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  • SURPRISE! Campus Noose Drawing Was Created By Black Students. NO CHARGES FILED For ‘Hate Crime'

    05/01/2016 5:23:45 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Daily caller ^ | April 30, 2016 | Eric Owens
    Social justice warriors at Salisbury University stop being mad over anti-black hate crime when they find out the perpetrators were black At Salisbury University in Maryland, someone drew a body hanging from a noose, with the n-word, and a “white power” hashtag.Here is the image, which I got from here, and am using under fair use: Everyone at the college was upset over this, and justifiably so.However, after it was discovered that the two people who drew the image and wrote the words were black, some of the people who had been upset, stopped being upset.The social justice warriors no longer...
  • Duke: Student has admitted to hanging noose in tree

    04/04/2015 10:00:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | April 2, 2015 | JONATHAN DREW
    An undergraduate student at Duke University admitted to hanging a noose in a tree and has left campus while disciplinary actions are considered, university officials said Thursday. School spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said at a news conference that the school would not release the name of the student who admitted to hanging the noose, found early Wednesday in a plaza at the heart of the campus. The person is still enrolled at Duke, but faces student conduct and law enforcement investigations.
  • Duke Finds Person Responsible For Hanging Noose On Campus

    04/03/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 70 replies
    "The identity of the student is being withheld in compliance with federal student privacy regulations. Officials are continuing their investigation to find out if others were involved."
  • Outrage Over ‘Hang Loose’ Noose Shirts

    03/20/2015 1:34:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    CW33 ^ | 03/17/2015 | Tony Lewis
    DALLAS – Hey, you want to make a fashion statement with what you wear, right? What you wear says a lot about who you are. That’s why a shirt that that says, “Hang Loose” with a picture of a noose is causing major outrage. Folks on Twitter are reacting in disgust to the manufacturer, Tavik, and the seller — T.J. Maxx. Not only is this shirt in bad taste, the timing couldn’t be worse. The country is still reeling from the OU frat fallout where members of its SAE chapter were caught on camera singing a chant about hanging people from a...
  • Saddam Hussein’s hanging noose up for auction

    02/07/2015 5:00:39 AM PST · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    NYP ^ | February 6, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The rope used to execute ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could be yours for the right price. Ex-Prime Minister Mowaffak Al-Rubaie has put the item up for sale more than eight years after he witnessed Saddam hanged in 2006. An unidentified senior Iraqi political official told the Middle East news site Al-Araby al-Jadeed this week that several individuals from Israel, Iran and Kuwait are vying to purchase the rope — with one making a $7 million bid.
  • Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office

    07/19/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19 | Lara Salahi
    A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city’s post office, the Worcester Telegram reports. ...The US inspector general’s office is conducting a federal investigation into the case.
  • Ole Miss frat shuttered in wake of noose incident

    04/18/2014 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. -- A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.</p>
  • Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue

    02/18/2014 2:01:55 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/18/2014
    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...
  • The Noose Around Israel's Neck

    11/27/2012 4:55:13 AM PST · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Israel is being hanged on a public gallows erected on the grounds of the United Nations with yards of rope gleefully supplied by the Muslim world. But the hangmen are mostly Westerners who still think that the Muslim lynch mob at their doorstep can be pacified with the death of a single victim. There are three things you can do when you are about to be hanged. You can walk proudly, recite a glorious line or two to embed your martyrdom in historical memory, and then allow yourself to be hanged. Jews have an extensive body of experience with that...
  • Department of Justice: Two Women Plead Guilty in Maryland to Civil Rights Violations

    06/26/2012 8:56:04 PM PDT · by Rabin · 26 replies
    justice dept (US) ^ | Civil Rights Division, DoJ
    Two women pleaded (to) involvement in a racially-motivated coonspiracy to interfere with an African family’s housing rights by hanging a dead raccoon on the family’s (home's porch?), the Justice Department announced. The defendants face a 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to deprive (a) person of civil rights, and one year in prison and a $100,000 fine for violating the Fair Housing Act... Billy Pratt, and Joshua Wall, previously(copped a) plea, guilty for their involvement in the conspiracy.
  • Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame...

