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(Asbury Park Press)   Black students send racist threats to themselves to get out of school   ( divider line
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2002-07-17 10:50:54 AM  
good use of the dumbass tag
2002-07-17 01:54:04 PM  
What, doesn't anyone pull the fire alarm or call in a bomb threat anymore?
2002-07-17 01:54:33 PM  
I could go off with sarcastic remarks about the state of race relations in this country.

But I won't.
2002-07-17 01:55:02 PM  
:( wish i had thought of stuff like that ... kill the chubby tubby! rar! depressed people DIE!!~! allergy sufferers will burn@!@!
2002-07-17 01:55:47 PM  
You racist Rosalea!
2002-07-17 01:56:45 PM  
Toobad they gave themselves up before Al Sharpton had a chance to make an ass of himself.
2002-07-17 01:57:39 PM  
So, will they be charged with a hate crime?
2002-07-17 01:59:18 PM  
an ethnic group using a fabricated battlecry of racism to further their own interests? never heard of it.
2002-07-17 01:59:39 PM  
Asbury Park=bad news. Drive through there well armed and doors locked.
2002-07-17 02:00:09 PM  
"Nothing else happened until June 3, when the girls who were arrested reportedly received racist and threatening notes in their lockers sometime between seventh and eighth periods, which lasts from noon to 1 p.m."

How many classes do they take in a day? In high school, I had seven classes between 7:30-3:00.
Who really cares, anyway? New Jersey smells.
2002-07-17 02:01:58 PM  
They should be charged with a hate crime...they sent this letter to other students that weren't involved (as far as we know). Or is it only a hate crime when perpetrated by someone who is not like you?
2002-07-17 02:02:48 PM  
"Harbison said she is glad authorities solved the crime and hope they plan to punish her daughter 'to the fullest extent of the law.'

After all, she said, a harsh punishment is what she would have wanted for someone else's child who committed such a crime."

Wish all parents were this cool.
2002-07-17 02:04:14 PM  
"New to the school district from Asbury Park, Harbison said her daughter told her, as early as September, that she did not feel comfortable in a school with so few minorities."

I.E.: Too many whities. Sounds racist to me *g*
2002-07-17 02:04:55 PM  
Harbison said she is glad authorities solved the crime and hope they plan to punish her daughter "to the fullest extent of the law."

After all, she said, a harsh punishment is what she would have wanted for someone else's child who committed such a crime.

"This crime was done out of ignorance and selfishness," she said.

At least the parent has a thought in her head. Good for her.
2002-07-17 02:06:00 PM  
That actually happened to me and my brother once in high school.

Except we were sent home when we were actually threatened. Oh yeah. and we're white, so I guess it doesn't really count.
2002-07-17 02:07:11 PM  
2002-07-17 02:07:22 PM  
Okay, they said they couldn't release the girl's names, but the article is about 2 girls who are named, one of them by her mother, saying she hopes her daughter is punished.
Am I missing something here?
2002-07-17 02:08:26 PM  
Vapor Trail is smart...
2002-07-17 02:08:43 PM  
spamtastic ---

You beat me to this one. For once a parent that can see beyond "my child can do no wrong," to actually try to teach the child a lesson.

With a parent like that, the kid has a chance to grow up to be a decent adult.
2002-07-17 02:09:18 PM  
Dumbass tag? They deserve a Hero tag. Discuss.
2002-07-17 02:10:19 PM  


2002-07-17 02:12:52 PM  
It's excellent that they'll be punished for this and the parent of at least one of the girls is all for the punishment, but how often are false accusers actually pursued by the law. My brother spent a night in jail after an ex-girlfriend accused him of battery. Not a mark on her body and my brother would never hit anyone in anger. The ex-girlfriend later admitted she made up the story because she was mad at him and wanted him out of the apartment they still shared. Nothing happened to her. I've got similar stories for a brother-in-law (from his first wife) and several friends. Nothing happens to these women who make up shiat just because they're mad or vengeful but the men have marks on their record and spend a night in jail. WTF? Can anyone explain this?
2002-07-17 02:13:42 PM  
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2002-07-17 02:16:03 PM  
good point.
and thanks for the example. I've argued before that
abuses like the ones you mentioned would tend to happen
in groups of friends/associates/etc. because they see one
person do it and it worked and then will try it themselves.
2002-07-17 02:17:48 PM  
" One of the suspects turned herself into township police today "

Would have loved to have seen this metamorphosis. I mean, if I could turn myself into something, what would it be?... Coitainly not the township police.
2002-07-17 02:19:18 PM  
You mean Tawana Brawley has her own kids now?
2002-07-17 02:20:41 PM  
Sure, maybe just this once some teenage girls lied, but this in no way exonerates those 20 witches we hanged in Salem.
2002-07-17 02:21:01 PM  
Good one. Rev. Al would've called upon the nation to find those responsible for this heinous act and bring them to justice.
I agree that they should be charged with a hate crime since they sent racist messages to others who were not involved with the fraud. I also think that these girls don't know the meaning of "hate" until they return to school and their classmates find out what they did.
2002-07-17 02:21:10 PM  
You know- everytime someone accusess an employer or a business of a hate crime these days- 60% of the US population cries "Bull"!

