Bridgewater State Students Rally For Attack Victim

BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – Hundreds of Bridgewater State University students staged an on-campus rally in support of a student journalist Tuesday afternoon.

“I know there is hate and ignorance in the world, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept it, ” said Kayla Cummings, one of the organizers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

Destinie Mogg-Barkalow claims she was punched in the face by a woman last Thursday over a student newspaper editorial she wrote in support of same-sex marriage.

In her piece, she called people in favor of the overturned gay marriage ban in California, “intolerant and bigoted.”

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

Mogg-Barkalow, who is a lesbian, was at the rally but didn’t speak.

Her father, a professor at Bridgewater State, said she is grateful for the support.

“We will not accept that kind of behavior here, ” said university President Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria. “We will find them, and let them know they do not belong here.”

Sketches of the man and woman who attacked her were released Monday, but there have been no arrests.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields contributed to this report.

  • Lisa M


    • Dante

      4 sure

  • Lisa M

    This is what happened. The girl has victim fantasies. She wrote a piece that she thought would cause controversy. Since no one reads that paper, and no one would care about her writing even if they did, she was disappointed. The fantasy, however, needed to be acted out, and it was.

    • George Bush

      “This is what happened.”
      No this is just a guess you pulled out of your ample butt.

      • Lisa M

        I don’t generally pull things out of my butt, George, because I don’t put things into it in the first place. That’s more up your alley, if you know what I mean.

  • Ed Keenan

    one word: BOO

  • Leslie

    Lisa M, are you condoning a violent act against a woman for speaking out in favor of her rights? If so, then you are no better than her assailant. Maybe you are her assailant and you’re speaking out in an attempt to convince your guilty conscience that what you did was right.

  • Lisa M

    Leslie, There was no violent attack. Oh wait a second, yeah, you’re right, I am the assailant. I was walking in the parking lot on a Thursday night when the trains are running and people are crawling all over the parking lot, with my big nose stud and my dyed hair. I was waiting out for this girl, and my boyfriend and I went up to her, and asked her, “Are you the one that wrote that article”. She said yes, then I either hit her in the eye or the side of the head, depending on which version of the report you believe. Then we giggled, and she was in shock.

  • Lisa M

    I understand that BSU isn’t the cream of the crop as far as higher education goes, but come on people…….

  • Amber

    Lisa has the right idea

  • Jeff

    She sure looks like she was brutally attacked….O_o

  • Christine

    I am sickened by the comments by Lisa M. Your ignorance and loud mouth as a lurker is upsetting. I dare you to say these things out loud in a room full of supporters of gay rights. I dare you to accuse someone of faking being attacked. Where is your evidence to make such a bold statement? Where is your humanity and compassion? You know, there is enough evil in the world. The fact that you are contributing to it is an embarrassment to whoever raised you.

    I don’t see this newspaper getting read anymore than it was. The only thing I see is that people are rallying for love and acceptance. Thank you for crapping on such a touching moment.

    You know what? Matthew Shepherd faked his brutal and deadly attack too. You are right. The gays are just crying for attention! Better idea–why don’t they just go online and post hateful remarks, because it seems to me this is the only attention you are getting in your own life.

    I am horrified.

  • Lisa M

    Christine, Provide me with a room full of supporters of gay rights, and I will gladly say these things out loud. Are you implying that these people will punch me? Or throw me out of the country, as Mogg-Barkalow suggested in her barely literate screed?

    It’s wonderful that this hoax led to an Occupy Boston/Gay Rights March. The truth doesn’t matter, right? Just the sentiment. And knowing those people, I’m not sure what you mean by “touching moment”.

    If you want REALLY to be horrified, I suggest a look at this fake victim’s writing. That is the state of education in this noble Commonwealth.

  • Christine

    I can see in your writing the state of education. Thanks.

  • Lisa M

    Yeah, I didn’t think you’d want to take me on, Christine. And when the BSUPD, which knew from the beginning that this case was a hoax, finally gets to say it out loud (and there’s lots of pressure on them to cover it up), I hope you’re first in line to eat some sh%t, lady.

  • Dante

    This is, after all, the hoax season…I submit that she is a Mentalist fan, as the fella looks a lot like Grigsby. The girl is probably someone she hated (or loved) in high school. Let me know when they nab them…I won’t hold my breath

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