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Saturday, December 31, 2016

FAUX HATE 2016

And we come to 2016, when things got really crazy.  More fake hate crimes are reported this year than any previous one, especially with an explosion of them after Donald Trump is elected president of the United States.
  • January 2016, a hispanic man claims he was attacked by a group of white men, stabbed with a screwdriver, and racially harassed.  Police find that he had actually been attacked by members of a rival hispanic gang.  He has been charged with "falsely reporting a hate crime," a misdemeanor.
  • January 2016, five black girls from University of Albany SUNY claimed that they were called racial epithets and physically attacked by white men on a bus.  Rallies and the usual outrage resulted but upon examining the twelve cameras on the bus at the time, policed noted that there is absolutely no evidence of any such activity taking place whatsoever.
  • March 2016, a woman claims she is intimidated outside a Toby Kieth concert by a white male, calling her a "cross dressing fag" and other slurs, then later that same man punched her in the face.  When police later offered to go over the video evidence from surveillance cameras, she suddenly decided to drop the case and left.  Later, she admitted she'd made the whole thing up and punched herself in the face, then went into psychiatric care.
  • April 2016, a homosexual orders a cake from Whole Foods.  When he gets the cake, he is outraged that it says "Love Wins Fag."  He files a lawsuit, runs to the nearest camera weeping, and gets lots of press.  Whole Foods counter-sues, revealing surveillance video showing that the cake did not say "fag" on it until the homosexual had control of it. 
  • April 2016, a transexual claims he was forcibly and violently removed from a bathroom in Durham, North Carolina.  Video footage shows the man walking out of the women's room alone and peacefully.
  • April 2016, the Associated Press publishes an article about a Muslim woman who claims a white man slashed her cheek with a knife then ran away.  The woman claims he called her a "f***ing terrorist."  While knife attacks rose 20% last year in New York City, it turned out that the woman cut her own cheek and made up the entire event.
  • May 2016, a man and his family claims three white guys struck him "several times" while calling him racial slurs.  The family raised a lot of noise about him being ignored by the university authorities.  Later, he admitted it was all a fabrication.  The University still changed its policies and probably punished the men who didn't leap into action based on his allegations.
  •  June 2016, British man makes a video on You Tube all about how he was assaulted in America for being homosexual.  His Arabic friend claimed to be with him on the night and witnessed the assault.  But police found that the two men's accounts were very different, and further found the man to be utterly unharmed at the club when they answered a complaint about 3 men attacking him.  The police arrested the man for vandalizing a car at the scene.  He was seen later beating himself in his cell with the receiver to a pay phone to produce bruises.
  • November 2016, a Muslim college student files a report with the police. Young white men came up to her, insulted her, beat her, and stole her hijab.  The white men were wearing "Make America Great Again" 'Trump hats' she claimed.  It was all a lie.
  • November 2016, a chapel in Northwestern University in Chicago was vandalized with swastikas, racial slurs, the word Trump, and more painted on the walls.  Investigation revealed it was done by two freshman leftists trying to make it look like Trump supporters were responsible..
  • November 2016, a black college student claims along with several others that they are getting threatening messages in their University of South Florida dorm.  She then said she was set upon by several black men and robbed.  Police were able to recover all of the things she said were stolen at the scene of where she reported the act.  She later admitted to the police that the robbery was a lie.  The messages are still under investigation.
  • November 2016 (yes, this was a bad time), a 20 year old black man tells police he was jumped by two white men who told him its "Trump country now" and threatened to lynch him.  He says he was able to elude the men and called the police.  Yes, it was all fabricated, all a lie.
  • November 2016, a girl at Bowling Green State University tells Facebook she was attacked by three men wearing Trump shirts.  They threw rocks at her, and yelled explicit language at her.  Taken to the police by her mother, she reports the crime.  Police investigate and find that she was not in that location at the time of the reported crime.
  • November 2016, a Santa Monica homosexual man is shown in an image on twitter covered in blood, with the claim that he was hit in the head with a bottle for being homosexual by Trump supporters.  He supplied media outlets with forms supposedly of him being admitted to the hospital for injuries.  However, police found that the forms were fake, that the man is a makeup expert, and that they can find no evidence of him being admitted for any harm.  The case is still open, but the man now shows no signs of the alleged harm the image shows, and admits the people may have even been Hillary supporters at this point in his story.
  • November 2016.  A student complains of getting hateful messages toward her at North Park University, both in emails and in print.  One said "back to hell" and all had #Trump on them, to make sure the association was clear.  The university later noted that the entire thing was fabrication.  There's a running theme here I'm sure you've picked up on: the repeated clear indication of Trump being somehow connected... but not.
  • December 2016.  Orlando emergency services responded to a report of a car on fire. It had been doused with gasoline and a brick thrown through the window. Taped to the mailbox of the home was a note with "KKK" and "trump" on it.  The woman's ex-boyfriend was arrested and confessed he had done it over a child support dispute.
  • December 2016.  A Muslim woman at University of Michigan claimed she was "approached" by a man with a "lit lighter" threatening to burn her hijab if she did not remove it.  Police later ascertained that the entire incident was fiction.  Amazingly enough she didn't claim the man had any Trump merchandise on.
  • December 2016.  Swastikas began showing up at Long Island College, scrawled on walls and the letters "KKK" as well.  Trump supporters are suggested as the origin by local press.  Police investigate and find that a Pakistani man who apparently has problems with Jews is to blame.
  • December 2016, A church is burned in Mississippi, one largely attended by blacks.  "Vote Trump" is found spray painted inside.  Police investigate and find the perpetrator: a black man with no connection to the Trump campaign.
  • December 2016, A man's home is spraypainted with "Nigger Lover" on the garage and set ablaze.  The white family inside is traumatized, and calls for help.  A GoFundMe page gathers more than $5000 for the family's bills.  Later the man admits he did it, and checks himself into a mental institution.
This is part of the Faux Hate series.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

