UNCA student reports being robbed, as...

UNCA student reports being robbed, assaulted

There are 47 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 24, 2008, titled UNCA student reports being robbed, assaulted. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Asheville student said two men assaulted her and stole her wallet around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning while she was walking across campus.

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Scred

Swannanoa, NC

#1 Mar 24, 2008
Great place to be walking around by yourself at 3:30 am on a Sunday morning. What the heck was she thinking?

Since: Feb 08

Spruce Pine, NC

#2 Mar 24, 2008
Scred wrote:
Great place to be walking around by yourself at 3:30 am on a Sunday morning. What the heck was she thinking?
She was probably thinking that she would park legally in the resident students' parking lot, and head to her residence hall, on a campus where security should be patrolling at 3:30 a.m.
Ashevegas

Asheville, NC

#3 Mar 24, 2008
let's not play "blame the victim"
Scred

Swannanoa, NC

#4 Mar 24, 2008
Ashevegas wrote:
let's not play "blame the victim"
Every time this paper reports something where someone has done something completely stupid, somebody goes and writes "let's not play 'blame the victim.' Okay, then while not blaming the victim, let's hold her responsible for doing something as stupid as walking across campus by herself at 3:30 am near one of the most dangerous streets (Broadway) in Asheville.
Earle

Lincolnton, NC

#5 Mar 24, 2008
It would be a good idea to put some "decoy students" out about 3:00 am at different times (with back up of course). Let's see who turns up to relieve them of their money or possessions. Maybe we could get some of these folks off the street and maybe back at the mayor's or somewhere else.

Since: Feb 08

Spruce Pine, NC

#7 Mar 24, 2008
Scred wrote:
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Every time this paper reports something where someone has done something completely stupid, somebody goes and writes "let's not play 'blame the victim.' Okay, then while not blaming the victim, let's hold her responsible for doing something as stupid as walking across campus by herself at 3:30 am near one of the most dangerous streets (Broadway) in Asheville.
While college campuses are never 100% safe, it seems to me that to walk from Highsmith to the dorm that is next door to campus security ought to be pretty safe, even at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. If not, then UNCA needs to beef up its security force after hours.
lokel

Weaverville, NC

#8 Mar 24, 2008
Scred wrote:
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Every time this paper reports something where someone has done something completely stupid, somebody goes and writes "let's not play 'blame the victim.' Okay, then while not blaming the victim, let's hold her responsible for doing something as stupid as walking across campus by herself at 3:30 am near one of the most dangerous streets (Broadway) in Asheville.
The last time I checked this is a FREE COUNTRY!

How the heck cares why she was out at that time, maybe she had Easter with her family and just returned from out of state ...

to imply that her motivation or mind set was less than your personal standards of behavior is moronic at best.

Maybe she had been studying for midterms at another dorm ... there are many what ifs.... what if the attackers had common sense and weren't "looking for trouble", what if the campus police patrolled the area in earnest?

This isn't the first assault / rape at UNCA....this rag doesn't report that bit of info!
Lisa

Lincolnton, NC

#9 Mar 24, 2008
Good thing she wasn't wearing a cheerleading uniform.
Black-on White-crime

Carnesville, GA

#10 Mar 24, 2008
(Excerpts...copied)

Black on White crime.......

America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.
All Black Americans ought to go down on their knees and thank God he/she is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants.
Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for "deserving" white kids.

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America?

Is it really white America's fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence.

White criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al (Sharp Knives) Sharpton about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.
We've all heard it before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.
Scred

Swannanoa, NC

#11 Mar 24, 2008
The last time I checked this is a FREE COUNTRY!

What does that have to do with any of my comments?
Harry

Asheville, NC

#12 Mar 24, 2008
For the record, walking from Mills to Highsmith isn't the same as walking down Broadway. Just throwing that out there.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#13 Mar 24, 2008
if she had a legal hand gun and a legal permit to cary it and was trained to use it, bet she'd still have her wallet. but she was on a college campus where it is open season on people.
Sick and Tired

Durham, NC

#14 Mar 24, 2008
Black-on White-crime wrote:
(Excerpts...copied)
Black on White crime.......
America has been the best country on earth for black folks.
We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al (Sharp Knives) Sharpton about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.
We've all heard it before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.
Glad to see the Klan is in the house.
Chicky

Lincolnton, NC

#15 Mar 24, 2008
Where are they? The guy that mentioned the Tawana Brawley mess? Hardly. Just cause someone brings up something like the Tawana Brawley mess doesn't mean they are Klan. Does the Klan even exist anymore?

I wonder what Kwame is doing right now.
Black-on White-crime

Carnesville, GA

#16 Mar 24, 2008
Sick and Tired wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad to see the Klan is in the house.
From 'We Hate America'

Kamau Kambon....spoke those words on C-SPAN



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamau_Kambon

http://carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display...

Since: Feb 08

Spruce Pine, NC

#17 Mar 24, 2008
Asheville escapee wrote:
if she had a legal hand gun and a legal permit to cary it and was trained to use it, bet she'd still have her wallet. but she was on a college campus where it is open season on people.
US Air pilot's gun accidentally goes off on plane

CHICAGO (Reuters)- The gun carried by a US Airways pilot accidentally went off on a flight from Denver to Charlotte on Saturday, causing the plane to be pulled from service, the airline said on Monday.

No one was injured by the shot, and the aircraft landed safely in Charlotte. Flight 1536 had 124 passengers, two pilots and three flight attendants aboard, US Airways said.

The pilot was a Federal Flight Deck Officer, permissioned by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to carry a firearm.
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN2...

Good idea there sport -- let college students walk around campus and live in dorms with loaded firearms.
Justice

Raleigh, NC

#18 Mar 24, 2008
I have a sneakin' suspicion that this was all made up.
Glendale

Lincolnton, NC

#19 Mar 24, 2008
Justice wrote:
I have a sneakin' suspicion that this was all made up.
Why do you say that?
annexed

Hendersonville, NC

#20 Mar 24, 2008
Black-on White-crime wrote:
(Excerpts...copied)
Black on White crime.......
America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.
All Black Americans ought to go down on their knees and thank God he/she is an American.
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.
Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants.
Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?
Ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for "deserving" white kids.
Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America?
Is it really white America's fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?
Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?
As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence.
White criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?
Black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?
We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al (Sharp Knives) Sharpton about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.
We've all heard it before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.
So refreshing to read such truths so eloquently and precisely composed.
Greenville Grabber 1975

Greer, SC

#21 Mar 24, 2008
never got caught.
campus cops to stoopid to set a gppd trap

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