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Old 11-14-2016, 09:17 PM
 
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Campus Activists at Oberlin No Match for Mom-and-Pop Shop | The Weekly Standard

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A town-gown culture clash in Oberlin, Ohio reached a fresh level of absurdity last week. At local mom-and-pop store Gibson's Bakery, a shoplifting incident straight out of Spike Lee's oeuvre amplified into a boycott, followed by a counter-effort by the community: a "cash mob" to help keep the shop up and running.

Law professor William Jacobson at the blog Legal Insurrection reported the timeline of events—from Gibson's employees' call to the police, to the student body of Oberlin College's-sanctioned boycott, to the locals' heartening response. "This could have been a case of mob rule destroying a business. But instead, the community rallied around Gibson's," Jacobson notes.

The drama seems to have kicked off when an underage Oberlin student caught high-tailing with two bottles of wine under his coat ended up in a fight with Allyn Gibson, an employee at the shop. Countless goofball college kids, many of them at dear old Oberlin, have landed in local jails for equal crimes. But this one involved three black youth—one male, the alleged shoplifter, and two female, who police witnessed engaging in a violent act against Gibson upon responding to the scene. All three were booked, the male for robbery and the females for assault, for after a couple of tussles both inside the shop and out, according to the police report.

But the incident galvanized the community, both on campus and off. The campus chapter of Black Lives Matter, the Student Democrats, and the Oberlin student senate joined a protest of the store. Townies responded with a "cash mob." They flocked to Gibson's from surrounding towns to fill up on treats and groceries, inspired online by a viral "Gibson's Bakery Support Page," which Facebook took down after a flood of complaints claiming the local "cash mob" campaign perpetrated racism.

The College's official statement about the ordeal—signed by the president and dean of students—put the matter in the context of the presidential election and commended the student senate's actions.
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his has been a difficult few days for our community, not simply because of the events at Gibson's Bakery, but because of the fears and concerns that many are feeling in response to the outcome of the presidential election. We write foremost to acknowledge the pain and sadness that many of you are experiencing. We want you to know that the administration, faculty, and staff are here to support you as we work through this moment together.

[…]We are grateful for the determination of our students and for the leadership demonstrated by Student Senate. Thanks to all who have contacted us with suggestions and concerns.
Can Trump rightfully label BLM a hate group now?
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:30 PM
 
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More snowflakes on display.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:48 PM
 
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Oberlin is loon central.

They were still protesting the Vietnam War as late as 1979. I'm being serious here.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:59 PM
 
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But, But, But these are the highly educated.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:08 PM
 
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But, But, But these are the highly educated.
Highly educated student idiots.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:24 PM
 
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Reading the accounts and watching the video here:

Gibson's Bakery | Oberlin College | Shoplifting Arrest

This doesn't appear to be about college students acting like "special snowflakes" or having loony ideas. This is straight up intimidation by those students, standing behind their shoplifting friends who police caught assaulting a store employee. It's incredible that they think "racial profiling" applies to a situation where black kids were actually caught red handed stealing from the store, and were in the process of beating up one of the clerks when police arrived. I wonder how much of it is fueled by hostility toward the local Ohio folks for voting Trump.
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:39 AM
 
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Oberlin is loon central.

They were still protesting the Vietnam War as late as 1979. I'm being serious here.
Better late than never.......one could also note that maybe we should have never stopped as we obviously learned nothing from that debacle.
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:53 AM
 
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Hood rats behaving like hood rats.
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:55 AM
 
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It's clear that none of those people have never owned a business, plan on owning a business, or know anybody who has owned a business. If they had, they'd know enough not block an entrance or intimidate a business owner's customer base. I wonder if any of them have actually worked at all.

Those who confuse "black rights" with "thievery", protest against a store owner who was robbed, and render support to the thief because he's black, can't possibly understand much.
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Old 11-15-2016, 05:07 AM
 
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Gibson's Bakery | Oberlin College | Shoplifting Arrest

This doesn't appear to be about college students acting like "special snowflakes" or having loony ideas. This is straight up intimidation by those students, standing behind their shoplifting friends who police caught assaulting a store employee. It's incredible that they think "racial profiling" applies to a situation where black kids were actually caught red handed stealing from the store, and were in the process of beating up one of the clerks when police arrived. I wonder how much of it is fueled by hostility toward the local Ohio folks for voting Trump.
Black privilege.
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