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Noose Found At Columbia's Teachers College
WNBC.COM ^ | 10/09/2007 | WNBC

Posted on 10/09/2007 3:54:21 PM PDT by coffee260

A noose was found at Columbia University's Teachers College on Tuesday, police said.

A black female professor found the hangman's noose dangling from her office door.

Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman issued the following statement to the Teachers' College community:

"The police were here this morning because a hangman's noose was discovered on the office door of one of our African American faculty members. The incident has been reported to the New York City Police Department (Detectives Bureau of Manhattan) and is under active investigation by the Hate Crimes Task Force.

"The TC community and I deplore this hateful act, which violates every Teachers College and societal norm."

Teachers College officials planned a community meeting for Wednesday to discuss the incident.

Teachers College is a prestigious school for aspiring educators, and was rated the No. 1 graduate school of education by U.S. News & World Report.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: columbiau; hatecrime; noose; nyc
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If this story is true, I think it's a deplorable thing to do. On the other hand, I don't trust academics to tell the truth. If you'll remember, there was a professor who vandalized her own car. Keep reading:

  Professor Kerri Dunn speaks during a rally.

In Search Of the Nutty Professor
by: Malcolm A. Kline, August 19, 2004

We Eddie Murphy fans may have to rent “The Nutty Professor” and its various sequels but most college students can find a local variety of the educated dunce at their own institutions of higher learning. Here are a few that we’ve come across:

Kerri Dunn at Claremont McKenna College vandalized her own car and fabricated a hate crime, of which she declared herself the victim, before the local police discovered her hoax and the actual offenses that she committed in another state.


1 posted on 10/09/2007 3:54:23 PM PDT by coffee260
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To: coffee260

I think Mellencamp will have to add Columbia into his Jena song. Those lib professors are all worried about a noose.

Cornballs all of them.


2 posted on 10/09/2007 3:57:47 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: coffee260

Affirmative FICTION?


3 posted on 10/09/2007 3:58:03 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: coffee260

I smell a Duke case....


4 posted on 10/09/2007 4:00:12 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: coffee260

“A black female professor found the hangman’s noose dangling from her office door.”

I’m guessing that she “found” it right after she put it there.


5 posted on 10/09/2007 4:00:21 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Captainpaintball

Phony nooses.


6 posted on 10/09/2007 4:00:33 PM PDT by petercooper ("Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime." - Nicole Gelinas - 02-10-04)
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To: coffee260

Not racist.

Just a gay S&M advertisement.

;^)


7 posted on 10/09/2007 4:00:55 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: coffee260
Can anyone give an example of just one of these cases over the years that turned out to be REAL? i.e a white racist was apprehended?
8 posted on 10/09/2007 4:01:14 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: coffee260

Thank you.

Time will tell if this is a hoax or a real story. History tells us that it’s probably a 50-50 chance at this point.


9 posted on 10/09/2007 4:02:22 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: coffee260

People would quit doing this is if they weren’t guaranteed to get their stunt on the national news. I have a radical idea: If a professor or student or anyone, of any color, finds a noose on their door, they should take it down, throw it in the trash, and resume their normal activities.


10 posted on 10/09/2007 4:02:38 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: coffee260

Sharpton will be on this one like a fly on a cowpie, but he better be wary — lib profs, as you pointed, have been known to do some nutty things for attention.


11 posted on 10/09/2007 4:02:58 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo ("Hidin' in a corner ...of New York City, lookin' down a .44 in West Virginy")
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To: ElkGroveDan

Apprehended for what ? I didn’t know that hanging a noose, with no other physical or verbal threat, was a crime.


12 posted on 10/09/2007 4:04:15 PM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: coffee260

Cue the useful idiot rioters and warm up Je$$e’s Lear jet and limo.


13 posted on 10/09/2007 4:06:03 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: coffee260

Yeah, she went to jail too for it. Is she still in the pokey?


14 posted on 10/09/2007 4:06:30 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: coffee260

But, but, but I thought colleges considered this an issue of free speech.


15 posted on 10/09/2007 4:08:12 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: cinives
Apprehended for what ? I didn’t know that hanging a noose, with no other physical or verbal threat, was a crime.

The old implied threat excuse.

16 posted on 10/09/2007 4:10:00 PM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Very true.


17 posted on 10/09/2007 4:10:08 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: indylindy
Google Grambling University and noose if you want to be shocked. A noose is only a symbol of hate if a white person uses it. Reminds me of the N word. ;0)
18 posted on 10/09/2007 4:11:58 PM PDT by seemoAR (Absolute power corrupts absolutely)
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To: vetsvette
I’m guessing that she “found” it right after she put it there.

I am guessing that you are right.
19 posted on 10/09/2007 4:13:03 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: cinives

If just hanging a noose was a crime, someone would/should be arrested at every performance of King Lear.


20 posted on 10/09/2007 4:13:10 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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