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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Students assaulted near UVa. campus

By Washington Post editors

University of Virginia officials are urging students to protect themselves and their friends after a string of recent assaults, the Associated Press reports.

Dean of Students Allen Groves said in a memo on U.Va.’s website that two female students were assaulted in incidents on Sept. 17 and Sept. 19 in neighborhoods near the university. He said police have reason to believe that the male perpetrator apparently “blends in well with the student community” and may have been observing the women and waiting for the opportunity to attack.

Groves said the third incident involved a man jumping out of a vehicle and punching a male victim on Sept. 18. Authorities believe the attack was motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation.

Police in Prince George's County and at the University of Maryland have beefed up patrols near the campus after a rash of armed robberies in August and September.

-- Staff and wire reports

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 11:41 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia  
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Comments

No comments on this one too. Notice how when bloggers think the perp is not a minority they dont bother to post. If this person was know to be a minority there would be 20 post by now.

Posted by: ged0386 | September 29, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

If the perp was a minority, we'd be dealing with homicides and not just assaults. Is that what you wanted to hear, GED?

Posted by: lingering_lead | September 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

"If the perp was a minority, we'd be dealing with homicides and not just assaults."

...yeah, because white perps don't kill their victims, they just rob & rape them :)

Just ask George Hughley!

Posted by: tokenwhitemale | September 29, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

"University of Virginia officials are urging students to protect themselves and their friends after a string of recent assaults,"

(shakes his head slowly)

no, really: they have to be told to do that. After a string of recent assaults.

Should we therefore assume that UVa students merely stood (or laid) there meekly?

Posted by: tokenwhitemale | September 29, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

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