Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 21:34:06 -0500
From: Tony Vant Leven <>
Subject: Re: Hate Crime with a twist

Nothing. It's a racist troll loser who's trying to get us to argue about racism again. I recommend adding the subject line to your kill file. Tony Glenn wrote: > > And what does this have to do with Toyota or cars in general? > > Doc Holiday wrote in message <8fs626$pif$>... > > > >Here's a "high profile" Hate Crime you may or may not have heard about. > >Looks like a "high profile" brudtha is goin' to da pen, or will he? Whether > >he does or doesn't though, this White separatist says: Nice shot bro! > > > > > > > >Penn State quarterback charged with > >beating cop > >05/15/00 > >By Josh Margolin > >STAFF WRITER > >Penn State University quarterback Rashard Casey was arrested in his > >hometown of Hoboken early yesterday on charges that he beat a police > officer > >unconscious because the cop, who is white, was out with a black woman, > >authorities said. > >Casey, 22, a Star-Ledger First Team All-State selection from Hoboken High > >School in 1995 who led Penn State to a 24-0 victory over Texas A&M > >University in the 1999 Alamo Bowl, was charged with aggravated assault. He > >was being held at the Hudson County jail on $5,000 bail last night, police > >said. > >Also charged with aggravated assault was Desmond Miller, 22, a high school > >teammate of Casey who now lives in Jersey City, police said. Miller was > also > >being held at the county jail on $20,000 bail. > >The officer, Patrick Fitzsimmons, 34, was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital > in > >Hoboken with injuries to his head and face. He was released later > yesterday, > >authorities said. > >Casey and Miller are to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Jersey City > >at > >10 a.m. today. > >A third former member of the Hoboken football team, Keeon Walker, a Star- > >Ledger First Team All-State selection in 1997 who now plays for Syracuse > >University, tried to intervene in the attack, Hoboken Police Chief Carmen > >LaBruno said. But Walker could not stop Casey and Miller from pounding the > >officer's head into the sidewalk, LaBruno said. > >Walker, who turns 20 today, was not arrested, but was questioned by police > >and may be brought back in once investigators gather more evidence, > >LaBruno said. > >Walker could not be reached for comment last night. > >"Apparently, Miller, Casey and (Walker) took exception to the fact that the > >officer was white and he was with a black woman," LaBruno said. > "Apparently, > >words were exchanged. We anticipate further charges, one of which will be a > >bias charge." > >The three players are black. > >Fitzsimmons, who has been on the Hoboken police force for five years, was > >off > >duty and unarmed at the time of the incident, LaBruno said. > >"He's significantly hurt," LaBruno said. "He needs facial surgery." > >Reached at his home last night, Fitzsimmons declined to comment. > >The incident occurred about 2:40 a.m. outside River Street, a nightclub > near > >the PATH station, LaBruno said. Fitzsimmons and the woman, who was not > >identified, had gone out to dinner and then stopped at the club for a > drink, > >LaBruno said. > >The three men were in the club, the chief said. The trio had been drinking, > >according to statements gathered by police. They knew Fitzsimmons from the > >neighborhood and were aware he is a cop, LaBruno said. > >The five left the club at about the same time, though not together, LaBruno > >said. Words were exchanged when they got outside and then Casey and Miller > >jumped the officer, LaBruno said. > >The chief said Walker tried to intervene and "told them that that was a > >police > >officer." > >LaBruno said there were three eyewitnesses, including an off-duty Jersey > >City > >police officer. > >Fitzsimmons, the brother of police Lt. James Fitzsimmons, a former Hoboken > >city council president, is assigned to the community-policing division > >where, > >among other things, he teaches tolerance training as part of the > >department's > >efforts to control bias crimes, the chief said. > >LaBruno yesterday warned anyone who might try to get the criminal-justice > >system to go easy on Casey because of his on-field abilities. > >"Because this guy is big time, I'm sure there'll be people looking out for > >his > >best interest. If there is any intervention by anybody, I will look to > >indict on > >obstruction charges," LaBruno said. > >Casey will be a fifth-year senior this fall and is the projected starting > >quarterback. He is featured on the cover of Penn State's annual football > >guide > >and was the starter in the team's spring game. > >Casey's first start for Penn State came last Dec. 28, when he passed for > one > >touchdown and ran for a second in the Nittany Lions' victory in the Alamo > >Bowl > >in San Antonio, Texas. > >"Penn State obviously is concerned by reports that quarterback Rashard > >Casey has been charged in connection with an incident early this morning in > >Hoboken, N.J.," Budd Thalman, Penn State's associate athletic director, > said > >last night. "It would be inappropriate to make a further comment at this > >time > >until additional facts of the matter are known." > >Casey, who led Hoboken to the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 titles in > >1994 > >and 1995, chose Penn State over Syracuse. > >Now a tailback at Syracuse, Walker, a Star-Ledger First Team All State > >selection in 1997, and a second-team selection in 1996, was a member of > >Hoboken's championship teams in 1995 and 1996. One of three offensive > >players moved to Syracuse's secondary this spring, Walker is being > converted > >to strong safety. > >Messages left with the Syracuse University athletic department were not > >returned yesterday. > > > > > > > > > > -- Get out of my head, there's only room for me and the voices.

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