Tulane U: 3 jailed for allegedly setting dorm room door on fire

Three individuals were jailed Saturday in relation to the setting of a Tulane University student’s dorm room door on fire.

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office general counsel Blake Arcuri said 21-year-old Robert Money and 20-year-olds David Shelton and Naima Okami faced aggravated arson counts, The Advocate reported Sunday.

The incident allegedly happened at Peyton Lofton’s door Saturday morning, according to The Advocate. A sign that seemed to say “I AM NOLA BUILT” was slightly burned.

Lofton, who is an officer in Tulane’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), claimed it was politically motivated in a statement.

“It’s a sad day in America when radical activists are lighting dorm room doors on fire because they disagree with you politically,” Peyton said in a statement, posted by YALiberty on Twitter Saturday.  [YAL is a libertarian organization with several chapters across the country.]  MORE HERE

10 Comments on Tulane U: 3 jailed for allegedly setting dorm room door on fire

  1. “Your free speech is ‘violence’, and our violence is ‘free speech’.”

    – Every Leftist Motherfucker on the Planet

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  2. Minimum TWO year sentence; maximum is 20 years —

    2006 Louisiana Laws – RS 14:51 — Arson and use of explosives
    PART III. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY
    SUBPART A. BY VIOLENCE TO BUILDINGS
    AND OTHER PROPERTY

    1. ARSON AND USE OF EXPLOSIVES
    §51. Aggravated arson
    Aggravated arson is the intentional damaging by any explosive substance or the setting fire to any structure, watercraft, or movable whereby it is foreseeable that human life might be endangered.

    Whoever commits the crime of aggravated arson shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than six nor more than twenty years, and shall be fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars. Two years of such imprisonment at hard labor shall be without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

    Amended by Acts 1964, No. 117, §1; Acts 1977, No. 53, §1; Acts 1981, No. 297, §1.

    https://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2006/146/78552.html

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  3. Since setting a building on fire with people in it is attempted murder, that is what they should be charged with in addition to arson.

    And a hate crime as well if the circumstances and provision of law allow that charge for it over a political orientation.

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  4. Looks like no great fire other than scorched posters. We did worse than that when I was in college back in 66…..

  5. Unslung Hero: If someone shoots at you and misses, I guess it is okay too. Nice philosophy you’ve got there.

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