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ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE AND FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION: We urge you to investigate the anti-Semitic attack on Zachary Tennen, and to determine why East Lansing police refuse to view the assault as a hate crime.

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Michela M (3964)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 3:46 pm


Florence E (132)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:30 pm
signed shared tweeted and noted thats dispicible thanks Cal

Carol H (229)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:52 pm
signed and noted

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 8:15 pm
The attackers demanded to know if the young man was a Jew, and when he said he was, they made a Hitler salute, identified themselves as members of the KKK, and brutally attacked him! And the East Lansing police don't believe this was a hate crime?

Signed and noted!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:06 pm

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:30 pm
Of course it was a hate crime.
Signed and noted. I hope they catch this next generation KKK. The odd thing was that the other people at the party just put him out of the house in his condition. What kind of people would do that?
Maybe they are all KKK members?

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:33 pm
Zachary has just been through a worst nightmare scenario and he is probably still in a lot of pain. I should just like to wish him well and to let him know that there are lots of people who do not hate Jews and that it really is OK to be a Jew.

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:44 pm
Gladly signed.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 1:23 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:11 am
Noted and signed. :(

Ira Herson (13)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:15 am
Signed and noted.

I am so amazed that he was kicked out after he came to! What is wrong with people that they can stand by and watch taking no action while anyone is being attacked. Shame on those people.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:43 am
WTF Signed

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:44 am
If this is not a hate crime what is the definition of a hate crime...

Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:15 am
Noted and signed. What a farce saying it wasn't a hate crime!!! That is so totally and utterly ridiculous! That poor young guy.. What an awful thing to happen to him. Are the greater proprotion of modern day youth totally desenstised towards crime,as some people seem to think they are, or how COULD they stand by and watch like that and not DO something???? It is enough to make your really despair!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:29 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:49 am

Emma S (239)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 4:36 am
Surely any crime of this sort is a hate crime. Or are we supposed to imagine it was a loving attempt to show him the error of his ways? Horrid and very very depressing. I hope he mends quickly, is somehow able to forgive - and gets to go to a better college with civilised and humane students.

Judy C (97)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:33 am
This is terrible. Signed. Thanks, Cal.

. (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:52 am
Signed & Twittered

Joy W (103)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:14 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:39 am
as others have said, there is NO excuse, NO reason not to pursue justice for this horrific act

Spooky Cat (403)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:53 am
Signed and noted.

. (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 10:50 am
Signed and Noted.

Debra Van Way (12)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:20 pm
Wow! Nothing says love like getting beaten up until unconcious, mouth staled shut in front of a bunch of lookylews who did nothing to help, then being tossed out once you come to. Michigan cops don't think that was a hate crime? Signed and noted. Hope someone will read it and then explain what a hate crime is to the cops because they appear to be not so very bright.

Gillian M (218)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 1:28 pm
Thanx Cal. Sadly this attitude is not unique.

Janet B (36)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 1:31 pm

Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:22 pm
This is a definite hate crime, and the people involved should be punished.

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:56 pm
Too many ugly people need someone to hate.

They are in worse shape than the people they hate.

Stan B (123)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:08 pm
I hope this isn't a sign of things to come in the U.S.

Beth S (330)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 4:14 pm
Thank you, Cal. I hope you're right, Stan.

Beth S (330)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:11 pm
There are quite a lot of links between the KKK and Islam

Gloria H (88)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:28 pm
signed! ANYONE of ANY race, religion, or sexual orientation deserves to have an incident that caused physical harm done to them- needs and deserves to have protection!!!! This is absolutely a hate crime!
WTF didn't the "party goers" help him? This whole thing sounds fishy. Definately needs to be looked into. Hope someone at the party has the cajones to come forward with the truth.

Margery Coffey (8)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:28 pm
We live in a society that focuses on differences and preaches hatred. This sort of thing is what is killing the planet. We need to refocus our society on healthy relationships starting with the land or we will lose our ability to survive on this earth. Negative behavior always creates negative results.

janet f (29)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:02 pm
Absolutely signed.

louise Woychesko (1)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 7:38 pm
So obvious! Why is this not considered a hate crime?

Esther Z (94)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 7:59 pm
Noted and signed.

R T (14)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:43 am
And we call ourselves civilised!!!!!!!
It never fails too amaze me how so called educated, civilised people can behave like brainless barbarians. It is frightening to hear that the police are not reacting, makes one believe that they are linked to the KKK.
How sad that we humans are still unable to live in peace and harmony with one another

Dan(iel) M (25)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:53 am
Noted & Signed

Past Member (0)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:29 am
Signed Thank you

Joe R (190)
Friday September 21, 2012, 7:21 am
Signed and noted.

