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(Hartford Courant)   Lockdown at Central CT State University yesterday was because of a Halloween costume with a plastic sword and gun. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact the student was black and the reporting party was a former police officer   (courant.com) divider line 36
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2013-11-05 09:15:04 AM
Okay, maybe we have a gas leak on the premises or something, but I could have sworn that yesterday was the 4th of November... i.e. 4 days after Halloween.  If Halloween wasn't last Thursday, then where the hell did all these buckets of candy in my house come from?!?!?
 
2013-11-05 09:30:20 AM
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2013-11-05 09:42:24 AM
You know what kind of costume you don't wear? One that has a gun that looks like a real gun.

This isn't black student vs white cop. It's idiot wears stupid costume.

Don't read racism into things that don't need it. Crying racism in this situation demeans the struggle that minorities face every day.
 
2013-11-05 09:43:07 AM
They charged him and had him post bail? This incident was unfortunate but nothing that was intentional. Hopefully the student's academic record won't be affected. But I'm still stunned that even after they find out it was someone in a Halloween costume going back to his room, that this will be treated as a crime. So unreasonable.
 
2013-11-05 09:43:15 AM
Does every story these days involving a black person these days have to be racially motivated  subby?

If we're going to be stereotypical, a campus gunman is for more likely to be white.
 
2013-11-05 09:43:32 AM
Do cops take classes in hyperbole?
 
2013-11-05 09:43:53 AM
Called it.
 
2013-11-05 09:45:40 AM
AverageAmericanGuy:

Don't read racism into things that don't need it. Crying racism in this situation demeans the struggle that minorities face every day.

QFT. I'm also pretty sure most spree killers are white with an occasional Asian thrown in.
 
2013-11-05 09:49:25 AM
Called it yesterday.  There were too many oddities for this to be a shooting.

So a former cop with a tactical advantage followed the suspect and called it in to 911 instead of confronting and detaining what he thought was an armed assailant.  Retired cops can carry a concealed weapon for life in almost all jurisdictions.  Why wasn't this former officer carrying a weapon?  Oh, that's right.  "Gun free zone"

So which side of the dilemma is the Fark ultra-left going to fall on this time.  Is this an outrage because the student is black and was being profiled?  Or is this further need for gun control despite no gun being involved?  Or are we going to vilify the officer ostensibly trained to serve and protect for being a coward, despite likely being disarmed by the law?  Unless he WAS armed, then he was just a coward.
 
2013-11-05 09:52:35 AM

Spirit Hammer: Do cops take classes in hyperbole?


The article says the costume included a mask. I'm sorry but if I see someone described like in the article, headed to an university I would most certainly be on guard.
 
2013-11-05 09:53:54 AM
Central police charged Kyem Monday night with the only thing they could think of because he did nothing wrong, yet they jumped to conclusions, called in the Calvary and looked really stupid in the process. breach of peace and released him after he posted $1,000 bail. He is the son of Central geography Professor Peter Kyem.

FTFY
 
2013-11-05 09:55:51 AM

AngryDragon: So which side of the dilemma is the Fark ultra-left going to fall on this time.  Is this an outrage because the student is black and was being profiled?  Or is this further need for gun control despite no gun being involved?  Or are we going to vilify the officer ostensibly trained to serve and protect for being a coward, despite likely being disarmed by the law?  Unless he WAS armed, then he was just a coward.


Obviously the kid should be expelled.  Because ZERO TOLERANCE!  And the white-guido who profiled him should have followed him and stood his ground.

-- or --

Just give the kid a ticket for causing a disturbance and call it a day.
 
2013-11-05 09:58:56 AM
Central police charged Kyem Monday night with breach of peace

We've got prisons to fill, fines to levy and revenge to be had.
 
2013-11-05 10:02:25 AM

AngryDragon: Called it yesterday.  There were too many oddities for this to be a shooting.

So a former cop with a tactical advantage followed the suspect and called it in to 911 instead of confronting and detaining what he thought was an armed assailant.  Retired cops can carry a concealed weapon for life in almost all jurisdictions.  Why wasn't this former officer carrying a weapon?  Oh, that's right.  "Gun free zone"

So which side of the dilemma is the Fark ultra-left going to fall on this time.  Is this an outrage because the student is black and was being profiled?  Or is this further need for gun control despite no gun being involved?  Or are we going to vilify the officer ostensibly trained to serve and protect for being a coward, despite likely being disarmed by the law?  Unless he WAS armed, then he was just a coward.


You sound angry and confused. Do you need a hug?
 
2013-11-05 10:03:15 AM
Student was a dumbass.  You just shouldn't dress like that on a campus.

The party was over the weekend.  Have a change of clothes so you aren't in camo, and carry the damned vest in your hand, inside-out.

