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Racist persecution of black Yale student is a hoax

Charles Blow, a columnist for the New York Times and a contributor to CNN, attacked the Yale campus police department as racist on twitter. He says his son was briefly detained at gunpoint, when an officer thought he was a burglary suspect. Blow claimed that his son’s academic achievement mattered less than his skin color.

Both the officer, as well as the campus police chief, are black men. Blow completely omitted these facts.

His effort to trumpet the incident as a racial persecution of his college student son, was based on a deliberate omission of key facts. This makes Blow’s account little more than a hoax.

From New York Times (Charles Blow)…

Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college — he’s a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!

This is how my son remembers it:

He left for the library around 5:45 p.m. to check the status of a book he had requested. The book hadn’t arrived yet, but since he was there he put in a request for some multimedia equipment for a project he was working on.

Then he left to walk back to his dorm room. He says he saw an officer “jogging” toward the entrance of another building across the grounds from the building he’d just left.

Then this:

“I did not pay him any mind, and continued to walk back towards my room. I looked behind me, and noticed that the police officer was following me. He spoke into his shoulder-mounted radio and said, ‘I got him.’

From Breitbart…

Charles Blow, a black, left-wing New York Times columnist, took to Twitter and the pages of the Times to excoriate Yale and a campus police officer over his son being detained at gunpoint. Apparently, Blow’s son met the description of a campus burglar. After learning of the incident, an incensed Blow published a series of racially-charged Tweets followed by a racially-charged Times column.

According to the Washington Examiner, Blow tweeted, “This is exactly why I have no patience for people trying to convince me that the fear these young black men feel isn’t real.” Blow also tweeted out slogans associated with protests involving race and the police: “I can’t breathe” and “Black lives matter.”