Police: UNH student made false claims

DURHAM -- A University of New Hampshire student who told police she was the victim of a religion-based hate crime has been charged with making a false report.

Breanne Coventry Snell, 24, of 3127 Quail Hill Drive, Midlothian, Va., was charged with three Class A misdemeanors, according to a university statement released Friday.

Snell filed a report with UNH police that she was assaulted by two men on Oct. 3 after leaving a meeting of the Jewish student organization, Hillel. She said the men grabbed and pushed her, made derogatory comments about Jews and talked about Nazism.

UNH police launched an investigation and on Friday determined that the incident was unfounded.
We've got a two-fer at Amren today:

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(AP story)

A negro (now in jail) at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania illegally used a fellow student’s e-mail account to send hate mail and threats 20 or so fellow negro students.

Black Student Faces ‘Hate’ Charge: ‘Whites Only’ Written On Seymour High Wall
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A black student will be charged with a hate crime for writing “whites only” on a wall near a water fountain at Seymour High School.

The 17-year-old senior, whose name was not released by police, was arrested Wednesday and charged with breach of peace for a separate incident at the high school. Police said while in custody, he confessed to writing the message, which was found during the homecoming dance on Saturday.
In Connecticut, a person is guilty of third-degree bigotry when they, with the intent to intimidate or harass because of race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, damage or deface property or threaten by word or act. It is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.
According to the 2000 census, the town is 92 percent white, 3 percent Hispanic and 1.4 percent black.
There also is what Cass Sunstein of University of Chicago, calls 'the law of group polarization.' Bauerlein explains: 'When like-minded people deliberate as an organized group, the general opinion shifts toward extreme versions of their common beliefs.' They become tone-deaf to the way they sound to others outside their closed circle of belief.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods?

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