November 22, 2013 @ 07:14 PM
piccolo

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http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24566367/san-jose-state-students-charged-hate-crime

SAN JOSE -- First, his white roommates nicknamed him "Three-fifths,"
referring to the way the government once counted blacks as just a
fraction of a person. When he protested, they dubbed him "Fraction."

Then
they outfitted the four-bedroom dormitory suite they shared with a
Confederate flag. They locked him in his room. They wrote the "N-word"
on a dry-erase board in the living room. They fastened a bicycle lock
around his neck and told him they lost the keys, then tried it again a
few weeks later.

It may sound like something out of the civil
rights struggles of the 1960s. But police reports indicate it happened
last month in the Obama era to a black student at San Jose State
University, a liberal campus boasting statues of Olympic athletes making
a black power salute.

Late Wednesday, prosecutors filed
misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges against three of the
student's roommates over the alleged hazing, which has sparked anger in
the community and on the diverse campus. The men are Logan Beaschler,
18, of Bakersfield; Joseph Bomgardner, 19, of Clovis; and Colin Warren,
18, of Woodacre (Marin County).

"This is outrageous," said the
Rev. Jethroe Moore II, president of the San Jose/Silicon Valley chapter
of the NAACP. "This form of bullying cannot be tolerated."

The
students were not available for comment and it was unclear late
Wednesday whether they had legal representation. They could face
penalties ranging from probation to a year in jail if convicted, as well
as university discipline.

University spokeswoman Pat Lopes
Harris said the incident is still under investigation, and no decision
has been made yet on whether the students will be sanctioned.

The
alleged harassment began in late August when the freshman and seven
other young white men -- all assigned to live together -- moved into the
four-bedroom, on-campus suite. Eight weeks later, in mid-October, the
freshman's parents noticed a Confederate flag draped over a cardboard
cutout of Elvis in the living room of the suite and a dry-erase board
with the "N-word" scrawled on it, and reported it via housing officials
to campus police. Two of the young men were immediately transferred to a
different dorm.

But at least two residential assistants were
aware before then that one of the roommates had tacked a Confederate
flag to a bedroom window. They asked the young men to take it down "so
it could not be seen by the general public," but did not investigate any
further, according to university police reports and campus-housing
department memos.

The freshman, now 18, said in a brief telephone
interview that he's never experienced this kind of mistreatment, even
though he was one of only a few black students at his high school in
Santa Cruz. This newspaper is not naming him at his parents' request
because of the ongoing campus investigation.

"I'm still in
shock," he said, noting he tried not to spend much time in the suite and
didn't report the situation to campus police in hopes the conduct would
stop. "I tried not to dwell on this. But my family is upset and I'm
upset."

He told university police he always locked his door at
night because he was scared of most of the other students living in the
four-bedroom suite. He also didn't feel safe studying in his own room
and believes his grades weren't as good as they could be as a result.

The
young men acknowledged during police interviews that they incessantly
harassed the then-17-year-old, according to the reports. But they
downplayed the incidents as mere "pranks" and "jokes," denying their
actions were racist.

University police, however, recommended that District Attorney Jeff Rosen file the case as a hate crime.

Prosecutor
Erin West emphatically agreed, saying, "The District Attorney's Office
has no tolerance for those who criminally prey on others because they
are different."

Police reports, separate documents prepared by
housing officials and photographs document the freshman's ordeal. The
events allegedly occurred after everyone in the suite attended a two-day
orientation session this past summer that included sensitivity
training.

After the nicknames, there followed a series of
coercive incidents, including barring the freshman's bedroom door with
furniture several times to prevent him from coming out.

The first
time they wrestled him to the ground, they succeeded in getting the
metal bike lock around his neck, the suspects themselves told police.
The second time, he managed to evade them, but he told police he got
slightly banged up in the process.

One time, they removed the
doorknob from inside a closet, and knowing that the freshman was
claustrophobic, tried to induce him via a series of post-it messages
around the suite to step inside it. One note referred to the closet as
"the enrichment center," and included a homophobic slur and the insult,
"Eat ---- and die."

Investigators also found Nazi symbols in the
apartment, including a picture of Adolf Hitler, the "SS" lightning bolt
symbol and a swastika. They also discovered pictures of pentagrams,
apparently intended to alarm the freshman, who is Christian.

After
the freshman's father talked to the roommates and reported the matter,
the freshman received what police characterized as a "sarcastic apology
note," signed only "The Residents." The note mentions "the Beloved
Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr." and urges the freshman to let
bygones be bygones. It also contains a warning of sorts in the
postscript: "The Residents have welcomed you, it is not advised to
ignore the call of The Residents."