$1000 bail for being an inconsiderate dumbass sounds fine to me.
 
2013-11-05 10:07:14 AM

The Larch: AngryDragon: Called it yesterday.  There were too many oddities for this to be a shooting.

So a former cop with a tactical advantage followed the suspect and called it in to 911 instead of confronting and detaining what he thought was an armed assailant.  Retired cops can carry a concealed weapon for life in almost all jurisdictions.  Why wasn't this former officer carrying a weapon?  Oh, that's right.  "Gun free zone"

So which side of the dilemma is the Fark ultra-left going to fall on this time.  Is this an outrage because the student is black and was being profiled?  Or is this further need for gun control despite no gun being involved?  Or are we going to vilify the officer ostensibly trained to serve and protect for being a coward, despite likely being disarmed by the law?  Unless he WAS armed, then he was just a coward.

You sound angry and confused. Do you need a hug?


He's angry and confused because he hasn't received his daily pegging yet.
 
2013-11-05 10:11:33 AM
oh my god, you're right!  This is totally RAYYYY-CISSSSSST!  Had it been a white guy with a sword and a gun on a college campus nobody would suspect that he might be taking advantage of Halloween to pull of a mass-murder.... because white people never do that sort of thing.

This is like farting at the grocery store and then making accusatory gestures toward the person in front of you.


/When Mrs. Kissel breaks wind we beat the dog.
 
2013-11-05 10:12:15 AM
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2013-11-05 10:19:00 AM
So funny that a Farker up above wants to use this to slam "Fark Lefties". Sorry tht every shiatty thing and opinion you've encountered comes from a lefty/Demolibtard or whoever. Must be a horrible life to live that way. I'm a Liberal but I really don't give a shiat about the other side's politics as much as they seem obsessed with mine.
 
2013-11-05 10:19:33 AM
Central Connecticut State thread!

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2013-11-05 10:19:49 AM

internut scholar: Spirit Hammer: Do cops take classes in hyperbole?

The article says the costume included a mask. I'm sorry but if I see someone described like in the article, headed to an university I would most certainly be on guard.


When do we get to be The Home of the Brave[tm] again? This pants shiatting every time we're scared phase is getting old.
 
2013-11-05 10:22:06 AM
Someday, our kids are going to look back on these freaky, psycho-idiotic times and just laugh and laugh and laugh.
 
2013-11-05 10:26:38 AM

skinink: So funny that a Farker up above wants to use this to slam "Fark Lefties". Sorry tht every shiatty thing and opinion you've encountered comes from a lefty/Demolibtard or whoever. Must be a horrible life to live that way. I'm a Liberal but I really don't give a shiat about the other side's politics as much as they seem obsessed with mine.


Wander into the politics tab sometime. You are the exception.
 
2013-11-05 10:36:36 AM

lohphat: internut scholar: Spirit Hammer: Do cops take classes in hyperbole?

The article says the costume included a mask. I'm sorry but if I see someone described like in the article, headed to an university I would most certainly be on guard.

When do we get to be The Home of the Brave[tm] again? This pants shiatting every time we're scared phase is getting old.


If you read the article, the guy who spotted him (as mentioned in the headline) was a former marine and ex police officer. He saw a guy with a military style vest with a gun tucked into it and the dude wearing it was a mask.

And it happened yesterday. Halloween was on Thursday. Even with giving a little leeway for weekend parties, this wasn't something that anyone would expect to see.

I don't see how anyone in this case was a pussy. The kid was a dumbass for wearing his costume home, but the ex cop guy was totally right.
 
2013-11-05 10:45:43 AM
Several people have mentioned that his Halloween party reason doesn't make sense because Halloween was Thursday and the incident happened Monday. Maybe he only intended to party Thursday night but was then invited on a weekend bender (or hook-up). I agree that he was a moron for going to campus dressed like that, but there's also the oft-forgotten concept of innocent until proven guilty.
 
2013-11-05 10:51:48 AM

aevorea: Several people have mentioned that his Halloween party reason doesn't make sense because Halloween was Thursday and the incident happened Monday. Maybe he only intended to party Thursday night but was then invited on a weekend bender (or hook-up). I agree that he was a moron for going to campus dressed like that, but there's also the oft-forgotten concept of innocent until proven guilty.


For you dorks that refuse to read the article:

"I could see a tactical vest - something I wore when I was on the SWAT team and in the Marine Corps," said Nicholas Federici, 28, a senior from Wethersfield, and a veteran and former police officer. "These vests have a place to put your handgun. I could clearly see where the holster was and there was a handle coming out consistent with a semiautomatic handgun."

I'm thinking that erring on the side of caution in a situation like this is pretty much okay.
 
