View Full Version : Possible hate crime at K-State now blamed on inclement weather

10-14-2017, 05:48 PM
Authorities at K-State have determined that a possible hate crime directed toward a Jewish holiday structure was actually caused by thunderstorms.

The Kansas State University Police Department initially began investigating the damage done to a Sukkah - a tent-like symbol for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot - on Friday, Oct. 6, as a possible criminal damage to property report.

They say they contacted eyewitnesses who saw the Sukkah tumbling in the wind during a thunderstorm that night, with no people around it.

Another witness reportedly saw the Sukkah resting on a car in a parking lot near where it was placed, between Marlatt and Goodnow halls.

Those reports, along with other witness statements and time stamps on photos shared with police, led them to determine the Sukkah was blown onto a vehicle, and not tampered with by humans.

They say their investigation revealed other vehicles damaged in the thunderstorm.

At the time, the damage was considered to be vandalism and an anti-Semitic hate crime. It led to the president of the university, Richard Myers, to issue a statement saying in part, "there is no place in our community for hateful, criminal reactions to religious expression."


10-15-2017, 09:33 AM
Damn that white supremacist wind!

10-15-2017, 10:32 AM
Someone arrest Mother Nature!!! Oh wait, that
would be a crime against women!!! Dang!!!

ralph wiggum
10-15-2017, 12:22 PM
My alma mater was playing football at K-State yesterday in a game that took over 7 hours to finish. Several lightning & storm delays. Yeah, clearly Mother Nature is racist & prejudiced.:bullshit: