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A rather bizarre pie-throwing story was reported by the Emerald on Friday and today we get a peek into how the investigation is going in a story titled “Prank victim slow to cite racism”:

The Department of Public Safety is investigating the matter. DPS is searching the Internet for any possible leads, Martinez said. DPS has no suspects, he said.

A pie has been thrown? To the Internet, Watson!

“While we can’t determine … if the perpetrator was motivated by race or anything else, it is clear that when things like this happen, particularly to students of color on campus, it makes us instantly talk about race,” Martinez said. “It forces us into a conversation about the welcomingness of this environment for students of color.

“So whether or not it was motivated by race, we have a responsibility to address those issues as they come up about events like this, regardless of what may have been the motivating force,” Martinez said.

Uh, so even if the pie-throwing was a random prank you’re still going to shout racism, Mr. Martinez? Way to keep things civil.
Of course no one seems to know who the perpetrators are or what their motivation was. And the person who was hit by the pie appears to be the sanest person involved, at least if his quotes in the Emerald are any indication. Hopefully the idiots will be caught and this student can spend the rest of his time at Oregon free of pie-throwing morons and racists.

Also, is it just me or does Paben seem to catch all of the Taylor’s and Rennie’s related ODE stories?

  1. Courtney says:

    I saw that Rennie’s article… frankly, I didn’t really understand why it was a newspaper story. Doesn’t it seem more like something your neighbor tells you on Monday morning? “Dude, you would not believe what happened to me the other night…” It even lists what he’d been drinking, for chrissakes.

  2. Casey says:

    Pie Man?

  3. bryan says:

    As long as Martinez is “searching the internet for leads,” maybe he should do some investigating over here:

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