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Duke University’s Student Police Don’t Want to Hear More About Justin Robinette Getting Ousted By College Republicans

Justin Robinette, the gay Duke University student who alleges the College Republicans ousted him as chairman after learning he’s a homo (and claiming he’s a “supporter of the faggot center”), won’t be getting much of a resolution from the kiddy police: the student judiciary committee just ruled not to revisit the case.

This round of the fracas — which included unknown graffiti vandals tagging the Duke campus with lines including “Lying Fag Robinette, DCR = Righteous, get AIDS in hell” — wrapped up like so:

The judiciary ruled that the new material proposed for review involved student-on-student harassment, which falls outside of their jurisdiction. The petition, brought forward by Justin Robinette, former chairman of the College Republicans, and eight other plaintiffs, included criminal offenses such as death threats. Those offenses need to be handled by the Duke University Police Department and the Office of Student Conduct, said Chief Justice Matthew Straus. “We are not here to deal with criminal allegations,” Straus said.

Robinette has claimed since April that he was impeached by the organization’s executive board for being gay. College Republicans said he was impeached for poor leadership, fixing elections and neglecting to coordinate events with UNC’s chapter, among other reasons, but Robinette said he provided the judiciary with evidence that proved all allegations false. He lost his first case against the College Republicans in April because the judiciary did not find sufficient evidence against the organization. But after he and his supporters were e-mailed anonymous death threats, he filed a second case earlier this month with new evidence. “The refusal of Duke University and Duke Student Government to hear this case places us in a legal limbo,” Robinette said.

But all hope isn’t lost on Robinette’s case.

But Straus said the office might still be investigating and may not have contacted the plaintiffs yet for confidentiality reasons. “I’m going to assume that Duke University is going to make sure students aren’t going to break the law,” he said. Administrators in the Office of Student Conduct have previously refused to comment on this case.

[...] Both Robinette and Satell said they would continue to pursue action against the College Republicans within the university and outside. Robinette, who is also a senator in the university’s student government, said he is going to bring the case up at the senate meeting on Wednesday.

For what it’s worth, the College Republicans insist they impeached Robinette not because of “his personal life choices” (their words), but because he exhibited poor leadership and fixed elections.

By:           John Rogers
On:           Aug 31, 2010
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  • 30 Comments
    • reason
      reason

      The question is, is Robinette still a Republican? His Duke buddies kneecapped him before he could attempt to follow Mr. Mehlman’s path of hypocrisy. The democrats wonder were the blue dogs come from, well if it is difficult for you to tolerate implied and object racism, homophobia, sexism, xenophobia it’s difficult to be apart of that party. Then you begin to wonder about the motivation of some of their policies, before you know it a blue dog is born. Rip the veneer of compassionate conservatism off and any moral person would run for the hills when they see what is left behind. In Robinette’s case he should stay a Republican because he already knew what was under that veil and was content until the monster turned on him. Like most of his brethren there is no problem unless there getting thrown into the fire, then suddenly they have their Eureka moment known to regular people as saving their selfish tail moment. Nothing like Karma painted on a rickety bridge for the world to see.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 4:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bareback Hussein Osama
      Bareback Hussein Osama

      Good, that will keep Gay Republicans in the closet! Last thing I want is to have these GOProud types actually getting LGBT accepted in the Republican Party. The more persecution the better, I want all Gays to just follow me like sheep! Yes We Can!

      Aug 31, 2010 at 4:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martin Murray
      Martin Murray

      He’s a gay Republican – what other type of treatment was he expecting?

      Aug 31, 2010 at 6:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      GAY REPUBLICAN=JEWISH NAZI

      Eventually you get whooped.

      Call a WAAAAAAAAMBULANCE!!!

      Aug 31, 2010 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Duke University Doesn’t want to hear about it anymore? Neither do we!

      Aug 31, 2010 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryce
      Bryce

      This case is not so much about the individual. It is about the climate of homophobia that is being perpetuated down at Duke. It is about the other gay students on campus who feel either threatened or unwelcome, even though they are paying tuition dollars.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Are Gay repugnaticans some sort of sub culture of the sado-masochists?? Do they enjoy the humiliation and constant rejection???

      They are constantly rejected and vilified for being Gay. Yet time and time again the Log (Uncle Tom) Cabin, GOProud, and other groups and individuals keep banging on a door pleading to gain entry when those inside clearly do not wish to answer it nor welcome them in………..

      Aug 31, 2010 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge
      james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge

      @Bareback Hussein Osama: An alias for Bill Perdue & his vendetta against Obama & the Dems…

      http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/bill-perdue.asp?cycle=08

      Aug 31, 2010 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge
      james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: Well put!

      Aug 31, 2010 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mattsmith
      mattsmith

      The more important fact in this case is that Justin is hot! I would not mind getting him in a Log cabin.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EFD
      EFD

      I have some sympathy for people who are gay but do not feel at home with the Democrats. The Republican Party needs to be rescued from the far-right; people like Mr Robinette are needed for that. I actually took the time to do some research on this and read the ’cause of action’ filed with the university. (http://www.scribd.com/doc/36367954/Cause-of-Action-Robinette-and-John-Does) It’s scary stuff! We should suport these kids rather than vilify them for their beliefs.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      more lies from jimmy, who’s pissed because I criticize his personal idol Obama. Queerty hs my permission, without using IP nunmbers to verify whether or not jimmys latest lies are true. [img]http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/prop8obama.jpg[/img]

      Aug 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      Didn’t this halfwit realize that there are certain things that go along with being a Republican?

      Things like

      • racism – the Willie Horton Ads

      • homohating – DOMA in 40 or so states

      • misogyny – opposition to abortion rights

      • support for wars like Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq

      • immigrant bashing

      • opposition to real health care reform.

