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Racist graffitti against Obama found at NC State

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North Carolina State campus police say they know who spray-painted racist graffiti aimed at Barack Obama on campus Wednesday. Thursday, hundreds of students turned out at a rally to condemn the words. The language was spray-painted inside the Free Expression Tunnel on campus early Wednesday morning. Police said four people wrote the words, such as "shoot Obama". Because the language threatened president-elect Obama, the Secret Service was called. Both federal and local investigators interviewed the four individuals. They will not be charged.

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"Congress shall make no law

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." this is a copy of the first ammendment of the constitution. now where in there does it say "thou shall make no racial statements about thy neighbor." It doesn't. Someone could write a racial slur on the side of their house. Does it make them a bigot? yes. Does it make them ignorant? yes. Are they breaking the law? Not according to this. The four individuals in this article were not charged. Therefore, obviously they didn't break the law right? See, Obama hasn't taken the oath of office yet and he is already trying to take people's rights away. I'm not a racist and would never write those kind of slurs about anyone. The people who wrote this obviously have some serious issues. But when you start taking away people's freedom of speech, yours could be the next to go. Think about it.

wow

A death threat is not free speech and will land you in jail. Fools.

I went to NCstate. Beleive

I went to NCstate. Beleive me, there were things ALOT worse than this written on the walls of that tunnel. That's why it is called the "free expression tunnel." Although not classy, you are free to write racist remarks if you so choose. Its a little thing called the first ammendment. However, "shoot obama" is pushing it a bit and can really open up a can of worms.

to quest3652487

well if you went to NCSTATE then you would know that believe is spelled believe not beleive

sorry, was half asleep when

sorry, was half asleep when I typed this. All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

Guest365...

The only can of worms you ever opened were the one you used to go fishing, you HILLBILLY!! First amendment rights are important but not a just reason to threaten a political figurehead. No matter who it targets, McCain or Obama, its not right for these four people to do such a hateful act.

Great logic. It's obvious

Great logic. It's obvious you went to State.

Yeah, tell me about it. We

Yeah, tell me about it. We State people are very logical. For instance, we are smart enough to know apparently that Obama is an idiot.