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November 22, 2013 @ 07:29 PM
totalespionage

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Real live, dude is a better man then me for turning the other cheek, I would have been got them jumped or something. Ain't nobody tying shit around my neck like im a slave and then laughing about it right in the next room. Again props to homie for taking the higher road and being the bigger man in this situation. Lord knows I would have threw the hands.
November 22, 2013 @ 07:30 PM
(G)TRAP

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nigga must look like a pussy, that some cacs do this to a nigga
November 22, 2013 @ 09:37 PM
thatniggatho

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.. Isolated incidents like this remind you of how, for some, nothing has changed wrt to racism.
November 23, 2013 @ 01:40 AM
RiFF RaFF

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my campus... sad to see shit like this happen in todays society.

There was a fat uproar on campus and a strike.

Be about it

November 23, 2013 @ 02:14 AM
malik58

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good they sound like some fuck boys

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November 23, 2013 @ 03:49 AM
street lights

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nothing enrages me more then racism.

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November 23, 2013 @ 03:58 AM
SonOfRise

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Real live, dude is a better man then me for turning the other cheek, I would have been got them jumped or something. Ain't nobody tying shit around my neck like im a slave and then laughing about it right in the next room. Again props to homie for taking the higher road and being the bigger man in this situation. Lord knows I would have threw the hands.
I would have thrown the lock. Ain't no one going to pull that shit around me. 

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November 23, 2013 @ 04:01 AM
WakeUpScottie

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He's a bigger man than me.

You ever find a room full of money then realize it ain't your money but still take it cause its money?

November 23, 2013 @ 06:55 AM
sofɐkin6

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Location: San Jose CA

my campus... sad to see shit like this happen in todays society.

There was a fat uproar on campus and a strike.
they some fck boys

@Riff Raff did you go to the stussy outlet sale on thursday?

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November 23, 2013 @ 07:13 AM
musubigoods

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uproar is serious.
socio classes currently in is having a field day with this.
@sofakin6 sale was garb
November 23, 2013 @ 07:39 AM
offensive-commenter

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sounds like this happened to a good black person so i am disturbed. if this happened to a dirty ghetto black, i would be happy.
November 23, 2013 @ 02:08 PM
thatniggatho

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That's some wild shit man ...
In San Jose no doubt. Having lived in the bay area for a while, the thing that got me was that there aren't many black people there.. It was different than say some places in the south east but I would always notice subtle racism. Amazing in 2013, in a 'culturally difference' san jose that you have people getting treated such a way. 

It's wild though, when you're black....when you think back on "silly" comments your friends have made about you and think to there being more 'meaning' behind it... Having them utter such negative comments as 'jokes' sometimes yet when they make jokes or talk about things related to "other" ethnicities, they tend to be positive and not so 'judgmental'. 

Also wild... being black in the bay working in the 'top' job markets in Silicon Valley about how many immigrants come here to America (some less capable than you) not knowing much about many things (ignorant) and secretly viewing black people blanketly in the negative stereotypes that they gathered from from biased US media outlets... 

I was messing w/ this asian chick in the bay and we were talking one day.. She told me that her parents 'exposure' to black people was from watching Maury povich and Jerry Springer when they were poor and didn't have cable.. As such, they viewed black people as savages and low lifes.. Was shocking because she wanted to introduce me to them... Upon first impression they didn't know what to think when I described what I do and my educational background (more than their daughters) ... More focus on my long term goals than her. Actually was, 'making a woman' out of her.. They 'livened' up to me but they still had that tinge in their eye when they looked at me.

So, I say this to low-key, talk about how things can be sometimes in the bay for African Americans... from all sorts of other ethnicities...Sometimes

Still though, this story is wild and a testament to the kind of 'ignorance' still present in America .. Even when many say, it's 'gone'. Incidents like this, even among college educated individuals, reminds of how far we have to go... And you have to remember, it was someone's parents who raised and pushed this mentality into their kids,.... Yeah some guy who is a Manager at some corporation.... Some woman who maybe holds influence on one's fate too ...

...that's 'life' for some.
November 23, 2013 @ 07:54 PM
sofɐkin6

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Location: San Jose CA

uproar is serious.
socio classes currently in is having a field day with this.
@sofakin6 sale was garb
@spammusubigood lol yea most of time it is. but I actually was able to get the yots collab shirt with clot. So that was surprising. 