FAUX HATE

"Brawley has been the victim of some unspeakable crime. No matter how she got there. No matter who did it to her and even if she did it to herself."

It was May in 1992 when Azalea Cooley said that vandals had spray-painted a swastika and "Burn, Nigger, Burn" on her house. Cooley, a black 40 year old former corrections officer won instant support from those living in the Portland, Oregon area. The mayor, the Police Bureau, the Urban League, the Anti-Bigotry Coalition, the Metropolitan Human Rights Commission all expressed their outrage and fury at the hate crime, and it was on the national news.
She claimed to get threatening letters. A black doll with a .38 bullet in its forehead was found on her porch. Swastikas painted on the property and finally a burning cross was found in her yard. Chris Woodgate writes in Willamette Week:
On Nov. 1, supporters held a rally to "Take a Stand Against Hate," which began with a spiritual "wombing," after which Azalea, in her wheelchair, led a throng of 500 protesters in a march across the Hawthorne Bridge to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Those protesters had no idea that a secret police videotape from that very morning showed a woman with close-cropped hair step past her wheelchair, stick a wooden cross in a flower pot on her back porch, and set it alight.

It was Azalea.

When detectives confronted her with the evidence, she slashed her wrists and was hospitalized. A week later, she penned a handwritten note, confessing that the incidents had been staged, and admitting that she didn't have cancer or need a wheelchair.
As Woodgate puts it: black woman in a wheelchair? She was the perfect victim. Nobody even questioned her claims. And it was all lies, from start to finish. She was the first fake hate crime victim I remember hearing about, although there had been plenty invented to demonize the south in the past. As if the lynchings and church burnings weren't bad enough, people invented more to make the civil rights struggles more dramatic and horrible, I suppose.

I'm actually having a hard time remembering the last valid 'hate crime' even assuming the category has the slightest shred of credibility. It doesn't of course, its just a crime. Only Big Brother type tyrants would insist on making a crime worse based on the bigotry of the perpetrator. As if killing someone is not as bad because you failed to harbor some special bigotry.

The litany of fake hate crimes, of course, is long and pathetic. Here's a quick rundown of the faked hate crimes of our times in years past:
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