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Law Student Arrested for Anti-Semitic, Racist, Threatening Comments

Exam time can be stressful. Doesn’t it make you just want to go online and post a series of pictures of mutilated Barbie dolls with captions threatening to butcher your professors?


That’s just one of the allegations against a law school student charged with second-degree harassment and breach of peace. The allegations also include racist emails and harassing professors with bogus complaints…

Anya Bargh, 32, is a student at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Police arrested Bargh last week, based on emails she allegedly sent in February to the Student Bar Association regarding the search for the new law dean. Police claim that Bargh wrote:

“Let’s celebrate diversity by having the next dean NOT be Jewish.”

In and of itself, Bargh might have been able to pass this off as an incredibly off-color joke about affirmative action. After all, affirmative action is still a thing for another few hours before Fisher comes down. Unfortunately for Bargh, police decided this email wasn’t an isolated incident, after it was allegedly followed by ANOTHER anti-semitic email and a jab at an African-American school official.

Now the story sounds less like a conservative commentator making a tone-deaf, offensive joke, like an Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and more like the work of an aggressively racist person, like an Ann Coulter.

The accused in repose.

The story continues to describe some grading issues:

According to the report, three professors told police they had “bad encounters” with Bargh, because of poor grades, and also because she seems to have misunderstood their attempts to help her as sexual advances.

“Bargh has filed complaints against professors when she receives an unacceptable grade, and the professors feel that Bargh is tarnishing their reputations,” the documents state.

Whenever someone describes a grade as “unacceptable,” they should be forced to wear a name tag that says, “HI! I’m An Insufferable Prick.” And accusing three professors of unfairly issuing bad grades so they can make passes at her in their offices? Either UConn Law runs like an amateur porn site, or someone’s a little full of themselves.

Police also discovered a Flickr account featuring mutilated Barbie dolls, meaning that Bargh has an extensive Barbie collection as an adult, which isn’t weird at all. Police claim the Flickr account included comments by Bargh directed at her professors, such as:

I hate you so much I would like to see you butchered.

Oh wow! I didn’t realize Bargh was a regular commenter at ATL.

Video of the news report below:

WFSB 3 Connecticut

UConn Student Sends Nasty Emails to the Wrong Chosen People [The Jewish Press]
UConn Law Student in Hot Water After Comments [WFSB]

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