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Damaged LGBT Books in Lamont Not Result of Hate Crime, Dean Says (barf alert)
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/12/13/lamont-hammonds-LGBT-harvard/ ^ | Dec 14, 2010 | Alice E. M. Underwood

Posted on 12/14/2010 12:41:10 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius

After conducting an investigation in response to a recent police report that 36 books treating LGBT topics had been damaged with what appeared to be urine in Lamont Library last month, the University determined Monday morning that the incident was an accident and will no longer be treated as a hate crime, according to a statement sent from College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds to the Harvard community on Monday.

On November 24, library staff at Lamont discovered the damaged books—on subjects including lesbian and gay issues and same-sex marriage—along with a bottle assumed to have contained what investigators believed to be urine. This past Friday, library personnel reported the incident to the College and Harvard University Police Department as vandalism, and the affair was subsequently investigated as a hate crime for the "focused nature and related topics" of the affected books, according to Hammonds.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: boycriedwolf; boycryingwolf; fakebutaccurate; homosexualagenda; ratherbiased
"But upon an investigation by HUPD, it was revealed Monday morning that "our own library personnel" had accidentally spilled a bottle, containing what was reported to be urine, that had been found on the shelf, according to Hammonds. Harvard College Library plans to replace all 36 damaged books as soon as possible, she added."

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Yes every library that I have ever gone to always has a jar of urine by the books on the shelf. That is why it spilled on the books! Stupid library workers! When will they ever learn not to spill those jars of urine on the books?

*****barf*****

1 posted on 12/14/2010 12:41:14 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

No victim....no crime.


2 posted on 12/14/2010 12:46:06 PM PST by Niteranger68 (I am in the party of "HELL NO"!)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

I had to scroll up to the top of the page to make sure it wasn’t the Onion.

Someone saving their urine? Is Howard Hughes working for the Harv. library?


3 posted on 12/14/2010 12:46:13 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
Faculty of Arts and Sciences spokesman Jeff Neal wrote in an e-mail that it remains unclear why a bottle of urine was stowed in the library...
Where else are they going to "stow" it?
4 posted on 12/14/2010 12:49:06 PM PST by samtheman
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To: raccoonradio

They should find who stowed it there and tell them,
“Urine big trouble!”


5 posted on 12/14/2010 12:50:43 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
Actually, it was a bonus item that came with one of the books. Someone opened it and forgot to close it up again.

I guess I better add ≤}B^)

6 posted on 12/14/2010 12:52:04 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: raccoonradio

(oops, guess they did)

>>the spill was reported by the library employee—the same person who caused the spill, according to his understanding—and cleaned up the same day that it occurred.

so why did the library report it as a hate crime?


7 posted on 12/14/2010 12:52:18 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“Someone saving their urine? Is Howard Hughes working for the Harv. library?”

You got me on that one. As the art department moved to the library?


8 posted on 12/14/2010 12:52:22 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: samtheman

I know why this happened. These guys are so busy studying in the library, they can’t even pull themselves away to take bathroom breaks. You can imagine how they deal with that, but, one result could be that certain products end up in a bottle.


9 posted on 12/14/2010 12:52:31 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
Now, urine on the 36 gay books wasn't a gay "hate" crime.

Must mean that it was gay urine and it got on the books as an act of gay self-expression.

10 posted on 12/14/2010 12:52:47 PM PST by drpix
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To: raccoonradio

“so why did the library report it as a hate crime?”

They were going to try to report this as a “hate crime” till they found out who did it!!


11 posted on 12/14/2010 12:53:49 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: raccoonradio

It speaks volumes about political correctness that a bizarre incident such as this was thought to be a hate crime. Someone actually jumped to that conclusion and filed a report on it.


12 posted on 12/14/2010 12:54:48 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

one of the comments in Boston Globe (more than a few comments were removed)

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LFARINA wrote:
Maybe the “urine” was there for “artistic” reasons. Maybe they got a NEA grant!

So where was the Jesus on a crucifix? (Has been done before...)


13 posted on 12/14/2010 12:57:07 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Harvard. Where we’re so gay, even our books get golden showers.


14 posted on 12/14/2010 12:58:17 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: raccoonradio

Boston Herald
http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20101214no_bias_seen_in_harvard_books_probe/

>>A mysteriously misplaced bottle of urine and a clumsy staffer — not a hate-filled vandal — were the culprits behind the destruction of three dozen Harvard library books related to gay and lesbian studies, the university said yesterday.

“We have learned this morning that the books, while indeed damaged, were damaged by our own library personnel spilling a bottle of what was reported to be urine that had been left on the shelf,” Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds said in a statement. “I believe this is an important new fact in the investigation.”

