Anti-Defamation League applauds GU’s response to bias incidents

Last Friday, the D.C. Regional Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League commended Georgetown for its quick response to recent bias-related incidents.

In a press release, ADL Regional Director David Friedman highlighted the Department of Public Safety’s “rigorous investigation and swift apprehension of a suspect in the recent bias related graffiti incidents on campus.”

“The University’s response sent a clear and unequivocal message that Georgetown will not tolerate hate crimes and expressions of bigotry,” Friedman added.

Last week, DPS apprehended a freshman student allegedly responsible for the bias-related incidents, which happened in New South and Darnall Halls on September 6 and 11. The suspect is accused of drawing swastikas and writing the word “Hitler” on whiteboards in the two dormitories.

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8 Comments on “Anti-Defamation League applauds GU’s response to bias incidents

  1. i feel like this was blown way out of proportion…it was most likely some dumb drunk freshman

  2. Nevertheless, it is concerning that someone’s responce to alcohol is not the usual “Dude, I’m so wasted”, but “Hitler is hilarious.” It speaks to a real lack of character.

  3. @hmmm Cuz when people are drunk it’s ok to victimize other people. That’s why when a girl’s drunk it’s ok for a drunk dude assault her right? Nope it’s not. Being drunk is never an excuse…

  4. Of course, the Anti-Defamation League also railed against building the Muslim community center in downtown New York, so a commendation from them is a dubious honor.

  5. What Shenanigans said.

    But, still, I think DPS did deal with this well.
    If only they’d deal with the sexual assaults happening on/around campus as well.

  6. Difference, Sophmo, is that I seriously doubt there was malicious intent in some drunk freshman drawing swastikas. I knew guys way back in high school who thought Hitler jokes were great; kinda made me uncomfortable to be honest but comparing that to assault is pretty ridiculous.
    Hmmm seems to have it right when s/he says that it was blown out of proportion. That isn’t, of course, to say that the student shouldn’t have been punished (and who knows! maybe we accidentally let in a neo-nazi and I’m wrong here), but all this yelling about ‘hate crimes’ just a few short years after a student was assaulted on the basis of his perceived sexuality seems, indeed, overblown.

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