"America has a problem with fake hate crimes. The Left is always searching for the next big outrage, and sometimes when the pressure gets too high, they just decide to make them up."
The year in fake hate crimes was as bad as last year. Although 2016's storm of fakes after the November general election slowed, there was a steady flow through the year to the point that I'm not sure any real ones took place. So here we go, starting out with a few revealed in 2017 to have been faked in 2016:
- A woman claimed that several weeks after the election, she was scratched in the face as part of a wave of hate crimes following Trump being elected, but in March in court finally pled guilty to having scratched her own face and then filed a fake crime report.
- Another from last year, a menorah that had been bent and twisted into a swastika in December. White Supremacists, likely Trump supporters, were accused widely. In March, police arrested three young black men for doing the crime.
- Again in November last year, a girl goes national news claiming evil Trump voters taped hateful signs to her college dorm door at North Park University. University officials looked into it, and found that she had done it herself. She had by that point dropped out of college.
- In December of last year, a message reading "Heil Trump" was found spraypainted on the side of an Indiana church along with a swastika and an anti-homosexual slur.. After investigation, police arrest the church's own organist, who claims it was done to "start a movement" after being fearful and disappointed in the Trump victory.
- Racist messages spray painted on Eastern Michigan University buildings by a white supremacist spurs a 1080 hour investigation. More than 60 people were interviewed and a reward of $10,000 was offered. More than 1,200 hours of video from more than 100 campus cameras were reviewed, as well as video from nearby businesses. In addition, nearly 20 search warrants were executed. They found that a black guy was responsible in October of this year. Probably it took that long because they kept refusing any evidence that led in that direction.
- Phone calls last year to the Richmond Virginia City Council by a "redneck" threatening various blak council members ended up with a meeting being canceled. After a very long investigation police finally revealed that a black council member was the one behind the calls.