The 36 books damaged Nov. 24 had caused a kerfuffle on campus over the weekend when university police said they were investigating it as a bias crime.

“Harvard College will not tolerate acts of vandalism, especially those that appear to be motivated by hate or bias,” Hammonds said in a statement over the weekend.

Yesterday, she said the campus police department “is no longer classifying this incident as a hate crime.”

The library had filed a report with campus police on Friday for insurance purposes, Harvard spokesman Jeff Neal said.

“At the time it was definitely shocking because it was presented to me as an act of vandalism,” said senior Marco Chan, 22, co-chairman of the Harvard Queer Students and Allies. “Now I feel much more relieved.”

It remained unclear why a bottle of urine would have been left on a shelf in the basement of the undergraduate library — which can only be entered with a Harvard ID.

“I have no idea—particularly because there are bathrooms on every floor,” Chan said. “It’s just a really odd situation.”


15 posted on 12/14/2010 1:00:00 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: RichInOC

LOL ... the quote of the day!


16 posted on 12/14/2010 1:02:52 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius; All

How about it was a reported hate crime until the investigators uncovered it was a BS story. It was a fake. Then it becomes an “accident” and therefore not a story.

If someone looked into this a little more, they would find another lib trying to generate a fake “hate” crime.


17 posted on 12/14/2010 1:03:59 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: raccoonradio

three dozen books? three dozen? and just one bottle of urine? How big was that bottle? Think about it! Three dozen books. A dozen is 12 so three dozen is 12 times 3 = 36. 36 books by one bottle? How big was that one bottle?


18 posted on 12/14/2010 1:08:27 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: RichInOC
Speaking of which...80s punk album by the Circle Jerks, "Golden Shower of Hits" (title song was a medley of songs like "Along Come Mary", "Close To You", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", "Afternoon Delight", etc.-- aka "Jerks on 45"--spoof of Stars of 45)

youtube video

19 posted on 12/14/2010 1:08:43 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: IrishCatholic

Whenever I hear the phrase “hate crime” I think of a moment on the Simpsons when Homer goes to a rock concert and wears some kind of multi-colored, reggae-color-styled hat. Someone points to it and starts to chant “HATE CRIME! HATE CRIME!”


20 posted on 12/14/2010 1:12:58 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius
They were going to try to report this as a “hate crime” till they found out who did it!!

Exactly.

21 posted on 12/14/2010 1:15:26 PM PST by TankerKC (Part of the Soros funded Blog Police.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You called it...


22 posted on 12/14/2010 1:16:09 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Who cares?


23 posted on 12/14/2010 1:19:30 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: IrishCatholic
If someone looked into this a little more, they would find another lib trying to generate a fake “hate” crime.

Bet on it. It is likely that the "clumsy staffer" got caught setting up the "hate crime."

24 posted on 12/14/2010 1:27:15 PM PST by TankerKC (Part of the Soros funded Blog Police.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Link to my post on an earlier thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2642222/posts?page=37#37


25 posted on 12/14/2010 1:43:19 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan; TankerKC

never cry “wolf”


26 posted on 12/14/2010 1:50:34 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah. They’re busy studying alright. Studying how to stuff various and sundry bodily fluids into a bottle.


27 posted on 12/14/2010 2:00:33 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Darksheare

Occam’s Razor.


28 posted on 12/14/2010 2:10:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Chainsaw in this case.


29 posted on 12/14/2010 2:14:56 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

What’s all the ruckus? Some sodomite just left his bottle of pee on the shelf while perusing the selection of “gay” literature. Understandable. /sarc


30 posted on 12/14/2010 2:34:21 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

Does make this Dean look like something of an idiot. Maybe there should be a prohibition for filling a “false” hate crime report. Naw...don’t combat dumb laws with dumb laws. Plus, it would somehow be used against hetereosexuals.


31 posted on 12/14/2010 4:25:37 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius; All

This just shows that “hate crimes” legislation should be removed from the books. A crime is a crime....the motive doesn’t matter except as a mitigating circumstance...not something to make the crime more heinous. If you wrongly punch someone in the nose, it is assault and battery...it matters not if it was because you thought the person “queer” or just unlikeable. Assault and battery is a crime....leave it at that for the punishment. Now if you punched the dude for calling your wife a whore then there might be grounds for a lesser punishment or dismissal...a mitigating factor. I’m not sure that aggravating factors like “hate” should matter....now if the motive was robbery, that is an aggravating factor.


32 posted on 12/14/2010 4:32:20 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Niteranger68

Urine on gay books = hate crime
Urine on religious Cross = Art

Got it?


33 posted on 12/14/2010 5:46:27 PM PST by Hildy
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