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    Oberlin pretty good at keeping secret the identities and motives of perps

    Oberlin pretty good at keeping secret the identities and motives of perps

    Very strange.

    Local police are quoted as saying they have identified two students possibly connected to the rash of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay writings on campus, but were uncertain as to their motives.

    As detailed yesterday, the Oberlin administration is not willing to talk about it, to the point of being unwilling to confirm or deny that it was a hoax or whether racism was the motive.

    And surprisingly, the names and motives have not leaked out yet (at least not that I have been able to find).

    Oberlin, despite the campus having devolved into an online spitting war, is keeping those secrets pretty well covered.

    The Oberlin student newspaper indicates the hunt for the perpetrators continues, which would be contrary to what the police have said:

    Mounting circumstantial evidence — including timestamps, common IP addresses, mimicked content and online accounts analyzed by the Review, as well as interviews with confidential sources — strongly suggests a link between hate speech appearing on anonymous Oberlin online forums and incidents of written hate speech on campus.

    Michelle Malkin has her theory, which would be consistent with a line of cases we have seen on college campuses:

    Update 3-8-2013: Oberlin College asks FBI to investigate possible racial incidents on campus. It’s unclear whether this request was a result of prior incidents, or a reported new round of threats after the story broke in the national news, or both.


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    Anchovy | March 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    What do you expect when you have a college named after that nutty guy that got fired by MSNBC and can’t even get a job at ESPN.

    I see no mention that the residence building walked past by the supposed KKK member is a segregated living facility and resource center only for black students. How is that whites cannot demand and get segregation because it’s bad, but blacks can?? My belief is the same as Ms. Malkin, that it was all perpetrated by leftists/progressives/racists who needed something to get into the media with, to warm up their credentials as victims. What childishness!

    arnonerik | March 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Michelle Malkin is probably right. The only other reason for administration silence are, #1, the perps are offspring of a wealthy alumni donor, or #2, a member of the faculty is involved.

    shortwave8669 | March 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Let me see if I have this right. At a college with a history of hoax hate crimes, during a cold and early winter morning a single person at a great distance saw someone dressed in white pointed/ peaked robe type of garment. But it is assumed to be a KKK costume rather than a coed wearing jammies venturing out in the cold, early morning wrapped in a blanket?

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