NAACP Wants Felony Charges For Students In SJSU Hate Case

SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — Civil rights activists are calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students accused of racially abusing a black student at San Jose State University.

NAACP leaders are urging Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen to bring felony charges against the white students, who currently face misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges.

NAACP officials are planning a campus news conference Monday to condemn the racially charged actions.

According to a police report, the white students outfitted their dormitory suite with a Confederate flag, barricaded the victim in his room and placed a U-shaped bicycle lock around his neck.

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