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Hartford hate crime shows what happens when students stay silent

Brianna Rae Brochu, a University of Hartford first-year student, faces hate crime charges after intentionally contaminating her roommate’s possessions for more than a month. (West Hartford Police Department)

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist

November 6, 2017

Imagine walking into your dorm room at the end of a long day. You get ready for bed, brush your teeth and apply lotion. The faint smell of — moldy clams? — doesn’t quite hit but lingers questionably in the air. You want to ask your roommate if she smells it too, but can’t find the strength t...

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