Law Student Who Admitted False Story Is Acquitted on Honor Charges

Daily Progress, January 13, 2012

The University of Virginia law student who admitted to making up allegations of racial profiling by campus police was acquitted of university honor charges against him and has received his law degree, according to school officials.

Officials will let any state bar to which the newly minted graduate applies know of the “underlying circumstances,” according to an official statement.

Johnathan Perkins was weeks from graduation when the scandal broke. He had claimed in a letter to the editor of the law school’s newspaper that UVa police had mistreated him after stopping him in March.

A UVa news release later announced that he had admitted to inventing the alleged mistreatment to bring attention to the issue of police misconduct.

{snip} Under the university’s honor code, lying, cheating and stealing are offenses carrying the sole punishment of permanent expulsion.

Perkins missed graduation because of pending honor charges, but was acquitted over the summer by a jury of fellow students, according to UVa School of Law Dean Paul Mahoney.

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  • How can they acquit someone of something that they confessed to doing? They are no longer accused of doing it, they’ve confessed to doing it! 

    There’s no longer any question of fact, no need for evidence/proof, no need for cross examination, no need for a trial of facts, no need for a “jury of his fellow students,” but merely the need for the suitable punishment. In this case, acc to the student’s honor code, there is no discretion in sentencing, the offense carries a mandatory sentence of expulsion. Why wasn’t it carried out? Who decided to submit this case to a “jury of his fellow students”? What of the cop(s) who were falsely charged, what of their right to see him punished for his attempt to ruin their reputations and/or careers? 

  • Seems he was actually the beneficiary of racial profiling and issued a free pass, sort of a “get out of jail free just because you be black” card.

  • So if a girl gets raped on campus how would they pick a jury of fellow students. This is not a matter for students,  it affected the schools image

  • Don’t look for his state bar not to give him a law license based on this.  And don’t look for this incident to be a drag on his future employment prospects:  There are plenty of well known firms who are just chomping at the bit to have an affirmative action partner like Mr. Perkins.

    Compare and contrast to Matt Hale.

  • Anonymous

    This clown looks almost as white as me and he’s %$# about being racially profiled?  lol

    If a white dude had lied and said blacks beat him weeks before graduation….he would NOT be getting his degree, and would be branded a racist.   

  • Anonymous

    I cannot fathom the internal struggle of bi-racials, considering how much their black half must despise their white half. What a horrible life that must be, along with not being totally accepted by either race. It’s a vile thing to deliberately create such a tormented soul.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like another “Undercover Black Man” in the making.   The guy looks white at first glance.  

    Besides, did anyone actually believe a place like UVA would punish a fellow ultra-leftist liar for propagating false racial myths?

  • Anonymous

    Obviously, the jury made up of students had no honor.  I wonder how many of them were minorities, and how many were white liberals?  They are just as bad as perkins for letting him get by with it.

  • Anonymous

    Affirmative action gets him in and out of law school.  We should track Mr. Perkins and see how well he does on the bar exam. 

  • Anonymous

    Blacks falsely allege discrimination because it pays off.   In 1999, 400 black farmers sued in the case of Pigford v. Glickman alleging they were unfairly denied loans from the USDA.  They won and were awarded $50,000 each.  Then a class action lawsuit was filed alleging the same as the earlier case only this time the class consisted of 86,000 “black farmers”.  This despite the fact there were fewer than 40,000 black farmers in the entire country.  They were awarded billions in that bogus lawsuit.   Then a junior senator named Barack Obama again successfully opened the case  for thousands more “Black Farmer s” who also received billions in taxpayer money.   You can almost bet there were be additional attempts to reopen the case again.             

    Conclusion, alleging racial discrimination pays off big time! 

  • Anonymous

    Blacks falsely  allege discrimination because it pays off.   In 1999 400 black farmers sued in the case of Pigford v. Glickman alleging they were unfairly denied loans from the USDA.  They won and were awarded $50,000 each.  Then a class action lawsuit was filed alleging the same as the earlier case only this time the class consisted of 86,000 “b lack far mers”.  This despite the fact   there were fewer than 40,000 black farmers in the entire country.  They were awarded billions in that bogus lawsuit.     Then a junior senator named Barack Obama again successfully opened the case  for thousands more “Black Farmer s” who also received billions in taxpayer money.   You can almost bet there were be additional attempts to reopen the case again.              Conclusion, alleging discrimination pays off.

  • Anonymous

    Another lying cheating lawyer. He’ll fit right in.

  • Anonymous

    The fact is that far too many students of color are racially profiled and harrassed by cops.