And its because of people like these girls. All these hoaxes and all these false claims for personal benefit are spoiling it for the people who truly are discriminated against! No one believes the people who do tell the truth now!

Its got so bad- you really don't know what is genuine and what is not. I hate racists- and people who use the race excuse untruthfully!
2002-07-17 02:23:53 PM  
"The following day, the girl who had the message written on her locker told police a threatening and racist note had been left in her locker. Keller said another black female student also found a similar note in her locker that day"

Huh? Did anyone else get a headache reading this?
2002-07-17 02:24:26 PM  
Far be it from me to say there isn't a race problem in our country. As a teacher in a local high school, some of the things I heard and saw in the hallways absolutely turned my stomach. But asshats who play the race card when no racism is apparent only distract us from the real problem. Oh yes, old-fashioned KKK style racism is alive and well in the US, but people like this aren't doing themselves any favors.
2002-07-17 02:25:33 PM  

I guess that would make you a racist against racists!
2002-07-17 02:27:17 PM  
So much for the theory that blacks can't be racist.
2002-07-17 02:27:37 PM  
I live in Long Branch, NJ - only about 10-15mins from Asbury Park... It is not a place you want to go to... It's like Beruit just without a U.N. presance....

If your really hungry go to main street... There you will find the famous "Pizza and Fried Chicken" resturant...

So I take it that everyone now knows what kinda people live there....

2002-07-17 02:27:41 PM  
Maybe if a few more of these bvllshiat "crying wolf" stories are given the same publicity as the very few legitimate occurances of real racist threats/violence, the tide would start to turn. I would sure love it if my kids didn't have to tiptoe around race issues the way I have had to. But I'm just a white guy, so I guess my opinion is not really important.
PS who wants to start a pool that Jesse Jackson goes to Asbury Park and has a rally? Sidebets that he calls Bruce Springsteen a racist?
2002-07-17 02:29:11 PM  
can someone say "dumbass"???
2002-07-17 02:30:34 PM  
perhaps i misread, but didn't it say 16 year old freshman

2002-07-17 02:30:59 PM  
Dr: I can't take that bet.....cause I agree...hehe
2002-07-17 02:31:08 PM  
Too bad Al Sharpton won't get to rush to the scene and make an asse' out of himself by declaring it to be a nationwide event. Like he did with Tawana Brawley & Michael Jackson. Man, the race card gets played so much by him and JJ, it has become stale and trite.
2002-07-17 02:31:12 PM  
Similar thing happend at my old apt building in Rexdale ON. The building was full of mixed races about 25% black, 25% white, 50% Indian/Pakistani/Asian/etc. The elevators, laundry, and other common rooms were covered in graffiti, many with hatefull messages against blacks.

We found out and caught our friends who were black wrote most of these messages. They said they did it for a laugh and to try and get free rent from the slumlords who were trying to turn the rental place condo, saying they felt threatened. A big media frenzy followed, exposing the slumlords who tried to evict people unfairly from the building. My friends were never caught, and we never sold them out as they gave us beer. ;-)
2002-07-17 02:31:32 PM  
so few minorities? asbury park NJ right? few minorities? man, bruce don't live there anymore. maybe it should say few minorities she can talk to, but i'm with SU, drive through with locked doors.
this isn't racism, it's just matter of fact.
2002-07-17 02:31:37 PM  
Shameeca Whitfield

What in the hell kind of name is "Shameeca"? Oh yeah, I forgot...back in the 70s, black parents started giving their kids "African-sounding" names. Unfortunately, most of them have nothing to do with Africa, and are instead "dumbass-sounding".
2002-07-17 02:36:13 PM  
"Hi, I'm Monique and this is my friend Shameeca."
2002-07-17 02:40:23 PM  
lol Kurpal
2002-07-17 02:43:45 PM  
Looks like the Rainbow Coalition has found its newest Summer interns.
2002-07-17 02:45:42 PM  
Now Whites are the one with racism in the country? More like blacks trying to get their 'racist' tags out so that they can be looked on as "God". This deserve the dumbass tag.
2002-07-17 02:50:22 PM  
RE: "Hate Crimes"

Aren't all violent crimes against a person motivated by something sinister? And as such, should there really be a distinction between whether someone is murdered because of the color of their skin or because they crossed paths with a killer? While there are degrees of murder, are there really degrees of motive? I'm not so sure........
2002-07-17 02:51:09 PM  
2002-07-17 02:56:45 PM  
Should have obvious tag.
2002-07-17 02:59:08 PM  
this is great! Now we can see Jesse Jackson argue with himself.
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