3 San Jose State Students Charged with Hate Crime Against Black Roommate

Michael Martinez, CNN, November 21, 2013

Three San Jose State University students in California have been charged with racially bullying their black roommate by clamping a bicycle lock around his neck and decorating their four-bedroom suite with a Confederate flag, Nazi symbols, photos of Adolf Hitler and a white board with a racial epithet, prosecutors said Thursday.

The three students–Logan Beaschler, 18, of Bakersfield; Joseph Bomgardner, 19, of Clovis; and Colin Warren, 18, of Woodacre–are charged with misdemeanor hate crime and battery, the Santa Clara district attorney’s office said.


Beaschler was booked in the Santa Clara County Jail on Thursday, with bail set at $15,000.

The defendants face a maximum sentence of one year in county jail if convicted, prosecutors said.

The 17-year-old roommate who was the alleged victim wasn’t named by prosecutors. He suffered a minor injury when he fought off the bike lock around his neck, prosecutors said.


The defendants are accused of nicknaming their black roommate “Three-Fifths,” an apparent reference to a U.S. constitutional provision that counted slaves as “three-fifths of all other persons,” prosecutors said.

When the African-American student objected to that name, the three roommates in the campus housing began calling him “Fraction,” the prosecutor’s office said.

The alleged harassment began in August and lasted through October, prosecutors said.

San Jose State’s president, Mohammad Qayoumi, said in a letter to the student body Thursday that the three students have been suspended.

“Let me be clear: I am outraged and saddened by these allegations. They are utterly inconsistent with our long cherished history of tolerance, respect for diversity and personal civility,” Qayoumi’s letter said.


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  • Emperor Naked

    Mohammad Qayoumi, “Let me be clear: I am outraged and saddened by these allegations. They are utterly inconsistent with our long cherished history of tolerance,
    respect for diversity and personal civility.”

    He’s claiming it to be HIS, Mohammad Qayoumi owns America’s culture as one he helped create!

    • So CAL Snowman

      I forgot how much tolerance and respect for diversity and personal civility there is in whatever hell hole Qayoumi’s ancestors crawled out of.

      • robinbishop34

        He’s from Afghanistan –a shining beacon of tolerance.


        • Well, let’s see: The Tajiks, Hazaras and Pashtuns in Afghanistan each hate the other two ethnic groups, and all three hate women, girls, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, foreign aid workers, pigs, dogs, and homosexuals, in spite of the fact that raping boys is their national pastime. The country folk also hate the city dwellers.

          I hope I haven’t forgotten anything in the above list. Oh, well; there’s always “edit”.

      • Emperor Naked

        The mind boggles.

        This morning, I actually heard a U.S. representative speaking about the Iran Nuke talks. He had a Chinese name and a strong Chinese accent.

  • pcmustgo

    I wonder if this is real.

    • Truthseeker

      That was my thought too. This seems a little too perfect, like some non-white’s imagination of what white “racists” would do. I don’t know any white people who would do something like this, so what are the odds that three end up as roommates at the same school? And why would three Californians have a Confederate flag? This just smells fishy.

      If this is true, you know we’re going to hear about this as if this were typical, when it’s anything but.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Where in the hell do you get photos of Adolph Hitler? Perhaps you can print images off of the web, but certainly obtaining photos of Hitler would be hard to come by.

        • Spartacus

          Also, I’d be curious just what kind of photos they were. It probably wasn’t like this one, as the media’s working very hard to keep them away from the public image :

          • One would never guess that he probably got that little girl’s father and all her brothers KIA in Russia.

          • Spartacus

            We all die one day. Few are lucky enough to die as heroes on the battlefield, fighting for the motherland .

      • gemjunior

        This just smells fishy.
        I agree completely – why would three obvious libs have such an “offensive” flag? This is a set-up by all of them that went south or something. Blacks love hate-crime hoaxes but they are always caught because they invariably mess up something. So this negro thought that if he involved some whites it might have a better outcome, or at least a believable outcome. And these young libs were only to pleased to teach that racism is bad, m’kay. Who knows? I like the name “Fraction” though. It has quite a ring to it.

        • What smells fishy is a 17 year old black freshman.

          • me

            A 17 year old black freshman, indeed! Sounds like a racial ‘Sandy Hook’ to me.

