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    Western Connecticut State Investigating ‘Hate-Filled’ Fliers Found on Campus

    Western Connecticut State Investigating ‘Hate-Filled’ Fliers Found on Campus

    “the university is a place where everyone should feel safe”

    Are we to believe there are racists at this school, or is this just another campus hoax?

    NBC News in New York reports:

    ‘Hate-Filled’ Fliers Found on Western Connecticut State University Campus

    Police are investigating “hate-filled” fliers found on the campus of Western Connecticut State University Halloween night.

    According to a statement from president Dr. John B. Clark, there were fliers and graffiti found on school property. Danbury Police, Connecticut State Police, and the FBI are all involved in the investigation.

    Clark did not specify what the fliers said, but described their distribution as “despicable and utterly unacceptable behavior,” and stressed that the university is a place where everyone should feel safe.

    “I am both shocked and immensely saddened about this sick and outrageous behavior, especially since our university has worked so hard to be a warm, diverse and caring community for all, no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation/identification, disability and age,” Clark wrote.

    Clark mentioned there is a possibility that the fliers came from someone outside the university community, and that the university intends to take action against anyone involved.

    Anyone?

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    vinnymeyer | November 3, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    You mean… It’s NOT Ok to be white? Or is it not ok to just say it’s ok? How is this hate?

    I was wondering what the hell happened to those flyers. I was looking EVERYWHERE.

    Danbury Police, Connecticut State Police, and the FBI are all involved in the investigation.

    Excuse me, but what exactly is the jurisdictional predicate for the involvement of the FBI?

    Either the story has omitted pertinent information or the President of the University has really got his panties in a twist.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to JohnG. | November 3, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      What is the predicate for the Danbury or CT state police to be involved? What crime is alleged to have been committed? How is it their concern that someone expressed an opinion that is not approved by the university?

    No concern should arise if flyers are handed out. However, University regulations may restrict where flyers may be posted. Violation of those regulations may trigger police involvement. Since the University is owned by the State of Connecticut the CT State Police would then have the primary investigative authority.

    It’s not the expression of an opinion that should have triggered police involvement, just the method of expression, e.g. spray painting graffiti is illegal even if the content of the message is lawful.


       
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      rscalzo in reply to JohnG. | November 4, 2019 at 8:58 am

      If a student is eaped they won’t being in those agencies but handle it in house. Where dlyers were pisted beings three agencies into play?

      I hooe they file charges. The civil award wod be monumental.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to JohnG. | November 4, 2019 at 9:39 am

      There’s no indication in the story that these flyers were posted in a manner that’s different from the normal way flyers are posted in that location, i.e. following whatever (viewpoint-neutral) rules exist.


     
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    PapaGuns | November 4, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Call the university police Non emergency hotline. tell them you have a tip for their investigator.
    when the operator asks “what’s your tip”

    tell her “it’s ok to be white”.

    University of Oklahoma police, non emergency: (405) 208.5001


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