    05/18/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2012
    Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame Neighbors After Spat Over Dogs 18 May 2012 [Pic in URL] Caught: Aimee Whitchurch, 37, left, and Christel Conklin, 29, right, are accused of forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief A lesbian couple that claimed their neighbors spray painted 'Kill the Gay' on their condo are being accused by the police for doing the deed themselves. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado has issued a warrant for Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, for forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief. In October...
  • Ann Arbor 5th-graders find black doll in tree with chain around neck

    03/13/2012 1:57:41 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 40 replies ^ | 3-13-2012 | Danielle Arndt
    A black doll with a chain around its neck was discovered hanging from a tree on Ann Arbor Public Schools property Tuesday, according to an email from the elementary school’s principal. A group of six to seven fifth-grade girls at Burns Park Elementary found the doll while outside on recess. District Spokeswoman Liz Margolis said the doll was stuck in between two high limbs in a tree on the east side of the school’s property. She said the position of the doll did not resemble a hanging. A few of the girls that discovered the doll were black, Margolis said....
  • No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues (Hate crime hoax alert)

    02/04/2012 5:33:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The Journal Times - Racine Wisconsin ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE, | Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 4:16 pm SOMERS — Following days of reported hate crimes and heightened security at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a student has confessed to creating the list threatening black students because she wanted greater attention to the issue, according to authorities Friday night. The suspect, whose identity was being withheld for her protection, reportedly told authorities she created the fliers — which listed 13 black students by name and threatened they...
  • Anger over Halloween display of Palin with noose

    01/12/2011 11:11:19 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 29, 2008
    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The mayor of West Hollywood has condemned a Halloween display resembling Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose. The life-size doll with a white noose around its neck is outfitted to look like Palin -- with a beehive wig, glasses and a red business suit. It hangs in front of the North Orange Grove Avenue house of the display's creator, Chad Michael Morrisette, who also put up a depiction of Republican presidential candidate John McCain engulfed in flames.
  • Doll found hanging from noose at church

    11/02/2010 12:10:58 PM PDT · by Abathar · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/02/2010 | Matt Zapotosky
    Laurel police were trying Monday to determine who hung a doll from a noose in front of an African American church on Laurel Park Drive late Saturday or early Sunday, authorities said. A maintenance man found the doll, which was hanging from a tree in front of the City of Zion Church, about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, said Gregory Strong, the pastor. Someone had written racial slurs on the doll, along with references to President Obama, he said. "This was meant to rattle our congregation," Strong said. "Very disturbing, very disturbing." Strong said he called police, and the doll was removed...
  • Photo op mishap at Boot Hill(Darwin Awards miss one)

    09/22/2010 5:00:27 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 11 replies
    Dodge Globe ^ | 9-22-10 | Staff
    DODGE CITY — A visitor to Boot Hill Museum thought he'd stumbled on a photo opportunity Wednesday, but he wound up in the hospital instead. The tourist, a 69-year-old man from Parks, Ark., put his head into a noose at the museum's "Boot Hill Hanging Tree" and was having his photo taken, Dodge City Police Chief Robin James said in a news release. He apparently lost consciousness and slumped into the noose, and two women who were with him were unable to remove him. "Fortunately, they were able to summon help from people at the museum who removed the man...
  • UCSD Student Paper Runs “Verified” Apology from Student Who Hung Noose

    03/01/2010 1:32:14 PM PST · by dano1 · 44 replies · 1,254+ views
    Student Activism. Net ^ | March 1, 2010
    The Guardian, UCSD’s student newspaper, has printed a statement that it says was written by the student who hung a noose in the campus library last week. The student — who remains anonymous — claims that last Tuesday, two days before the noose was found, a friend of hers fashioned it from a piece of rope she had found on the ground, “without thinking of any of its connotations or the current racial climate at UCSD.” She herself then carried the noose with her to the library “and ended up hanging it at my desk.” It was, she says, “a...
  • Student admits hanging noose in campus library

