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Ole Miss students may face charges for noose incident

Ole Miss Students May Face Charges For Noose Incident


Three freshman students at The University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, could face criminal charges for putting a noose around the statue of James Meredith, the school's first African American student.

The Washington Post reports police found a noose and Georgia's old state flag, which includes a confederate symbol, around the neck of the seven-year-old Meredith statue Sunday.

The three white Ole Miss students are part of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Following the incident, Ole Miss suspended the fraternity and the three students were kicked out of the chapter.

Meredith integrated Ole Miss as a graduate student in 1962 with the help of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and the protection of federal authorities sent by then-President John F. Kennedy. Meredith graduated in 1963.

While WAPT reports the FBI is investigating the incident, WHBQ says that local authorities don't exactly know what to charge them with.

"What exactly was the crime? Was it malicious mischief? Was it damaging property? Was it intimidation? Was it all three? What do you charge them with."

"His office cannot find anything in the wording of the state laws that would make the act either a felony or misdemeanor offense."

According to CNN, another racially-charged incident took place on Ole Miss' campus just this week. Third-year senior Keisha Reeves told police someone threw alcohol at her from a moving car while shouting racial slurs.

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jibvii February 23 2014 at 3:05 PM

BLACK FALK your " RACE CARD IS UP " WE THE PEOPLE DON'T CARE about you
any MORE the CARD is "OLD" Your FOOD Stamps are coming to an "END" your
Medicaid is coming to an END, All thanks to Obama.
You People thought he was your Brother HE Does not give a SH*T about ANY
BLACK because HE is not a Black man HE is a High Yellow........
SO I really don't know WHAT you BLACK people are Going to
DO No one Cares about you at All........

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hoffasbatteries February 23 2014 at 2:52 PM

******TITLE BLACK MAN'S TEN COMMANDMENTS WITH OUT WORKING******

1) HE would like to have MY Racists HOME.
2) HE would like to have MY Racists WHITE WIFE.
3) HE would like to have MY Racists BOAT.
4) He would like to have MY Racists WORK PLACE.
5) He would like to have MY Racists CITY.
6) He would like to have MY Racists STATE.
7) He would like to have MY Racists SNAKERS.
8) He would like to have MY Racists BANK ACCOUNT.
9) He would like to have MY Racists VACATIONS.
10) He would like to have MY Racists DOG.

HE WANT'S EVERYTHING I HAVE BUT HE DOES NOT WHAT TO EARN IT, HE WANT'S TO TAKE IT...........

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milliesnickelfritz February 23 2014 at 11:57 AM

The racists are out this morning. Racists are an infection. They are sick and diseased. Your festering and vomiting on this board makes no difference. Most americans think you racists are sick people and eventually your kind will be bred out.

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jibvii February 23 2014 at 2:16 PM

For a Person to CLICK him self ---->milliesnickelfritz Is VERY FU**EN SICK.
SO LET ME TAKE IT BACK......

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hoffasbatteries February 23 2014 at 2:25 PM

JUST ANOTHER " BLACK MAN " PLAYING the RACE CARD. & not like hearing the TRUTH ABOUT HIMSELF!!!!!!---->milliesnickelfritz

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jibvii February 23 2014 at 11:07 AM

What they should have done was to DRAG that statue down the ROAD with a Pick up Truck!!!
Then they could have Been charged with Vandalism & Destruction of Property THATS IT.
The only Reason the FB FUC*** I is there is to make it look good.
There has been " NO " Law Broke.....

If I hang a noose From MY front TREE does this mean I am a Raciest!!!!!!! YES
If I put a statue in MY front yard of Martin King I am a Saint!!!!!!
If I Fly a Rebel Flag I am a Raciest!!!!!!!
If a White man holds a door for a black Woman nothing is said!!!!!
If I don't hold a door for a Black Woman I am a Raciest!!!!!!!
Dose a Black Man Hold a door for a White Woman Never seen that!!!! but that is ok!!!!
WE put a Pool on the North side of Town it is Raciest!!!!!!!
If we put a POOL on the South side of Town it's OK!!!!!!
White kids put a Noose on a Black Mans statue it is Raciest!!!!!!!
What if it was Black kids that did this Would the FB FUC*** I been there, NO.
Would it been Raciest!!!!!!! NO......
I do not have a Obama Phone is this Raciest!!!!!!! NO
If Black People did not have the Obama phones & White People did
that would have been Raciest!!!!!!!

SO you SEE BLACK People there is a Pattern HERE!!!!!!!!

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Lazaraescudaro February 23 2014 at 10:20 AM

WOW !!!!! This remembered me an old story ..... November 27, 1871, Havana (Cuba). Execution of Eight Medical Students from the University of Havana, accused of desecrating the tomb of Spanish journalist Gonzalo Castanon. The ages of the students were shot between 16 and 21 years.

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Lazaraescudaro February 23 2014 at 8:04 AM

C :O me on! " Was it damaging property?" ,,,,,,,,, a Chinese metalwork on bronze.... OR ...... a metalwork from Chinese bronze?

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Russ February 23 2014 at 4:19 AM

OK folks, let me make a very unpopular opinion/statement. Is this action by these three idiots, a very stupid and insensitive thing to do ? Without a doubt, the answer is YES ! Are they hardened criminals who should be imprisoned for this "crime"? I don't think so. Now let me say this. For decades, I have made every effort to be polite and respective of blacks. However, the favor was seldom returned. Instead, I usually received a very cold attitude and sometimes a disrespectful comment. So, after much thought, I have adopted a new approach to blacks in America. I simply ignore them. Most blacks have made it perfectly clear that they aren't interested in any type of friendship with whites. And often, the speech and actions of whites are scrutinized for any signs of racism, which could lead to a lawsuit, hence, free money. Like I said before, these three idiots were wrong and disrespective. But, it is apparent that the best relationship between whites and blacks is NO relationship. So, my stance is to ignore blacks and to not even acknowledge their existance. It's just easier and safer.

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Jim February 23 2014 at 5:46 AM

Russ the wisest thing for you to do, is to keep your stupid thoughts to yourself. Try that next.

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ramar2020 February 23 2014 at 4:18 AM

these are modern times why should black people be worried about some lunatic sick mind placing stupid piece of rope anywhare . am jamaican it just a retard person do stuff like that all you black americans get it out of your system those days are dead and bury never to return .

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Walt February 23 2014 at 4:09 AM

WHAT A SHAME, WAS THERE DUNING THE INTERGRATION OF OLE MISS IN THE EARLY 60'S AND FOR THAT SUNDAY NIGHT OF HORROR, I ASK FOR GIVENESS, WE WERE WRONG...OLE MISS HAS TO STOMP THIS OUT AND EXPEL THESE KIDS IMMEDIATELY, THEY BRING THE YEARS OF HATE FROM THEIR PARENTS, AND THEIR PARENTS, WE HAVE NO PLACE FOR THIS TYPE OF ACTIONS. WE NEVER WANT TO GO BACK....

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SimonSays1954 February 23 2014 at 3:40 AM

You know AOL is running out of stories. For them to go to a college and try to create news for their website is pitiful. It won't surprise me if they were the ones that put the noose around the statues neck.

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drosanelli February 23 2014 at 3:49 AM

I'd have to say, yours is about the most ignorant comment on this story, you racist pig.

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Jim February 23 2014 at 5:52 AM

What an idiotic thing to say.

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