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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Local residents looking to connect to the Internet in Norwichtown are reporting that a racially offensive wireless network name has again started appearing on their phones and devices -- and it may be difficult to trace.

"Norwich N----s Go Home" was one of several network choices that were visible Monday at noon in the area of the Bank of America and McDonald's locations on Town Street.

Norwich Police Officer Joel Ethier said the incident hadn't yet been reported to police. "We'll be researching the case before we begin investigating,"

Ethier said. "I think this is disgusting." Ethier told The Bulletin that Norwich Police Department's investigation will likely involve going door to door in the area of the incident.

It's not the first time the Wi-Fi hotspot in question has appeared in the same area.



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#1 | Posted by hoser at 2018-07-11 12:47 PM | Reply

What I find even more disturbing in today's culture is a word that has become sooo odious, you can even tell people what that word is. It has to be told to you in code.

#2 | Posted by shane at 2018-07-11 01:33 PM | Reply

You're not talking about the F word, are you?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-11 01:39 PM | Reply

Come on Snoofy, please. Rogers is trying to run a decent joint here:)

#4 | Posted by shane at 2018-07-11 02:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Decent people everywhere don't see a problem censoring the (insert letter here) word.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-11 02:21 PM | Reply

Just happened to see this one as I wandered around...

Papa John's Slides After Founder Finds Himself in Hot Water Again

...Papa John's International Inc.'s outspoken chairman John Schnatter is facing another controversy that is battering the shares of the pizza chain he founded.

Just seven months after exiting the CEO role after making critical comments about the NFL's national-anthem dispute, Schnatter is under fire following a media report he allegedly used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a May conference call with a media agency.

Shares fell as much as 5.9 percent on Wednesday to $47.80 as of 11:05 a.m., the lowest intraday level since February 2016....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-11 02:28 PM | Reply

Not sure why the cops would be involved, pretty sure being a racist is still covered under the first.

It would be awesome if another citizen would figure out who it was and post it for everyone to see. Maybe the racist might think twice about exercising his first after everyone in town knows his name.

#7 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-07-11 02:43 PM | Reply

#5 Snoofy> What I was getting at is if the N-word is used in an informative news article to tell people the facts of what happened somewhere; the actual stating of the N-word shouldn't be prohibitive. Of course you can opt out like most reporters and use the euphemism, but I'm just saying if a reporter chooses and really wants to tell the whole story ;he or she should be allowed the say it in that informative context and not be chastised for it.

#8 | Posted by shane at 2018-07-11 02:44 PM | Reply


I see your point but since pretty much everyone understands "the n-word" I don't think a reporter is failing to tell the whole story by using the euphemism.

#9 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-07-11 02:48 PM | Reply

#8 Your argument works when the President talks about grabbing them by the -----, not when some anonymous troll uses the N word.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-11 02:49 PM | Reply


#11 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-07-11 02:54 PM | Reply

Wrong thread.

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-07-11 02:55 PM | Reply

I was out in Coronado visiting some friends and I was near the Naval Station and a WiFi hotspot named "Obama is a Traitor" popped up on my phone.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-11 02:57 PM | Reply

"Wrong thread."


#14 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-07-11 03:50 PM | Reply

Tough to top "It burns when IP" as a hotspot name

#15 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-07-11 11:35 PM | Reply

So more racism in a highly liberal state. That's not shocking. This is the second time in about a week someone posted about Connecticut racism.

#16 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2018-07-12 08:16 AM | Reply

"So more racism in a highly liberal state."

This is the part where we pretend the racist behavior was done by liberals.

#17 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-07-12 08:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

> it may be difficult to trace.
> Norwich Police Department's investigation will likely involve going door to door in the area of the incident.

Will torches and pitchforks suffice to punish the evil wrongthinker, or does the owner of the wifi network need a tenner in the gulag? Liberals?

> [Comcast] Customer service agent Lauren Rodriguez said Comcast does not allow offensive Wi-Fi names and their "system can do some filtering of names," detecting offensive words, including typos and variations.

So glad that our benevolent corporate overlords are watching out for us plebs. The grown-up thing to do might be to ignore this or block the network, but such solutions are mutually exclusive with the virtue sniveling that's become so popular as of late.

#18 | Posted by drpierce at 2018-07-12 11:56 AM | Reply

"The grown-up thing to do might be to ignore this"

When do you stop ignoring racism? When the lynchings start or somewhere before that?

#19 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-12 12:20 PM | Reply

As offensive as that is...... What law was broken? When and if the cops find this person what are they planing on doing?

#20 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-07-12 03:18 PM | Reply

"When and if the cops find this person what are they planing on doing?"

Typically they'll explain that they are causing a public nuisance and try to cow them into submission.

There was a joker doing this where a friend works. He put up a SSID with the business name and a slur afterwards. It even made the local news.

But then, he changed it to a slur about Obama. That got a friendly visit from the Secret Service. Turns out the Secret Service is quite good at scaring people.

Anyway, if the cops published his name, we could let the market sort it out.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-12 03:27 PM | Reply

It wouldn't be very hard to find out who exactly has this router set up, or where the access point is located. It would only take a war drive and some direction finding equipment. It sounds like the police are being lazy, or care enough to respond to the complaint publicly, but not get a tech guy in a car to go out and approach the owner of the AP.

#22 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-07-13 05:08 PM | Reply

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