    02/27/2010 7:36:56 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 147 replies · 2,605+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2010 | Staff
    (CNN) -- The University of California San Diego has suspended a student who admitted to hanging a noose in a campus library, school officials announced Friday. "We are feeling real pain, and we will take real action," said UCSD chancellor Marye Anne Fox told reporters. "The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is my primary concern."
  • NAACP Joins Fight Against Noose Hanging In Yard

    10/29/2009 6:02:10 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 56 replies · 2,048+ views ^ | 10/27/09 | Mike Dello Stritto
    Sacramento, CA- The shocking sight of a noose hanging at a house on a busy street drew media attention and protestors last week, but now the NAACP is calling for a criminal investigation against the homeowner. The Watt Avenue home drew criticism almost immediately after displaying a noose in the same display as a Confederate flag, and members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are looking into legal action that will force the display to the ground and put the home's owner behind bars. "Immediately I thought this could not be happening in 2009," said Betty...
  • California Bans Threatening Noose Displays

    08/06/2009 10:06:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 807+ views
    California bans threatening noose displays Thursday, August 6, 2009 California law already bans threatening displays of swastikas or burning crosses. Now add nooses to the list. On Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation making such displays punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Wilma Carter of Rialto would make it a misdemeanor to hang a noose on someone else's property or at a school or workplace. She introduced the bill after noose hangings were displayed in several Halloween decorations last year. Two such displays were effigies of...
  • Hangman's noose nullifies Yosemite judge's guilty verdict

    04/17/2009 8:04:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 561+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/17/9 | John Ellis
    FRESNO – A federal magistrate judge who dispenses justice in Yosemite National Park's tiny, picturesque courthouse has received an unusual rebuff from one of his big-city bosses. U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger in Fresno tossed out a guilty verdict handed down in fall 2007 by William M. Wunderlich. The reason: a hangman's noose that was on display in Wunderlich's chambers. "A prominently displayed hangman's noose has no place in a federal magistrate judge's judicial chambers," Wanger wrote. "It is a judge's obligation to be a guardian of liberty and to always strive to assure the appearance of impartiality." Profiles...
  • Black candidate wants to solve crime with 'noose'

    03/20/2009 3:10:23 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 913+ views
    sfgate. ^ | March 20, 2009
    Down here in the Deep South, calls to bring back the hanging noose are coming from an unlikely source: a 62-year-old, black Republican mayoral candidate in Mississippi's largest city.Long-shot George Lambus acknowledges his inflammatory platform has made some residents of Jackson slam doors in his face. Others walked out of a church where he spoke. Yet he insists his tough stand is welcome in some quarters of a state capital racked by crime, much of it black-on-black.
  • Life Saved in Rockford because of Grotesque Display in Abortion Facility Window

    03/16/2009 4:39:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 859+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/16/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ROCKFORD, Illinois, March 16, 2009 ( - Grotesque "decorations" in the windows of a notorious Rockford abortion facility, featuring rubber chickens hanging from nooses, led to a life saved, after two young men, disgusted by the display, convinced their pregnant companion to leave the building.The incident took place last Friday at the Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford IL, where two men had brought a 17-year-old female friend for an abortion.  Kevin Rilott, a pro-life veteran at the notorious Rockford mill, reports that the young men came out of the building and began conversing with pro-life participants in the...
  • Sale of Sarah Palin Effigy Goes Bust

    01/25/2009 3:39:17 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies · 802+ views
    AP via AOL News ^ | January 25, 2009
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Jan. 25) - The maker of a Sarah Palin mannequin says a would-be buyer backed out when he discovered its past — as a effigy hung by a noose in a West Hollywood home's Halloween display.
  • West Hollywood couple behind Sarah Palin effigy run afoul of eBay