      • me

        This will definitely join the ranks of the fake hate crime industry. There’s so much of this nonsense, especially on ‘university campuses’, that there’s a whole website dedicated to this evil and anti-White propaganda (fake hate crimes. org) This is a regular ‘cottage industry’, aimed at targeting Whites. They can’t kill ‘Whitey’ outright, but the can and WILL ruin the lives of White males through legal and financial ruin. The White females are raped, the White males are ruined financially. This is a RACE WAR.

      • Thor Bonham

        The kneegrow was probably failing horrendously and needed a fall back ..
        “Racism” is perfect, it works almost everytime ..

    • Emperor Naked

      Yeah, those white guys seem to have been the only whites at their school. They’d have to be pretty dumb to do this, knowing that it would have to have this outcome. Seems tailor made.

      On the other hand, I’ve have seen young white guys whipping themselves up on neo-nazi like frenzies and being very prone to confrontation, both on line and with the locals I know.

    • Paleoconn

      I agree, this has false flag written all over it. I wonder how much these kids were paid to contribute to the whipping of their own kind.

  • newscomments70

    I wonder what would happen if a white coed was gang raped by some black athletes. Would there even be a fraction of this outrage? CNN is desperate for stories to counter Fox’s coverage of “the knockout game”. They must have been filled with glee when they found this one.

    • Triarius

      When that happens it is standard procedure to cover it up and convince the girl to shut up about it. After that there is a 50/50 chance she’ll commit suicide. Look it up for Notre Dame and several others that we know about.

      The onky time I heard of someone being held accountable was at Eastern Michigan University. The president of the uni was asked to step down only because they were caught trying to sweep it under the rug and interfereing with the investigation.

      How many have successfully hidden it or stopped investigation is anyone’s guess.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Look at how long Penn State covered up for Jerry “the pedophile” Sandusky. And Penn State still has a football program!

        • newscomments70

          That was very sick, but that had nothing to do with the football players. Furthermore, it was in isolated case. How many other college football coaches are child rapists? Probably none. How many black football players on sport scholarships rape white girls? It has happened so much it is probably a locker room joke. And like Triarius said, NOTHING is done. The media indignantly ignores black on white rape. They love white pedophile cases though. It helps them perpetuate the myth that “Most pedophiles are white”.

    • gemjunior

      Not a peep would have escaped. Nada, nil, nein, nothing.

    • me

      They must have been filled with glee when they ‘fabricated’ this one.

  • Triarius

    While I do not condone this behavior, it should not be illegal and cause someone to serve jail time. Blacks harassing whites are never brought up on charges.

    I am also willing to bet that most of this stuff is embellished a ton. Like any college aged male would let three guys put a lock around your neck and called you names without a punch being thrown?

    If there were some pysical fights, then I would be more prone to believe the allegations, since that is more than likely what would happen.

    Plus I find it hard to believe this black kid didn’t call his homies up and try to stomp out any of these roommates. 99 times out of 100 there would have a been a physical altercation of some sorts, multiple times in fact.

    On surface level, my bs alarm is starting to whirr. Will wait for more info, though.

    • pcmustgo

      Yeah, I just can’t imagine this. I can’t imagine these white college students, even if they are racist, doing this, as they know they would get kicked out of school- too much “evidence”, like the hitler signs everywhere. San Jose state is liberal enough. The most whites do is get angry about affirmative action. This just seems too ludicrous. I could maybe see one lone wolf doing this, but three?

      • Jefferson

        You have ever seen a film called “Higher Learning” which is directed by a Bantu named John Singleton ?

        It portrays UCLA as a school that is full of White skinheads that go around terrorizing Bantus on campus.

        More left wing liberal paranoia that around every street there is a raging White skinhead just waiting to pop out to kill an innocent law abiding Black person

        • pcmustgo

          yup, saw it a young liberal teen.

        • WhiteGuyInJapan

          “It portrays UCLA as a school that is full of White skinheads that go around terrorizing Bantus on campus.”
          Haha! Isn’t UCLA mostly Asians? White power skins? Not!

    • My B.S.-O-Meter is pegged all the way to the right on this one. If there was some harassment going on, the black guy could have asked for another housing assignment from the university.

    • Spartacus

      “While I do not condone this behavior…”


      I do.

    • Rhialto

      This case also shows the use that Liberal governments make of “Hate Crime” laws.
      The alleged perps are being charged with “misdemeanor hate crime and battery”, instead only battery charges. This will make defense more difficult and expensive, and goad them into a plea bargain, such as suspended jail time and much self degradation.

