Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Search On For Man Accused Of Hitting Student.(Final)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

Tech Sophomore Burned U.S. Flag

LAS CRUCES New Mexico Tech police are searching for a man who is accused of pummeling a student in his dorm room last Saturday, two days after the student joined friends in burning an American flag on campus.

Campus police also are investigating the conduct of two officers because the alleged victim 20-year-old sophomore Matthew Cone claimed they harassed him following the May Day flag-burning.

''I was shocked, to be frank, about how powerful the hate towards us was, once we had burned the flag,'' Cone said, referring to his alleged assailant. ''I really didn't feel it was that big of a deal. …

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