White college student arrested for bullying ‘Jamaican Barbie’ roommate in shockingly gross ways
All racism takes active, conscious, deliberative thought, but this is a category unto itself. Lest anyone think this took place somewhere in the South: University of Hartford.
Brianna Rae Brochu, 18, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace on Saturday for bullying her university roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe. Rowe was not aware of the harassment until she discovered a post by Brochu on Instagram, where her roommate bragged about spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions and rubbing used tampons on her backpack for more than a month.
Worse, Brianna took Chennel’s toothbrush, stuck it in her anus, and then placed it back for Chennel to use. What kind of person even thinks to do these things?
I thought it was painful enough having my son go through a roommate situation his freshman year when the mother of his roommate was a homophobic religious nightmare. The roommate was a delight. He was mortified by his mother’s actions that included demanding the Dean act to remove my son from the room. But I digress.
Chennel moved out ( I don’t blame her but the roommate should have gone). If her racist ass was that unhappy with her housing, she could have pursued sane options. But this? Again. Who thinks of these kinds of things?
While the University did eventually act, in Chennel’s opinion ( and based on what I’ve read I’d have to concur) not nearly fast enough or harshly enough.
Rowe said university officials did not act quickly enough and warned her not to speak out about her situation or she would not be allowed to live on campus.
Right. The victim shouldn’t speak out. WTF? And threatening her with not being allowed to live on campus if she did but Miss Ann could stay? She claims she was trying to be funny. Joke’s on her though because this is not just a she said she said. Braintrust Brianna posted about her activities on Instagram which was discovered by none other than the victim herself. Strategery.
And look at the charges. Third degree criminal “mischief”? This girl stuck her roommate’s toothbrush in her skanky ass and then let Chennel put that in her mouth. She rubbed used tampons on Chennel’s backpack because that’s something that readily comes to someone’s mind. Anyone think the charges would be this light if the situation was reversed? If you do, I have some Trump steaks to sell you.
“The fact that I’m black and my old roommate was white if the roles was switched I want to know if it would be handled the same way,” she said.
A question almost every black person in America would ask and knows the answer.
Sexual assaults on college campuses are not the only assaults colleges need to address. There has been an increase in the number of racist assaults in the Trump era. Chennel is lucky she discovered what was happening and wasn’t made sicker or worse. Why isn’t Brianna charged with 1st degree assault or worse? Inquiring minds want to know. I’m sure Sec Ed Betsy will get right on it.
Life comes at you fast. Since I first read about this earlier today, Brianna has been charged with a hate crime and has been expelled.
Brianna Brochu Now Faces Hate Crime Charge, Is No Longer University of Hartford Student
Shortly after the hearing, West Hartford Police sent out a press release saying they are seeking to add an additional charge, second-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias, a class D felony that carries a potential sentence of 1 to 5 years in prison. The intimidation law states:
A person is guilty of intimidation based on bigotry or bias in the second degree when such person maliciously, and with specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of the actual or perceived race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression of such other person, does any of the following: (1) Causes physical contact with such other person, (2) damages, destroys or defaces any real or personal property of such other person, or (3) threatens, by word or act, to do an act described in subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection, if there is reasonable cause to believe that an act described in subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection will occur.