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Friday, March 17, 2017

Jewish UC-Hastings Law Student Is Victim Of Hate Crime: Burning Of Mezuzah On Frame Of Dorm Door

Hastings 4NBC Bay Area, UC Hastings Law Student Targeted by Vandals in Possible Hate Crime:

A Bay Area law student was the target of vandals last week, and police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

In what is being called an act of anti-Semitism at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, someone burned the mezuzah that was hanging on the door frame outside of a dorm unit inside what is known as The Tower, police said.

A Jewish student who identified himself only as Jacob said he was the target. "It’s a lot more hurtful than they may have thought it was," he said. "After the numerous bomb threats we’ve received throughout the country, it wasn’t so surprising that it happened." ...

On Wednesday, the university sent out a letter to students, calling the incident a cowardly act of anti-Semitism and urging anyone with information to come forward.

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The odds are high that this will turn out to be a fake hate crime, performed by a leftwing activist, as most of them are on universitiy campuses.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Mar 17, 2017 7:06:21 AM

The odds are high that it was a REAL hate crime, performed by a leftwing activist, many of whom are openly anti-Semitic (or, in their "polite" language, "anti-Zionist"). Very high odds that the attacker is nonwhite, and virtually zero chance that he is a religious Christian.

Posted by: anon | Mar 17, 2017 3:26:33 PM

That's very sad

Posted by: mike livingston | Mar 17, 2017 11:27:09 PM

The following would be an interesting experiment.......put some pro Isreal bumper stickers on you car and park it at any public university for a month. Then do the same at a Christian University....say BIOLA or Hillsdale. Compare and contrast results.

Posted by: CPA Detective | Mar 18, 2017 2:17:49 PM