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday September 21, 2012, 1:59 pm
WARNING: Antisemitism is a terminal illness - the records of this are over 5600 years old! Jew-hating nations routinely go down in flames. Just ask Adolph Schickelgruber, or the last Egyptian Pharaoh, or the last Jovist Roman Cęsar, or the last rulers of Seleucid Syria, or of Babylon, Sumeria, Ur, Chaldęa,.. Either leave the Jews alone or accept them as fellow citizens!

The abusers of this student should be stripped of all resources and sold to Mexican organleggers as spare parts to make up for their crime.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday September 21, 2012, 2:33 pm
Signed and noted.

Marilyn L (107)
Friday September 21, 2012, 2:55 pm
Yep, racism, bigotry, antisemitism are alive and well in the USA and has risen it's ugly head boldly since our President was elected. Those that have this kind of hatred in their hearts are cowards and it is way past the time that our govenment go after them en masse. Petition singed and passed.

Fran F (117)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:15 pm
How is this NOT a hate crime? It's very disturbing that the East Lansing police refuse to investigate that likelihood impartially, rather than ruling it out from the start. Shared and previously signed, thanks, Cal.

Alicia N (87)
Friday September 21, 2012, 7:44 pm

Stuart Thomas (497)
Friday September 21, 2012, 7:54 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. WHAT A HORRIBLE THING TO DO TO ANYONE!!!!

Thank you Cal for informing us about it.

Friday September 21, 2012, 8:34 pm

Sheila D (28)
Friday September 21, 2012, 9:13 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal. Horrific behaviour.

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:47 pm
Stop the world, I need to get off~

Lydia S (71)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 1:40 am
I am opposed to Hate Crime legislation for one major reason: It is applied arbitrarily -- and used hypocritically to address violence ONLY WHEN DEALING WITH CERTAIN GROUPS!

If a group of Jewish students had assaulted a muslim, you can bet it would have made headlines, and been treated as a hate crime. But, since the victim was Jewish, it's not! Anti-Semitism is definitely on the rise!

Likewise, if a Christian or Jew is attacked by a muslim, again, it's okay ... they probably "incited" the attacker somehow -- like the Mohammed Zombie assault!

And likewise, if a black mob murders white victims, it is often simply a "crime", rather than a "hate crime".

Or here, in this case, they're trying to decide if an attack on Asian students was a hate crime?

As far as I'm concerned, ALL crimes are "Hate" crimes -- no one is a victim of crime cause someone "loves" them!

Cate S (7)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:17 am
Poor Zachary. Hope he makes a full physical and psychological recovery - my thoughts & prayers go out to him. Here's hoping the maggots that were the perpetrators are caught & charged appropriately!

Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:42 pm
Gladly signed. What is it in the human being psyche that allow some of us to not be content to protecting our territory like most other animals. Defending our young, killing out of hunger, killing out of fear, or just killing or maiming out of survival like other animals? Only "civilized" humans seem to have the capacity to further humiliate their foe through unnecessary torture, rape, imprisonment, forced starvation, ect,.

When I was tortured and maimed in a Jewish Zionist dental office not because I committed any crime, or that I injured anyone Jewish, but for the reason that I was anti-zionist. Friends, acquinces, and basically strangers hinted to me that they would help me get revenge. I said no to them because I felt revenge would further poison an already toxic atmosphere. But I have reserved the right to defend myself which include taking the one who would seek to harm me to an early grave.

This savage condition we as Americans and humanity live under must be solved by other methods than revenge and retribution. We must look to the conditions responsible for us needing to attack each other to survive and make a living for our familes. The conditions in my opinion is set by a ruling elite that make up less than %1 of humanity. This ruling elite use entities like the federal reserve that gives a few individuals the bulk of their frudulent, counterfiet currency. This currency have stolen the resource of nations, enslaved most of us to working obscene hours to earn minimal wages, make women sell their virtue, and created a basically savage existence in which each of us savage each other for this frudulent paper, called the dollar.

Groups like the Nazi's, KKK, Zionist, and religious extremist are born out of the need to control those who are experiencing extreme poverty, hunger, desperation, and no legal way out. Meanwhile the ultra rich ruling elite exist on their private islands, private jets, yach's, mansions, media studio's and create conditions behind closed doors that keep us divided along lines of race, class, religion, gender, political parties, social issues, sports teams, and every other nonsense issue that keep safe and the rest of us in hell.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 2:23 pm
Happy to sign.

Bill C (353)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 2:58 pm
When I saw this I was outraged and agree it sounds like a hate crime. Until you read primary sources who say yes the man was beaten badly by another man, they have an 18 yr old persoj of interest. No one that was a witness saw anyone use a stapeler at all and no witness saw sny salute orm refersnce to religion nor Hitler.

I wonder if this man got his butt wooped possibly over a girl and embellished.

I would take (for me) more solid proof this was a hate crime, I agree it was a serious assult.

I hope the attacker is punished harsh under state law and if the assult trial proves hate crime intent then fry him under federal law
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