Dorm holdup prompts Ga. Tech warning

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:13 AM
Last updated 6:59 PM
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ATLANTA -- As police have stepped up patrols around Georgia Tech following a Sunday morning home invasion and robbery inside a dorm room, students told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution what could have prevented the break-in.

“These doors stay unlocked when they close, unless you lock them yourself,” said senior and North Avenue Apartments resident Nick Forman.

Kathy Chang said she has friends who live across the hall from the victim who was robbed early Sunday morning and is worried for them.

“I was kind of scared for them because they had their door unlocked,” Chang said.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old student awoke to find two men in his room stealing his laptop, cell phone and wallet, campus police said.

“Move, and I’ll shoot you dead,” one of the men told the victim at gunpoint, according to police reports.

Both suspects were described as black men in their late teens or early 20s. One, with the handgun, was wearing a white t-shirt and red basketball shorts. The second suspect had short dreadlocks, a black hat, khaki tan shorts and a black backpack.


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seenitB4 07/03/12 - 02:16 pm
on going problem

This is a constant problem in this area...Atlanta police where are you!!

dstewartsr 07/03/12 - 05:06 pm

Bushwah, sez I! I have written before, I do not believe a word of it. The tale is insupportable; the facts are against it: Weapons are illegal on school grounds; firearms in particular. If those who own them legally cannot carry them, then obviously that prevents the criminals from doing so.

I suspect this a fabrication; after all, why was the race and gender of the robbers made so prominent a part of the story? To feed the vile stereotype of white victim and black perpetrator? (Very suspicious.) Further, if the victims themselves were not black, then the identification is very suspect -- cross-racial id’s are notoriously inaccurate -- perhaps this was the work of transgender dreadlocked Amish gangs. You never see them subject to random ‘stop and frisk;’ (I suspect they’re up to much unnoticed evil.)

No, my friends, this is a fabrication, meant to mislead and to give the racist police an excuse to abuse the rights of African-American youth on the GT campus -- on their way to choir practice, no doubt-- exercising and expanding on their 2nd Amendment rights. If the Atlanta police do take some innocent into custody, I have faith: ABC News will produce an ‘edited’ tape which proves MY theory of the crime, and the Dynamic Duo --not Batman and Robin, no-- Jessee and Al will descend to right the wrong, calling for riot or release:

“No Justice, no peace!”

“No Justice, no peace!”

(C’mon, join in)

“No Justice, no peace!”

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