[Vision2020] Dead animal left on sorority doorstep

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Wed Jan 25 07:34:07 PST 2017

On 1/25/2017 12:34 AM, Saundra Lund wrote:
> Visionaries:
> It's deeply concerning to me there are one or more seriously disturbed 
> individuals on the University of Idaho campus capable of this deranged 
> act L I think it's pretty safe to say the perpetrator(s) is male, and 
> if a guy will do something this twisted, what else will he do to 
> terrorize a house full of young women?!

I suggest a little hesitation before jumping to the conclusion that the 
prime instigator is a full-blown psycho with movie-magnitude motives.  
This isn't thoroughbred heads under the bed sheets, which would require 
lots of rational planning and coordinated effort. This may be a crime of 
opportunity the results of which look worse than what motivated it.  For 
example, the animal might be random road kill sighted and retrieved en 
route from an off-campus alcohol consumption gathering, which was 
followed by one of the participants inebriatedly deciding "I know just 
who needs this message, which will tell her just how I feel about her 
rejection of me.  She lives at Delta Zeta, so let's drop this carcass 
off there."

I'm not justifying or condoning this action, merely suggesting it may 
not be as evil as it appears.

> No report yet of how the perpetrator(s) killed the coyote before 
> leaving it on the sorority's porch :-(

If someone did do the planned work of hunting, killing, and retrieving 
the animal for this purpose, I would be more concerned than if the 
action was motivated by a randomly appearing opportunity of access to 
the animal carcass.

> If I had a daughter living in *any* sorority house on campus, she'd be 
> out of there before the sun set again and wouldn't be back until the 
> twisted miscreant(s) responsible is caught *and* held responsible in a 
> *meaningful* way.

While I am certainly not questioning your parental empathy for this 
situation, it may not be as dangerous or as dire as it first appears.  
After all, this is not the appearance of a Voldemortian Dark Mark over 
the sorority house, with Hogwarts administrators fearfully discussing 
whether they may have to shut down the school in accession to parental 
demands.  And, from the point of view of some of the young women 
affected by the incident, they may consider themselves in the role of 
Dorothy Devine, Debutante Detective, wanting to follow in the footsteps 
of former mistresses of mystery, Miss Jane Marple, for instance, to 
observe and assist in the solution of the mystery.  Being ordered home 
by an animatedly active parent scotchs the exciting opportunity for 
detection and discovery, which may be more interesting than one or more 
lectures or labs.


> Saundra Lund
> Moscow, ID
> The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak out for 
> themselves.
> ~ Jane Goodall
> http://dnews.com/local/brief-dead-animal-left-on-sorority-doorstep/article_4b828501-c57c-5d6d-afd1-fb9b33ffa232.html
> Brief: Dead animal left on sorority doorstep
> The women of Delta Zeta sorority on Elm Street on the University of 
> Idaho campus discovered an unexpected surprise on their front porch 
> early Friday morning.
> According to Moscow Police, a dead coyote was discovered on the stoop 
> at 1:07 a.m. The investigation remains active.

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