They are certain to know that they will not get the blame.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 2:34:10 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m more concerned that

Bryant, 22, was cited for public drunk and disturbing the peace....

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Public drunk?


27 posted on 02/18/2014 2:34:18 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m more concerned that

Bryant, 22, was cited for public drunk and disturbing the peace....

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Public drunk?


28 posted on 02/18/2014 2:34:21 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, one thing we know — no black man was ever lynched by a Republican.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 2:34:51 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Responsibility2nd
Now, where have we seen this sort of right wing hate "racism" before?

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...wait...

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...oh, yeah...

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...I remember now...

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30 posted on 02/18/2014 2:36:00 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The FBI?!?!?

I’d love to know exactly why. At most, isn’t this small time vandalism?


31 posted on 02/18/2014 2:37:25 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

99.999% chance this is yet another hoax...


32 posted on 02/18/2014 2:38:52 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: forgotten man
I cannot remember any incident like this where the perpetrator was not a “teen.”

Recent history proves you wrong. Such campus incidents have been perpetrated by black adult students or angry black administrators and "professors"..........

33 posted on 02/18/2014 2:40:57 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who cares???????


35 posted on 02/18/2014 2:43:18 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: Responsibility2nd

The FBI is helping investigate? That is ridiculous. No federal law was violated. The federal government needs to shrink.


36 posted on 02/18/2014 2:46:54 PM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How can tying a noose around a statue be a hate crime? Or a crime of any kind? Nothing was damaged. And why the hell is this a matter for the FBI anyway?


37 posted on 02/18/2014 2:50:56 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: Responsibility2nd

The perpetrator could be some liberal/leftist angry with James Meredith because he was on the staff of Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC).


38 posted on 02/18/2014 2:53:56 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Responsibility2nd

“It’s a racial hate crime,” Mississippi NAACP president Derrick Johnson said...


Bet he won’t be singing that tune if the perpetrator turns out to be black.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 3:01:52 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Responsibility2nd
I am betting this will turn out to be some liberal hoax perpetrated by some aggrieved group as previously stated or by some idiots from “That School Beneath Us” (Mississippi State). What gives it away is the Georgia Flag. People that attended Ole Miss and frequent football games and partying in the Grove will know what I mean. One can't find a Confederate Battle Flag for sale anywhere in Oxford or displayed publicly. They are definitely looked down upon by Alumni and the Inter-fraternity Council just because of overreaction like this. Just wait and see. I am a member of the Alumni Association and will be donating to the reward tomorrow. HOTTY TODDY!!!!
40 posted on 02/18/2014 3:01:54 PM PST by Malichi (!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Which is one reason why something like this just doesn’t bother me. Also, didn’t Oberlin just finish a spate of alleged “Klan sightings” which turned out to be false? And, I’d think the NAACP had bigger things to worry about, like the achievement gap and black on black crime, since we already know that no one cares about black on white crime, including the incidences of black on white rape, while there is almost no incidence of the opposite.


41 posted on 02/18/2014 3:05:57 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Rebelbase

Nearly all “hate crimes” are committed by members of the targeted group.

“Hate Crimes” are a fraud, used to generate political support and grant money for left-wing organizations.


42 posted on 02/18/2014 3:07:29 PM PST by Oak Grove (H)
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To: Responsibility2nd

OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith

The FBI? I am so glad there are no terrorists loose in America and that no gun running, drug dealing, counterfeiting etc, is crossing state lines. Must be boring sitting around with nothing to do for all those FBEYE agents!


43 posted on 02/18/2014 3:08:00 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

An arrest? For what crime? In the absence of damage or any specific threat against specific individuals, there’s no crime, unless it’s the catchall ‘disorderly conduct’.


44 posted on 02/18/2014 3:09:13 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just fraternity boys doing a prank.


45 posted on 02/18/2014 3:10:00 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Red Badger

“I betting: HOAX, perpetrated by leftists to rub salt in old wounds, healed long ago......................”

Looks like someone on the left is trying to mobilize the base for the 2014 elections.


46 posted on 02/18/2014 3:12:06 PM PST by Hurricane
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>> $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

This Country is so politically #’d up.

Remove the rope and move on.


47 posted on 02/18/2014 3:14:08 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Oak Grove
"fraud"

Like in Florida during the 2000 prez election, race groups claimed blacks were being intimidated by the police from going to the polls. They cited police cars in the areas where the polls were to "prove" the police were trying to scare black voters.

So they checked the police reports and found all the police cars in the areas where there were blacks were responding to calls from black residents concerning violent crimes committed in those areas.

That didn't stop fraudsters like Michael Moore from running with the racist-police scam and putting it in his book about the 2000 election. Which one of my Brit in-laws read and took for the truth. I had to explain things to him.

48 posted on 02/18/2014 3:28:56 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Oak Grove

If the perp turns out to be black, would they still prosecute as the act was clearly meant to inflame race relations?

Interesting that the actual ‘crime’ doesn’t matter, but the race of the perpetrator.

Had it been a black hanging white people statues it’d be ‘art’ and the ACLU would be there to protect their free speech rights.


49 posted on 02/18/2014 3:29:43 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Responsibility2nd

Shut your food hole naacp. Nobody gives a crap what you say. Hate crime my arse.


50 posted on 02/18/2014 3:38:44 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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