      Of course those are that same things wrong with supporting Democrats

      • racism – the islamophobia of depraved prowar racists

      • homohating – Bill Clintons DOMA and DADT and Obama’s defense of them in court and his pigheaded refusal to repeal them or pass ENDA

      • misogyny – opposition to federal funding of abortion rights

      • support for wars like Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq

      • immigrant bashing – like Obama’s racist refusal to include immigrant and imported workers in the health care bill

      • opposition to real health care reform – giving even more money to HMOs and insurance companies

      Aug 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bareback Hussein Osama
      Bareback Hussein Osama

      @EFD: Shut up! I want to keep all of you on the DemonRat Plantation!

      Aug 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Why All the h8? (John from England)
      Why All the h8? (John from England)

      So Bill, Republicans are equally as bad as Democrats? Have you read the death of utopia, black matter?

      It cites what you have been spouting along, right is left and there is a fine line between Marxism and Bush’s neo conservatism.

      It’s all crazed ideology and egos.

      You’re just as bas as they are and they as bad as you. We should no more listen to someone with an agenda like you, as we should listen to someone with an agenda like Obama or Bush.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      ^^^^^^^ You’re beginning to sound like a space cadet. Left is not right. You’re just very confused.

      Or an excuse monger for Obama’s racism, warmonger and the fact that he gives tongue baths to Wall Street.

      Why do you hate Americans so much that you’d want to sentence us to four more years of Obama.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      Confused in England – why do you and jimmy keep hijacking threads to support Obama and lie about his critics?

      Aug 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge
      james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge

      Bill Perdue=Bareback Hussein Obama=embittered Hillary supporter turned Gop shill.

      http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/bill-perdue.asp?cycle=08

      Aug 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert
      robert

      Isn’t it time this ‘bill perdue’ and all his aliases got kicked off for trolling?

      Aug 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      The only trolls here are Obots and rightwingers like ‘B’.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • reason
      reason

      @Bryce: Duke has generally gotten high reviews for being gay-friendly, at nearly any campus your going to have a group that is not. The thing is a lot of the hate and incitement is pouring right out of the College Republicans that Robbinette lead as president. He was not just a passive observer in the club he was leading the charge, terrorizing good people on campus, until it arrived at his door step; this is a prime example of reaping what you sow.

      @EFD: Yep and as president of the club Robbinette was creating and implementing all of that scary stuff.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      jimmy – an obot who lies. What else is new?

      Aug 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Aww, poor privileged frat boy now realizes he’s not immune to the hate machine that is the republican party. No one deserves this type of treatment but look on the bright side, a future Ken Mehlmann just got knocked down!

      Aug 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      If he’s getting death threats, call the real police. What is Duke, $100 grand/year, lord, learn something.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 24 · Michael wrote, “If he’s getting death threats, call the real police.” … which apparently is what (according to QUEERTY’s quotes) the student judiciary committee stated. A committee set up to arbitrate squabbles between students should not try to take over the functions of a police department, the district attorney, or the courts. Referring Robinette to the police was the right thing to do.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      The only trolls here are Obots and rightwingers like ‘B’.

      ——————-

      more lies from jimmy, who’s pissed because I criticize his personal idol Obama. Queerty hs my permission, without using IP nunmbers to verify whether or not jimmys latest lies are true.

      [img]http://images.politico.com/global/prop8obama.jpg[/img]

      Aug 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      From No 26: “Queerty hs my permission, without using IP nunmbers to verify whether or not jimmys latest lies are true.”

      … LOL! An IP address not not uniquely identify someone, or even a particular computer. For example, if you connect at various coffee shops, each with its own wifi router, you will get a different IP address for each. Sometimes you have a choice between multiple wifi networks, so you can simply switch between them.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wompman
      wompman

      What the hell is up with this thread getting completely hijacked? Obama isn’t mentioned anywhere in the story about college republicans and their (completely not shocking) gay bashing.

      What does this idiot expect? He goes to DuKKKe in North Carolina, hops in bed with college republicans and is shocked when he gets death threats for being gay. Duh moron, you lie down with fleas you end up itchy.

      I see a great future for this idiot with GOP-loud and Ann Coulter. Have fun jumping through hoops for those who hate you!

      Sep 1, 2010 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TonyD
      TonyD

      If you blindly vote on party affiliation and nothing else, are you in any position to judge? The good guys don’t wear white and the bad guys don’t wear black; that logic is fiction and it’s about time we all get off our lazy butts and realize this- so what if they marched in a Pride parade or shook our hands. How has the person voted in the past or answers the questions we’re most interested in today? Can they be held accountable or will they bail on us, if our needs are out of fashion? Donkey or elephant- it’s not that simple anymore.

      Sep 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      more lies from james-from-the-great-city-of-cambridge, aka the DNC sluglet runs a disinformation campaign to stop this:

      Being a Republicans means endorsing

      • racism – the Willie Horton Ads

      • homohating – DOMA in 40 or so states

      • misogyny – opposition to abortion rights

      • support for wars like Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq

      • immigrant bashing

      • opposition to real health care reform.

      Being a Democrat means the same:

      • racism – endorsing the islamophobia of depraved prowar racists like james-from-the-great-city-of-cambridge

      • homohating – Bill Clintons DOMA and DADT and Obama’s defense of them in court and his pigheaded refusal to repeal them or pass ENDA

      • misogyny – Obama’s opposition to federal funding of abortion rights

      • support for wars like Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq

      • immigrant bashing – like Obama’s racist refusal to include immigrant and imported workers in the health care bill

      • opposition to real health care reform – giving even more money to HMOs and insurance companies

      [img]http://images.politico.com/global/prop8obama.jpg[/img]

      Sep 12, 2010 at 3:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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