The Grio reported just yesterday that there’d been a second incident of racist graffiti targeting black and Latino people at Goucher College in Maryland in the space of a month.
This is the second time this month, that hate messages targeting people of color have appeared at Goucher College. https://t.co/TPww0r3j2c
— theGrio.com (@theGrio) November 30, 2018
Also on Friday, Baltimore police tweeted that they’d made an arrest in the case: a 21-year-old black student at the school.
#BCoPD makes arrest in 2 incidents of threatening racially biased graffiti @gouchercollege. 21 yr old student Fynn Arthur charged & held without bail. Details: https://t.co/aGxFPdsFKM ^JzP pic.twitter.com/lyE6oPKj2P
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) November 30, 2018
(Yes, we’re seeing a lot of comments asking if he’s actually black — according to a statement released by the Baltimore County Police Department, he is.) Here’s that statement:
The first incident was reported on November 14 when a student found racially charged graffiti written in permanent black marker in a first-floor bathroom stall around 4:30 a.m., including a swastika symbol, a racially motivated threat, and three dormitory room numbers which were occupied by black male students. The students in those rooms were interviewed at the time and none could provide any suspect information or motive for the graffiti. One of those students was [Fynn Ajani] Arthur.
Yesterday, around 2 a.m., a student reported more racially charged graffiti in a second-floor bathroom stall in the same building, including swastikas and “KKK,” and appeared to include the last names of four black students, including Arthur.
Baltimore County police say the person arrested for racially biased graffiti targeting specific students at Goucher College is a student who included his own name in the list of targets
— Pat Warren WJZ (@PatWarrenWJZ) November 30, 2018
Electronic Court Records indicate the suspect in 2 Goucher College racist graffiti incidents is 21 year old Fynn Arthur. He faces two counts of malicious destruction
— David Collins (@dcollinsWBAL) November 30, 2018
Arthur has not been charged with a hate crime, but the dean of students is hoping he will be:
— John Rydell (@JohnRydell1) November 30, 2018
So, another hoax?
FAKE HATE CRIME: Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for racist N-word and swastika graffiti targeting himself and other minority studentshttps://t.co/X1pMc20p5u
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 1, 2018
That’s pretty much par for the course, isn’t it?
— Corey Dufrene (@c0ldrink) December 1, 2018
Every single time
— ?Bryce? (@xCptJackSparrow) December 1, 2018
Can anyone remember the last college hate crime that wasn’t faked?
— Mominthestix (@Mominthestix) December 1, 2018
Doesn't help the cause. Punish him as a hate crime
— EMC (@EMAC1030) December 1, 2018
This guy should suffer the same consequences that a person from one of the groups he was attempting to frame would suffer.
— Antoine Dennison (@AntoineDennison) December 1, 2018
Seriously… that sort of behaviour is beyond despicable… make it a long long long time with bad food and company please
— Bouncer (@Durmitar) December 1, 2018
Why? Attention & need to feel a victim!? Idk
— LAG (@Puddinn_Head16) December 1, 2018
When one's political views hinge on being a "victim", but there is no evidence of being victimized, one needs to create some victim-hood in order to validate one's views…. the only alternative is to change one's views, and this is extremely difficult for some people.
— (((Ed Smith))) (@EdSmith288) December 1, 2018
Seems to happen often, poor self esteem and poor upbringing. Society and liberals love a victim.
— Chuck Henderson (@Chuckskeet) December 1, 2018
Gotta love those small liberal arts schools!
— Mansplainer⏳ (@wut_even_isthis) December 1, 2018
Confusing how something like this-fake threats intended to incite outrage-can be “part of the larger problem of racism on campus.” Huh???
— mark choiniere (@mchirp) December 1, 2018
Some men, just like to watch the world burn. Even if they're in it. This is the highest level of sociopath.
— Thomas Harpointner ♞ (@TomHarpointner) December 1, 2018
The scary part isn’t that he did it, it’s what he was trying to put in motion by doing it.
— Chris Kamykowski (@chriskamykowski) December 1, 2018
— ben belk (@benbelk1) December 1, 2018
I don't think FAKE HATE is true at all. I say it was ?% HATE. He wanted to incite violence, hate, racism, prejudice, bias and victum mentality. His intent was to set up one group of people against another. #LockHimUp
— cathy h (@Pence4vPrez) December 1, 2018
And it worked:
Students at Goucher College gather after a swastika written in black permanent marker and other racist graffiti was found in a dorm bathroom this week pic.twitter.com/BzowmwTgwC
— Ruth Morton (@Ruthlestiltskin) November 16, 2018
Remember the Air Force Academy Prep School race scandal? YEP — ANOTHER HOAX! https://t.co/muYHt5rUMF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 8, 2017