Kean University Student Charged After Anonymously Posting Threats To Kill Black Students . . . And Then Protesting The Threats

aaeaaqaaaaaaaam5aaaajdzjnzczm2rmlwe4mjutndi2mi05mjqwlwjkmzvhoti0mmziywjpg-b413d5f0cd49feb2Kean University in New Jersey has been struggling with racial protests that were magnified by the report of racist threats on the Internet to kill black students on campus. Police say that they have the culprit and that it was one of the protesters who was most vocal in decrying the threats in protests. Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, is a black alum of Kean who graduated in May and is now face with a third-degree charge of creating a false public alarm.

Police report that that McKelvey — who graduated with the degree in in Global Fitness and Wellness and currently works as a personal trainer — participated in a student rally to raise awareness of racism on campus and then left to go to a computer station in a university library. She then allegedly created an anonymous Twitter account – @keanuagainstblk – and posted the threats, including “kean university twitter against blacks is for everyone who hates blacks people” and “i will kill every black male and female at kean university.” She later posted the tweets on her personal Twitter account and asked for prayers.

McKelvey was successful at Kean and seemed to flourish. She was the school’s 2014 homecoming queen and president of the Pan African Student Union. She was organized rallies against a particular professor who she accused of racism.

What do you consider to be the appropriate punishment for such a hoax threat?

Below is the relevant code provision:

2C:33-3. False Public Alarms. a. Except as provided in subsection b. or c. of this section, a person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he initiates or circulates a report or warning of an impending fire, explosion, bombing, crime, catastrophe or emergency knowing that the report or warning is false or baseless and that it is likely to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transport, or to cause public inconvenience or alarm. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he knowingly causes such false alarm to be transmitted to or within any organization, official or volunteer, for dealing with emergencies involving danger to life or property.

B. A person is guilty of a crime of the second degree if in addition to the report or warning initiated, circulated or transmitted under subsection a. of this section, he places or causes to be placed any false or facsimile bomb in a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transport or in a place likely to cause public inconvenience or alarm. A violation of this subsection is a crime of the first degree if it occurs during a declared period of national, State or county emergency.

c. A person is guilty of a crime of the second degree if a violation of subsection a. of this section in fact results in serious bodily injury to another person or occurs during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. A person is guilty of a crime of the first degree if a violation of subsection a. of this section in fact results in death.

d. For the purposes of this section, “in fact” means that strict liability is imposed. It shall not be a defense that the death or serious bodily injury was not a foreseeable consequence of the person’s acts or that the death or serious bodily injury was caused by the actions of another person or by circumstances beyond the control of the actor. The actor shall be strictly liable upon proof that the crime occurred during a declared period of national, State or county emergency. It shall not be a defense that the actor did not know that there was a declared period of emergency at the time the crime occurred.

e. A person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if the person knowingly places a call to a 9-1-1 emergency telephone system without purpose of reporting the need for 9-1-1 service.

Source: NJ

31 thoughts on “Kean University Student Charged After Anonymously Posting Threats To Kill Black Students . . . And Then Protesting The Threats”

  1. hahaha and you call yourself a “public interest” professor.

    hahaha a public in which people of African descent are not included.

    This site is almost explicitly racist….. Intellectually weak (all about propaganda)

  2. If racism were as pervasive as the hysterics claim they wouldn’t have to make it up.

    McKelvey was successful at Kean and seemed to flourish. She was the school’s 2014 homecoming queen and president of the Pan African Student Union. She was organized rallies against a particular professor who she accused of racism.

    And yet she’s a personal fitness trainer. I suspect she found that job is not as rewarding as she hoped and is searching for a path to turn her activism into a more lucrative career. The campus demand for more diversity spending and more minority professors translates to English as “more sinecures for us”.

  3. Beldar here: “Where da White women at?” Ok folks, what movie does that statement come from?

  4. What do you consider to be the appropriate punishment for such a hoax threat?——-

    appropriate is arresting her and having her lawyer tell her that she’s being held without bail and that she’s also facing a host of federal charges and her best option is to plea bargain everything down so that she only has to spend 20 years in prison….

    ….and letting her spend the week-end in jail believing that

  5. I doubt this is either the first such hoax or that it will be the last. When these alleged incidents get such overblown publicity and provide a stage for people to emote about their victimhood and be praised as heroes who can be surprised? Remember the young woman who scarred her own face claiming a racial attack because she was an Obama supporter? Similar situation. Easy way to get attention and provide yourself to heroically oppose such awfulness.

  6. They need to keep stories like this in the public focus. We need to be more jaded and suspicious, instead of jumping on the bandwagon.

    This reminds me of the discussion of the poop swastika. I do not believe that an actual Neo Nazi would draw a Swastika in poop. That would be like a patriot drawing an American flag in poop. You don’t use feces to draw a symbol you revere. I suspected that it was either a statement against racists, or one of these hoaxes mean to create a crisis.

    It sounds like this young woman is racist against non-African Americans. Let’s call this what it is – a hate crime. Lying about a threats based only on skin color is racist. I also think that she craved to be important, seeking fame in persecution.

    Her behavior now undermines her credibility, and we are left to wonder at the legitimacy of her prior claims to racism.

    We’re written before about how anyone of any race or ethnicity can be racist. Out here, most racist crimes are between Latinos and African Americans. And we’ve also discussed how statistics show that the overwhelming majority of crimes against blacks are perpetrated by other blacks, with gangs being the worst offenders.

    If people actually care about “black lives matter” then they should roll up their sleeves and fight the actual threats against black lives:
    1. gangs
    2. skyrocketing single motherhood and the erosion of the nuclear family (with the associated risks for crime, drug use, incarceration, and early death for offspring)
    3. jobs/economy
    4. broken window syndrome which decays neighborhoods
    5. proactive policing to reclaim neighborhoods from criminals, making people feel safe enough to live there, work there, and open businesses there

  7. It’s time to toss books that encourage this phony victim mentality in the trash. Like to kill a mockingbird. The one where the white trash girl falsely accuses the righteous black man of rape. That is a man bites dog story and about as common. What is truly common is the nonfictional story where a black man does rape a white woman, which happens thousands of times a year in this country check the FBI stats if you think I am wrong.

    Why can’t our “elite institutions” work on helping society with problems instead of pandering and thus making them worse?

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