With all of the Trump/NFL and Las Vegas Shooting stuff going on last week it can be excused that I missed this one. In one of the most ridiculous hate crime accusations yet, a noose found in a Michigan State dorm has turned out to be nothing but a shoelace. I think this speaks volumes to the racism hysteria on the left that both people can’t tell the difference between a symbol of hate and something to secure footwear and that it took an intense investigation to sort this out.
Last week on the Michigan State campus there was outrage over what everyone thought was a hate crime. Here’s MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon to explain:
I was distressed this morning to learn of a racial incident in one of our residence halls. A student reported a noose was hung outside of her room. I want to recognize the courage it took for the student to report this incident.
MSU Police and our Office of Institutional Equity were immediately notified, and both promptly began investigations. I want to be clear: This type of behavior is not tolerated on our campus. No Spartan should ever feel targeted based on their race, or other ways in which they identify. A noose is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in America.
While at this time we do not know all of the details, the Spartan community can be assured we are vigorously investigating this situation.
After that vigorous investigation, here’s what the campus police have determined:
After investigating, MSU Police have determined the object was a packaged leather shoelace and not a noose. The matching packaged shoelace was found outside of the residence hall. Officers located and spoke to the student who lost both of the shoelaces, which are packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose. The student who lost the shoelaces lives on the same floor as the student who made the original report.
Also, the original shoelace found inside the residence hall was not directed at any individual. It originally was seen on hallway floor and later on a stairwell door handle, where officers believe someone put it after picking it up.
I love how they added that the shoelace wasn’t directed at anyone. How the hell do you direct a shoelace at someone?
Actually, I have many questions about this. The first being, why was this student unable to identity a shoelace? Is this the quality of the education at Michigan State? Most kindergarteners know what the hell a shoelace is, so why don’t college students?
Next, I’d like to know why this took a vigorous investigation to figure this simple thing out. When they initially responded, why couldn’t the campus police look at it and go, “Yup, that’s a shoelace.” Did they take the shoelace into evidence and run it through the hate crime computer before determining what it actually was?
Once again, the wave of Trump-inspired hate crime the media keeps telling us about fails to live up to the hype. Most end up being hoaxes and the ones that don’t are sheer stupidity like this. Well, there are those real hate crimes where minorities attack white people because of their skin color or politics, but the media isn’t interested in them.