Indiana U. Nabs Suspect, Contacts FBI In Attack On Asians

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP/WBBM) – Indiana University police have arrested a suspect and have asked the FBI to help decide if an attack on Asian students by African-Americans was a civil rights violation.

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Police say eight Asian students were walking to a dorm on the Bloomington campus before dawn Sunday when they were approached by a group of eight blacks persons.

Police say the blacks used anti-Chinese slurs and say four of the Asians were robbed or assaulted. One had a broken jaw.

Campus police Chief Keith Cash says officers arrested 18-year-old student Terry L. Campbell Jr. on Monday night on initial charges of robbery and battery.

Cash expects more arrests. He tells WTHR-TV he contacted the FBI and is considering if the attack broke civil rights law.

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  • Investor g

    I’m a black male graduate of Howard University in Washington DC. My thought, charge all eight blacks with a hate crime as well as any other charges the States Attorney can find. Sometimes people need to be taught that all persons have rights in this country and they will be protected. I hope they get very long sentences.

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