    01/19/2009 3:40:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,222+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2009 | Raja Abdulrahim
    Yes, the noose is still included. For those who already have the Obama hope poster, the McCain maverick button and the Joe the Plumber T-shirt, there is one more kitsch -– though more controversial -– item for the comprehensive 2008 presidential campaign collection: the Sarah Palin effigy that caused a bit of an uproar outside one West Hollywood home and prompted Keith Olbermann to name the homeowner “Worst Person in the World.” Chad Michael Morrisette, a professional window-display designer, and his partner, Mito Aviles, put the Palin mannequin up for auction on eBay last week, complete with red coat, beehive...
  • Racial incidents increase as Election Day nears *Barfer*

    10/29/2008 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Tzimisce · 8 replies · 476+ views
    The Louisiana Weekly ^ | October 27, 2008
    Just two weeks before the nation moved closer to the possibility of election the first Black U.S. president, a series of racial incidents have suggested that skin color still matters to many Americans.
  • LSU vs. Georgia game noose leads to arrest

    10/29/2008 4:12:46 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies · 500+ views ^ | 10/29/08 | Tyana Williams
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Trash talk over college football has led to the first arrest ever in East Baton Rouge Parish under a new state law making it a crime to intimidate using a hangman's noose. Reggie Drummer, an employee at the engineering firm of Louis J. Capozzoli in Baton Rouge, says he and another co-worker were "trash talking" last week about the upcoming LSU vs. Georgia football game. "Another guy was bragging for LSU, and of course, I was rooting for Georgia at the time," Drummer recalled. "It was just all friendly and trash talking." Drummer says he...
  • Japan hangs two inmates, first under Aso government

    10/28/2008 3:34:30 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 17 replies · 673+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 10-28-08 | Staff
    Justice Minister Eisuke Mori announced on Tuesday that two death-row inmates have been executed, marking the first executions under the government of Prime Minister Taro Aso formed in late September and breaking a record high for the number of people executed per year. According to the Justice Ministry, the two are Michitoshi Kuma, 70, who was at the Fukuoka detention center, and Masahiro Takashio, 55, at the Sendai detention center. They were the first executions since Sept. 11. They bring the annual total of people executed by the government to 15, the most since 1999 when the government started publishing...
  • Halloween Palin Prop Sparks Controversy In WeHo[Palin Hanging From Noose, W. Hollywood]

    10/27/2008 1:55:05 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 43 replies · 1,389+ views
    CBS2 TV Station (Los Angeles) ^ | Oct 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others. The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit. Another mannequin dressed as John McCain emerges from a flaming chimney. Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, told CBS 2 News that drivers and bus passengers have been stopping to snap pictures of the macabre scene. Morisette says the effigy would be out of bounds at any other...
  • Chinese defense minister vows to enhance military ties with Ecuador

    10/14/2008 6:33:43 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 214+ views
    people daily ^ | October 14, 2008 | people daily
    Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on Tuesday pledged to increase military cooperation with Ecuador. Liang, also a State Councilor, made the remarks during his talk with Ecuador Minister of Defense Javier Ponce.
  • Teen who hung nooses sent to prison

    08/15/2008 4:26:20 PM PDT · by devane617 · 44 replies · 2,770+ views ^ | 08/15/2008
    A Louisiana teenager who hung nooses off the back of his truck to intimidate a group of black civil rights demonstrators has been sentenced to four months in prison.
  • Noose found; jury let go; case restarts

    07/25/2008 6:45:46 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 13 replies · 279+ views ^ | 07/25/08 | DANIEL TEPFER
    BRIDGEPORT — The jury in an attempted murder-rape case in Fairfield was dismissed Thursday after a hangman's noose was found drawn on a blackboard in the jury deliberation room. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Hauser said he had no choice under state law but to dismiss the six jurors and three alternates, and to order the case begin over again. The judge pointed out the noose has come to symbolize racial or ethnic bias because of the history of lynchings. A Halloween display in Stratford attracted widespread condemnation when a dark-skinned mannequin hanging from a noose was included in the display...
  • Noose mailed to Orlando commissioner

