Students Charged With Hate Crimes Against Roommate

A black freshman at San Jose State University was allegedly abused by three white roommates.
1:36 | 11/22/13

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This campus village building at San Jose state is filled with the diverse group of freshman students including several athletes. But what prosecutors say took place -- one of the dorm suite is shocking to campus. I'm have been shocked actually -- That's in the nineteen think that's really mean it does surprise me. But I'm not naive to think that it can't happen even. You know. Bullying interracial touting his. A part of the -- coaching you can't escape it. 318 year old freshman face misdemeanor hate crime in battery charges they have been identified -- caller -- Joseph Bom Gartner and Logan -- -- Prosecutors say they lived with a then seventeen year old black student from August 20 to October 13 taunting him with racial names and putting up a confederate flag. They also allegedly -- a U shaped bike lock on his neck and refused to give them the key for several minutes before finally -- amount. The DA's office says when they tried to do it again at a later date he fought back and ended up with a -- lip which led to the battery charge. We've come a long way in from our credit to school for stepping -- against bullying and you know discrimination the DA's office says police were notified by the victim's parents when they discovered some of the racist material inside the dorm in mid October. San Jose state officials say this situation is fluid. And they're discussing what steps to take next the black student union is holding a rally for what they're calling black Thursday. But time on campus to show support for the student and let him know he's not alone our outreach needs to be -- -- It's African American students is a strong -- image kissed it should have known that he hasn't it.

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