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  1. #1 UK police investigating signs that call Obama a racial epithet 
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    " University of Kentucky police investigating signs that call Obama a racial epithet"

    University of Kentucky officials are investigating two incidents in which someone hung signs that called President Barack Obama a racial epithet.

    On March 15, a professor noticed one such sign hanging on a door to the UK School of Law on South Limestone. He turned it in to campus police, who are investigating, said spokesman Jay Blanton.

    Early Thursday morning, third year law student Ches Clark said he found a sign affixed to a bus shelter on South Lime near Maxwelton Court. The sign said "How Do You Spell ******? OBAMA."

    The letters looked to be cut out of a menu, glued to another piece of paper and photocopied, Clark said.

    UK police could charge whoever posted the signs with third degree criminal mischief, Blanton said. It's not clear whether anyone from UK was involved, but police are investigating because the first sign was on UK property, he said.

    Clark took the sign to his law-school class on racism and criminal law and posted a copy of it on his Facebook page.

    His law professor, Roberta Harding, said the sign looked juvenile, yet someone had gone to a lot of trouble to make it.

    The general sentiment in class was that whoever posted the sign should "get over" Obama being president, Harding said.

    "I think people were upset in a positive way," she said.

    http://www.kentucky.com/2011/03/24/1...#storylink=rss
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    "UK police could charge whoever posted the signs with third degree criminal mischief, Blanton said. It's not clear whether anyone from UK was involved, but police are investigating because the first sign was on UK property, he said."

    I'm thinking that the college probably has political statements taped up all over the place. To choose to prosecute one POV, would not be wise.

    The exception would be if such a poster were on the wall of a residence hall. Residence halls are special cases, despite being on state property, because they are residential. No student should have to walk through the hall of his place of residence putting up with a bunch of BS like that.
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    "On March 15, a professor noticed one such sign hanging on a door to the UK School of Law on South Limestone. He turned it in to campus police, who are investigating, said spokesman Jay Blanton."

    that would be the guy i'd be looking at RIGHT THERE. or Professor Harding.

    I'm so disappointed in our current day universities. They act like no other liberal has come up with the Racist Psy-Ops scam. Maybe these mountain boy kentuckians will figure this out faster than boston or Ny police do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    "UK police could charge whoever posted the signs with third degree criminal mischief, Blanton said. It's not clear whether anyone from UK was involved, but police are investigating because the first sign was on UK property, he said."

    I'm thinking that the college probably has political statements taped up all over the place. To choose to prosecute one POV, would not be wise.

    The exception would be if such a poster were on the wall of a residence hall. Residence halls are special cases, despite being on state property, because they are residential. No student should have to walk through the hall of his place of residence putting up with a bunch of BS like that.
    I actually agree with you here. The word may be offensive but you can't charge anyone with anything other than a campus rule violation, if any. The only thing that would make it criminal is if it were a threat. Not calling someone a nasty name. I really wish society would just grow a set.
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    Obnoxious. Repulsive. Unnecessary even - but not illegal.
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    disgusting, but how is it illegal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    disgusting, but how is it illegal?
    Remember, in the UK it's illegal to accompany your children onto a play ground. Nanny state to the extreme over there.
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    5 will get you 20 it was done by a liberal. Remember all that brouhaha about nooses a couple of years ago? And a bunch of the incidents were traced back to liberals? And one Jewish college professor was even cought on camera hanging a noose on her door! :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Remember, in the UK it's illegal to accompany your children onto a play ground. Nanny state to the extreme over there.
    UK,This is Kentucky not England !
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Remember, in the UK it's illegal to accompany your children onto a play ground. Nanny state to the extreme over there.
    University of Kentucky not England :p
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