    07/20/2008 10:36:35 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 31 replies · 85+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 07/20/08 | BY MARK SCHLUEB
    Police have launched an investigation after an anonymous package containing a noose was sent to an Orlando commissioner. Someone sent a noose to Orlando Commissioner Daisy Lynum, and police are investigating it as a threat. The small rope noose, delivered to Lynum's City Hall office Friday, was turned over to the Orlando Police Department. The anonymous package carried no return address. ''There was no name, so to me it's like the cowards in the Ku Klux Klan who wore hoods over their faces,'' Lynum said. ``This just shows there is still ignorance in our society.'' Last week, Lynum prompted an...
  • Children's rhyme leads to firing over alleged racial harassment

    06/30/2008 12:14:10 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 59 replies · 132+ views
    Daily News ^ | 6/29/08 | JOHN MARZULLI
    Eenie, meenie, minie, moe - Here's Donald Cross' tale of woe. The 65-year-old drug counselor was fired by a Long Island town this month after he recited a children's rhyme and offended an African-American co-worker. Cross said he was blindsided by the Town of Babylon's decision to can him for racially motivated harassment. He has filed a complaint with the state Division of Human Rights to win back the job he had held for 15 years. "I am astounded and dumbfounded that I received such an overreaction to such a seemingly innocuous question," Cross said in the complaint. Cross said...
  • Columbia Professor fired for Plagarism | By Jamal Watson

    06/26/2008 6:50:29 PM PDT · by Lumbertonman · 31 replies · 270+ views
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education ^ | June 25, 2008 | Jamal Watson
    Victim of Noose Incident, Columbia U. Professor Is Fired Amid Plagiarism Charges by Jamal Watson NEW YORK Last October, hundreds of students, faculty and community activists rallied on Columbia University’s campus to protest the hanging of a noose on the office door of a popular African-American professor. Now this same professor, Dr. Madonna G. Constantine, has been fired from her teaching post amid charges that she repeatedly plagiarized the work of two former students and a colleague. Constantine, 45, a tenured professor who has taught psychology and education at Columbia’s Teachers College for the past decade and is an expert...
  • Columbia Professor in Noose Case Is Fired on Plagiarism Charges

    06/24/2008 11:53:59 AM PDT · by xtinct · 20 replies · 345+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/24/08 | Marc Santora
    The Columbia University professor who gained widespread attention last fall after a noose was found hanging on her office door was fired on Monday after months of wrangling over charges that she plagiarized the work of two former students and a former colleague. Madonna G. Constantine, a professor of psychology and education with a focus on racial issues at Columbia’s Teachers College, was sanctioned in February, after an 18-month investigation into the plagiarism charge, but allowed to stay in her job and to appeal the ruling that she had violated the university’s academic standards. But over the last five months,...
  • Professor Who Made Noose Claim Suspended

    06/23/2008 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies · 152+ views
    N Y Sun ^ | 6/24/2008 | CONN CORRIGAN
    Teachers College at Columbia University is suspending indefinitely Madonna Constantine, a professor who claimed she was the victim of a hate crime after an investigation began into allegations that she committed plagiarism. In a letter sent out yesterday to Teachers College faculty, the college president, Susan Fuhrman, and dean, Thomas James, said the faculty advisory committee had rejected Ms. Constantine's appeal of the plagiarism charges. They said Ms. Constantine was suspended as of yesterday but that she is entitled to appeal the decision or request a hearing before the faculty executive committee. RELATED: The Letter to Faculty (pdf). The letter,...
  • Noose, Waiter’s Comment Offends African-American Family

