How many campus "offenses" are faked?

Either faked or untrue.
Well-known examples of false reporting are
the now-discredited rape allegations at Duke and the University of Virginia,
claims which generated instances of PC vigilantism before they were discredited.

Here are some more examples of either lies or fabrications of victimhood.


Freshman who reported swastikas drew them as well
by Robert Lee and Jake Sherman, Hatchet Staff Writers
George Washington University Hatchet (student newspaper),
2007-11-05 (Monday)

[Emphasis is added.]

The University found
the student who reported several swastikas on her Mitchell Hall door
was the one who drew them.

Using footage from a hidden video camera,
the University Police Department
linked freshman Sarah Marshak with the vandalism.
She will now appear before Student Judicial Services
and could face federal and District charges,
a spokesperson announced Monday afternoon.

In an interview with The Hatchet Monday evening, Marshak, said
she only drew the final three of six swastikas on her door
in an attempt to highlight what she characterized as GW’s inaction.
Only hours earlier, Marshak categorically denied the charges.

“I wasn’t looking to create this, sort of, insanity,”
Marshak, who was previously a Hatchet reporter,
said in a phone interview.
“I wasn’t looking to become a media darling.
I was just looking for acknowledgment from University
that someone drew a swastika on the door.”

Marshak said Tara W. Pereira, director of SJS,
informed her she would likely be expelled.
Marshak said she did not want to leave GW but probably will.

Tracy Schario, a University spokesperson, said
GW stands by its statement
that they have a signed confession from Marshak.
Schario would not comment on
how many swastikas Marshak was responsible for,
only saying it was “several of the incidents.”

Robert Fishman, the director of Hillel, said during conversations,
Marshak always came across as rational.

“This is a definite cry for help on her part,”
Fishman said in a phone interview Monday.
[What BS.
How does he know that?
But it distracts from speculation on less favorable motives
(such as the desire
to hype the prevalence of anti-Semitism).]

“I can’t imagine why anyone would do anything like this.
I feel very sad for her.
At the same time I am upset that she had to resort to the actions she took.”


Schario would not comment whether the camera was placed in Mitchell Hall
by UPD or the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
who also was investigating the matter.

GWU student journalist admits hate crime hoax
By Michelle Malkin
MichelleMalkin.com, 2007-11-05

[An excerpt, without the links in the original:]

Looks like GWU student reporter Sarah Marshak, would fit right in at
ABC News, The New Republic, CBS, the NYTimes, etc., etc., etc.
She was caught on tape faking anti-Semitic hate against herself ...

University: Freshman drew swastikas
by Jake Sherman, Editor in Chief
George Washington University Hatchet (student newspaper),
2007-11-08 (Thursday)

Freshman Sarah Marshak
confessed to drawing more than three swastikas on her door
but told The Hatchet she only drew the final three.

University officials said Marshak was dishonest in statements to the media
and the University Police Department has a signed confession
stating she drew more than three of the hate symbols.

“(It is) important to note that
the victim has been dishonest with (The Hatchet) already,”
UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said.

Marshak, who traveled to Florida earlier this week,
drew at least five swastikas,
according to a high-level University official.
The official is being granted anonymity
because he or she is not authorized to speak about the case.

Marshak, formerly a Hatchet reporter,
could face harsher penalties for lying,
Stafford said.

Stafford also confirmed a camera placed by UPD, not the FBI,
caught Marshak drawing the swastika.

The University announced Monday
that Marshak drew the swastikas on her own door.
She said she only drew three
in an attempt to highlight the University’s inaction
in handling an initial swastika drawn on her door Oct. 23.


Kean University Graduate Accused in Threats Against Blacks
New York Times, 2015-12-02

A black graduate of Kean University in New Jersey was accused on Tuesday of fabricating threats on Twitter against black staff members and students that led officials to heighten security on campus, the authorities said.

Grace H. Park, the acting Union County prosecutor, said the former student, Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, was charged by summons with one count of creating false public alarm in the third degree. If convicted, Ms. McKelvey, of Union Township, faces up to five years in prison, according to state law.

Prosecutors say Ms. McKelvey is a self-proclaimed activist who made the threats on Nov. 17 during a rally on racial issues at the Union campus. Midway through the demonstration, prosecutors said, she left and went to a university library, where she created an anonymous Twitter account. After posting several threats, Ms. McKelvey returned to the rally, where she told others about the threats, but did not say she had made them, according to Ms. Park.