      • Johnny Squire

        The legislation should be called “White Hate Crime” law because its application is intended only for white people. Hate crime laws are just another way the elite are forcing displacement and disenfranchisement down our throats, along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Immigration and Nationality act of 1965, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and every government handout, set-aside, or privilege designed to reward non-whites at the expense of the white middle and working classes.

        Hate crime laws are not needed as there are plenty of laws on the books that handle intimidation, harassment, assault and the like. While the alleged actions of the three white defendants are unacceptable, they appear to me to be hazing and therefore extralegal, unless of course the geniuses running our government have seen fit to criminalize hazing. Expulsion, not criminal prosecution, seems to be the proper punishment for their behavior.

  • Young white folks often do stupid things, like getting married for the wrong reasons. This is a great, big yawn in my neck of the woods.

  • [Guest]

    The “tolerance,” “personal civility,” and “respect for diversity” of which the esteemed Mohammad Qayoumi speaks work in one direction and one direction only.

  • Jesse James

    Clearly a case calling for the death penalty. Honestly I have seceded from this society in my heart and soul already.

  • Luca

    I wonder if this “victim” is Crystal Magnum’s brother.

  • Boris McGuffin

    This is even worse than the knockout game played by bored teens (of no particular ethnicity) against random victims (of no particular ethnicity).

  • Boris McGuffin

    If the college is going to celebrate diversity, don’t they have to be accepting of people who don’t like black people? After all, if you can’t draw the line at certain types of people, then you can’t draw the line at certain types of people all the time. Right? Or maybe I just don’t understand.

    • Non Humans

      Nope not even. Noone can keep up with all of the libtarded double standards…not even the libtards.

  • dd121

    I’ll get more excited about things like this when they start prosecuting blacks for hate crimes for playing the “knockout game” against whites. All the perps are black; all the victims are white. To the libs just random acts. You and I know what it really is.

  • Dave4088

    This is pretty tame compared to things blacks have done and do to white people. I wonder if president Mohammed diversity would be “outraged” and “saddened” if blacks had treated a white roommate like this?

    • pcmustgo

      I wonder how they’d respond to Black roommates having Marcus Garvey/black pride posters up all over the wall.

    • It would be written off as de turrble, turrble legacy ob de slabery and filed straight down the “memory hole”.

  • Larry Klein

    Well it’s just a misdemeanor, though they can probably flush their career aspirations down the toilet. Quite stupid on their part. They got overconfident and thought they were post-racial, but blacks will always dredge up their victim status when it is convenient for them.

    • A first misdemeanor will almost always result in an offer of a deferral; the perp pleads guilty – often to a reduced charge, does whatever community service is ordered, pays court costs, and if they keep their nose clean for the specified time – usually a year – the conviction is expunged. These guys thus probably aren’t in very serious trouble, unless a mob of “community organizers” wielding pitchforks and torches descends upon the San Jose DA’s office.

  • Alexandra1973

    Compared to what blacks do to whites, this seems to me to be penny-ante stuff.

  • If this isn’t an outright hoax, then I take this as a typical college prank and nothing more.

    Beyond that, white people, especially young white people, gravitate toward a brand of humor that we understand as humor but non-whites esp. blacks despise and in fact would kill over. Still, 17-year old black college man here that was the “victim” should do what we’re asked to do, crack a book on cultural anthropology and understand cultural differences.

    This seems to be nothing more than a real life episode of Jackass.

  • ViktorNN

    I guess Oprah is going to have to hope for THIS young generation to die off too. Poor Ope.

  • Boris McGuffin

    I’m surprised this type of hoax doesn’t happen more often:

    1) White guy and black guy fix up a fake incident of “bigotry.”

    2) Black guy sues the ever-loving crap out of the institution.

    3) Black guy and white guy split the spoils and make out like bandits.

    4) Then white guy pretends to have an epiphany, whereby he sees the error of his ways.

    5) White guy and black guy, now friends, write a book called “Journey through Hate” and do the talk show circuit.

    6) The liberal media licks it all up cuz it’s right down their alley, and in the process markedly boost book sells.

    7) White guy and black guy make out like bandits for the second time.

    8) White guy and black guy form the SHC (Stop Hate Coalition) — competing with Morris Dees for donations, and going on the lecture route at schools and corporations.

    9) White guy and black guy make out like bandits for the third time.

    10) White guy and black guy laugh amongst themselves — marveling at how much money can be made by investing in a Confederate flag.

  • Nice Guy

    What horrible young men! Whites don’t need this kind of stupid cracker, not now when we’ve got a knockout-game potential negrocalypse on our hands.

