Crimestoppers offers reward
for information on hate e-mail
Centre County Crimestoppers
is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person
or persons who have sent hate e-mail to Penn State minority students at
the University Park campus. Call (877) 99-CRIME (877-992-7463) with information
-- all callers may remain anonymous.
According to University police
the charge would be harassment by communication and/or ethnic intimidation.
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, 68 University
students received racist e-mail messages from "The Patriot"
and "James Hitler." On Monday, Nov. 8, 48 students again received
racist e-mail messages from "The Patriot." These messages were
harassing, threatening and upsetting to the victims.
Yesterday, Nov. 10, three investigators
from the Civil Rights Enforcement Section of the state Attorney General's
Office met with University police and other officials to continue the
And this evening, the 68 students
have been invited to a dinner to talk privately with police investigators
and staff from University counseling services and computer security. Penn
State President Graham B. Spanier also will meet with the students as
will Vice Provost for Educational Equity Terrell W. Jones, who is in charge
of the overall investigation.
Tomorrow, a number of minority
student organizations will hold a Unity Rally for tolerance at Pollock
Residence Hall to better unite the minority and majority communities.