Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cooley Student Keepin' It Classy! Another Sexist, Hateful Email From The Michigan Law School

I receive a lot of abusive emails, and sadly from folks you wouldn't expect to be trolls (that's another story). But these have to be the most absurd ones ever! A purported student from Cooley has sent me a string of nasty, misogynistic, sexually charged emails ever since I began writing about the school. I was on my way to grab some dinner with my lovely husband and my pooch this evening when I received this hate-filled garbage.

For those of you who don't like offensive language, you have been warned!

Here's the the most recent from someone who calls himself/herself  "Deep Throat" and writes:

Subject: (Cooley again) Fuck! 
to: ccrynjohannsen@gmail.com
date Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:51 PM
subject: (Cooley again) Fuck!
mailed-by hotmail.com

Didn't I tell you to leave my school alone?  
 I expect this type of shit from [X-scamblogger]. Here's a memo to you: next time you suck his dick, do it really really hard. Maybe that'll get him to finally shut up.

I replied:
I'll post this to my blog, and let people know the types of students who attend Cooley.

Did s/he give up? Nope!


Better yet, Hum the alphabet when your [my emphasis] down there. $100 says the angry fuck can't make it without shooting his wad before you reach M.

I couldn't resist, I had to reply! So, I said to this hateful, sexist, little child:
Thanks! Classy again!

I added:

Also, it's YOU ARE, or you can use the contraction YOU'RE. It's not YOUR, sillypants. Great grammar too! Thanks! 
Did s/he give up. Nope! Wrong again. They replied and said:
Your [my emphasis] not denying it. He must not be bad if you're defending him this much. I think he's married. (Poor lady.) So try not to leave your lipstick on his dick, 'K. 
This poor baby is grammar-confused! So I let her/him know, and said:
Again, it's YOU'RE or YOU ARE, sillypants.
That one failed to get to them! The inbox was shut down, or they blocked me. What a shame, right? They truly need to know the difference between YOUR and YOU ARE, but I failed to educate them again.

You know what this fuming, sexist tirade - filled with poor grammar - was in response to? It was in response to the fact that a law firm, Miller & Canfield, who are representing Cooley in a lawsuit against a NYC law firm and 4 'John Does,' are monitoring my site on a weekly basis. I have written about the fact that Cooley has filed lawsuits for defamation and that they are trying to squelch free speech. So this purported student is apparently livid that I am writing about these things.  So much for civility, right?!?

Here are the pieces that I've written about Cooley:

How it feels to have your work monitored by the law firm, Miller & Canfield (Sept. 2, 2011)

Quick Post: Thomas M Cooley Law School's Attempt to Squelch Freedom of Speech (Aug. 12, 2011)

BREAKING: Kurzon Strauss Files Class Action Lawsuits Against Cooley and NYLS (Aug. 10, 2011)

*UPDATE* OP-Ed: Freedom of Speech Under Attack - Rockstar05's Attorney Files Motion to Quash Thomas M Cooley Law School's Subpoena (Aug. 8, 2011)

Thomas M Cooley Law School Sues NYC Law Firm and 4 'John Does' for Defamation: Seeking Answers and Help from the Hill (July 19, 2011)

BREAKING! Thomas Cooley Law School Fights Back And Sues a Law Firm and Four 'John Does' (July 14, 2011)


Anonymous said...

You shouldn't even post those emails on this blog. The work conducted on behalf of all victims of the law school scam MUCH too important to ruin it with this garbage.

IMHO, ignore this trash and focus on destroying the true pigs, the real villains of this story.

The kid writing these emails is just a troll, and his/her power is only limited to keyboard strokes.

The law school pigs are RUINING people's LIVES. Focus on that.

Just my 2 cents.

Cryn Johannsen said...

I appreciate it. Here's my take - I believe in total transparency, and if these folks are going to be abusive then people are gonna know about it.

It took me no time, and my other writing projects haven't been sacrificed (I'm working on a BIG project, too).

Anonymous said...

Trolls get off on this stuff. It's probably the only way this guy can get it up. Why is 'Deep Throat' fixated on your friend's penis?

Cryn Johannsen said...

@Anonymous 1:11 AM - good question! I also wonder why this person is no longer receiving messages from me. They sent me nasty, disgusting, abusive stuff, and then I can't reply POLITELY?!? What the heck?!?

Anonymous said...

Explicit email is harassment, not trolling. Google cyber crimes (+ your region) and follow procedures from there.

One Who Survived said...

How to deal with bullies when polite methods inevitably fail:


Cryn Johannsen said...

@Anonymous 1:22 AM - thanks for the information. I think I'll explore that. These folks don't realize I have lots of energy, and have alerted good groups and people (the ACLU of Michigan, Dr. Noam Chomsky, etc.)

I wonder if this student used Cooley's computers to send these harassing emails? If so, I could make a formal complaint to the school and ask them to find out who this abusive person is . . .

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non-insane cooley student said...

Alright, so I actually went to Cooley, so I can provide a more level-headed response to this post.

I'm used to the haters from all sides. I won't go on record and say that Cooley is the bestest law school in the country, but I don't think I was any worse off going there than I would have been elsewhere (at least in terms of my education, not so much finding a job, but that's more due to my own laziness).

The emails you received from the purported Cooley student (email address appears to be Hotmail, so can't say with certainty that the person went to Cooley) are undoubtedly classless, and (in my experience) not a good representation of the student body as a whole. Having seen a lot of trolls (and having trolled myself in the past), the language used by the person seems too obvious. I would guess that perhaps they aren't a Cooley student, but just somebody trying to cause trouble.

But I don't really know.

And don't worry, I'll try to provide level-headed reponses to any comments (just be nice, I don't bite).

Cryn Johannsen said...

@non-insane cooley student - I appreciate your response. I won't attack you! That's not my style. I like to argue like an adult. Thanks for chiming in. I hope you'll come back and read other things here.

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