Jay Schalin writes for SeeThruEdu:
On the night of January 13, we smashed out the front windows of the Chi Psi frat house, 321 Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC. We did this for anyone who has ever been afraid to walk the streets of this town because of harassment for their body, gender, or sexuality. This fraternity was chosen at random. All fraternities are sites of conscious self-organization for patriarchal power and the homophobia that supports it. They exist to convert this power into real capital.
It would seem pretty clear that anarchists involved with the blog committed at least the first incident. It would also seem that it would be easy to identify some of the 20 people confronting the member of the second fraternity in broad daylight.
Yet a Chapel Hill police spokesman said “police have exhausted all leads and are no longer investigating the incidents.” No further investigation was undertaken even after a student anarchist, in defending the intentions of the rock-throwers in an op-ed in the student newspaper used language extremely similar to that in the War on Society post, raising the question exactly how well he knew the perpetrators. The name of his anarchist group: the UNControllables.
It would seem that, if members of the UNC Republican Club had thrown rocks through the windows of a feminist housing unit because they didn’t like what the women represented, and then bragged about what they had done, even anonymously, the police would have eventually found them. And it is likely that university officials would not have spared the rod once they were known.
I smell a foul pattern with such Keystone-Kop-like inability on two different campuses to find some extremely clumsy perpetrators. Did somebody high up call these investigations off?
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