List of alleged "rapists on campus" re-appears in Lerner bathroom

Posted by: Jake Davidson 3 months, 1 week ago

(17 comments)

Last Thursday, a list of alleged rapists appeared inside the stall of a Hamilton bathroom, and was subsequently removed. Now, the same list has been discovered in a Lerner bathroom stall.

A tipster sent us the above photo of a second-floor women's bathroom stall in Lerner at 5:30, pointing out that there were multiple instances of the names in the same bathroom.

By the time we arrived at 6:30, the bathrooms had already been scrubbed clean to remove all traces of the writing. Facilities personnel and Lerner employees were seen entering and exiting the bathroom, and when questioned, one of them admitted to having recently cleaned the stalls.

Public safety officers stood nearby, suggesting that the writing of the names would be seen as an act of vandalism as previously mentioned. However, since students are not required to swipe their IDs to access the bathroom, only security footage would be able to identify the writers.

Unlike the previous list, which was written in different colors and handwriting, this list appears to have been written by a single person. The series of events is reminiscent of a similar list of alleged rapists that appeared inside the stalls of various Brown University bathrooms in 1990. Brown attempted to remove each list, but like its Columbia successor, students re-copied the names faster than they could be taken down.

Columbia University did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Daniel Held, Executive Director of Communications for Facilities, stated that the previous incident was being treated as graffiti, which connotes disciplinary and potentially legal consequences for the perpetrator.

If you see another instance of the list, tip us photos and locations at thecolumbialion@gmail.com.

 

Reporting by Sean Augustine-Obi

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  • M_Funkibut 3 months, 1 week ago
    Points: -1


    Columbia U's new motto: We get rid of graffiti, but not rapists.

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    • Altair 3 months, 1 week ago
      Points: 29


      Unless you can prove conclusively that the persons whose names have been written on that wall are rapists, the right course of action is to get rid of it.
      If there is a case built with all those pesky things like evidence and due process, the rapists will be punished by the law, not the U.

      What you seem to be advocating is to treat a list written by an anonymous as evidence of guilt of a horrible crime. I find your way of thinking scary.

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      • LOL 3 months, 1 week ago
        Points: -1


        All this person is suggesting is that Columbia seems to be responding better to the graffiti than the actual rape complaints. But please, blame the accuser first.

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        • Altair 3 months, 1 week ago
          Points: 24


          Where are the complaints? Where is the evidence for those complaints? Where is the accuser? You seem to be making a huge deal from an anonymous list on a bathroom wall.

          If you want to accuse someone, you need evidence for that, like it or not. What you call victim blaming the rest of the world calls avoiding libel, slander and trying to not send innocent people to prison.

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          • Altair 3 months, 1 week ago
            Points: 27


            I hereby accuse LOL of being a rapist, a pedophile and a child murderer.
            I want this accusation to be dealt with right now. If anyone suggests this is not true, it's blaming the accuser.

            Does that make sense to you?

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        • draigoluther 3 months, 1 week ago
          Points: -1


          It's also called libel, slander and defamation of character, oh but feminazi's like you do not care about that stuff or due process....get a life, bigot.

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          • whateverbro 2 months, 4 weeks ago
            Points: 0


            nothing quite like a good name calling to make a point about defamation of character... what are they teaching you in this school?

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  • Billy 3 months, 1 week ago
    Points: 24


    So since rape is the hot topic of today, I'm assuming its okay in our witch hunt to treat bathroom writing as fact?

    Okay... Guess I'm off to meet king Bill for my golden surprise.

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    • buttz 3 months, 1 week ago
      Points: -15


      nobody cares billy

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    • Poetentiate 3 months, 1 week ago
      Points: 1


      Sure, no problem. Need lists in the men's bathroom of women that are ba***** crazy likely to destroy your life, and should be avoided like the plague. They exist and they should be publicly named and shamed. Turnabout, of anonymous accusations, is fair play, is it not?

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  • kairo McGribble 3 months, 1 week ago
    Points: 28


    Slander is an offense that can be prosecuted. In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. Having your name on a wall does not mean guilt.

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    • Fidelbogen 3 months, 1 week ago
      Points: 1


      You mean that *in theory* you are innocent until proven guilty (in America).

      In case you hadn't noticed, the slippage between theory and reality (in America) has been growing in recent years.

      Feminism has played a large role in making that happen. Whoever wrote these bathroom wall lists was acting in accord with the feminist script, which holds that men are collectively guilty, of rape or other things. By the feminist reckoning "due process", "equal protection", "evidence" and all of that, should be suspended in the case of male transgressions.

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      • whateverbro 2 months, 4 weeks ago
        Points: 0


        yeah, that argument would make sense if the list read, "all the men on campus." but they were names of specific men. also, maybe you should take one of the history classes on offer, do some reading into the history of our justice system, who has historically been able to make accusations, give testimony, etc. It may give you some insight into your innocent until proven guilty theory that was the guiding light of justice and equality in this country until them women got their dirty greedy little hands on it.

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    • whateverbro 2 months, 4 weeks ago
      Points: 0


      yes, slander can be prosecuted. sadly, not in this case. why you perhaps ask? well, you'll just have to consult your dictionary on that one my friend.

      man, i used to be proud of going to a prestigious and elite university. and then you showed up. and the 27 people who liked this eloquent point.

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  • 24 3 months, 1 week ago
    Points: 24


    Come on people. What on earth could be any more compelling and earth-shattering evidence than graffiti on toilet?

    Shame on the university.

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  • Kip 3 months, 1 week ago
    Points: 4


    1. What kind of idiot reports a rape to a university instead of to the police?

    2. What kind of idiot thinks blackballing people in a bathroom stall is justice?

    3. What kind of idiot thinks protecting a university's reputation is more important than preventing and prosecuting serious crime?

    Everyone involved in this is a mental and emotional midget -- including and especially the actual rapist(s).

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  • Islegend 3 months, 1 week ago
    Points: 19


    This is absolutely ridiculous. I can't even believe what I am seeing, that Coke machine offers vitamin water?

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