2013-11-05 11:33:13 AM

ladodger34: aevorea: Several people have mentioned that his Halloween party reason doesn't make sense because Halloween was Thursday and the incident happened Monday. Maybe he only intended to party Thursday night but was then invited on a weekend bender (or hook-up). I agree that he was a moron for going to campus dressed like that, but there's also the oft-forgotten concept of innocent until proven guilty.

For you dorks that refuse to read the article:

"I could see a tactical vest - something I wore when I was on the SWAT team and in the Marine Corps," said Nicholas Federici, 28, a senior from Wethersfield, and a veteran and former police officer. "These vests have a place to put your handgun. I could clearly see where the holster was and there was a handle coming out consistent with a semiautomatic handgun."

I'm thinking that erring on the side of caution in a situation like this is pretty much okay.


Erring on the side of caution? Completely justifiable.

Arresting someone on the charge of (incorrectly-perceived) Embarrassing the Police? Unjustifiable, but it's ugly reality.
 
2013-11-05 11:34:12 AM
Who was the ex Officer involved?

Was it Jim Lahey?
 
2013-11-05 11:42:12 AM

jedikinkoid: ladodger34: aevorea: Several people have mentioned that his Halloween party reason doesn't make sense because Halloween was Thursday and the incident happened Monday. Maybe he only intended to party Thursday night but was then invited on a weekend bender (or hook-up). I agree that he was a moron for going to campus dressed like that, but there's also the oft-forgotten concept of innocent until proven guilty.

For you dorks that refuse to read the article:

"I could see a tactical vest - something I wore when I was on the SWAT team and in the Marine Corps," said Nicholas Federici, 28, a senior from Wethersfield, and a veteran and former police officer. "These vests have a place to put your handgun. I could clearly see where the holster was and there was a handle coming out consistent with a semiautomatic handgun."

I'm thinking that erring on the side of caution in a situation like this is pretty much okay.

Erring on the side of caution? Completely justifiable.

Arresting someone on the charge of (incorrectly-perceived) Embarrassing the Police? Unjustifiable, but it's ugly reality.


Oh, I totally agree on that. The police stretching to find a charge against this kid is just ridiculous. I would imagine that this will probably go away quietly and at worst, the kid will get some community service or a ticket.
 
2013-11-05 01:29:26 PM

aevorea: Several people have mentioned that his Halloween party reason doesn't make sense because Halloween was Thursday and the incident happened Monday. Maybe he only intended to party Thursday night but was then invited on a weekend bender (or hook-up). I agree that he was a moron for going to campus dressed like that, but there's also the oft-forgotten concept of innocent until proven guilty.


Innocent until proven guilty is a thing of the past. Enjoy our new govt comrade, it's for your safety and that of the chidrens.
 
2013-11-05 01:29:29 PM
"Kyem said his costume was supposed to be the character Snake Eyes from the G.I. Joe movies and toys,"

I must have missed the episode where Snake Eyes wears kneepads and camo fatigues

/He shoulda went as Sexy Snakeyes
//Musta been a hell of a bender weekend at UCONN that he didn't make it back to Central until Monday afternoon
 
2013-11-05 01:36:11 PM
Oh, and just because

shirtoid.com
 
2013-11-05 01:39:28 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: You know what kind of costume you don't wear? One that has a gun that looks like a real gun.

This isn't black student vs white cop. It's idiot wears stupid costume.

Don't read racism into things that don't need it. Crying racism in this situation demeans the struggle that minorities face every day.


Actually, while not racist, the cops were a bit stupid, as was the idiot that called. Simply ASK him what he's dressed as, don't assume he's a threat. What if I went as Postal Dude?
 
2013-11-05 01:50:47 PM

ladodger34: lohphat: internut scholar: Spirit Hammer: Do cops take classes in hyperbole?

The article says the costume included a mask. I'm sorry but if I see someone described like in the article, headed to an university I would most certainly be on guard.

When do we get to be The Home of the Brave[tm] again? This pants shiatting every time we're scared phase is getting old.

If you read the article, the guy who spotted him (as mentioned in the headline) was a former marine and ex police officer. He saw a guy with a military style vest with a gun tucked into it and the dude wearing it was a mask.

And it happened yesterday. Halloween was on Thursday. Even with giving a little leeway for weekend parties, this wasn't something that anyone would expect to see.

I don't see how anyone in this case was a pussy. The kid was a dumbass for wearing his costume home, but the ex cop guy was totally right.


This nation is afraid of its own shadow.
 
2013-11-06 12:34:46 AM
Everytime a black perso- RACISM!

Wandering around a school with a gun? I guess being born black means you have carte blanche for stupidity as your birthright now
 
2013-11-06 07:53:44 AM
When I see four weirdos dressed in sheets stabbing a guy, I shoot them. That's my policy

It was a Shakespeare in the park production of Julius Caesar. You killed 4 actors. Good ones.
 
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