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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; fakehatecrimes; noose; olemiss
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To: Responsibility2nd

One official was heard to say “one man’s noose is another man’s leash”


51 posted on 02/18/2014 3:40:00 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Hot Tabasco

“teen” = black. You know, when the paper says a teenager assaulted an elderly victim, they mean a black punk beat up a white person.


52 posted on 02/18/2014 3:45:07 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I guess now it’s a hate crime when those idiots from Michigan U, throw paint on Sparty, excuse me while I take another pepcid.


53 posted on 02/18/2014 3:51:18 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: forgotten man

In recent memory I can’t think of an incident like this that wasn’t a hoax perpetrated by the aggrieved party.


54 posted on 02/18/2014 3:56:46 PM PST by pfflier
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To: forgotten man

Neb. woman faked attack to spark change
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921230/posts
The Racist Red Lobster Receipt Was Apparently Faked
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3089705/posts
Lib Blogger Meg Lanker Allegedly Faked Rape Threat from Conservative
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3015359/posts

Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With ‘Kill the Gays’ To Frame...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2885530/posts

typical


55 posted on 02/18/2014 3:59:26 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: colorado tanker

Nothing good happens after midnight outside of one’s own home... Some late nights at home can be fun!

Including marathon games of RISK! LOL


56 posted on 02/18/2014 4:53:00 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Let's not forget that 1500 WHITE REPUBLICANS were lynched during reconstruction, and who can forget THE GREAT HANGING (of Republicans) AT GAINSVILLE, TX, 1862.


57 posted on 02/18/2014 5:12:08 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: bert

One official was heard to say “one man’s noose is another man’s leash”


Is yet another’s First Amendment.


58 posted on 02/18/2014 6:22:19 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Red Badger

Absolutely. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

I like the “Hate Crime against a Statue” comment above too!


59 posted on 02/18/2014 6:32:57 PM PST by the big wanad
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To: Responsibility2nd

I will call bull—— on this right now.


60 posted on 02/18/2014 8:10:12 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: MortMan
marathon games of RISK!

OMG, that brings back some memories! :-))

61 posted on 02/19/2014 11:10:45 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Malichi

Ole Miss Administration still has not released a description of the two males seen running from the statue shouting racial slurs. Why?


62 posted on 02/19/2014 1:39:35 PM PST by Malichi (!)
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So let me get this straight: if a lefty stomps on a US flag and burns it, or gets his picture taken standing on a US flag published in the NY Times, it’s freedom of speech, but if a college kid hangs a noose on an inanimate statue, it warrants an FBI investigation for a “hate crime”?

So the US flag is footwear fodder and a statue is sacred?

Where’s the outcry over the dozens of times the Nathan Bedford Forrest equestrian monument has been vandalized (actual damages, not symbolic)?


63 posted on 02/22/2014 5:08:41 PM PST by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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