The Oklahoma City University police manhunt that went viral after being reported on by National File in October resulted in the expulsion and police interrogation of a student activist on Dec. 9.
National File previously reported:
On Thursday, someone left flyers printed with the phrase “It’s Okay To Be White” at the Oklahoma City University of Law. In response, the university dean put out a statement saying the school would be “intentional and relentless” in promoting diversity, and police are conducting a high-profile investigation.
According to The Oklahoman:
Police are trying to identify a person who posted flyers saying “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
OCU Police Director Bill Citty said officers don’t believe the person is a threat to students or the school campus.
The person left several papers Thursday night with the text “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” outside and on the doors of the law school, 800 N Harvey. Campus police obtained images of the man and have a “good idea” of his identity, Citty said.
The Oklahoma City Police Department is trying to locate the man for questioning.
“The important thing now is to 100% identify this person and find out what his intentions were,” Citty said.
Once the man is found, officers will try to determine whether he planned any more incidents at OCU. The man will be told not to return to the school campus.
Citty notes that while “the flyers alone don’t appear to be a crime,” his officers “will investigate whether the person’s actions amounted to a hate crime.”
An update from The Oklahoman stated that the student was tracked down, expelled and interrogated by OKC police for placing the flyers.
Federal law prevented the student from being doxxed by university officials.
OCU Police director Bill Citty explained his reasoning for the Orwellian police investigation: “The reason you look into those types of things is you want to make sure the individual is not a threat to other students.”
Citty did not explain how “it’s OK to be white” could possibly be a “threat” to students.
The OCU police department reportedly partnered with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force to locate and interrogate the student activist.
OCU School of Law dean Jim Roth praised the student’s expulsion in a statement that objurgated, “Exclusion and hate will not be tolerated here.”
National File reached out to a citizen activist involved in peaceful IOBTW activism for his thoughts on the student’s persecution:
My only thoughts on this incident are that the response was draconian and hysterical (but sadly predictable) and should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who does not want to live under totalitarianism. The people who want to ruin this young student’s life for refusing to hate himself are evil. The response also clearly demonstrates a racial hatred and paranoid fear of white people deeply rooted in the establishment media, academia and government, not only in the US but across the West. If you replaced the word “white” with any other group and put up a flyer saying “It’s Okay To Be [other group]”, there would likely have been no police attention or media coverage. This law student who was expelled is essentially a martyr. He sacrificed years of study, large sums of money and part of his reputation and future to warn people about this totalitarian threat. Don’t let his sacrifice be in vain and don’t ignore the warning he provided.
The student was interviewed by The Red Elephant’s Vincent James, and the full video can be watched below: