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Update on Coeur d’Alene “Racial Slur” Incident During NCAA Tournament

By • May 8, 2024

This is an update to a story we brought you in March of this year. You can find our coverage here and here.

KXLY, a Spokane and Coeur d’Alene news outlet, is reporting that an 18-year-old Post Falls high school student has confessed to yelling at the University of Utah women’s basketball team during their visit for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament in March.

This individual, whose name was not released, thought it would be funny to yell at the Utah team. It is being reported he will not face charges because, according to the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s office,

“…the use of a racial slur could not meet the legal requirements for any of the narrow categories of unprotected speech.”

It is also being reported that although it was alleged that during the incident two trucks were driving fast and revving their engines in order to intimidate the team, there is no evidence to support those claims.

The Idaho Tribune tweeted a redacted copy of the complaint review from the Prosecutor’s office. The Tribune explained they would like to obtain a copy of the audio recording of the incident, but the Coeur d’Alene Police Department is charging $2,500.00 for a copy.

11 thoughts on “Update on Coeur d’Alene “Racial Slur” Incident During NCAA Tournament

      1. lol you’re such any easy mark. learn to spell before you talk smack on the internet, tony.

  1. A Reminder People:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    The keys here are: 1.) Freedom of Speech and 2.) Peaceably

      1. all government offices do it all the time, nothing new. Just to get copies, could cost several dollars a page or more, depending on what you want – court records or any other public records.

  2. So… it ends pretty much as expected… and IMO properly. An idiot teenager made a stupid comment. A team of Karen’s overreacted and exaggerated what happened. The idiot teen has confessed to making the comment. And the police have said “Yep… and?”… because we have something called a 1A in this country that says any idiot can say any idiotic thing they want as long as they’re not threatening physical violence. So… that’s a story that made national headlines because… a teen said a mean thing. Well done America.

  3. This is about one high school punk misbehaving? Way blown out of proportion. The police probably aren’t releasing the video because it would show how melodramatic this incident is.

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