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POLICE: Liberal student activist threatened herself with rape in FACEBOOK hoax, framed conservatives

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By Katherine Timpf, on May 01, 2013


A well-known female liberal blogger and radio host at the University of Wyoming (UW) is being accused by police of fabricating a rape threat against herself to appear as if it came from a conservative.

The obscene message directed at activist Meg Lanker-Simons was posted on a college “crush” Facebook page earlier this week and immediately ignited outrage from the college community.

“I want to hate f**k Meg Lanker-Simons so hard. That chick that runs her liberal mouth all the time and doesn’t care who knows it,” it read.  “I think its hot and it makes me angry. One night with me and shes gonna be a good Republican bitch,” the post reads, according to a screenshot.

PICTURE: A liberal student allegedly fabricated this Facebook threat against herself

Before the post was removed, Lanker-Simons commented on it and on her own blog, calling it “disgusting, misogynistic, and apparently something the admins of this page think is a perfectly acceptable sentiment.”

She also encouraged the poster to seek help at the UW Counseling service and ends with the advice:

“Instead of focusing on how angry and turned on me ‘running my mouth’ makes you, perhaps you should listen instead. You might learn something.”

But on Monday, The University of Wyoming Police Department issued a citation to Lanker-Simons for “interference” for “false statements she made to the UW Police Department,” according to a UW statement referred to by Laramie Boomerang Online.

"Subject admitted to making a controversial post on UW Crushes webpage and then lied about not doing it," according to the citation.

The University of Wyoming also confirmed a statement that the police had “"obtained substantial evidence verifying that the offending Facebook post came from Lanker-Simons' computer, while the computer was in her possession.”

According to a Facebook page that apparently belongs to Lanker-Simons she is a member of the University of Wyoming Gender & Women's Studies group as well as the school’s chapter of The Nonviolent Communist.

Since police cited her, supporters have a constructed a Facebook page entitled “Meg Lanker-Simons is innocent.”

“Meg Lanker-Simons is innocent we believe what she did was justified and deserves not to be held accountable for her accusations we stand behind you sister,” reads that page’s description.

by on May. 2, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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Carpy
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2013 at 6:20 AM
1 mom liked this

This girl is just a wacko, the other is a political activist.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Remember this one? 

Young Republican who claimed Obama supporter carved letter 'B' on her face during robbery made the story up, police say

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER


A McCain campaign volunteer who claimed she was robbed, pinned to the ground and had the letter 'B' scratched on her face by a Barack Obama supporter made the whole story up, police said.

Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from Texas, admitted that the story was false, including the claim that the 'B' stood for 'Barack,' said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division in Pittsburg.

Todd was charged with making a false report to police, and Bryant said police doubted her story from the start.

Liar

Liar: Ashley Todd, a 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, centre, is led from Pittsburgh Police Headquarters by detectives

Dressed in an orange hooded sweat shirt, Todd left police headquarters in handcuffs late on Friday and did not respond to questions from reporters. The mark on her face was faded and her left eye was slightly blackened when she arrived in district court.

Todd was awaiting arraignment Friday on the misdemeanor false-report charge, which is punishable by up to two years in prison. 

She will be housed in a mental health unit at the county jail for her safety and because of 'her not insignificant mental health issues,' prosecutor Mark Tranquilli said.

Todd initially told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM on Wednesday night when a 6-foot-4 (1.93-meter) black man approached her from behind, put a knife blade to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.

Todd, who is white, told investigators she suspected the man then noticed a John McCain sticker on her car. She said the man punched her in the back of the head, knocked her to the ground and scratched a backward letter 'B' into her face with a dull knife.

Liar

Regrets: Todd, 20, claimed the mugger launched his vicious attack after seeing McCain stickers on her car - screaming: 'I'll make you a Barack supporter.'

Police said Todd claimed the man told her that he was going to 'teach her a lesson' for supporting the Republican presidential candidate, and that she was going to become an Obama supporter.

Todd told police she didn't seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend's apartment nearby and called police about 45 minutes later.

Todd could provide no explanation for why she invented the story, police said. The woman told investigators she believes she cut the 'B' onto her own cheek, but did not provide an explanation of how or why and said she doesn't remember doing so, police said.

Police said the woman reported suffering from 'mental problems' in the past, and that they do not believe anyone put her up to the act.

Tranquilli said Todd will remain jailed over the weekend pending a psychiatric evaluation, which won't happen until Monday at the earliest.

The Associated Press could not immediately locate Todd's family.

atm

Attack scene: Todd claims she was attacked at this cash machine by a mugger who carved a B into her face

Bryant said somebody charged with making a false report would typically be cited and sent a summons. But because police have concerns about Todd's mental health, they are consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney.

Todd worked in New York for the College Republican National Committee before moving two weeks ago to Pennsylvania, where her duties included recruiting college students, the committee's executive director, Ethan Eilon, has said.

'We are as upset as anyone to learn of her deceit, Ashley must take full responsibility for her actions,' College Republican National Committee spokeswoman Ashley Barbera said in a statement.

Police reported Todd's claims on Thursday, as a photo of her injuries made it onto numerous blogs and news sites. By Friday, police said they had found inconsistencies in Todd's story. They gave her a lie-detector test, but wouldn't release the polygraph results.

Police interviewed Todd after she contacted police Wednesday night and again on Thursday, Bryant said. They asked her to come back Friday, ostensibly to help police put together a sketch of the man. Instead, detectives began interviewing her.

