Daily Archives: July 24, 2007

Free Ryan and Cory

The 7th grader spanking case is falling apart under the scrutiny of the media and common sensical folks who can tell a crime from a crock! Brad Berry, Yamhill County DA, should drop the charges. Now.
More later.

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Over and Out: Ward Churchill

From the Rocky Mountain News:
The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Tuesday fired Ward Churchill, the professor whose remarks likening some Sept. 11 victims to Nazi Adolf Eichmann provoked national outrage and led to an investigation of research misconduct.
Churchill vowed to sue after the 8-1 vote was announced, saying: “New game, new game.

Behind the move to dismiss Ward Churchill are questions about the accuracy and integrity of his scholarly works. Findings of a faculty investigative committee released last year:

  • Historical facts: Churchill manufactured events in which European Americans intentionally spread smallpox to kill Indians. In one such event, the Army is said to have distributed tainted blankets to Mandan Indians. But no evidence backs the claim.

    Elsewhere, Churchill claimed the United States adopted a formal racial code to identify Indians, similar to the code used by the Nazis to identify Jews. U.S. law includes no such code, legal scholars say.

  • Plagiarism: Churchill published an essay on water issues in Canada that closely resembles a pamphlet by a Canadian environmental group. He also borrowed a work on fishing rights originally published by Canadian scholar Fay Cohen.
  • Falsifying sources: Churchill wrote essays under the names of other people, which he then cited as independent sources in his footnotes.

    The investigative panel described the charges as serious.

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