The messages were posted under the account @keanuagainstblk. Twitter suspended the account, but according to screen shots of the messages circulated on social media, one made reference to a bomb on campus, while others were about shooting black people on campus.

There was never a plan to harm students, and Ms. McKelvey was charged after a joint investigation conducted by a unit in the prosecutor’s office and the Kean University police, Ms. Park said. She was ordered to make her first court appearance in the case on Dec. 14 in a courtroom in the Union County Jail.

Ms. McKelvey could not be reached on her cellphone for comment on Tuesday, and it was not known whether she had retained counsel. She graduated from Kean in May with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, said Susan Kayne, a university spokeswoman.

The president of Kean University, Dawood Farahi, addressed the investigation during a program at the campus student center on Monday. In prepared remarks, he said the university was “saddened” to learn that the person responsible for the threat had been a participant in the rally and a former student.

“As a diverse academic community, we wholeheartedly respect and support activism,” he said. “However, no cause or issue gives anyone the right to threaten the safety of others. We hope this information will begin to bring a sense of relief and security to the campus community.”

The school had remained open after the threats were made, but many students chose to stay home.
Some people began to call for Dr. Farahi to resign,
saying he was not doing enough to calm racial tensions on campus.

[This doesn't surprise me in the least.
How many claims of blacks being victims are totally fabricated?
There is a PC industry out there just looking for ways to gain power through false claims of victimhood.
And the media plays up to it.
You notice that when those University of Missouri students claimed
that they had encountered racist incidents on campus,
when the media reported those claims they never used the word "alleged".
Why not, media?]

In his prepared remarks, Dr. Farahi said a threat assessment conducted immediately after the authorities learned of the messages had concluded there was no significant safety threat. He said he had previously withheld that information for fear of compromising the investigation. He spoke at a program entitled Conversations on Civility and Acceptance.

“This conversation today is valuable, important and a reflection of who we are,” he said. “We need to keep talking.”


Racism Charges in Bus Incident, and Their Unraveling, Upset University at Albany
New York Times, 2016-03-02

ALBANY — The allegation set social media ablaze, sowing shock and outrage as it went: Three black students at the University at Albany had been attacked on a city bus by a group of white men who used racial slurs as other passengers and the driver sat silently by.

The Jan. 30 episode, reported to the police, would draw hundreds of people to a campus rally against racism; an emotional response from the university’s president; and even the attention of Hillary Clinton, who condemned the attack on Twitter.

“We are shocked, upset, but we will remain unbroken,” one of the young women who reported the assault, Asha Burwell, said at the rally, on Feb. 1. “We stand here with strength because we value our worth as black women and as human beings in general.”

But only a few weeks later, what seemed to be the latest iteration of a now-familiar debate about race on campus — the protests, the anguished soul-searching, the calls for greater faculty diversity and administrative changes — has metastasized into a controversy of an even more scorching kind: the allegation, the authorities said, was a lie.

Surveillance videos did not support the accounts of the young women, Ms. Burwell, Alexis Briggs and Ariel Agudio.
Neither did the statements of multiple fellow passengers.
Rather than being victims of a hate crime, the authorities said,
the women had been “the aggressors,”
hitting a 19-year-old white woman on the bus.

All three pleaded not guilty on Monday to misdemeanor assault charges;
Ms. Burwell and Ms. Agudio, who publicized the episode through Twitter,
also pleaded not guilty to charges of making a false report.
The judge who oversaw the arraignment called the charges, if proved, “shameful.”


Report of Police Department of SUNY Albany

[Emphasis added by the author of the current blog.]

The assault charges are based on evidence which shows that
the three defendants physically assaulted another passenger on the bus,
a 19-year-old woman from Congers, NY.
The false reporting charge stems from evidence which shows that
the initial complaints Ms. Burwell and Ms. Agudio made,
alleging that they were victimized, were false.
The defendants made these allegations during 911 calls from their cell phones early on the morning of Jan. 30.
The charges are supported by evidence gathered during a three-week investigation that included
interviewing 35 passengers on the bus,
reviewing videotape from 12 security camera videos on the bus,
reviewing four videos taken by passengers on their mobile phones,
reviewing videotape from the university’s surveillance system,
examining UAlbany building access records, and
reviewing audio recordings.
The video and audio evidence and the statement of every witness demonstrate that no male struck the three women.
The evidence indicates they were actually the aggressors in the physical altercation,
and that they continued to assault the victim despite the efforts of several passengers to stop them.

Investigators also found no evidence to support the initial allegations that these three women
were targeted in any manner due to their race,
and no evidence that racial slurs were directed toward them.