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November 23, 2013 @ 08:09 PM
ThaGoldenBoy

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Location: UK

That's some wild shit man ...
In San Jose no doubt. Having lived in the bay area for a while, the thing that got me was that there aren't many black people there.. It was different than say some places in the south east but I would always notice subtle racism. Amazing in 2013, in a 'culturally difference' san jose that you have people getting treated such a way. 

It's wild though, when you're black....when you think back on "silly" comments your friends have made about you and think to there being more 'meaning' behind it... Having them utter such negative comments as 'jokes' sometimes yet when they make jokes or talk about things related to "other" ethnicities, they tend to be positive and not so 'judgmental'. 

Also wild... being black in the bay working in the 'top' job markets in Silicon Valley about how many immigrants come here to America (some less capable than you) not knowing much about many things (ignorant) and secretly viewing black people blanketly in the negative stereotypes that they gathered from from biased US media outlets... 

I was messing w/ this asian chick in the bay and we were talking one day.. She told me that her parents 'exposure' to black people was from watching Maury povich and Jerry Springer when they were poor and didn't have cable.. As such, they viewed black people as savages and low lifes.. Was shocking because she wanted to introduce me to them... Upon first impression they didn't know what to think when I described what I do and my educational background (more than their daughters) ... More focus on my long term goals than her. Actually was, 'making a woman' out of her.. They 'livened' up to me but they still had that tinge in their eye when they looked at me.

So, I say this to low-key, talk about how things can be sometimes in the bay for African Americans... from all sorts of other ethnicities...Sometimes

Still though, this story is wild and a testament to the kind of 'ignorance' still present in America .. Even when many say, it's 'gone'. Incidents like this, even among college educated individuals, reminds of how far we have to go... And you have to remember, it was someone's parents who raised and pushed this mentality into their kids,.... Yeah some guy who is a Manager at some corporation.... Some woman who maybe holds influence on one's fate too ...

...that's 'life' for some.
Black people get discriminated against in some way everywhere really. Were the minority everywhere except the motherland.

So many negative stereotypes about us.
November 23, 2013 @ 08:33 PM
Captain Al

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^ even in the motherland CACs think they the fucking man.

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November 24, 2013 @ 04:21 AM
99%Shit

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Clot hasn't been remotely relevant since the toys for InitialD.

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November 24, 2013 @ 06:53 AM
blackice445

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So fucked up. I feel like 4 black guys would never torture a white dude just cause he's white. White people can be so fucking sick. This is pure evil. I hope they rot in hell. 
November 24, 2013 @ 07:57 AM
unknown force

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as someone that went to sjsu...there aint no black folks there.

maybe he felt isolated.

they need to release a picture of him and said roommates

no way in hell would shit like this happen to me
November 24, 2013 @ 02:11 PM
thatniggatho

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as someone that went to sjsu...there aint no black folks there.

maybe he felt isolated.

they need to release a picture of him and said roommates

no way in hell would shit like this happen to me
There weren't many black people at the college I went to either. I still wouldn't let some white fuckboi's mess w/ me like this kid did. Racism hasn't gone away much ..Generally, It's just become more subtle. People package it in 'jokes' or are otherwise silent about it. People will have you around but secretly view you as lessor than them. You'll have non black friends and they'll hang w/ you but wont invite you to 'certain' things.

 African Americans get it the worst. Many white people still hold on to it in America.... Ridiculously immigrants who have no understanding of American history join in on it too.. Civil rights wrapped up in the mid 70's.. My dad was a teenager during it... Of course were not better yet.. takes 3 generations (1 generation = 30 years) .. 74+90 = ~2064. Meanwhile, many African americans are just going to face mistreatment .. Many sometimes wont even know it. Yeah you have savages in the streets playing 'knockout'. Didn't help that, in america, their culture was systematically destroyed and replaced w/ garbage, doesn't help that black males are still the target of the 'justice' system effectively breaking the cornerstone of the home. Doesn't help that civil rights were just granted to today's parents some years recently back. Doesn't help that the racist teenagers during the 70s are now adults working at corporations impacting hiring of African Americans. The list goes on and on. The most troubling things center around the racism that you don't see... 

Such is life though, as much as there are racist people.. They are non racist people.
While many African Americans are getting screwed here, there is someone else a continent away whose actually enslaved.. 

I am thankful for my life thus far and have led a great one. I hope that continues and I continue to eliminate ignorance and ignorant people from my life.
November 24, 2013 @ 02:45 PM
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