    P.S. I wonder, however, if this is nothing more than updated Crystal Magnum…

  • thatcher76

    This has hoax written all over it. I’m trying to figure out how this apparent hoax started and how it will play out. My best guess is that all four are friends and being young and stupid, they wanted to dream up the most absurd scenario they could think of and see if the authorities bite. I think they underestimate the total lack of humor PC types have. My prediction, soon all four will fess up and the matter will be quietly dropped.

    • robertfishercalifornia

      my local TV channel here in SF, the same that made phonetic fun of Asian names in a plane crash, has prominently displayed many times info about this so called “hate crime”. Let’s pray it’s a hoax and we’ll have the last laugh.

      • newscomments70

        If it is a hoax, liberal media simply creates fiction to stir up anti-white hate. For example, in the new film, “Hunger Games”, a group of “evil white youths” attack and kill a 12 year old black girl. The alpha white female tries to help her but fails. Her white beta male counterpart is a coward, and the heroic black male saves the day. It is fiction, and the opposite of reality, but millions of simplistic viewers see this as real. If real news is contrary to liberal ideology, they will simply make something up.

    • Johnny Squire

      After three months and plenty of foot traffic through the dorm, including the parents of the accuser, why are there are no photos of the dorm room? One would think the defendants would have been exposed on youtube, facebook, twitter, and every other social media outlet long before the police were brought in to investigate.

  • If this had been real, the black guy would have gone to the university housing office and asked to be assigned to a different dorm with different roommates. End of problem. Universities have to do this all the time because sometimes students just don’t get along.

    • This happened to a college buddy of mine but in a different manner. He walked in on a roommate involved in gay sodomy. The buddy went straight to housing a demanded a new room. And he got it, a single.

  • Let’s say you ran a SAT Prep center an some worker came to you and told you a worker was raping potential students in the premises, and you don’t fire him?

    Joe Paterno was just as guilty.

    • newscomments70

      Agreed. According to Bill O’Reilly, (if I’m not mistaken), illegal aliens rape about 12 children per day, in the US. Liberal politicians and judges know this. They don’t care and they allow it happen. Our liberal politicians, and neo-cons alike, are accessories to child rape.

  • Kenner

    The yahoo comments on this story are awash with whites commenting on the ‘Knockout Game’, and attacking the media’s double standard. If you’d like a morale boost, check them out.
    Apparently Travon did not die in vain.

    • Law-enforcement investigations and media coverage are the really cute aspects to incidents like this one:

      Whites verbally harass a black: “hate crime”.
      Whites spray paint a home foundation: “hate crime”.
      Blacks make a national sport out of beating the hell out of whites: “random”.

  • Bobbala

    A little freedom makes all these kinds of incidents fade away … they never have to meet.

  • Paterno was given a very generous severance package by Penn State: a $3 million cash payout, forgiveness of a $350,000 loan from the university, and the use of a private box at Beaver Stadium and a private jet for 25 years.

    In spite of Paterno’s knowledge of serious, repeated rumors of Sandusky’s behavior, he continued to allow Sandusky to use various campus and football events as a lure to attract young boys there as victims. The scandal cost Penn State $60 million in NCAA fines, and a month ago, the university additionally settled with 26 of the victims for a total of $59.7 million.

  • benvad

    To bad they didn’t kill him. Just get rid of the spook

  • benvad

    Actually, I’m happy an innocent black was tortured. Time for them to get a taste of their own medicine. Maybe some jews need it to.

    • newscomments70

      AMREN isn’t about torturing innocent people. You sound like a liberal troll…nice try.

  • puffdaddy

    Does anyone think there is something fishy about this story? Why would three white “racists” apply to San Jose in the first place, then randomly be assigned to the same dorm suite, and then on the very first day they meet decide to gang up on their lone AA roommate? And then, at the oat “tolerant” college in the country, start harassing him? To me there seems to be something amiss here, and it smells fake.

  • freddy_hills

    A racial slur on the whiteboard and clamping a bike lock around his neck are out of line. If true then they earned their suspensions. I’d expect no less if that were done to me.

  • benvad

    Who even cares what happened to the Bantu, I certainly don’t.

  • Pat Kittle

    White-on-black racism (even as harassment)?? — NO!!

    Black-on-white racism (even as nation-wide violence)?? — ain’t NO such thang, crackas have da powa!!

    There. Have I learned to say it right?