    05/15/2008 3:41:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 113 replies · 283+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | May 14, 2008 | Lane Lyon (Reporter)
    MORRISON, Colo. -- A Broomfield family said their Mother’s Day celebration was ruined Sunday by what they saw and heard at “The Fort” Restaurant in Morrison. “It was shocking,” Lonza Dennis told 7NEWS Wednesday. Dennis, 37, and her husband Patrick, 38, said they were snapping photos at the table when they noticed a decorative noose hanging on the wall behind them. Patrick Dennis said he was equally unsettled by the waiter’s response when they asked about it. “My wife said, ‘We noticed a noose hanging behind the table,’ and his immediate reply was, ‘This is where we sit people who...
  • Connecticut Criminalizes Nooses As Threats

    05/11/2008 6:23:06 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 59 replies · 232+ views
    Gov. M. Jodi Rell has signed into law Senate Bill 604, An Act Concerning Hate Crimes, which makes it a crime to display a noose as a way of harassing or threatening someone. "Connecticut simply will not tolerate bigotry or racism," Rell said. "Let this bill send that message loud and clear. Using a noose -- a symbol of the racially motivated lynchings during the late 19th and first half of the 20th century -- to intimidate anyone because of their race or any other characteristic is a repugnant and cowardly act. No one should be subject to that kind...

    03/31/2008 11:03:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 44 replies · 1,563+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/31/8 | Murray Weiss
    Manhattan grand jury has subpoenaed the university records of the controversial black Columbia Teachers College professor who found a noose hanging from her office door - signaling that the investigation is broadening to examine possible links between the teacher, her closest friends and the racially charged incident, The Post has learned. According to sources, the subpoenas obtained recently by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and prosecutors demanded the college hand over a laundry list of records pertaining to embattled professor Madonna Constantine, whose colleague found a 4-foot hangman's noose on her office doorknob last October. The incident happened at...
  • Proposed law would make hanging of nooses a hate crime

    03/25/2008 11:01:19 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 50 replies · 634+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 25, 2008 | Staff
    HARTFORD -- State lawmakers are proposing to make the hanging of nooses a hate crime in Connecticut. The proposed law responds to a spate of noose incidents in Connecticut last year, including a recently included investigation at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. The proposed law would make it illegal to use nooses to intentionally intimidate or harass another person based on race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or physical disability. The legislation would prohibit the placing of nooses on public property at any time and on private property without the written consent of the owner. On Monday,...
  • Bali bombers to be executed

    03/24/2008 1:15:33 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 14 replies · 489+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 3-24-08 | Karen Michelmore
    THREE Bali bombers on death row over the 2002 bombings could soon be executed after a dramatic end to their final appeal today. Their lawyer Fahmi Bachmid today withdrew from their last-ditch legal appeal, bringing it to an abrupt end. Outside court, Chief Judge Ida Bagus Putu Madeg said the judges would now treat the appeal, known as a judicial review, as if it had "never existed". "With this, whatever happened in the previous hearings is considered to not exist," Madeg told AAP after the hearing for convicted terrorist Imam Samudra. "We will not convey this (case) to the Supreme...
  • TN: FBI investigates noose at business

    03/22/2008 10:49:53 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 24 replies · 522+ views
    FBI investigates noose at business Sea Ray Boats says man who hung rope has been fired By Jim Balloch Saturday, March 22, 2008 The FBI is investigating an incident at Sea Ray Boats' Riverview plant in which a white employee placed a noose where it was seen by a black employee. "They were contacted (Wednesday) by the FBI concerning this matter," said Dan Kubera, spokesman for the boat manufacturer's parent company, Brunswick Corp. of Lake Forest, Ill. "We will be meeting with the agency and cooperating in the investigation." Also, Kubera said, the company was notified March 17 that a...
  • Black Clinton Supporter: ‘Obama Campaign Is Trying to Put That Noose on Her Neck’--Video--

    03/03/2008 4:21:10 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 99+ views ^ | 20080303 | Fox news
    Video of Sheppard Smiths' interview with Clinton supporter. No name is given at link. Sorry.
  • Open Letter: Star Jones Checks Bill O'Reilly's Racist Remark