'They just started talking to her and she just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth,' Bryant said.

Police suspected all along that Todd might not be telling the truth, starting with the fact that the 'B' was backward, Bryant said.

'We have robbers here in Pittsburgh, but they don't generally mutilate someone's face like that,' Bryant said. 'They just take the money and run.'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1080189/Young-Republican-claimed-Obama-supporter-carved-letter-B-face-robbery-story-police-say.html#ixzz2S8wwIJqG 


JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM
1 mom liked this

What an idiot!

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Clearly a victim of our liberal  school system. 

A backwards "B?" Please. Three possible reasons:

1) She is dyslexic.

2) She was looking in a mirror when she did her etching.

3) She's been spending way too much time in Toys R Us (with the backwards "R").


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Remember this one? 

Young Republican who claimed Obama supporter carved letter 'B' on her face during robbery made the story up, police say

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER


A McCain campaign volunteer who claimed she was robbed, pinned to the ground and had the letter 'B' scratched on her face by a Barack Obama supporter made the whole story up, police said.

Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from Texas, admitted that the story was false, including the claim that the 'B' stood for 'Barack,' said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division in Pittsburg.

Todd was charged with making a false report to police, and Bryant said police doubted her story from the start.

Liar

Liar: Ashley Todd, a 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, centre, is led from Pittsburgh Police Headquarters by detectives

Dressed in an orange hooded sweat shirt, Todd left police headquarters in handcuffs late on Friday and did not respond to questions from reporters. The mark on her face was faded and her left eye was slightly blackened when she arrived in district court.

Todd was awaiting arraignment Friday on the misdemeanor false-report charge, which is punishable by up to two years in prison. 

She will be housed in a mental health unit at the county jail for her safety and because of 'her not insignificant mental health issues,' prosecutor Mark Tranquilli said.

Todd initially told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM on Wednesday night when a 6-foot-4 (1.93-meter) black man approached her from behind, put a knife blade to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.

Todd, who is white, told investigators she suspected the man then noticed a John McCain sticker on her car. She said the man punched her in the back of the head, knocked her to the ground and scratched a backward letter 'B' into her face with a dull knife.

Liar

Regrets: Todd, 20, claimed the mugger launched his vicious attack after seeing McCain stickers on her car - screaming: 'I'll make you a Barack supporter.'

Police said Todd claimed the man told her that he was going to 'teach her a lesson' for supporting the Republican presidential candidate, and that she was going to become an Obama supporter.

Todd told police she didn't seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend's apartment nearby and called police about 45 minutes later.

Todd could provide no explanation for why she invented the story, police said. The woman told investigators she believes she cut the 'B' onto her own cheek, but did not provide an explanation of how or why and said she doesn't remember doing so, police said.

Police said the woman reported suffering from 'mental problems' in the past, and that they do not believe anyone put her up to the act.

Tranquilli said Todd will remain jailed over the weekend pending a psychiatric evaluation, which won't happen until Monday at the earliest.

The Associated Press could not immediately locate Todd's family.

atm

Attack scene: Todd claims she was attacked at this cash machine by a mugger who carved a B into her face

Bryant said somebody charged with making a false report would typically be cited and sent a summons. But because police have concerns about Todd's mental health, they are consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney.

Todd worked in New York for the College Republican National Committee before moving two weeks ago to Pennsylvania, where her duties included recruiting college students, the committee's executive director, Ethan Eilon, has said.

'We are as upset as anyone to learn of her deceit, Ashley must take full responsibility for her actions,' College Republican National Committee spokeswoman Ashley Barbera said in a statement.

Police reported Todd's claims on Thursday, as a photo of her injuries made it onto numerous blogs and news sites. By Friday, police said they had found inconsistencies in Todd's story. They gave her a lie-detector test, but wouldn't release the polygraph results.

Police interviewed Todd after she contacted police Wednesday night and again on Thursday, Bryant said. They asked her to come back Friday, ostensibly to help police put together a sketch of the man. Instead, detectives began interviewing her.

'They just started talking to her and she just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth,' Bryant said.

Police suspected all along that Todd might not be telling the truth, starting with the fact that the 'B' was backward, Bryant said.

'We have robbers here in Pittsburgh, but they don't generally mutilate someone's face like that,' Bryant said. 'They just take the money and run.'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1080189/Young-Republican-claimed-Obama-supporter-carved-letter-B-face-robbery-story-police-say.html#ixzz2S8wwIJqG 



jeweldragons
by on May. 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM
1 mom liked this

Shit like this makes it harder for real victims of rape to come forward when they are already stigmatized by the DA and society.  Even harder for male rape victims. 

gludwig2000
by Gina on May. 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM

 Wow, that is low! Not just from the point of view of trying to lay the blame on Republicans, but also because it lessens the reality of rape.

gludwig2000
by Gina on May. 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM
Yes! This tit for tat polical arguing has got to stop. Not that our elected officials want that, because they actually encourage it, imo, but we need to stop.
Quoting jaxTheMomm:

I think that by this stage in the game, we all know there are extremists, reactionaries and fruit loops who will go too far to make what they think is a point.

To continually call them out as "Look what LIBERALS do" and "Look at what CONSERVATIVES do" doesn't really get anyone anywhere.

parentalrights1
by on May. 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Haha what a goober. Reminds me of chic fil a
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