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I’m not saying its moonbattery, but here’s proof once again, that there is little chance or success in removing brain-eating ideologies.

2017/06/30

Stray Piece of Plastic Wrap Investigated as Hate Crime

Plastic wrap reported as ‘possible hate-bias’ incident at UMD

University of Maryland campus police launched an investigation into a discarded piece of plastic wrap Tuesday after receiving a report about a “possible hate-bias” incident.

“Out of an abundance of concern, we are looking into this matter and conducting a review of our cameras in the area,” the department informed students via email, though The Diamondback reports that some students were upset when officers initially dismissed the object as garbage.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that this type of material is used to contain loose items during transport.”

A UMD student tweeted a picture of the plastic wrap suggesting he was convinced that the detritus was intended to resemble a noose because it had been “under a tree at frat row,” alluding to an actual noose that was reportedly found in a fraternity house in April.

“Police say that since it wasn’t hanging…it’s just trash,” the student remarks, inserting a skeptical emoji before asking viewers to “Make your own conclusions.”

In response, another student remarked that “I’m sick and tired of all these fucking nooses.”

“Earlier today, we were notified of a knotted piece of plastic wrap laying on the ground in the 7500 block of Baltimore Ave. Police were notified out of concern for possible hate-bias,” the campus police department stated in its report on the incident.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that this type of material is used to contain loose items during transport,” the report added, but said the matter would be reviewed further “out of an abundance of caution.”

The alleged noose sighting comes in the wake of UMD President Wallace Loh’s pledge to spend an additional $100,000 to support diversity in response to the killing of a black Bowie State University student by a white UMD student with ties to white supremacist groups.

Some students have derided the university’s response as insufficient, and the Black Student Union began circulating a petition recently declaring that the administration “must expand the consequences for hate speech and make the Code of Student conduct in regard to hate speech less vague.”

[Byline Adam Sabes]

28 June 2017
Campus Reform

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Meanwhile in the Real World with Real Victims

Ensenada Baja California: 4 bodies thrown on the highway

I struggle to write these “headlines” sometimes.  How can I convey what happened, without sensationalism, but without bland casualness, similar to American local news anchors, who discuss atrocities, degradation with the conviction of discussing office gossip?

They are embarrassed, uncomfortable, bothered only by the intrusion into their other stories, who don’t involve brutality, wrenching violence.

So, I go for a balance.  Try to make it up in the article. But, I don’t always feel one.  I wonder who cares?  And how do I care?   Do I write that these can break me, and beat me with the relentlessness….the cruel realities of violence?

I know the why’s, the how’s, the players, the victims, and it doesn’t change that for me.
There are two realties, both cruel, both cut me, one that I am saddened and broken by violence, and two, that I know it won’t change, and I know why it happens, and why it has to happen.

Let me straighten myself out here, wash my face, my hands, for I am in the abyss.  Four bodies of unknown individuals were discovered at dawn in Ensenada, in an area known as “Las Mallas De Garcia”, in the Elijido Jaramillio location.  They have bullet wounds to the head.  They are wearing street clothes, and appear to have had they’re hands tied, bound, before being thrown on a dirt road.

The killings are done by men who have done them before, and will again. They will also meet a similar fate, very few who bind hands, and carry corpses, and the still living dead, end up as old men, who remember the killings they did as young men. There is symmetry in death, in killings. It’s not karma, or at least I don’t believe in it.  It’s simply that blood washed with blood, will never wash out.

The killings are doubtless linked to retail drug traffickers disputes for control of territory, routes, plazas, areas of influence. The men will be locals of Baja, Sinaloa, and maybe Guerrero, Jalisco. The authorities won’t announce any arrests, they will be examined, exhumed, buried.

Look at the picture, look at the men, look at their lifeless bodies. Let the images stay with you, as you work, drink, run, dance.  Let them enter into your dreams, as they have mine, let the silence of the dead consume you with it’s cries.

The morning fog not yet lifted, it looms over the scene, a hauntingly cruel portrait of a rural land, and the savagery of men who walk in it.

28 June 2017
AFN Tijuana

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