    02/27/2008 9:49:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies · 1,561+ views
    AOL Black Voices ^ | February 26, 2008 | Jawn Murray/Star Jones Reynolds
    Star Jones Reynolds has never been one to mince words. It's no wonder that when Bill O'Reilly's most recent controversial (see also: racist) comments about Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama, were discovered by Media Matters, the TruTV legal analyst was infuriated! O'Reilly, the curmudgeon host of Fox News Channel's 'The O'Reilly Factor,' was talking to a caller that was angry that Obama had said on C-Span that "for the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country." The 58-year-old television commentator, who privately settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against him in 2004, responded...
  • "Noose" Professor Charged With Plagiarism

    02/21/2008 10:19:05 AM PST · by jdm · 21 replies · 194+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 21, 2008 | Staff
    (CBS/AP) A Columbia University professor whose colleagues found a noose hanging from her office doorway has plagiarized the work of others, the school says. Madonna G. Constantine denies the finding and says the accusation is racially motivated. The university's Teachers College announced Wednesday it had imposed "serious sanctions" against Constantine following a lengthy investigation it said uncovered "numerous instances in which she used others' work without attribution in papers she published in academic journals over the past five years." Constantine's lawyer, Paul J. Giacomo Jr., said his client could prove her innocence and called the school's investigation "extremely underhanded from the...
  • Columbia Cites Plagiarism by a Professor

    02/21/2008 5:12:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 202+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 21, 2008 | Karen W. Arenson and Elissa Gootman
    A professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College who was propelled into the national spotlight when a noose was found on her office door last fall has been found to have plagiarized the work of a former colleague and two former students, the college has announced. The college, in statements to the faculty and the news media, said an 18-month investigation into charges against the professor, Madonna G. Constantine, had determined there were “numerous instances in which she used others’ work without attribution in papers she published in academic journals over the past five years.” ... Dr. Constantine, in an e-mail...

    02/21/2008 6:35:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies · 221+ views
    NY Post ^ | 21 Feb 08 | MURRAY WEISS and YOAV GONEN
    'NOOSE' PROF A PLAGIARISTM STOLE STUDENTS' WORK AT COLUMBIA February 21, 2008 -- The black Columbia University professor who last fall found a hangman's noose pinned to her office door plagiarized the work of another faculty member and two students, according to a school investigation released yesterday. The plagiarism probe was already under way last year when a 4-foot twine noose was discovered on the door of psychology and education professor Madonna Constantine's office, officials at the university's Teachers College said.
  • Report: Columbia U. noose professor sanctioned for fraud

    02/21/2008 5:08:37 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies · 60+ views ^ | February 21, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    We still don’t know who hung the noose at the office of Columbia University professor of psychology and education Madonna Constantine. It remains one of the notable unsolved mysteries of 2007. But now we know something about Constantine. According to a new report by the Columbia Spectator student publication, Constantine has been sanctioned for plagiarism. Fraud. Dishonestly passing something off as genuine (hat tip: reader Danny). Food for thought: Professor Madonna Constantine has been sanctioned by Teachers College for plagiarism, according to a memo obtained by Spectator Tuesday evening. The memo, dated Feb. 18, was hand-delivered to professors on the...
  • The Jena Six—and Other Scams

    02/15/2008 8:55:08 PM PST · by Main Street · 11 replies · 270+ views
    chronicles magazine ^ | Feb.14, 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “(S)ome Americans do not understand why the sight of a noose causes such a visceral reaction,” declared President Bush to the White House gathering for Black History Month. As the Washington Post rushed to remind us, President Bush was “responding to news coverage of such episodes as the ‘Jena Six.’” But if history is about truth, not myth, that news coverage deserves another look, before the Jena Six enter the history books alongside Emmett Till and “the Scottsboro Boys.” By now, most folks know the media story. White students at Jena High in Louisiana hung nooses on a tree to...