Thursday, December 16, 2004

Racial tolerance professor commits hate crime

Well almost (via Legal XXX):

A former Claremont McKenna College psychology professor convicted of falsely reporting her car was vandalized and spray-painted with racist and anti-Semitic slurs was sentenced Wednesday to a year in state prison.

Kerri Dunn, 40, of Redlands, was convicted Aug. 18 of one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report and two felony counts of attempted insurance fraud stemming from the March 9 incident. She had faced anywhere from probation to three years in prison.

She had claimed her car was targeted in what at first appeared to be a hate crime while she was speaking at a campus forum on racial tolerance.

The allegations prompted college officials to cancel classes at Claremont's five undergraduate campuses the next day as thousands of students took part in demonstrations calling for tolerance.

I remember hearing this story when it was first reported back in March, and when it was determined based on eye witness accounts shortly thereafter that she had vandalized her own car with derogatory ethnic slurs while on campus teaching a racial tolerance seminar at one of the Claremont Colleges I remember being thoroughly disgusted.

Think of it like one of those Mastercard commercials:

One car vandalized in paint with ethnic slurs, costs covered by insurance... 0 dollars

The wasted time of honest protesting hippie tree hugger students concerned about the supposed vandalization of the professor's car... 0 dollars (let's face it they don't have jobs anyway)

One year in state prison for defrauding your insurance company, filing false police reports, and just generally being a dumb ass... priceless.